Carter Smith(Grimsley HS) gets college soccer career off to excellent beginning in first start for Randolph College

Randolph College and freshman keeper Carter Smith(Grimsley HS) will be hosting the Guilford College Quakers, in a men’s soccer match, up in Lynchburg on Friday….

LYNCHBURG, VA — Junior Timmy Songer (Windsor, VA/Windsor) scored with just under eight minutes to play and the WildCat defense held on as the Randolph men’s soccer team knocked off Mountain State (WV) University 1-0 Tuesday in a non-conference tilt from WildCat Stadium.

Despite the final shot total of 10-4 in favor of Mountain State, Randolph (4-5) controlled the ball for the majority of play Tuesday. The Cougars (5-2-1) did have the best two opportunities on goal of the first half though. 21:25 into the contest, Luis Mattei blasted a shot from the top right corner of the goal box, but first-year keeper Carter Smith (Greensboro, NC/Grimsley) laid out to make a diving save.

Minutes later, MSU had an opportunity as Alexei Chipilov sent a left-footed shot over Smith and towards the net, but it clanged off the cross bar and away from harm for the WildCats.

Smith(Grimsley HS) finished his first collegiate start with a clean sheet, holding the Cougars scoreless by making five shots. The WildCats posted five corner kicks to the two of Mountain State in a physical game that saw 27 total fouls and four yellow cards.

The Randolph College WildCats jump back into conference play Friday night at the Stadium, as they host the Quakers of Guilford College in Old Dominion Athletic Conference play at 7 p.m.

Carter’s dad made the trip up Lynchburg for the game Tuesday and will return up Highway 29 North, for Friday’s contest with Guilford……Mr. Smith said he did check out the Texas Inn Chili, up on Rivermont Avenue in Lynchburg and he tells us it was worth the wait….Long live Rivermont Avenue, Perrrymont, Campbell, Forrest and all those old streets up in the Hill City……Bob Sublett, a local baseball man, who lives here in Greensboro, can tell you stories all day long, about his early life in Lynchburg and the school days he spent, at E.C. Glass High School, as a Hilltopper……