Lady Warriors open week with win

Stephanie King

Despite a little rain early in the afternoon, the Lady Warriors of Wheatmore hosted the Randleman Lady Tigers for PAC-7 girls soccer battle on Monday. Both teams entered the game 1-0 on the season. Monday’s game was also the first PAC-7 Conference game for both teams.

Randleman got the ball to start the contest but the Warriors soon took control. Wheatmore held onto the ball for a few minutes before some crisp, clean passes led to the Warrior’s first goal of the night from Kara Comer. Trailing 1-0, the Lady Tigers tried to even the score but had a difficult time getting through the tough Warrior’s defense. Wheatmore dominated the early part of the first half as Elisabeth Beusse scored to put the Warriors on top 2-0. Randleman managed to get the ball into scoring territory late in the half and had a couple of decent looks at the goal before they were stopped by the Warrior’s keeper, Kristina Ell. Alex Poplin got open for a shot at the goal and sent the ball passed Randleman’s keeper Ruthie Steinberg for the Warriors third and final goal of the half. The Lady Tigers tried to get on the board before halftime, but could not find the back of the net. At the half, Wheatmore led 3-0.

The Lady Warriors got the first touch on the ball to start the second half and wasted no time working their way to the goal. It took a couple of minutes, but Wheatmore would add to their lead off a goal from Emma Baynard. Randleman got their first touch of the second half and got a great look at the goal but Ell was there for the save for the Warriors. Moments later, Kara Comer added her second goal of the night to give the Warriors a 5-0 lead early in the second half. Wheatmore’s defense shut down the Tigers and blocked everything that came towards the goal. Midway through the half, Taylor Comer got in on the scoring action for the Warriors as she scored off an assist from Kara Comer to give the Warriors a 6-0 lead. The Lady Warriors were not done as Kara Comer added another goal to complete the hat trick and put Wheatmore in front 7-0. Randleman almost caught a break late in the game as the ball popped out of the hands of the keeper, but the Tigers could not convert on the close attempt. The Warriors made it an 8-0 game with a goal from senior forward Skylar Craddock late in the half. Wheatmore capped off the game with a goal from Olivia Williamson to pick up a 9-0 PAC-7 win over the Tigers.

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