Bronco soccer loses 6-2 to Governor’s school

Published 10:21 am Wednesday, May 2, 2012

FRANKLIN—Franklin soccer team lost 6-2 to visiting Appomattox Regional Governor’s School during a Monday Tri-Rivers District match.

Franklin fell to 2-3 in the district.

“They (Governor’s School) didn’t have two of their players the first time we played them and had them back this game,” said Franklin Coach Brandon Ivey. “As much as I hate to say, they played exceptionally well. Good ball control, good passing. It was really exceptional to watch.”

The Governor’s School led 4-0 at the half and 5-0 before senior Tony Bland scored the first goal for the Broncos. The Governor’s School took a 6-1 lead and Bland scored Franklin’s final goal.

In action from Friday, Bland scored three goals to lead the Broncos to a 6-0 district win over Chesterfield.

Others scoring were junior Daryl West, senior Lawrence Parham and sophomore Angel Padilla.

Padilla also filled in for starting goalie, junior Nathan Jones, and made 16 saves. Jones suffered a concussion during a 3-0 district loss to Windsor on April 24, and is expected to return for the game on Friday, May 4, in Surry, said Ivey.

“Our team was just really quick on Friday and our skill drills just came together, which made for a great game,” Ivey said.

Franklin will travel to Surry for a 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 4, game.