Hardin’s hat trick leads Lady Eagles to win

ELIZABETHTOWN — Ashley Hardin fired in a trio of goals on Tuesday, and the hat trick was enough to give East Bladen a 3-0 Four County Conference win over visiting West Bladen.

After her first two shots of the match careened off the posts, Hardin pounded the Lady Knights’ net with a scoring shot early in the first half off a feed from Hannah Devane, then gave the Lady Eagles a 2-0 lead with another scoring shot after a pass from Patience Ward.

East Bladen added to its lead with Hardin’s third goal of the match in the second half to close out the scoring.




In Dublin on Monday, the East Bladen Eagles swept the doubles matches and handed West Bladen a 7-2 Four County Conference loss.

The Knights got singles wins from Tate Sykes at No. 2 by a 6-3, 6-3 margin and from Victor Avellano at No. 5 by a score of 6-2 and 6-1.

East Bladen picked up singles wins from Michael McDuffie at No. 1, 6-2 and 6-1; Robert Meggs at No. 3, 6-0 and 6-3; Gab Barnes at No. 4, 6-2 and 6-1; and Tucker Norton at No. 6, 6-7, 6-4 and 10-2 in the tiebreaker.

In doubles action, the Eagles got wins from the team of McDuffie and Barnes at No. 1, 8-2; Alex Gomez and Meggs at No. 2, 8-3; and Collins Pridgen and Grey Cabellero at No. 3, 8-4.