The Nation Ford Falcons played their new old neighbors, old friends and new rivals against the Fort Mill Yellow Jackets was aggressive and fierce.
"The first half we came out strong," said Falcons head coach Chris Davidovicz.
At the end of the first half, Fort Mill only managed to put one goal on the board off the foot of senior Eric Fielden, with an assist from junior Tyler Vukoder.
During the second half though, the Falcons began to slow down, allowing Fort Mill to put in three more goals.
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Senior Ryan Fielden scored at five minutes into the second half with an assist from junior Chris Landvik-Larsen. Ten minutes later, Vukoder got involved again, scoring his first goal of the game and then again eight minutes later. The last goal came on an assist from sophomore Jordan Keaton.
Even though the final score was 4-0, the Falcons had a lot to take away from the game that night.
"We're just going through some growing pains right now," Davidovicz said.
Fort Mill had 18 shots on goal and held Nation Ford to seven.
Last Friday the Falcons traveled to South Pointe.
"We struggled through the first half," Davidovicz said.
During the first half, Falcons' Andy Barbieri scored a goal off a penalty kick. But the goal would only fuel South Pointe which in turn responded with a few goals on the Falcons.
"During the second half, we changed it up a little," Davidovicz said.
The Falcons created many more opportunities for another goal, but just couldn't land one. The game ended in a Falcons' loss of 5-1.
"We're going to continue to push forward and work harder. I'm not giving up and these guys aren't giving up," Davidovicz said.
With spring break on the horizon, the Falcons will travel towards the beach. They are scheduled to play Ridgeland Friday, April 4 and Hilton Head High School the following Saturday.
• April 4 at Ridgeland, 8 p.m.
• April 15 at Clover, 7 p.m.
• April 18 vs. Lancaster,
• April 4 vs. Rock Hill, 7 p.m.
• April 15 at Northwestern,
• April 18 vs. South Pointe,