Lancaster soccer season closes at 9-5-2; best record in recent years

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

Lancaster striker Henry Smith keeps the ball away from a West Point defender during a regional quarterfinal. Photo by Mike Antonio

West Point scored twice in the first half and held off a second-half offensive strike by Lancaster to edge the Red Devils, 2-1, in a Region A boys soccer quarterfinal match last Friday.

Lancaster ended its season at 9-5-2 overall, the best record for the Devils in over 5 years. Lancaster only won two games last season.

“It was a tough way to end the year,” said LHS coach Rob Pittman. “They’ve worked so hard and built a good program again. But it was great to see the positive attitude coming off the bus when we got home. The seniors sent out a message to the rest of the team to tell them to enjoy every moment and give it all they can. And they were saying, ‘next season starts tomorrow’.”

Lancaster came off an 8-0 slaughter-rule win over Surry in a regional first round game last Wednesday at LHS to go up against higher-seeded West Point…