The Nelson boys soccer team’s Region 2C semifinal match against Giles County was put on hold for two hours last week in Axton due to lightning.
The Govs were up for their chance to get revenge against Giles County, the team that beat them in last year’s regional championship game.
This time the Nelson squad, 19-0, was armed with the school’s leading scorer, Wesley Boor, who was sitting on 100 goals scored.
The Giles team also was undefeated and looking for another regional title.
Boor was held scoreless in the match, as Giles scored 3 times for the chance to move on.
Giles was defeated the next night by Martinsville, 2-1, in overtime.
“We had a great season but I was obviously disappointed with how it ended,” said Nelson coach Silas Turner. “I don’t think we played our best game against Giles and that is what was needed to beat them. Hats off to Giles for continuing to put together great teams despite losing many of their players.”
The loss was extremely painful for Boor.
“My last game for Nelson was very emotional,” said Boor. “After the game I remember just sitting on the ground and tears running down my face knowing that we wouldn’t be able to complete what all of us worked so hard for this season, competing for a state championship.”
Boor was asked to comment on his time playing for the Govs, including his highlights during his four years at Nelson.
“My career highlight was reaching 100 goals,” said Boor. “This was something I’ve been wanting to do since I was a freshman and this wouldn’t be possible without the support of my family, friends, and teammates; but, all of the glory goes to God. After four years I can say that all of my hard work to reach this point has paid off. I’m really looking forward to playing college soccer at Randolph College in Lynchburg, and I am planning on leaving my mark there, too, by winning titles with such a great team.”