Lady Scots soccer ties with Hoke

By: By Amber Hatten-Staley - Sports editor
Amber Hatten-Staley | Laurinburg Exchange Lady Scots sophomore Claire Carter goes after a ball during a home match. The Lady Scots finished in a 0-0 with Hoke on Thursday in Raeford to move to 1-7-1 in conference play.

LAURINBURG — The Lady Scots soccer team played to their second tie of the season on Thursday in Raeford against the Hoke County.

The game ended in a 0-0 tie after one overtime period.

The tie moves the Lady Scots to 1-9-2 overall and 1-7-1 in Sandhills Athletic Conference play. Lady Scots first-year head coach Jason Eury said he’ll take a tie, because it shows the team is continuing to steadily improve.

“A long, hard game but the girls did very well,” Eury told WLNC. “They were a little sluggish in the first half, but they battled through defensively which kept them in the game. The second half they gave us some scoring chances and the ladies fought hard and got us to overtime and held their own in overtime and improved from the last time we played Hoke. It was another great game for the Lady Scots.”

When the two teams met in March, the Lady Scots lost to the Lady Bucks, 1-0.

The program is in the midst of a rebuilding year, with just two seniors on the team, so all the small victories are celebrated.

The Lady Scots have five more regular season games before entering the Sandhills Athletic Conference tournament the first week of May.

The team is on the road for two games next week traveling to Fayetteville on Tuesday, April 16 to play Seventy-First before heading to Southern Pines on Wednesday, April 18 to play Pinecrest. Both of those games are set to begin at 5:15 p.m.

On April 20, the Lady Scots will host East Bladen for a varsity only non-conference game at 5:15 p.m. The Lady Scots final home game, which will serve as Senior Night, will be April 23 against Lumberton before they close out the season on April 25 with a trip to Rockingham to take on Richmond.

Amber Hatten-Staley can be reached at 910-506-3170 or ahatten@laurinburgexchange.com.

Amber Hatten-Staley | Laurinburg Exchange Lady Scots sophomore Claire Carter goes after a ball during a home match. The Lady Scots finished in a 0-0 with Hoke on Thursday in Raeford to move to 1-7-1 in conference play.
https://www.laurinburgexchange.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/web1_IMG_0259.jpgAmber Hatten-Staley | Laurinburg Exchange Lady Scots sophomore Claire Carter goes after a ball during a home match. The Lady Scots finished in a 0-0 with Hoke on Thursday in Raeford to move to 1-7-1 in conference play.

By Amber Hatten-Staley

Sports editor