|Updated: West Girls Blast North In State Opener|
|Written by Mike Kelly|
|Friday, 20 June 2014 16:01|
The West girls put together a dominant performance in their opening game of the North Carolina Powerade State Games in Charlotte, N.C. The West knocked off the North 4-0 on Friday morning at the Queens Sports Complex at Marion Diehl Park.
Caroline David of Charlotte-Olympic scored the first goal for the West (1-0, 3 points) and the route was on. Megan McAllister and Zoe Lewis of A.C. Reynolds and Cassidy Pate-Moore scored the other goals for the West.
Sydney Hall of Bandys and Heather Ostwalt of Watauga shared the shutout. Hall got the start and played 20 minutes; Ostwalt finished it out and made one save in the win.
"We really did a great job controlling the play the entire game," West coach Jason Dragoon of East Lincoln said. "They had a couple of looks at our net in the first half, but we completely shut them off in the second half. It's a good start. I like the format of playing a round-robin tournament. We get to see all the teams in this tournament."
Abby Carson and Kathryn Stevens of the Pioneers are also members of the West team.
"And those girls both played well today," Dragoon said. "They played a lot of minutes today, and we're going to really rely on them on Saturday. They're both strong fundamental players."
The West will play the East Saturday morning at 8 a.m. The East defeated the South 2-0 in its first game Friday afternoon.
"We scouted them, and they're impressive," Dragoon said. "In my opinion, it could be the gold medal game in this tournament. We have to come to play tomorrow morning. But I have a lot of confidence in our group. We've put together a pretty good team. We have a good blend of speed, defense and offense. I like our chances (Saturday) morning."
The West wraps up tournament play Sunday morning at 9 a.m., against the South.
9:00 AM Boys Central South, South 2-0
11:00 AM Girls West North, West 4-0
1:00 PM Boys Northeast West, West 2-1
3:00 PM Girls East South, East 2-0
5:00 PM Boys South Southeast, South 2-1
7:00 PM Boys West Midwest, West 1-0
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