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L-r: Perquimans' Morgan DeCastillia, Taylor Garcia and Kaylin Russell celebrate after DeCastillia's goal in the second half of the girls' soccer match against Hertford County, Monday, April 15, 2019 at Perquimans County Parks and Recreation soccer field in Hertford.


From staff reports

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

HERTFORD — After the final whistle from the referee sounded, the celebration was on for the Perquimans girls’ soccer team.

High-fives went all around as the Lady Pirates celebrated a 6-0 win against Hertford County Monday night at Perquimans County Parks and Recreation soccer field.

Kaylin Russell led Perquimans (1-11) with three goals, while Morgan Stewart, Morgan DeCastillia and Karen Ocampo each added a goal in the win.

The win not only secured the first win of the season, but the first for the program.

In recent seasons, Perquimans only fielded a soccer team that featured boys and girls on the roster.

The co-ed team played during the boys’ soccer season in the fall.

This spring is the first year of a girls-only soccer team at Perquimans.

After the match, the team took in the accomplishment by taking a team photo.

“It’s great to have the first win ever in ladies soccer at Perquimans,” Perquimans coach John Manning said. “This is the beginning of, I think, of a good program. Our hope is to continue to grow it and expand it.”

Hertford County had multiple chances early in the match to score, but Perquimans would score two goals in the first half.

The first was by Russell. Minutes later Morgan Stewart would deposit the ball into the net to give Perquimans at 2-0 lead at halftime.

Morgan DeCastillia put the third goal on the board in the second half on a breakaway towards the net.

Russell added her second goal of the match following a corner kick in which the ball fell into the 18-yard box.

She was able to settle the ball and chip it over the Hertford County goalkeeper and into the net.

The Lady Pirates scored two goals late by Ocampo and Russell.

Entering Monday’s non-conference match with Hertford County (0-12), Perquimans had been outscored 80-7.

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Pasquotank 2, Camden 0: The Lady Panthers (6-8-1) secured the non-conference win at home Monday night.

Ellie Reed scored both goals for the Panthers.

Mia Jernigan, and Madaline Stephens each had an assist. Piper Werts recorded her fourth clean sheet of the season.

Camden (8-7-3) hosts Currituck today.

Currituck 9, Northeastern 0: Currituck (10-4-0, 6-1-0 Northeastern Coastal Conference) earned the league win at home Monday night.

NHS (3-9-1) travels to Ahoskie to face league foe Hertford County today.


Perquimans 10, John A. Holmes 6: Perquimans (15-3, 6-2 Albemarle Athletic Conference) secured the league win at John A. Holmes in Edenton Monday night.

Maci Denson went 2-for-5 with a double and three RBI, Abby Todd went 3-for-3 with two doubles and three RBI, Megan Denson went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBI and Summer Christian had a hit with a RBI in the win.

Perquimans tallied 15 hits in the contest.

Holmes (7-9, 4-3 AAC) held a 6-5 lead after four innings, but Perquimans scored two runs in the fifth and three in the seventh.

Edenton’s Jhasi Gilliam went 2-for-4 with a run scored, a double and four RBI, while Sydney Spear and Kristen Williams were each credited with a RBI.

Suffolk Christian Academy (Va.) 13, Northeastern 8: The Lady Eagles (5-9) lost the non-conference game at home Monday.

Lawrence Academy 32, Albemarle School 6: Albemarle School (1-10, 1-9 Tarheel Independent Conference) fell in the league game at Lawrence Academy Monday.

Lindsay Smith, a senior, paced Lawrence Academy (11-3, 9-1 TIC) with three hits, three runs scored and six RBI, while seventh grader Morgan Stotesberry went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and six RBI.


Northeastern 6, Camden 5: The Eagles (4-11) earned the non-conference win at home Monday.

Camden (3-14) was paced by Bradley Harrell who went 2-for-4 with a RBI, while Dillon Campbell posted a hit with a run scored and a RBI.

Lawrence Academy 5, Albemarle School 2: Albemarle School (5-6, 5-5 Tarheel Independent Conference) fell in the league game at Lawrence Academy Monday.

Brenner Ranhorn went 3-for-3 with a RBI, while Tanner Simpson went 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored and a RBI.

Sawyer Mizelle posted a hit with two RBI for Lawrence Academy (10-3, 7-3 TIC).