First Posted: 1/15/2009
LUMBERTON – The Lumberton High School girls’ soccer team played an almost perfect first period Tuesday at Alton G. Brooks Stadium, beating Purnell Swett in a Two Rivers Conference match-up that was called after one period due of the score.
Afterwards, Lumberton head coach Kenny Simmons said that despite the lopsided score, he sees good things in the future for the Purnell Swett soccer program.
“They’ve got some work to do,” Simmons said. “One thing I’m optimistic about is this past summer they had a girls’ youth soccer league for the first time over at UNCP. So I think they’ll get there eventually.”
With the win, Lumberton raises its record to 3-1-1 overall, 2-0 in the Two Rivers, while Purnell Swett falls to 0-4, 0-2 in the Two Rivers.
The score gave Lumberton a chance to spread playing time and give his players a chance to work on their passing, said Simmons, which could be important Wednesday when the Pirates travel to Fayetteville to face arch-nemesis Terry Sanford.
“Most people believe it will come down to us and Terry Sanford in the conference,” Simmons said. “The last two years we’ve been co-winners in the conference and they’ve beaten us two years in a row in the conference tournament. So, it’s a big game.”
Some standout performances for Lumberton included: Kim Currie, three goals; Damilla Brooks, three goals; Morgan Haskins, two goals; Holly Graham, one goal; Katye Jobe, 1 goal; Blair Adcock, one goal; Anna Musselwhite, one goal.
The Lumberton/Terry Sanford match starts at 7 p.m., Wednesday.
LHS players on All-Conference team
Five Lumberton High basketball players were named to the Two Rivers All-Conference team on Monday.
Pirate boys’ basketball players James Floyd and Kaweiekia Leach received all-conference nods, while Simone Floyd, Jalisa Baxley and Jenae Parker were all-conference choices for the girls.
In Fairmont, the Fairmont softball team scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, but that wasn’t enough to get the Golden Tornadoes past East Bladen in the Southeastern Conference opener for both clubs.
The Eagles defeated Fairmont 15-14 after jumping out to a 10-4 lead in the second inning and holding on from there.
Amber Hunt finished with four hits, a double and a RBI for the Golden Tornadoes (1-2, 0-1 Southeastern). Sarah Locklear went 3-for-5 with a a double and two RBI, while Jamie Goodyear was 2-for-5 with four RBI.
Locklear took the loss.
Red Springs rolls
In Red Springs, The Red Springs baseball team picked up its second win in a week against Westover, beating the Wolverines 15-5.
The Red Devils (6-1) trailed 2-1 heading into the bottom of the second before erupting with eight runs in the inning.
Golden Tornadoes victorious
In Fairmont, the Fairmont baseball team used a four-run fourth inning to propel itself to an 11-6 victory over East Bladen in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams.
The Golden Tornadoes (3-0, 1-0 Southeastern) trailed 5-2 heading into the bottom of the third. But Fairmont scored nine runs over the next three innings to surge ahead of the Eagles.