Lady Raiders cruise past Goldsboro

By Adam Capps -

The Midway High School soccer team got he first round upset on Wednesday night when they traveled to Goldsboro High School for the 2A State Playoff opener. The Lady Raiders got out of town with a 4-0 win, prolonging their season to at least another game.

The first Raider goal was unassisted by Lady Raider senior, Emily Williams. The goal seemed to get the visitors settled in, and set the tone for the rest of the night.

Shortly after, Manasia Cobb found the back of the net, following the set-up from Kimberly O’Brien. The Lady Raiders would hang their third goal on the board before the end of the first half, when Anna Apperson had an assist to her sister, Addison, giving Midway a 3-0 lead at the break.

The Lady Raiders added a 4th goal when Riley Kinlaw knocked the ball into the back of the net to seal the deal.

Midway head coach Trey Apperson was pleased with his team playing well enough to get the win.

“It was an okay game for us,” said Apperson. “In the playoffs, you want to survive and advance, and that’s what we did. I thought initially in the first half, we were a little slow, maybe a little nervous with it being the playoffs, but after that first goal we kind of seemed to settle in and play a little better. We are happy to get the win. Kyla Kibbler had a great game in the goal for us, which was obviously very important for us.”

Midway is set to take on North Pitt in the second round. It is yet to be determined if the game will be played Friday or Saturday night.

Reach Adam Capps at 910-214-9585

By Adam Capps

Reach Adam Capps at 910-214-9585

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