NCHSAA SEC Members
Week of 4/7
April 13, 2014By Colin McDavid of Hoke County High School
The week of April 7 was a good week for the girls. On Monday the 7th of April our girls tied Scotland 1-1. This was another hard fought overtime game. Scotland opened the scoring in the first half with a long range shot that beat goalkeeper Hailey Johnson. It was a very lack luster first half performance by our girls, but second half was totally different. Credit has to be given to Ashelynn Priest for getting the team to play at a higher energy level. It was Ashelynn who created the penalty for Kyle Bullock to score. It was pretty much all Hoke from the second half and into overtime. Hailey Johnson had to come up with some big saves especially in the first half and also kept the girls in front of her organized.
Next we played Richmond and beat them 6-2. Alayna Lewis scored 4 goals and had two assists, Ashelynn Priest scored i goal and had two assists, and Alexis Osorio scored one goal as well. It was a night that saw Richmond take the lead on two different occasions in the first half, but second half the girls came out with even more energy and capitalized on their goal scoring chances. Mikail Montgomery, Hannah Loclear, Kyle Bullock, Shelby Rivera, and Abigail Reyna, Renee Mosher, and Iyanna Jones were outstanding in their respective positions.
Friday we lost to Cape Fear 0-6. For me this was a good game for the girls despite the loss. We had three senoirs and a starting player out for various reasons, but the girls who were there played extremely well. Ashelynn Priest did all that she could possibly do as a captain and player to inspire and encourage her teammates. She was all over the field for us, taking goal kicks, cornerkicks, free kicks, and being our playmaker and go to person. Alexis Osorio picked up the physical play in her game. Hannah Locklear had an awesome game in defense. It was a great game for the players who don't normally play to get a chance to play and gain some valuable experience.