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A Season Interrupted – Girls Soccer

Bladen County’s girls’ soccer teams were only able to play two games each before the coronavirus ended their seasons.

East Bladen
East Bladen’s Lady Eagles, the defending Three Rivers Conference co-champions, were poised to make a run at another TRC title in 2020 but dropped a 10-1 decision to perennial power Clinton in their opener. Sophomore Mya McDonald tallied the East Bladen goal off of a feed from junior Katie Evans.

The Lady Eagles bounced back with a 9-0 victory over St. Pauls in their Three Rivers Conference opener. McDonald lit up the scoreboard with a ‘Hat Trick’ plus one of four goals, and senior Sydney Wober poured in a ‘Hat Trick’ of three goals.

Junior Kenia Medina and senior Bailey Davis added a goal each for East Bladen. Evans finished with three assists, and McDonald, senior Patience Ward and Wober were credited with two assists each.

Seniors who completed their East Bladen careers were: Patience Ward, Sydney Wober, Cybil Campbell, Bailey Davis and Gracyn Martin.

West Bladen
The Lady Knights opened the season with a 3-0 loss at Class 4A Hoke County then began Three Rivers Conference play with a marathon loss to South Columbus that the Lady Stallions won 8-7 on penalty kicks after the teams finished regulation play and two overtimes tied 1-1.

Sophomore Hannah Hester fired in the West Bladen goal off of an assist from sophomore Haley George. Senior Alyssa Smith played 90 minutes in goal for the Lady Knights and made nine saves while allowing only one goal.

Among the seniors who completed their West Bladen careers were captains Alyssa Smith, Sandra Maldonado and Claudia Reyes and Emily Reaves and Melissa Valadez-Suarez.

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