Thursday, January 19, 2017

TaxSlayer Border Classic Invitational Schedules Released

The schedules for the TaxSlayer Border Classic Invitational have been released. The boys will open up at 5:10 on Thursday, March 16 against Atlanta International. The girls open with Columbus HS at 8:30 on the same day. Games after Thursday will be determined by results in the previous games of the tournament.

For a full schedule, visit the tournament website at http://soccer.sincsports.com/TTContent.aspx?tid=RBCLAS&tab=1

Schedules Finalized

The boys and girls varsity schedules have been finalized for the 2017 soccer season. Both teams will look for success in Region 4AAA which remains unchanged from last season. The region schedule will feature games against Augusta Prep, Gatewood, John Milledge, Monsignor Donovan, Piedmont and Westfield. Both teams will once again participate in the TaxSlayer Border Classic that will feature some of the strongest programs in the southeast. In addition, contests against Aquinas, Greenbrier, Lakeside, North Augusta and Richmond Academy are once again on the slate.

Be sure to click on the schedules tab for each teams full schedules.

Thursday, May 12, 2016


Saturday, May 7, 2016
Westminster boys claim third consecutive soccer title
By Chris Gay
Staff Writer

TODD BENNETT/STAFF
Westminster's #15 Jannie Nel and Fugees Academy's #9 Joseph Minani battle for the ball during Westminster's 4-0 win over Fugees Academy.


Seth Robinson and his fellow seniors went out in style Saturday night.

Robinson scored a goal and added an assist as Westminster defeated Fugees Academy, 4-0, in the GISA boys championship at Blanchard Woods Park.

With the victory, the Wildcats (16-4) claimed their third consecutive state title.

“Westminster soccer has been a big part of my life,” said Robinson, one of three seniors along with Benj O'Neill and Ian Vickery. “Ending it this way, I couldn’t think of anything better.”

Junior Drew Woods scored two goals and recorded an assist, while freshman Anders McCallie added another goal for the Wildcats.

Defense played a huge part of the Wildcats’ victory. Westminster didn’t allow a goal in the state tournament, giving up just three combined in the past 11 contests.

“I think our defense has played great all year,” Wildcats coach Mike Freace said. “It’s been one of the strengths of our team.”

Westminster played without a handful of players in midseason when it endured a four-game losing stretch, including three defeats in the Regions Border Classic. The Wildcats rebounded to close the season on an 11-game winning streak.

“Every year you deal with adversity and deal with injuries,” Freace said. “That just happened to coincide with a really tough part of our schedule. But to be honest, that was a really foundational time to building our team.”

Against Fugees Academy (10-1), Westminster got on the board with 28:55 left in the first half. Off a perfect corner kick from Woods, Robinson scored on a header.

Later in the half, Cale McLarnon crossed the ball over to Woods, who scored on a diving header. With 4:03 remaining until intermission, McCallie split two defenders and beat goalie Wai Lin Htet inside the left post.

In the second half, Woods added his second goal on a free kick. From there, the defense took the reins.

Woods and the rest of the junior class will now have an opportunity to pull off a rare four-peat next season. Following his team’s latest victory, he credited his coach and teammates.

“I’ve had great leaders, great captains as my teammates all three years,” Woods said. “I’ve had a great coach. Mike Freace is one of the best coaches I’ve ever had. He’s a great leader and a better coach.”