Plenty of Offense in Men’s NCAA East-West Soccer All-Stars Game, as teams end up in 3-3 Tie:John Thomas Shepperson (Grimsley HS) named game’s Most Valuable Player

The East looked to be the stronger team early in the game, as they took a 2-0 lead over the West men, and even though the West got on the scoreboard, the East still led at the halftime break, 2-1…

Benny Hernandez, from High Point Central High School, got the West on the board, with their first goal of the game just before the intermission, and then Andrew Beohler(Concord HS) tied the game at 2-2, with his shot at the 36:33 mark of the second half, and the West was right back in this contest…

In the early stages of the game, when the East was in front 2-0, it looked like the East may run away with this match…Aidan Payne(New Hanover HS) scored the first East goal, and Aidan Morgan(Sanderson HS) followed him with another East goal at the 24:38 mark of half number one…Payne’s goal had come just 5:14 into the affair…

The West took their first lead of the night on a Kheyne Ona(South Mecklenburg HS) shot coming with 15:57 left in the soccer game…The East countered with Brendan Peeples(Cardinal Gibbons HS) hitting the back of the net, for the third East goal of the game, and the short-lived West lead was gone, and the game was now deadlocked at 3-3, with just 10:11 left to play…

The game would end in a 3-3 tie, and ties are not broken in these All-Stars Games…If the basketball game would have finished at 92-92 on Monday night, it would have hit the books, at 92-92…..

Congratulations to John Thomas Shepperson, from Grimsley High School, who was named the MVP of the Men’s Soccer Game….

Soccer Game Summary (Final)
2022 NCCA East-West All-Star Game
East All-Stars vs West All-Stars (Jul 12, 2022 at Browns Summit, N.C.)

East All-Stars vs. West All-Stars
Date: Jul 12, 2022 Attendance: 419
Weather: 83, fair, wind SSW 8mph

 Goals by period      1  2  Tot
 East All-Stars......  2  1 -  3
 West All-Stars......  1  2 -  3

1. 5:14 EAST-M Aidan Payne (Ethan Gillette) – muscled in 1v1 on defender to score to far low corner from 10 yds
2. 15:20 EAST-M Aidan Morgan Penalty kick
3. 35:22 WEST-M Benny Hernandez (unassisted) – breakaway; scored low to far post
4. 43:27 WEST-M Andrew Beohler (unassisted) – scored from close range off of rebound of his own saved shot
5. 64:56 WEST-M Kheynne Ona (unassisted) – right-footed blast straightaway from 20 yds out; caught GK off balance
6. 66:18 EAST-M Brendan Peeples (unassisted) – direct kick from just outside corner of penalty box

Shots: East All-Stars 17, West All-Stars 16
Saves: East All-Stars 8 (Noah Kump 8), West All-Stars 6 (J. Thomas
Shepperson 6)
2022 North Carolina Coaches’ Association East-West All-Star
The West’s John Thomas Shepperson (Grimsley H.S.) was named
the game’s Most Valuable Player.