Warriors soccer

Eastern Wayne defender Carter Outlaw chases down Charles B. Aycock forward Connor Piwowarski as he looks to score a goal.

The Charles B. Aycock Golden Falcons and the Eastern Wayne Warriors finished Wednesday night’s match in a scoreless tie at the Bryan Multi-Sports Complex.

The Golden Falcons controlled possession of the ball, and put the Warriors on defense throughout the entire match.

C.B. Aycock created chance after chance without allowing the Warriors any real goal scoring opportunities.

The multiple chances they created in the match were mostly of set pieces which included several corner kicks and free kicks. They were not able to turn a single chance into a goal, though.

One of the best chances of the game came in the second half when Golden Falcons defender Colby Thompson connected on a header that was on target, but it was saved by the Eastern Wayne goalkeeper.

The Golden Falcons also had several opportunities to score in the game with one-on-ones against the Eastern Wayne goalkeeper. Every chance, though, was either shot wide of the post or shot straight at the goalkeeper.

Even though C.B. Aycock missed several chances, a big reason for their lack of ability to score was the Warriors’ defensive strategy. Eastern Wayne put almost every player on the field back deep to defend, and didn’t look to attack nearly as often as the Golden Falcons.

When the final whistle blew, the Warriors cheered while the Golden Falcons collapsed onto the field in disappointment.

The Warriors wanted to win the game, but with their 0-4 record going into the game, they were happy to at least earn a draw rather than another loss. The Golden Falcons, however, who were 4-2 heading into the game, were hoping to pick up their fifth win of the season.

Eastern Wayne head coach Aaron Lynch said he was happy with the way his team played overall, even though they were not able to score a goal on offense.

“We stepped up this game, and we showed up to play,” Lynch said. “I’m really proud of the team’s effort. We have been working on tweaking some things in the formation, and playing really solid defense.

“We have to be more aggressive on offense, though, and we’ve got to score some goals.”

Eastern Wayne and C.B. Aycock will meet again on Thursday at 6 p.m. in Pikeville.