Jake Williams paced the Pioneers with five goals; Canyon Mueller had three goals; Zach Tomer and Zach Williams each had two goals apiece; Ben Henson and Hunter Allen each had a goal.
The Pioneers will take time off for the Easter spring break. They play St. Stephens at home on Tuesday, April 29.
WHS Soccer Blanks Patton
The Watauga High girls' soccer team knocked off Patton 4-0 in Morganton, N.C., Thursday night. Mia Austin had a huge game for the Pioneers offensively. She scored a season-high two goals in the win.
Austin's first goal came off a cross from Mac Utter at the 38-minute mark of the first half to give the Pioneers (12-2-3 overall; 7-2-1 Northwestern 3A-4A Conference) a 1-0 halftinme lead. WHS broke the game open with three goals in the second half.
Kat Welsh gave WHS some breathing room with a goal at the 52-minute mark of the second half. Brynne Gould, a conference champion in the girls' * at the NW3A-4A championships Wednesday, picked up the assist, her first of two on the night.
Tori Derrick scored eight minutes later on an unassisted goal to put the contest out of reach. Austin closed things out with a goal at the 73-minute mark.
The win keeps WHS in second place in the NW3A-4A Conference standings. the Pioneers will taKe time off for the Easter holiday break before they travel to Hickory for a huge NW3A-4A Conference game on Tuesday, April 29. The Red Tornadoes are tied with WHS for second place in the NW3A-4A Conference standings.
The Pioneers have also announced a schedule change. The Ashe County game that was postponed Wednesday has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled.
The WHS junior varsity team defeated Patton 5-0 Thursday night. Sarah Patton scored twice to lead the Pioneers.
WHS JV 5, PATTON 0
Goal 1: Maddie Warren 2nd min
Goal 2: Megan Gottfried 10th min
Goal 3: Sarah Patton 20th min
Goal 4: Sarah Patton 45th min
Goal 5: Olivia Grimm 55th min
WHS VARSITY 4, PATTON 0
Goal 1: Mia Austin from an end line cross by Mac Utter 38th min
Goal 2: Kat Welsh from a corner kick by Brynne Gould 52nd min
Goal 3: Tori Derrick great rip to back post 60th min
Goal 4: Mia Austin from a great cross by Brynne Gould 73rd min
PANTHERS CLAW WHS SOFTBALL
The Watauga High softball team suffered another setback Thursday night. The Pioneers (2-11 overall; 2-10 Northwestern 3A-4A Conference) dropped an 8-2 decision to Patton at the WHS Softball Complex.
The Pioneers, mired in a six-game losing streak, were vicitimzed by the big inning again. This time, the Panthers, who avenged an earlier loss to WHS (on March 25), scored four times in the second inning and two more times in the third to take a commanding 7-0 lead.
The Pioneers scored both of their runs in the sixth. But WHS was held to five hits in the loss. Shelby Winebarger led the way going 2-4; Elizabeth Dollar was 1-4 with a triple; Sydney Jones was 1-2 with a triple and a walk; Hope LaPointe was 1-3 with a double, an RBI and a run scored.
Michala McCune got the start and suffered the loss. She coughed up eight runs, seven earned, on nine hits with three walks and a pair of strikeouts. Megan Jackson tossed three scoreless innings in relief.
Jennifer Nelson got the win for Patton. She went the distance and gave up two earned runs on five hits with five strikeouts and three walks.
The Pioneers will take time off for the Easter break. They travel to Hickory on Monday, April 28.
ST. STEPHENS 10-1
SOUTH CALDWELL 10-1
FRED T. FOARD 6-5
ST. STEPHENS 9-0-1
FRED T. FOARD 4-6
SOUTH CALDWELL 3-6-1
Patton 8, Watauga 2
S. Caldwell 6, St. Stephens 2
Hibriten 0, Freedom 0, OT (tie)
Hickory 3, Fred T. Foard 1
St. Stephens 3, S. Caldwell 0
Watauga 4, Patton 0
Hickory 16, Mooresville 5
Watauga 14, Patton 5