By Bob Sutton
Special to The Alamance News
Five players scored goals as Eastern Alamance rolled to a 6-0 victory against visiting Carrboro in the third round of the Class 3-A state playoffs in girls’ soccer Monday night.
The top-seeded Eagles received two goals from Abby Brinker, while Ainsley Dial, Audrey Hupman, Molly Widderich and Mackenzie Webber also scored. Goalie Karsyn Johnson made three saves for the shutout.
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Eastern (17-0-1) next faces fourth-seeded Dixon (18-1-3) in Thursday night’s fourth round.
Last Thursday, Widderich racked up five goals as the Eagles bounced Central 3-A Conference rival Northwood, the No. 17 seed, by 7-1. Dial scored twice in that game, while Hupman had two assists.
- No. 12 seed Western Alamance and No. 23 seed Williams also advanced through second-round games, but both fell short in the third round.
Western won in a shootout after a 1-1 tie at fifth-seeded First Flight. Brianna Dale scored in the first half for the Warriors before First Flight (18-4-1) tied the game in the second half.
Western moved on by prevailing by a 4-2 count in the shootout.
The Warriors (18-3-1) were eliminated with Monday night’s 1-0 loss at Dixon, surrendering a second-half goal.
- Williams won its second road game of the playoffs by topping seventh-seeded Union Pines 5-1 with Olivia Vandre scoring four goals. Kennedy Bethea had the other Williams goal, while Claire Wagner posted two assists.
The Bulldogs (11-10-2) had their season end Monday with an 8-0 loss at second-seeded Jacksonville (23-0).
At Newton Grove, Clover Garden lost 9-0 in last Thursday’s second-round game at second-seeded Hobbton. The No. 18 seed Grizzlies finished with a 6-12-1 record.