N.M. Girls Ranked Fifth in 1A Soccer
The North Moore girls’ soccer team had no trouble with Yadkin Valley Conference foe Chatham Central, winning 7-0 Monday.
The Mustangs, now ranked fifth in the latest North Carolina 1A girls’ soccer poll on eurosportscoreboard.com, took control of the ball early and controlled the tempo of the game.
The Lady Mustangs began firing shots on goal, but had trouble denting the nets early in the match. Two free kicks were sent high of the cross bar as Chatham Central managed to remain in the game.
The first goal came with 18:01 left in the first half as Leslie Castrejon put a free kick into the right hand side of the net. Four minutes later, Paige Garner volleyed a ball into the box that was controlled by a weaving Ester Pascaul, who placed it in by the keeper.
In the second half North Moore began to pass the ball efficiently and wisely, according to coach James Horwath. Four minutes into the second half, Ester Pascaul back passed to Castrejon, who placed the ball into the far upper corner, making it 3-0.
A little more than a minute later, Laura Lambert sent a ball over the defense that was collected by Jamie Garner, who scored. With 25 minutes left in the game, Jani Davis place a through ball to Jamie Garner for an easy place shot past the keeper. Jani Davis and Maria Urquiza each added unassisted goals, each poaching balls off Chatham Central mistakes.
“Tonight, more impressive than the score line was the four assists that the ladies produced,” Horwath said. “Jamie Garner is also becoming a force in the air, getting a few opportunities off long throw ins and corner kicks. The starting defense allowed one weak shot in the entire first half. The keepers combined to keep a clean sheet for the third game in a row.”
North Moore (3-0, 3-0 YVC) hosts South Davidson Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
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