Mustang Soccer Defeats South Stanly
North Moore's girls' soccer team defeated South Stanly 4-1 Wednesday.
Ranked 14th in the current Class 1A poll, the Lady Mustangs move to 4-0 in Yadkin Valley Conference play with the win and 5-3 overall.
North Moore gained the lead 10 minutes into the game when Jazmin Medina found Leslie Castrejon with a through ball that Castrejon deposited into the back of the net.
The Lady Mustangs continued to press the advantage, racking up shot after shot with no reply.
Twenty-nine minutes into the first half, Castrejon headed a long pass from Brittany Stutts to a streaking Medina, who beat the keeper for the second goal.
A minute later, Medina forced a turnover in the box on an attempt to clear and quickly scored, making the tally 3-0 at halftime.
North Moore opened the second half with the same advantage in possession. Jamie Garner’s header from a corner missed by a foot past the post, and Whitney Morgan’s shot just cleared the cross bar.
Sixty-five minutes into the contest, South Stanly struck back with a goal, but any thoughts of a comeback were quickly dashed when Medina again found Castrejon on a give and go, which Castrejon buried for the final goal of the night. Medina reached the five-goal and five-assist mark for the season. The Mustangs outshot South Stanly 16-4.
"The only disappointing aspect in tonight's game were the goals we should have put away and missed," said head coach James Horwath. "There were solidly five goal-scoring opportunities that we realistically should have scored but didn’t. Those types of opportunities need to be converted."
The Mustangs will take on undefeated, 11th-ranked Gray Stone Day at home Thursday with a 6:30 p.m. kickoff.
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