Midway’s soccer team played host to the Wallace-Rose Hill Bulldogs
on Monday. Although the Raiders played them to a 1-1 tie (before a shootout) in Duplin county back on September 23, the determined Bulldogs pitched a 4-0 shutout at Spivey’s Corner.
It looked like the teams would take a scoreless tie into intermission, but Bulldog Kenny Sevilla was able to find the back of the goal with just 49 seconds remaining in the half. 1 nil would be the score at the break.
Eight minutes into the 2nd half, the Bulldogs struck again. This time it was Yahir Cano with the goal.
With 24:39 remaining in the game, Wallace-Rose Hill’s Wilson Avalo hit pay dirt to make it 3-0.
The final goal came as time expired in the contest. Jose Carcamo kicked it home to make it 4-0.
“It was a tough game,” assessed Midway head coach Allen McLamb. “With 49 seconds left in the first half, we thought we were going to get out of there without a score. I thought we played as good in the first half as we’ve played all year. Maybe we panicked a little bit in the 2nd half. Wallace is a good team. This is the first time we’ve given up 3 goals this year.”
“God is great,” began Bulldog coach Mike Graybar. “We’re a very young team and we’re starting to find our rhythm. I think we’re starting to really knock the ball to the back and find some possession. We’re getting well at the right time which is at the end of the season going into the playoffs. We’ve got 5 games in the next 10 days, and we’ll see how we stand.”
The Bulldogs are 12-3-1 overall and 8-1 in the Four County Conference. They will host East Bladen on Wednesday and then travel to Clinton Thursday.
The Raiders fall to 7-8-2 and 4-7. Following a Tuesday game with Triton, they will travel to Heide Trask on Wednesday.