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Western Alamance girls land top seed for soccer states  

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By Bob Sutton

Special to The Alamance News

It’s largely about home games, short trips, and familiar opponents for several Alamance County teams in the girls’ soccer state playoffs.

Western Alamance received the No. 1 seed in the Class 3-A East Region when the brackets were unveiled Friday, with a first-round game against a neighboring rival.

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No. 32 seed Williams (6-9-1) will visit the Warriors (18-0-2) on Monday night.

First-round games are slated for Monday, with second-round encounters likely Thursday. It all leads to the state finals May 31-June 1 at Mecklenburg County Sportsplex in Matthews.

The Class 3-A East Region bracket has Central 3-A Conference teams clustered together in addition to the Williams/Western game. The winner of that game could face league member Cedar Ridge (12-6-1), which is the No. 16 seed and home vs. No. 17 seed Richlands (13-8-1), in the second round.

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Meanwhile, defending state champion Eastern Alamance (10-6-1) holds the No. 15 seed for a home game against conference neighbor Orange (9-5-2), the No. 18 seed. The Eagles and Panthers split two one-goal games, including Eastern’s 3-2 home victory Wednesday. That outcome gave the Eagles second place and left Orange in third place in the league.

Southern Alamance (10-11) is in the field as the 30th seed with a short trip to third-seeded Carrboro (19-2), which has surrendered only three goals during a 13-game winning streak.

In Class 2-A, as the No. 18 seed, Southeast Alamance (11-8) will carry a three-game winning streak on the road to face 15th-seeded Farmville Central (9-2-1).

In Class 1-A, No. 14 seed River Mill and No. 15 seed Clover Garden will begin with home games after finishing in second and third place, respectively, in the Central Tar Heel 1-A Conference.

River Mill (10-8) has a matchup with East Columbus (7-7-1). Clover Garden (10-8) is home vs. No. 18 seed North Moore (4-10-2).

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