ELIZABETHTOWN — The visiting Wolfpack of Whiteville High used an early goal on a penalty kick and a gift goal from East Bladen High to record a 2-1 win over the Eagles in a Waccamaw Conference match on Monday.
The loss drops East Bladen to 4-5-2 overall and 1-3 in the conference.
Although the Eagles dominated play in the second half, they could not crack the goal line barrier, leaving Colby Hester’s header for a score late in the first half as their lone tally.
The game-winner for the Wolfpack came when East Bladen couldn’t clear a ball from in front of the goal and a boot found the back of their own net for a 2-0 Whiteville lead.
The win improves Whiteville to 7-6-1 overall, 2-2 in the conference.
— In Dublin on Monday, West Bladen High lost its fifth straight Waccamaw Conference match when the visiting Scorpions of North Brunswick High stung the Knights for a 5-1 win.
The loss drops West Bladen to 3-6 overall, 0-5 in the conference.
North Brunswick raced out to a quick 2-0 lead in the first 6 minutes, then added a third tally at the 23-minute mark.
Late in the first half, Clay Allen scored his 20th goal of the season on a penalty kick with about 2 minutes before intermission to edge the Knights closer at 3-1. But North Brunswick added two goals in the second half to seal the win.
The Scorpions improved to 8-3 overall, 2-2 in the conference.
— In Dublin on Wednesday, West Bladen High fell into a 5-0 hole by halftime to Red Springs High in a non-conference match, and took a 7-2 loss.
The Knights are now 3-7 on the season.
After the Red Devils had increased their lead to 7-0 with two second-half scores, Clay Allen answered with a pair of unassisted goals within 1 minute late in the match.
— In Leland on Wednesday, the Scorpions of North Brunswick High stung the Eagles of East Bladen High in a Waccamaw Conference match, 5-0.
The loss drops East Bladen to 4-6-2 overall, 1-4 in the conference.
—In Clinton on Monday, the Lady Dark Horses rallied past East Bladen High 13-25, 25-22, 25-22 and 25-18.
The non-conference loss drops the Lady Eagles to 4-10 overall.
Abbey Norris led East Bladen with 11 kills, while Melissa Macon added 10 service points and four aces. Brooke Smith contributed 11 service points, two aces and two kills for the Lady Eagles, while Lacey Suggs had six kills and Miller Heustess added six aces.
— In Tabor City on Tuesday, West Bladen High swept Waccamaw Conference foe South Columbus High in straight sets by a 25-16, 25-17 and 25-18 verdict.
The win improves the Lady Knights to 10-2 overall, 5-2 in the conference.
Courtney Thompson led West Bladen with 12 service points and added six kills and two blocks. Abbey Walters contributed 10 service points, eight kills and two aces to the win. Mallory Davis had five kills and two blocks, while Haley Cox added a pair of blocks for the Lady Knights.
— In Tabor City on Tuesday, the Lady Stallions of South Columbus High defeated West Bladen High, 7-2, in a Waccamaw Conference match.
The loss drops the Lady Knights to 7-4 overall, 3-4 in the conference.
West Bladen earned a win in singles from Erica Tanner at No. 3 by a 6-1, 6-3 verdict. Alicia Avellaneda put up a big fight at No. 6 before dropping a 6-4, 1-6, 9-11 decision.
The Lady Knights also got a win in doubles from the duo of Hannah Dowless and Nicole Nye at No. 2 by an 8-4 score.