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Originally published: 2013-05-07 20:46:02
Last modified: 2013-05-07 20:46:00

Watauga girls' soccer team beats Mooresville

by Steve Behr Sports Editor

Even a lightning delay could not keep Watauga's girls' soccer team from beating Mooresville 1-0 in the first round of the state 4-A playoffs at Jack Groce Stadium Tuesday.

Watauga (9-8-2) broke a four-game losing streak by scoring a goal in the first 21 minutes of the game. Hannah Younger got close enough to the Mooresville goal to give the Pioneers a 1-0 lead.

From there, Watauga had to take on not only Mooresville's defense, but a steady rain in the first half. At times, the weather was clear. Other times, the teams faced a steady rainfall.

At halftime, lightning was spotted, which forced a 40-minute delay. Five minutes into the second half, Watauga goalkeeper Heather Oswalt saved a free kick after Watauga committed a foul inside the 18-yard box.

Watauga had another chance to score, but could not convert after the Mooresville keeper could not control a loose ball in the18-yard box.

The Pioneers face A.C. Reynolds in the second round of the tournament Saturday.