High School Roundup | Currituck girls soccer dominant in win over Cleveland
High School Roundup
From staff reports
Sunday, March 11, 2018
WILSON — The Lady Knights were in control from start to finish on their way to a 6-1 win over Cleveland at the Brittany Willis Memorial Tournament in Wilson on Friday.
Cara Spry recorded her second hat trick in as many games this season for Currituck (2-0) as the senior finished the game with four tallies to stretch her season total to seven.
Spry got the Lady Knights on the board early, tallying the game’s first goal in the third minute of the first half.
Sarah Dover and Annie Ammons added one goal apiece in the first half as Currituck led 5-0 at halftime.
Spry continued her strong play after the halftime break, netting her fourth goal less than two minutes into the second half.
Head coach Madison Phillips said his team controlled the pace of the game with accurate passes and movement off of the ball.
Dover, Isis Saunders and Kenzie Kelleher each recorded an assist in the victory.
Cleveland got on the board four minutes into the second half, but Phillips said his team’s defense was stellar in the win.
The head coach credited strong play from starting goalkeeper Anna Poston and backup goalkeeper Mackenzie Seal to help the team earn the win.
Phillips also said his team played well on the defensive end throughout the game, anchored by Samantha Phillips, Kaile Heilig, Kendall Cahill and Heather Hennessy.
Currituck begins Northeastern Coastal Conference play on Monday as they host Pasquotank at 6 p.m.
Washington 6, John A. Holmes 0: The Lady Aces were shutout 6-0 by Washington at home Friday night.
Edenton (0-2) only recorded three shots on goal in the game, as the Lady Pam Pack finished the game with 23 shots on goal.
Edenton goalkeeper Anna Bass recorded 17 saves in the game.
The Lady Aces return to action Monday as they kick of Albemarle Athletic Conference play at home against Camden at 6 p.m.
Perquimans 11, Plymouth 0 (5): The Pirates defeated Plymouth 11-0 in five innings at home Friday in an Albemarle Athletic Conference contest for their third-straight win.
Perquimans (3-1, 1-0 AAC) earned a strong performance on the mound from Braden Craddock, who pitched a complete game shutout.
The Pirates travel to Gates County Tuesday at 5 p.m. for an AAC contest.
Lawrence Academy 9, Pasquotank 4: The Panthers had their highest run total of the season, but were unable to keep pace with Lawrence Academy, falling 9-4 on the road Friday night.
Pasquotank (0-5) was unable to overcome a 6-0 deficit after three innings of play.
The Panthers travel to Norfolk Christian on Tuesday at 5 p.m.
John A. Holmes 14, Camden 9: The Lady Aces scored six runs in the final three innings to defeat Camden 14-9 in both side’s first Albemarle Athletic Conference contest of the season.
Edenton (1-2, 1-0 AAC) took the lead with two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, before stretching their lead with four runs in the bottom of the sixth.
Camden (2-1, 0-1 AAC) trailed 5-1 after the first inning of play, but took the lead with seven runs combined in the top of the third and top of the fourth inning.
Jhasi Gilliam, Sharon Jackson and Ashlyn Leary led the offensive attack for the Lady Aces.
Gilliam went 3-for-4 at the plate with four RBIs and three runs scored, Jackson went 2-for-3 with three runs batted in and two runs, while Leary added one run and three RBIs on two hits in four plate appearances.
Morgan Nash led Camden, going 3-for-4 at the plate with three runs scored and one run driven in.
Both teams return to action Tuesday at 5 p.m., as Camden travels to Manteo and Edenton hosts Plymouth.
Lawrence Academy 12, Pasquotank 0 (5): The Lady Panthers were defeated 12-0 on the road against Lawrence Academy in five innings Friday.
Pasquotank (0-3) trailed 2-0 after the first inning, but the Lady Warriors broke the game open with six runs in the bottom of the second.
The Lady Panthers will look for their first win of the season on Wednesday when they travel to Perquimans at 6 p.m.
The wording of a segment of a game summery provided by Currituck was incorrectly altered by the sports writer.
The following is what should have been written about the girls soccer match on Friday against Cleveland:
Cleveland scored their one goal in the 47th minute when a deflected shot made it past back up goalkeeper MacKenzie Seal.
Seal, starting keeper Anna Poston and defender Samantha Phillips combined for four saves as the Lady Knights defense anchored by Kaile Heilig, Kendall Cahill and Heather Hennessy limited Cleveland to only five shots on goal.