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Martinsville blanks varsity boys soccer Comets 4-0


A game that began with an unlucky start had a tough ending for the Halifax County High School varsity boys soccer team.


The Comets (1-5-1 overall) unable to generate a goal, lost to Martinsville High School 4-0 here Wednesday night at Tuck Dillard Stadium.

It was a game that got off to a rocky start for the Comets, but a good one for the Bulldogs. Halifax County’s Miles Claiborne accidentally hit a head shot into the Martinsville goal at the 27:42 mark of the first half to put the Bulldogs up 1-0.

Halifax County High School held its own for a good while after that, but gave up a goal to Martinsville High School on a penalty kick with less than a minute left in the first half as the Bulldogs took a 2-0 lead at halftime.

At that point, Martinsville (4-1 overall) held a decided edge on the Comets in shots on goal, getting off six shots while the Comets got off only one shot. Martinsville also had five corner kicks in the first half, while the Comets had none. The Comets had five direct kicks in the first half, while the Bulldogs had four.

Martinsville High School scored a goal in the first minute and a half of the second half to take a 3-0 lead and added another before the game ended to make the 4-0 final score.

Zach Corcoran scored two of the Martinsville High School goals.

The Comets will be back in action today, when they face William Fleming High School at 4:30 p.m. at Tuck Dillard Stadium.