Written by Staff Reports
Sunday, 12 May 2013 08:15
The Watauga High girl's soccer team gave it their best shot on Saturday night. But in the end, the best team prevailed. A.C. Reynolds (20-2-3), the No.2 seed from Mountain Athletic 3A/4A Conference, defeated WHS 2-0 in the second-round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 4A state playoffs at Jack Groce
Zoe Lewis put the Rockets on top to stay with a goal at the eight-minute mark of the first half; Ashlyn Perkins added an insurance goal six minutes later.
"I'm proud of my girls," said WHS coach Brittany Bolick. "They played hard throughout the entire game. But we just couldn't put it in the net."
Saturday night's effort was a major improvement between the schools back on February 27, when the Rockets best WHS 7-1 in Asheville. The Rockets out shot the Pioneers 18-8. But the scoring woes continue for WHS. The Pioneers (9-9-3) scored all of two goals (both by Hannah Younger) in the last five games. Goalkeeper Heather Ostwalt of the Pioneers made ten saves.
The Rockets will play at Lake Norman in a third-round game Wednesday night. Lake Norman (22-0), the No.1 seed from the I-Meck 4A Conference, advanced by knocking off Indian Trail-Porter Ridge 5-4 in overtime.
NOTES: St. Stephens was leading Patton 2-0 in its second-round NCHSAA Class 3A state playoff game in Morganton, N.C. But the game was delayed for 15 minutes in the second half because of thunder storms and lightning in the area. The contest, which has 15 minutes remaining in the first half, will be completed on Monday. Macy Franklin scored twice for the Indians.
A.C. REYNOLDS 2, WATAUGA 0
ASHBROOK 3, FRED T. FOARD 2 (OT)
ST. STEPHENS 2, PATTON 0
(SUSPENDED BY WEATHER TO BE COMPLETED MONDAY)