Rounding into form

Published 3:07 pm Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Central High School’s varsity soccer team has struggled on the pitch in recent weeks, but the Chargers earned their fourth win of the year Friday when they defeated host Cumberland County High School 3-2.

This victory takes Central’s overall record to 4-9-2.

“We have been plagued with injuries,” Chargers Head Coach Hunter Dipaolo said. “We were not as strong on the second half of the season as I had hoped, but we are starting to get back to where we need to be.”

The victory over the Dukes was the positive ending to a week for Central that included a 10-2 road loss to Amelia County High School on Thursday and a 5-0 home loss to Prince Edward County High School on May 7.

Despite the losses, there have still been individual players who have distinguished themselves.

“Earl Ginn continues to be amazing in goal,” Dipaolo said of his junior goalkeeper. “He makes unbelievable saves every game.”

Central closes the regular season Wednesday at 6 p.m. against visiting Nottoway High School.

“If we do beat Nottoway, that should place us in fourth for the region, which would mean a home game in the first leg of the regional tournament,” Dipaolo said. “Right now it looks like we will be playing Appomattox Regional Governor’s School on Memorial Day.”