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Originally published: 2014-04-10 00:08:32
Last modified: 2014-04-10 00:09:17

WHS girls' soccer blanks McDowell

by Staff Reports

Watauga's girl's soccer team claimed a 3-0 victory over visiting McDowell by scoring two goals late in the second half.

The Pioneers already led 1-0 by halftime when Sierra Hill scored on a breakaway opportunity. Hill unloaded a left-footed finish that found the back of the Titans' goal.

Watauga's Mac Utter got involved in the Pioneers' final two goals. She picked up an assist on a goal scored by Hali Wood-Miller in the 64th minute of the game to put Watauga in front 2-0.

Utter put the finishing touch on the win by scoring after a long drive downfield with two minutes left in the game.

One day earlier, Watauga beat visiting Fred T. Foard 1-0 in a Northwestern Conference showdown at Jack Groce Stadium.

Tristin Derrick scored the game-winner 16 minutes into the match off a long crossing pass from Samara Critcher.

Watauga's junior varsity also won 4-0. Amanda Lubkemann scored on a penalty kick to break the scoring ice, and Sarah Patton added another goal to put Watauga in front 2-0 at halftime.

Grace Kleeberger scored Watauga's third goal, and Olivia Grimm closed out the scoring with the Pioneers' fourth goal of the game.

Watauga also beat Fred T. Foard 2-0 after getting second-half goals from Finley Collins and Megan Gottfried.

Watauga hosts Freedom in a nonconference match Friday night.