Eagles nip Midway, 2-1


Staff report



DUNN — East Bladen rallied from a 1-0 deficit, then held on through a flurry of Midway attacks on goal to pull out a 2-1 Four County Conference win on the pitch Monday, 2-1.

Spencer Scott was a busy goalie through the first half, registering seven saves to help keep the match knotted at 0-0 at halftime. But the Raiders booed in a goal early in the second half and protected that lead until mid-way into the half when Brooks McGill took a pass from Greyson Heustess and got a good look at the goal — but was fouled. McGill’s ensuing penalty kick found its mark and the match was knotted at 1-1.

The match remained tied for the next 15 minutes but, with just six minutes left, Heustess headed the ball to a streaking McGill, who booted the ball into the net for a 2-1 Eagles lead.

Midway then put on a mad rush at the East Bladen net, only to have five successive shots thwarted by Scott.

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Lady Knights win

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West Bladen took four of the six singles matches and swept the doubles on Monday to defeat East Columbus in a non-conference match at Lake Waccamaw, 7-2.

Alanna Ludlum put the Lady Knights in the “W” column with a hard-fought 8-6 win at No. 1 singles and Amber Long followed up with an 8-1 win at No. 2. Haley Dimery gave West Bladen a 3-2 edge with a tough 9-7 win at No. 5 singles, while Rachel Bryan followed with an 8-6 win at No. 6.

In doubles action, Ludlum and Helen Lopez teamed for an 8-4 win at No. 1; Long and Madison Singletary took an 8-4 win at No. 2; and the duo of Dimery and Conner Brisson won at No. 3 by an 8-1 verdict.

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Lady Eagles shut out

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East Bladen failed to capture a win for the third straight tennis match, falling to Whiteville on Monday in a non-conference match, 9-0.

In singles action, the Lady Eagles scored just 10 points across the six matches, with Trinity Carroll having the most success in an 8-4 loss.

In doubles, the duo of Ting Lin and Jayme Frady gave the Lady Woldpack the biggest battle before dropping an 8-4 decision.

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Eagles whip Vikings, 9-0

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Greyson Heustess and Josue Guvera each recorded a hat trick for East Bladen and the Eagles whitewashed visiting West Columbus, 9-0, in a non-conference match Thursday.

Guvera scored the Eagles’ first goal early in the first half and, before the half was over, Huestess had scored twice and Guvera added a goal for a 4-0 East Bladen lead at intermission.

In the second half, Brooks McGill too a pass from Heustess and fired in a goal, followed by a header for a goal by Guvera for his hat trick. Moments later, Heutess got his hat trick with a header that gave the Eagles a 7-0 advantage. Grey Caballero followed with a goal off a corner kick.

The Eagles’ scoring was completed when Robert Fletcher booted in a goal off a feed from Alex Felder.

Staff report

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