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Originally published: 2014-05-15 02:03:22
Last modified: 2014-05-15 18:11:11

Olympic's girls' soccer team beats WHS 3-1

by Staff Reports

Watauga's girls' soccer team fell 3-1 to Charlotte Olympic in the first round of the state 4-A playoffs at Jack Groce Stadium Wednesday night.

Watauga finishes its season with a 14-5-3 record, while Olympic improved to 15-9-0.

Watauga was missing five players to injury, although Kat Welsh returned from a concussion suffered last week.

"The kids played really well and I thought we finished strong, but in the middle we really struggled," Watauga coach Brittany Bolick said.

Watauga scored the first goal in the fourth minute of the game when Tori Derrick found the back of the Olympic net. Watauga controlled the ball well for the first 20 minutes, but Olympic scored its first goal in the 23rd minute of the first half.

Bolick said communication in the middle of the field helped Olympic take advantage of some scoring chances.

Olympic eventually took a 2-1 by halftime, and then added another goal in the second half.
"We gave them some opportunities that they took advantage of," Bolick said. "They took advantage of our mistakes defensively and were able to finish."

Bolick also said the Trojans had good speed on the outer flanks that gave Watauga's defense some problems.

"They had a lot of great speed," Bolick said. "They had that five-yard ignite kind of speed."

SOFTBALL
ASHEVILLE -- Watauga's softball team fell 7-0 to T.C. Roberson in the first round of the state 4-A playoffs Wednesday night.

Samantha Schmidt did the most damage to Watauga with her pitching and her bat. She scattered four Watauga (3-15) hits and struck out four batters while pitching for the Rams (13-11).
Schmidt also went 2-for-3 from the plate with a home run and three RBIs. Kassi Butcher went 2-for-4.

Michala McCune pitched a complete game for the Pioneers. She scattered five Roberson hits.