Soccer

Soccer show at UNCG

It wasn't bad weather that threatened the N.C. Coaches Association's East-West Soccer Games this year at UNC-Greensboro Soccer Stadium on Tuesday.

Last year, lightning forced the boys game to end prematurely a scoreless tie.

This time, the lights went out during the girls game.

Thankfully, an electrician saved the day, and the West boys won 4-1 after the East girls claimed a 3-1 victory.

Without lights, the boys game was stopped with the score 1-1 just over 20 minutes into the contest, but power was restored five minutes later.

Charlotte Catholic's Donnie Smith, named Most Valuable Player, scored the first of his two goals for the West at 7:04.

Franklinton's Josh Woodburn tied the score at 11:53 for the East.

Woodburn put a long pass from Green Hope's Martin Murphy on open net, with the opposing keeper out of position.

"It was a perfect pass from Martin," said Woodburn, who will attend Longwood University in Virginia.

Murphy, who will attend North Carolina, and Nick Butterly, headed to Elon, represented Green Hope.

Two other schools were represented by two players on the East roster.

Goalie Scott Goodwin, who will play at North Carolina, and Vinnie Llana, who fired 2 shots on goal, represented Broughton.

Ethan Durland and Elliot Grlj went to Leesville Road. He will attend Appalachian State.

With the power back on, Charlotte Myers Park's Justin Davis finished off a free kick for the winner as Smith earned an assist at 29:06.

Smith scored his second for the West, unassisted at 48:05.

Smoky Mountain's Cort Smith added the final West goal at 58:49 after Goodwin deflected a shot from the right side from Luciano Delbono, representing Winston-Salem Reynolds.

Of the 16 players on the East roster, 11 were from the Triangle.

Cardinal Gibbons' Joseph Babington, a UNC-Wilmington recruit, had 2 shots for the East.

Panther Creek's Gabe Latigue fired two shots. Latigue will attend Elon.

Taylor Jones represented Fuquay-Varina.

Eli Garner, a North Carolina business major, represented Cedar Ridge.

In the girls game, Scotland County's Megan Brigman scored the first goal for the East with a diving header in at 34:26 of the first half. Brigman finished with four shots.

Swansboro's Carrie Dail, named MVP, earned an assist on the goal and added the East's second goal at 43:23 of the first.

Dail scored when she rushed the net and squeezed a deflection under diving keeper Kristen Haney of Charlotte Catholic.

At 59:50, Western Guilford's Lindsey Nusdeo scored the only goal for the West with a header off of a cross by Grimsely's Bess Goodman.

Broughton's Barkley Minton took a free kick and Panther Creek's Alyssa Bearden headed the ball into the net. Bearden's goal capped the scoring for the East at 69:34.

East Chapel Hill's Molly Hrudka, a North Carolina biological sciences major, fired one of the East's six first-half shots.

Broughton's Taylor Brown will play at South Florida.

Sanderson's McKenzie Porter, a defender, will play at Campbell.

Garner's Meagan Proper had one shot in the second half.

Wakefield's Jennifer Doucette plans to major in environmental policy and international relations at American University.

Wake Forest-Rolesville's Alisha Woodson, a defender, is heading to Wake Forest to major in journalism and Spanish.

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