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East Bladen High School

TEACHEY – Senior Lacey Suggs lit up the scoreboard with 4 goals Thursday night to lead East Bladen’s Lady Eagles to a 6-1 Four County Conference girls soccer victory over Wallace-Rose Hill.

Suggs opened the scoring in the sixth minute by drilling a shot past the Wallace goalie from the top of the 18-yardline. A Wallace foul set Suggs up again ten minutes later and the 5-10 senior blasted the shot into the net from 30 yards out.

The Lady Bulldogs converted a penalty kick into their only goal in the 27th minute and trimmed the margin to 2-1.

Ten minutes later Suggs was fouled in the box and fired the penalty kick to the keeper’s left and into the net. The third goal gave Suggs a “Hat Trick” before halftime.

Junior Justyna Gargala found junior Maddie West with a pass near the back post, and West turned the feed into a goal after halftime. “Maddie scored a goal on her birthday,” said East Bladen Coach Jay Raynor. “We had some fun with that.”

Suggs pounded in her fourth goal to push the lead to 5-1, and senior Claire Campbell nailed a penalty kick past the keeper to extend the lead to 6-1.

“A very physical game,” said Coach Raynor. “There were a lot of foul calls, and a lot of very rough fouls. They were trying to mark Lacey and weren’t very successful.”

“We played some good soccer at times,” continued Raynor. “Cassie Hill did a great job in the midfield, and Cassidy Davis and Anna Grace Long did a good job of filling in for Lexi Mendell who is out with an injury.”

“Erika Morales-Baez had a couple of headers that just missed over the bar,” added Coach Raynor. “Kathryn Cole had a good game in goal. We played some good soccer at times.”

East Bladen, now 10-2 in league play and 16-2 overall, will travel to Union Monday.