North Caro­line vol­ley­ball earns big road tri­umph

Times-Record - - Front Page - By DUSTIN HOLT dholt@ches­pub.com Fol­low Caro­line/Dorch­ester Ed­i­tor Dustin Holt on Twit­ter @Dustin_S­tarDem.

AMER­I­CAN COR­NER — The Colonel Richard­son girls’ soc­cer team built an early lead and cruised to a 4-1 vic­tory over North Dorch­ester Mon­day, Oct. 2.

The win ex­tended Colonel’s 1A win streak to four, and im­proved its record to 4-3 over­all and 3-3 in the North Bay­side.

Scor­ing for the Colonels in­cluded two from fresh­men — Rea­gan Mangum and Emma Carmean — along with se­nior An­nie Har­ris and sopho­more Macken­zie Covey.

The Colonels built a 3-0 half­way through the first half. In the fifth minute, Maddy Christo­pher fed Har­ris in the mid­dle, and Har­ris beat North Dorch­ester goal­keeper Ni­cole Waples for a goal to open the scor­ing.

Har­ris al­most scored a sec­ond goal in the 10th minute but her blast from the right wing sailed high over the cross­bar. She did con­trib­ute to the Colonels’ sec­ond goal when she de­liv­ered a cross­ing pass in the goal box to Mangum who scored to give Colonel a 2-0 lead.

The Colonels con­tin­ued their of­fen­sive pres­sure with Covey and Har­ris each hav­ing scor­ing chances, but Waples foiled both.

In the 26th minute, Covey in­creased the lead to 3-0 with a goal off an as­sist from Mangum. Carmean gave Colonel a 4-0 lead in the sec­ond half with a goal in the 69th minute off of an as­sist from Sarah Gille­spie.

“My fresh­men got two goal today in large part from my up­per­class­men work­ing the ball around and giv­ing them the con­fi­dence,” said Colonel head coach Jeremy Roop. “We were work­ing the ball around good like soc­cer is sup­pose to be played.

“An­nie and Macken­zie are nat­u­rals out there,” he added. They sense open­ings and where to go with the ball to cre­ate shots. They also are great passers, and help open the field up with their team­mates.”

North Dorch­ester (0-7, 0-5) made sev­eral ad­just­ments at half­time, and spent much of the sec­ond half at­tack­ing on the of­fen­sive end.

Kyla Diggs opened the half with a break­away down the right side, but her shot went wide of the net. Sev­eral min­utes later she gained pos­ses­sion on a 50/50 ball, found and open­ing but she shot went wide again.

Des­tiny Lane en­gi­neered an­other scor­ing chance when she found Me­gan Price in the mid­dle who passed to Brie Bates along the right side. Bates fired a shot, but Colonel goal­keeper Han­nah Holmes made the save.

In the clos­ing min­utes, Bates got an­other chance af­ter win­ning a 50/50 ball. She raced down the right side and un­corked a shot into the top right cor­ner for a goal.

“They kept fight­ing un­til the very end,” said Ea­gles head coach Genna Hat­field. “They never gave up, and got a goal there at the end.

“They came to­gether, and talked about what they needed to work on dur­ing half­time,” she added. “They did a re­ally good job un­til the very end.”

Colonel Richard­son’s An­nie Har­ris drives to the net against North Dorch­ester Mon­day, Oct 2.

Rea­gan Mangum, who scored Colonel Richard­son’s sec­ond goal, chips a pass to a team­mate dur­ing Mon­day’s 4-0 vic­tory over North Dorch­ester.

PHO­TOS BY DUSTIN HOLT

Colonel Richard­son’s Macken­zie Covey cor­rals a loose ball against North Dorch­ester Mon­day, Oct 2.

Colonel Richard­son’s Emma Carmean drives to the net be­fore scor­ing a goal against North Dorch­ester Mon­day, Oct 2.

Colonel Richard­son’s Maddy Christo­pher looks for a team­mate against North Dorch­ester Mon­day, Oct 2.

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