Roundup: Local soccer, softball win big
Prescott’s hat trick leads Washington to 5th win
After clobbering Greene Central, 11-2, in its 2-A Eastern Carolina Conference opener on Tuesday, Washington blanked Northside-Jacksonville in non-conference action on Thursday.
The Lady Pack found twine three times in the first half and added a fourth goal in the second. Jordan Prescott had a hat trick, and Sydney Walker assisted on two of the four goals. Anna Frisbie also scored.
Washington hosted North Lenoir in ECC action on Friday.
Panthers blank East Carteret
PINETOWN — Northside snapped a two-game skid Thursday in a 3-0 win over former 1-A Coastal Plains Conference foe East Carteret. The Panthers took the lead with a run in the third, then added two more in the fifth to seal it.
Zach Woolard scattered three hits in his seven-inning shutout. Zach Griffin and Parker Boyd led the Panthers with two hits apiece. Boyd drove in two of the team’s three runs. Tanner Alligood plated the other.
Northside traveled to Bertie for a second-straight non-conference matchup before next week’s meeting with South Creek.
Lady Pack blasts Northern Nash
Senior Mariah Gurkin had two hits for four RBI and a run, and six other Washington batters had a knock as the Lady Pack lambasted Northern Nash, 10-0, in five innings Thursday. A 3-0 lead in the fourth inning turned into a blowout after seven players came around in the bottom of the fifth.
Sophomore pitcher Abbi Tucker allowed just one hit and struck out nine of the 16 batters she faced.
Desiree Maurizzio scored twice and had an RBI in the win. Emme Davis, Summer Campbell, and Kaylee Elks each drove in a run, too.
Southside rebounds against Farmville Central
CHOCOWINITY — Southside bounced back from its first loss of the season with a 5-2 win over Farmville Central Thursday. Sindy Chavez Pullman scored four goals to lead the Lady Seahawks to a season-best offensive output.
Pullman also assisted on Sarah Petty’s goal. Southside exploded for four goals in the first half. The duo of Carleigh Findley and Keely Bennett combined for 13 saves.
Southside will host North Pitt Monday in the middle game of a three-match home stand.
Panthers, Seahawks place top-3 in CPC match
BATH — Northside hosted a conference match Wednesday at Bayview. Riverside placed first with a team score of 174. The Panthers (196) followed in second, barely scooting by the Seahawks (197).
Dustin Boseman (47) and Braeden Cooper (48) were the top Panther finishers. Gray Lewis shot a 50, and Matthew Cullom finished at 51. The Seahawks had three shoot below the 50-point mark: Colt Dixon (47), Luke Matthews (48), and Trey Branch (49). Cole Godley finished with a 53.
Riverside’s Landon Gurganus ranked first with a 38. The Knights had the top-three golfers on the afternoon.
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