East nips West in soccer

DUBLIN –Spencer Scott shone bright in the East Bladen net on Monday and played a big part in the Eagles’ 3-2 win over cross-county rival West Bladen in a Four County Conference match in Dublin.

East Bladen improved to 9-3-1 overall and 5-2 in the conference; West Bladen falls to 5-5-1 overall and 0-4 in the conference.

With East Bladen getting limited looks at the Knights’ net, Scott was credited with eight saves in the match that Eagles coach Jay Raynor said was the difference between the win and a potential loss.

Brooks McGill put East Bladen on the board first when he booted an indirect kick from less than 10 yards out into the back of the West Bladen net. It didn’t take long for the Eagles to double the advantage, as Jake Evans found the back of the Knights’ net just moments later for a 2-0 edge.

West Bladen got on the board late in the first half with a goal from Emerson Escobar, but Greyson Heustess answered for East Bladen with a goal in the 72nd minute of play to give the Eagles a 3-1 lead.

Almost immediately, the Knights scored to climb within one goal but could get no closer.




The East Bladen girls took two of three doubles matches on Monday, but fell short of rallying past Wallace-Rose Hill and dropped a 5-4 Four County Conference match.

In singles action, Justyna Gargala got an 8-2 win at No. 1, Cassie Hill took an 8-4 win at No. 2 and Ting Lin was an 8-2 winner at No. 3. But having to sweep the doubles for a team win, the Lady Eagles came up one short.

In doubles action, the tandem of Gargala and Hill won a hard-fought 8-8 (7-5) decision at No. 1 and the duo of Lin and Bailee Davis earned an 8-2 win at No. 3.

East Bladen is now 5-2 overall and 3-2 in conference.

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