The Watauga High women's soccer team defeated Alexander Central 3-1 Friday night in its Northwestern 3A/4A Conference opener at the Sports Complex. Hannah Younger, Tori Derrick and Sierra Hill all scored
for the Pioneers. Senior Kendyl Baird scored in her third consecutive game by picking up an assist on Younger's insurance goal in the 75th minute. Julia Rubner scored the only goal for the Cougars.
Hill's tally at the 38-minute mark of the first half gave the Pioneers a 2-1 lead. Derrick gave WHS (4-2 overall; 1-0 Northwestern 3A/4A Conference) by scoring the game's first goal at the 30-second mark of the first half. The Pioneers, riding a three-game winning streak, travel to South Caldwell Tuesday night. The JV team played Alexander Central to a scoreless tie.
WHS MEN'S AND WOMEN'S LACROSSE EARN A SPLIT ON FRIDAY
The Watauga High women's lacrosse team dropped a 15-8 decision at Bishop McGuinness Friday night in Kernersville. Danielle Welsh Taelor Critcher and Ava Moody each scored two goals apiece for the Pioneers. WHS (1-3) returns home to play Reagan Tuesday night
The news was much better for the WHS men's team, which defeated Hickory 6-5 on the road Friday night. The Pioneers (3-1 overall; 2-0 in district play) won their third straight game---the longest winning streak in the history of the program. Nick Williams led the way with three goals; Dominick Hamilton scored twice. Canyon Mueller also scored for WHS.
The Pioneers built a commanding 5-1 lead and hung on to win.
"We nearly gave it away," said WHS coach Chris Wallace. "We got sloppy and took a lot of penalties in the second half. Playing with a man down allowed them to come back. But it's a win and we're 2-0 in our league. We'll have a much tougher test at Marvin Ridge on Saturday."
The Pioneers travel to Charlotte to play Marvin Ridge today; they return home to play the Chirst School JV team on Tuesday as part of a men's and women's double-header in Boone.
TRIVETTE SIGNS NLI WEDNESDAY
Watauga High senior Clint Trivette will make it official Wednesday afternoon when he signs his National Letter of Intent to play football at Brevard College, a Division II school located in Brevard, N.C., and a member of the South Atlantic Conference. Trivette, a member of the WHS baseball team, who is out two more weeks with a hairline fracture in his right hand, played tight end on the football team last fall.
He caught 17 passes for 195 yards and a touchdown. He also made 14 tackles on defense, including 2.5 tackles-for-loss. Matt Proffitt of the Pioneers signed with Brevard back in November. He will play baseball for the Tornadoes next season.
Kyle Chambers is expected to sign his National Letter with Averett University, a Division III school located in Danville, VA, and a member of the USA South Conference. Chambers led the Pioneers with 1,402 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns last season.