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East Bladen High School

ST PAULS – Junior Sydney Wober lit up the scoreboard with a ‘Hat Trick’ plus one of 4 goals and dished out 3 assists Monday night to lead East Bladen to a 9-0 Three Rivers Conference girls soccer victory over St. Pauls.

The Lady Eagles cracked the scoring column in the sixteenth minute as junior Patience Ward turned an assist from sophomore Kenia Medina into the first East goal.

A minute later Wober sent a pass to Medina who knocked in a goal for a 2-0 Lady Eagle lead. In the 25th minute, Ward delivered a pass to Wober who scored her first goal. Five minutes later freshman Maya McDonald fired in a goal off of a Wober assist to boost the East Bladen halftime lead to 4-0.

Seven minutes into the second half Wober blasted in a penalty kick then set up a Medina goal one minute later with an assist. In the 53rd minute Wober drilled in her third goal off of a Medina assist to grow the lead to 7-0.

Wober tallied her fourth and final goal in the 58th minute capitalizing on another Ward assist. McDonald converted an assist from senior Ashley Hardin into the final East Bladen goal in the 64th minute.

“I thought we played well,” said East Bladen Coach Jay Raynor. “We handled their thick grass and moved the ball well. The intensity needs to be higher from the start, but we pressured them and capitalized on their mistakes.”

Medina finished with 2 goals and 2 assists. McDonald scored 2 goals, Ward delivered 2 assists and one goal.

“All the girls improved tonight, but we need to continue to develop our chemistry,” continued Raynor. “Communication will alleviate a lot of our movement issues. We have to open our mouths and help each other be successful.”

East Bladen outshot the Lady Bulldogs 41-2.

“Everyone got some solid minutes,” noted Raynor. “It was nice to open conference play with a win.”

The Lady Eagles, now 2-0 overall, will travel to South Columbus Wednesday for a 5 p.m. game.