South Davie’s Andrade scores five soccer goals

Published 8:29 am Thursday, March 11, 2021

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Sarah Andrade put on a show with five goals and South Davie’s girls soccer team beat visiting North Davie 9-5 on March 2.

While the Tigers evened their record at 1-1, North was playing its 2021 debut.

Andrade had 7 points, including 2 assists.

“Sarah is good enough that she could play in college,” coach Russell Hilton said of the eighth-grade forward. “She can score whenever she wants. She can take it to the corner, cross it in and set anybody up. On the goal that Jaylene Rivera scored, Sarah took it all the way down in the corner and sent a perfect cross. You couldn’t ask for a better pass.”

Hilton has another tremendous weapon in Cat Rosser, an eighth-grade attacking mid who had two goals and two assists.

“She sets everybody up,” he said. “Like her brother (Sam), she’s got a cannon for a shot.”

South got one goal from Rivera and Jaden Carter. Rivera had two assists and Carter one.

For the Wildcats, Rachel Rodriguez and Monica Ramirez had two goals apiece. Caroline Mitchell had the other one.

“It was a good game,” North coach Daniel Gamble said. “I’m proud of them. Most issues came when they were tired. It was a good starting point.”

Canterbury 7, SD 0

Two days later, the Tigers (1-2) ran into a buzzsaw at home. “They’re a private school out of Greensboro,” Hilton said. “They are legit. Private schools are always good at soccer. We actually played better defensively than we did the first two games. If not, it would have been over quick.”

Summit 3, Ellis 0

Ellis entered its March 2 opener with a gaudy 19-game winning streak. When the Eagles pulled away in the second half, the Jaguars had their first loss since a 2-1 decision against Summit on April 11, 2018.

Despite the setback, ninth-year coach Leah Reynolds found plenty of positives. For one, her team was right there when the first half ended (1-0).

“The girls played a great game and never gave up,” she said.

She cited a number of players for keeping the margin respectable.

“Aubrie Pulaski, our goalie, had five great saves to keep the score down,” she said. “She had a really big save in the middle of the second half.

“Stella Frye, Emmie Burris and Lylah McGowan worked hard to get the ball close to the goal, but we couldn’t get a shot past their defense.

“Lanna Robinson, Ava Williams and Victoria McFarlin were all over the field working to get the ball moved up and to the forwards.

“Our defense of Avery Mallory, Olivia Williams, Riley Spaugh, Bailey Aderhold, Riley McNeil and Skylar Smith worked together to try and shut down Summit’s forwards and push the ball back toward their side of the field.”

Ellis 5, ND 2

The Jaguars bounced back at home on March 4. It was 3-0 at halftime thanks to McGowan’s hat trick. Frye had the other two goals.

Aderhold (two), Frye and Robinson dished out assists.

“It was very evenly matched and a great game to watch,” Reynolds said. “The girls are playing some great soccer and learning to play in positions they wouldn’t normally be in.”

North Davie’s goals came from Rodriguez.

“We played good and had a lot of good opportunities – but we just didn’t connect,” Gamble said. “Overall the play was improved from the first game even if the score doesn’t demonstrate it.”