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Originally published: 2013-03-23 22:15:38
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Pioneers girls' soccer team beats Hibriten

by Staff Reports

LENOIR — Watauga’s girls’ soccer team claimed a 3-2 victory over Hibriten in Northwestern Conference play Friday night at Storie Stadium.
Watauga had to overcome a 1-0 deficit with three goals in the second half. Maddy Critcher got the Pioneers on the scoreboard in the 65th minute with an assist from Tori Derrick.
Hannah Younger added a goal four minutes later to give the Pioneers a 2-1 lead. Sierra Hill gave the Pioneers an insurance goal they needed with an unassisted score in the 75th minute.
Hibrtien closed to within 3-2 with a goal in the 80th minute Goalkeeper Heather Ostwalt made five saves for the Pioneers.

SOFTBALL
HIBRITEN — Watauga took a three-run lead, but could not keep the lead and fell 6-5 to Hibriten in eight innings.
The Pioneers claimed a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but Hibriten struck back back with two runs in the bottom of the second. Watauga scored single runs in the fourth and fifth innings to take a 5-2 lead, but Hibriten countered with a run in the bottom of the fifth and two in the sixth to tie 5-5.
Hibriten closed out the game with a run in the eighth.
Kim Robinson belted a home run and a double, while Megan Jackson hit a double for the Pioneers. Michala McCune struck out six batters in 5 2/3 innings, while Robinson pitched 2 1/3 innings. He struck out three.

BOYS’ TENNIS
Watauga cruised past visiting Fred T. Foard 9-0 in boys’ tennis Friday night.
None of the Foard players who played singles won more than one game in any of their matches. Watauga’s Noah Moomaw and Josh Lampkins won their matches 6-0, 6-0.
Watauga’s Landon Taylor, Caleb Gould and Brody O’Neal all won 6-1, 6-0. Harrison Battle claimed a 6-1, 6-1 victory.
Watauga’s dominance continued in doubles. Taylor and Gould teamed to win No. 1 doubles 8-0. O’Neal and Lampkins, playing No. 3 doubles, also won 8-0. Moomaw teamed with Will Sponetto at No. 2 doubles to win 8-1.
Watauga plays at Hickory Tuesday.

Watauga 9, Fred T. Foard 0
Singles
Landon Taylor (W) d. Jacob Stinson 6-1 6-0
Harrison Battle (W) d. Russell Michaels 6-1 6-1
Caleb Gould (W) d. Raul Marita 6-1 6-0
Brody O’Neal (W) d. Daniel Tomberlin 6-1 6-0
Noah Moomaw (W) d. Scott Whitman 6-0 6-0
Josh Lampkins (W) d. Emanuel Lee 6-0 6-0
Doubles
Taylor/Gould (W) d. Stinson/Marita 8-0
Moomaw/Will Spinetto (W) d. Michaels/Tomberlin 8-1
O’Neal/Lampkins (W) d. Whitman/Grant Logan 8-0
Exhibition
Ryan Schlecht (W) d. David Vasiu 6-0 6-1
Travis Westpfahl (W) d. Pierce Hayes 6-4
Zack Archer (W) d. Trevor Hall 6-4