Goalkeeper Quay Mills of Freedom made six saves and Erin Settle of Mooresvlle had a goal and an assist as the West girls defeated the East 4-1 Tuesday night in the North Carolina Coaches Association East-
West Senior All-Star Game at UNC-Greensboro.
Settle was named the game's Most Valuable Player for her efforts. Leading 2-1, Settle set up Meredith Dunker of Southeasat Guilford for an insurance goal at the 66-minute mark of the second half. The goalcame just 18 seconds after Caroline Houser of Carrboro had scored for the East on a header ball to make it, 2-1.
Settle closed things out with an unassisted goal just seven minutes later. The West outshot the East, 20-13. The West leads the all-time series 10-6 with seven ties.
Defender Jesse Hurferth of Hickory and midfielder Alexandra Roarke of St. Stephens were also members of the West All-Stars.
In the boys game, the East scored three times in the second half and beat the West 5-2 Tuesday night. Ryan Turner of Raleigh-Sanderson scored a pair of goals to pace the East. Tyler George of Wilmington-Hanover was named the game MVP.
George scored the game's first goal, which was unassisted, on a 15-yard blast that eluded West keeper Ben Lucas of Greensboro-Grimsley for a 1-0 lead at the 16-minute mark of the first half. He picked upan assist on Turner's first tally at the 59-minute mark of the second half that gave the East a commanding 4-1 lead.
The East scored three goals during a 15-minute stretch of the second half. Christian Patton of Freedom picked up an assist on the West's final goal at the 71-minute mark. The East leads the all-time series 11-8-4.
Things wrap up tonight with the 66th Annual NCCA East-West All-Star football game at Jamison Stadium at Greensboro Grimsley at 8 p.m. Keith Phillips of Ashe County and former Wilkes Central football coach Jeremy Funderburk will be assistant coaches for the West.
Tight end Cullen Ashley of Ashe County, defensive back Dylan Dula ofWilkes Central, offensive lineman Jonathan Minton of Hibriten and running back Tanner Starnes of Alexander Central will play for the West. The West won last year's game 14-7 at Simeon Stadium in High Point (the game was played there due to renovations being done at Jamison Stadium), and the West leads the series, 38-26-1.