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Unbeaten Western girls face soccer challenges

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By Bob Sutton

Special to The Alamance News

The Western Alamance girls’ soccer team faces its two closest pursuers in the Central 3-A Conference this week.

The Warriors (10-0-1 overall, 5-0 Central 3-A Conference) were slated to visit second-place Orange on Wednesday night before going to third-place Eastern Alamance on Friday night.

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Western had registered consecutive 9-0 recent victories, drubbing visiting Roxboro Person last week and blasting host Southern Alamance on Monday.

Against Southern, Abigail Lush had three goals, Cana Kaffenberger and Trinity Robinson both had two goals, and Adriana Szczepanski and Callie Athas each posted one goal.

Multiple rescheduled games have led to moving the season’s second Eastern/Western meeting, which had been placed on next Monday’s schedule, to May 3 at Western.

Eastern came up on the short end of a 4-3 decision at Orange on Monday night despite goals from Ryen Gibbs, Ainsley Dial and Abby Brinker. Maci Link had two assists.

That outcome ended the Eagles’ string of five consecutive shutouts.

In last week’s 8-0 blanking of visiting Southern Alamance, Brinker scored three goals to go with two each for Dial and Lilly Massey and another from Meredith Doi.  Gibbs had three assists.

  • Williams notched consecutive victories, including Monday’s 6-0 cruising past host Roxboro Person with two goals for Olivia Vandre and one each for Regan Averett, Emerson Tirgrath, Lilly LaPlante and Addison Durst.
  • Southeast Alamance improved to 5-1 in Mid-Carolina Conference action with Monday’s 6-4 victory against visiting Northwood with Yanella Lopez scoring four times to go with one goal each from Anissa Jalal and Nadia Navarro.
  • Burlington Christian Academy rolled past visiting Carolina Friends 6-2 on Tuesday.

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