East Wake Academy coach Michael Sloop praised his girls soccer team for its effort despite suffering a 3-0 loss to Woods Charter in an North Central Athletic Conference match Monday on the Wolves’ field.
It was only a couple of weeks ago that Woods Charter routed East Wake Academy 9-0.
“Last time we had some injuries and one of our girls suffered from dehydration,” Sloop said. “But we were a much tougher team this time. We played smart and executed well. We just couldn’t finish and find the net.”
East Wake Academy trailed only 1-0 at halftime before the Wolves took a 2-0 lead and added the third goal late in the second half. Woods Charter senior Isabel Pearce scored two goals.
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“They were strong in the back and played with intensity,” said Woods Carter coach Graeme Stewart. “We had to keep working to find some space. They kept working hard; give credit to their coach.”
Woods Charter improved to 10-4-1 overall and 9-3 in conference play. East Wake Academy dropped to 12-5-1 and 7-5.