Unbeaten Pirates shut down Scots

First Posted: 1/15/2009

Staff report
LUMBERTON -- There are shutouts, and then there's what the Lumberton soccer team did Wednesday night.
Not only did the Lumberton Pirates register a 3-0 victory at Alton G. Brooks Stadium, they did not allow Scotland to register a shot on goal in the nonconerence showdown.
The Pirates (10-0), ranked No. 10 in the latest North Carolina Soccer Coaches Association's 4-A state poll, held a 1-0 lead at the half thanks to a goal from Levi McNeall.
Edmundo Zamorano gave Lumberton the insurance it needed against the Fighting Scots (2-3) with two goals in the second half. His first score was assisted by Jon Flantos. Morris Cardenas assisted on the final goal.
Next up for the Pirates is a nonconference home match with South Brunswick on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
At Fairmont, the Lady Tornadoes handled nonconference foe South Columbus with ease, posting a 25-22, 25-23, 25-12 win.
Gini Grimsley led the way for Fairmont (5-3) with 12 kills, eight service points and three blocks. Savannah Jones also chipped in 11 kills.
Next up for Fairmont is a Tri-Six match with South Robeson on Thursday.
At St. Pauls, the Lady Bulldogs topped Clinton in a battle of Tri-Six Conference unbeatens.
St. Pauls reeled off five consecutive wins in singles' play to take command of the contest.
Next up for the Lady Bulldogs is a nonconference match with Northwood on Friday at 3 p.m.
At Richmond, Lumberton managed a fourth-place finish at Richmond Pines Country Club.
The Lady Pirates finished with a score of 434, 100 strokes behind meet-winner Richmond. Scotland (378) and Pinecrest (388) placed two and three, respectively.
Kelci Walters shot a 94, which was the best individual finish for Lumberton.
Team scores
Richmond 334, Scotland 378, Pinecrest 368, Lumberton 434, Jack Britt 442, Westover 499.
Individual scores
Whitney Wright (R) 77, Shannon Smith (S) 78, Leigh Ann Barringer (R) 80, Rebecca Calderara (P) 83, Laura Harling (S) 83.
Lumberton scores
Kleci Walters 94, Amanda James 109, Sarah Ward 109, Ali Cook 122, Shawnee Goodman 123, Sara Wilkens 140.
Cross Country
At Lumberton, the Pirates and Lady Pirates dominated a Two Rivers Conference meet.
Sam Britt and Matt Thomas were the top runners of the day for the Pirates, who finished with a score of 40. Purnell Swett (47), E.E. Smith (66) and Pine Forest (74) rounded out the action.
Britt's run of 19:10 was good enough for fourth place, while Thomas (19:28) was right behind.
In girls action, the Lumberton was led by Megan Valenti, who placed second with a run of 22:58.
The Lady Pirates finished with an overall score of 25, followed by Pine Forest (46), E.E. Smith (77) and Purnell Swett (86).

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