Midway shuts out Union


By Daron Barefoot - Sports Writer



Midway’s Riley Kinlaw and Union’s Paola Sevilla battle for the ball in the first half.


The Lady Spartans of Union traveled to Spivey’s Corner on Wednesday night for a soccer match-up against county rival Midway. After an early defensive struggle, Midway seized control of the game, earning a 4-0 victory to improve their record.

Much like last Friday’s game against Trask, Midway broke into the scoring column first late in the first half and used a strong second half performance to pull away.

Anna Apperson got things started for the Lady Raiders with 3:29 left in the first half, as her shot found the inside of the net for 1-0 lead.

That score would hold the rest of the first half.

Manasia Cobb had a strong second half for the Lady Raiders, as she notched all three goals for Midway.

With 36:07 left in the game, Cobb notched her first goal, increasing Midway’s lead to 2-0.

She netted her second goal just minutes later. With 32:37 left, she sent a shot past the goal keeper to push the Lady Raider lead 3-0.

Cobb’s final goal came with 17:52 left in the game, hitting the game’s final tally of 4-0.

Midway head coach Trey Apperson was pleased with the win and the way his team had control of the ball throughout the battle with the Spartans.

“Offensively, we settled down late in the first half and especially in the second half,” commented Midway head coach Trey Apperson. “We did a real job of keeping possession of the ball.”

The Lady Raider defense also turned in a solid performance, keeping Union’s most potent player, Paola Sevilla, who has 23 goals so far this season, scoreless.

“Great job defensively tonight by Emily Williams, Riley Kinlaw, Ashlyn Warren, Carli Carroll, Camryn Page, and Addison Apperson on keeping such a great player scoreless,” said Apperson in admiration of his team’s defense.

With the win, Midway improves to 9-3 overall and 5-2 in the Four County Conference. Their next game is at East Bladen on Monday at 6 p.m. Midway dropped the first meeting with the Lady Eagles, 3-1.

Union falls to 5-6 overall and 1-5 in the conference. Their next game is scheduled for Tuesday night at Wallace-Rose Hill at 6 p.m.

Reach Daron Barefoot at [email protected]

By Daron Barefoot

Sports Writer

Midway’s Riley Kinlaw and Union’s Paola Sevilla battle for the ball in the first half.
http://clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_IMG_2394.jpgMidway’s Riley Kinlaw and Union’s Paola Sevilla battle for the ball in the first half.

Reach Daron Barefoot at [email protected]

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