Lady Horses blank Gray’s Creek

By Michael Hardison - Sports Editor
Edye Jane Carr makes a great stop after being pulled away from her goal by a fast-breaking Gray’s Creek player during first half action. -
Clinton’s Kayla Yang battles for the ball near the end line during second half action. -

The Clinton Dark Horses soccer team claimed another shutout win at home on Wednesday night against Gray’s Creek. Beating the Lady Bears 4-0, Clinton continues to play well this season, the second half being the turning point in this one.

Clinton came out with the better offensive half in the first, with five shots on goal and three corner kicks. Ashlyn Williams sent one in during a set play off a corner. What looked like a set up pass ended up sneaking its way past the keeper and into the net for the 1-0 lead. Gray’s Creek took two just shots in the first half.

The second half is when the home team blew the game open and cruised to a win with solid ball movement. Scoring three goals in the half, the first came Kayla Yang at 50:36 to put the Horses up 2-0. They didn’t waste much time, getting another goal from Taylor Spell to go ahead 3-0 at 60:56. Then with less than 10 minutes to play, at 71:38, Jessica Parker punched in the final goal.

“This was a great team win — thought our girls played really well. Gray’s Creek is a good program and we knew they were going to be tough to play,” said Clinton coach Adam Smith. “I thought we moved the ball well also and it helped us get a solid win.”

The Horses had three assists on the day, one apiece coming from Williams, Yang and Shakira Aguillar. Edye Carr also had another solid performance, keeping all four shots on goal by the Bears out of the net.

A win for the Lady Dark Horses puts them at 12-4-1 on the season and 8-0 in the conference. They’ll look for more success Friday when they host E.A. Laney.

Edye Jane Carr makes a great stop after being pulled away from her goal by a fast-breaking Gray’s Creek player during first half action.
https://www.clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/web1_ECsave.jpgEdye Jane Carr makes a great stop after being pulled away from her goal by a fast-breaking Gray’s Creek player during first half action.

Clinton’s Kayla Yang battles for the ball near the end line during second half action.
https://www.clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/web1_KYbattle.jpgClinton’s Kayla Yang battles for the ball near the end line during second half action.
Clinton rolls to 4-0 win, perfect in conference

By Michael Hardison

Sports Editor

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