Lady Scots soccer drops two matches

By: By Amber Hatten-Staley - Sports editor
Amber Hatten-Staley | Laurinburg Exchange Lady Scots freshman Emma Lewis drives towards the goal during Friday’s non-conference game against East Bladen. The Lady Scots fell 3-1 to the Lady Eagles.

LAURINBURG — The Lady Scots soccer team suffered back-to-back losses in both conference and non-conference action. The first loss was a 10-0 match against Pinecrest and the second was a tough 3-1 loss to East Bladen.

On Friday, the Lady Scots hosted East Bladen in non-conference action and had a 1-0 lead after the first half.

The Lady Scots spent most of the first half on offense as they dominated time of possession. The team had several looks at the goal, but either missed the pass to the middle or the shot sailed side of its mark.

East Bladen had four goal attempts in the first half — all of which were unsuccessful. The Lady Scots took the lead on a goal by junior Sarah Eury that sailed into the top right corner of the net with just under 12 minutes left until halftime.

The goal kick came off a hand ball penalty on East Bladen that set up a penalty shot for Eury.

The Lady Scots had a second near goal with just over five minutes left to play as freshman Carleigh Carter found older sister Claire Carter in the middle of the box. Claire’s shot flew over the net which wrapped up the scoring attempts for the Lady Scots in the first half.

East Bladen rebounded in the second, tying the game 1-1. The Lady Eagles then scored to two quick to take a 3-1 lead. Lady Eagles senior Hannah Devane and freshman Katie Evans and Kenia Medina scored the three second half goals for East Bladen.

With the losses, the Lady Scots move to 2-11-2 overall and 2-8-1 in conference play while East Bladen moves to 13-0 overall. Pinecrest improves to 17-1-3 overall and 12-0 in SAC-8 play.

The Lady Patriots lead the SAC-8 standings with an undefeated conference record followed by Jack Britt at 10-2 in second. Richmond sits in third at 9-3 while Lumberton is in fourth at 4-6-1. Purnell Swett is one game back at 4-7 for fifth place ahead of sixth place Hoke County at 3-6-2. Scotland is in seventh place at 2-8-1 and Seventy-First sits in eighth at 0-12.

The Lady Scots match against Lumberton that was scheduled for Monday has been moved to Friday, April 27 which will be Senior Night. The team will be on the road Wednesday to take on Richmond. Both matches are set to begin at 7 p.m., weather permitting.

Amber Hatten-Staley can be reached at 910-506-3170 or [email protected]

Amber Hatten-Staley | Laurinburg Exchange Lady Scots freshman Emma Lewis drives towards the goal during Friday’s non-conference game against East Bladen. The Lady Scots fell 3-1 to the Lady Eagles.
https://www.laurinburgexchange.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/web1_IMG_1280.jpgAmber Hatten-Staley | Laurinburg Exchange Lady Scots freshman Emma Lewis drives towards the goal during Friday’s non-conference game against East Bladen. The Lady Scots fell 3-1 to the Lady Eagles.

By Amber Hatten-Staley

Sports editor