COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The Dobyns-Bennett soccer team took on South Carolina's No. 1 Class AA team on Thursday and battled Bishop England to a draw.
The Indians will play another highly ranked Palmetto State team on Friday when they battle Brookland-Cayce at 8 p.m. They are 1-0-1 in pool play so far and would advance to Saturday's semifinal with a victory.
"Right now, we're leading our pool,'' said coach Shane Calvert, "but it's close. Two other teams have one win each. The team we'll play has lost two games, but those were close. We also have to play without David Geno. He hurt a knee 10 minutes in and while he could play at probably 60 or 70 percent effectiveness, we need to hold him out and let him get ready for games in our district, where it really matters. He sprained an MCL.
"One thing that will help is that we are getting Colton Clark back off a red card. He had to sit out this game. Also, his brother, Danny Clark broke a wrist in that game and though he played in this game, he wasn't as effective."
D-B is now 4-0-1 for the season. They will play at Crockett on Tuesday in a District I game and play at Knox Bearden next Friday.