Watauga's girls' soccer team blanks Patton 4-0
by Staff Reports
Watauga's girls' soccer team made it five straight games without a loss by beating Patton 4-0 in a Northwestern Conference showdown Thursday night at Jack Groce Stadium.
Watauga, which improved to 12-2-3, has not lost in its last five games. The Pioneers are 4-0-1 during that span.
As usual, defense has played a role in that streak. After giving up three goals in a 3-0 loss to St. Stephens on April 3, Watauga has allowed just one goal in its last five games.
Mia Austin scored the first and final goals for the Pioneers. Austin gave Watauga a 1-0 lead with two minutes left in the first half when she found the back of the Patton net following a pass from Mac Utter.
Watauga added to its lead with Kat Welsh scored on a Brynne Gould corner kick 12 minutes into the second half. That gave Watauga a 2-0 advantage.
Tori Derrick made it 3-0 at the 60-minute mark with a shot to the back post. Austin closed out the scoring at the 73-minute mark by taking a crossing pass from Gould and making it a 4-0 game.
Watauga's boys' lacrosse team cruised to a 14-5 victory over Patton Thursday at Leigh Cooper-Wallace Field.
Jake Williams led the Pioneers with five goals. Canyon Mueller had three goals, while Zach Tomer and Zach Williams each scored to goals for the Pioneers.
Ben Henson and Hunter Allen each added one goal.
Watauga hosts St. Stephens on April 29.
Watauga lost 8-2 to Patton in girls' softball at Watauga's field Thursday.
The Pioneers lost their sixth straight game after Patton scored four runs in the second inning and two runs in the third to take a 7-0 lead.
Watauga was limited to just two runs in the sixth inning. Hope LaPointe doubled in a run and then scored a run for the Pioneers. LaPointe was 1-for-3 at the plate.
Shelby Winebarger went 2-for-4 from the plate, while Elizabeth Dollar and Sydney Jones each tripled.
Michala McCune was the starting pitcher for the Pioneers. She gave up eight runs, nin hits and three walks in four innings. Megan Jackson threw three scoreless innings of relief.
Patton pitcher Jennifer Nelson gave up five hits and had five strikeouts.
Watauga plays next at Hickory on April 28 after taking a week off for spring break.