The Lady Horses made quick work of Sampson County rivals Midway on Tuesday night in conference soccer action. Clinton was in complete control from the start, going on to blank the Raiders 9-0.
Clinton was rolling from the very start of the game, during which opened up a huge lead in the first half. The Horses marched up and down the field seemingly at will, taking more shots on goal way than the Raiders could’ve hoped to stop. Meanwhile, the Horses defense was just as strong, keeping the Raiders scoreless in the first half. The score at the break was 4-0.
It was more of the same in the second, except the fact that Clinton was one goal better in the second half. The Dark Horses continued their stride with equally strong play on defense, holding the Lady Raiders without a goal the entire game. Offensively, not only did the home them keep their pressure on from the first half with more shots on goal, they managed to get five more in the net.
Taylor Spell was on fire for the Horses, getting four of their nine goals, while also added on two assists. Ashlyn Williams had a massive game as well, finishing with three goal and an assist. Kayla Yang tacked on the final goal to go along with her two assists and Elizabeth Coleman notched three assists of her own.
With the win, the Horses rise to 5-4-1 overall and are unblemished in conference play, at 2-0. They were set to take on Southern Lee Wednesday before postponement due to weather. That game is pending. As for Midway, they drop to 4-3 overall and 1-2 in conference. They will face East Duplin at home Thursday.
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