It's been a while since I posted! I was having problems with Internet Explorer and every time I logged on I wanted to throw the computer out in the pasture. We switched to google chrome and things are working out much better!
The boys had a FANTASTIC win last week against a big rival (West Iredell)! The first time we played them this season, JV tied 1-1 (and yes, Dallin got the goal for our team!!), and Varsity lost in overtime 4-3. Big bummer. Last week, the JV won 3-1 (Dallin got a goal!) and the Varsity won 2-1! This article was in the newspaper about last week's game:
NORTH IREDELL UPENDS WEST IREDELL
OLIN - For those that went to sleep on North Iredell after the North Piedmont Conference championship contender's slow start in league play, a word of advice: wake up.
The Raiders have.
Collecting goals from Damon Cartner and Tyler Watson, North Iredell upended league-leading West Iredell on Thursday night, 2-1.
The victory avenged a loss the previous time the teams met in which West Iredell overcame a two-goal deficit to force overtime and then win 4-3.
More importantly for North Iredell (6-4, 4-3 NPC), it was the fourth straight league win for the 2009 co-champion after beginning conference play 0-3.
Trailing 1-0 coming out of halftime, West Iredell looked to equalize in the 47th minute after Casey Boggs narrowly missed giving North Iredell a two-goal cushion.
Kody Sprinkle ran under Tow Yang's long ball. With Watson in tow, Sprinkle could only muster an off-balanced shot on the break and Raiders goalie Travis Laws made one of his five saves.
North Iredell got the insurance goal it was looking for in the 50th minute. Bradley Moore's nifty dribbling into the box drew a hard foul, resulting in a penalty kick. Watson made good on the free look. He booted the ball by West Iredell goalie Eric Ortez and into the top right corner, extending the Raiders' lead to 2-0.
Ze Yang's 35-yard strike broke up the shutout, in the 79th minute, but West Iredell never had a look at a potential game-tying goal.
It marked just the second time in the last nine meetings the Warriors (10-7-1, 6-2-1 NPC) lost to North Iredell. This once cost them their NPC lead with three games remaining in conference play.
Led by the exceptional footwork in the midfield by Tony Mendoza, Asher Caldwell and Edgar Antunez, the Raiders dominated possession and scoring chances.
Shots on goal favored North Iredell 17-6.
Damon Cartner gave North Iredell a 1-0 lead in the 22nd minute. He uncorked an uncontested shot from the right side, about 12 yards out, that beat Ortez far post.
The Raiders had an opportunity to pad their lead in the 30th minute. Mendoza's shot rang off the crossbar. Ortez couldn't corral the redirection and Boggs ran onto the loose ball. But Ortez was able to get his body in between Boggs and the shot to prevent North Iredell from taking a two-goal lead.
Sprinkle, who netted three second half goals and the game winner in the overtime in the last meeting, was kept of the score sheet this time.
I decorated 'the ledge' for Halloween. The girls LOVE the jack-o-lantern lights, so I had to figure out a way to put them up. I also made some of those 2x4 pumpkins that are circulating in blogland right now. I think I might add some rub-ons and jazz them up a little (sets of 3 pumpkins are available on my embellishment kit blog - link at right). Another new addition is the glass full of skulls, skeleton hands and spanish moss. I really like that decoration - and it only cost me $4! I got everything for it at the dollar store!