Lady Eagles whitewash South Columbus, 4-0

TABOR CITY — The Lady Eagles, despite playing without their three top scorers, served up their second straight shutout against South Columbus this season, posting a 4-0 Three Rivers Conference win on Tuesday behind a pair of goals from Katie Evans.

East Bladen was without Ashley Hardin, who suffered an early match injury, as well as patience Ward and Hannah Devane, both of who were out with an illness.

But the Lady Eagles responded quickly, as Evans scored less than 2 minutes into the match — taking control of a rebound off a shot by Hardin and booting it to the back of the net.

Midway through the first half, East Bladen struck again. This time, Evans found Cybil Campbell with a pass and she fired the ball home to give the Lady Eagles a 2-0 lead that held up until halftime.

Once again, East Bladen started fast, scoring a goal early in the second half when Kenia Medina zig-zagged through the Lady Stallions defense and ripped home a shot to give the Lady Eagles a 3-0 advantage.

Just a blink later, Evans gave East Bladen a 4-0 lead with her second goal of the match.

Defensively, the Lady Eagles, who totaled 142 steals in the match, were led by Sara Gargala with 20 steals; Evans contributed 18 steals; Gracyn Martin had 16; Medina had 16; and Campbell added 15. Others in double figures were Isabella Smith with 12, Lily Lin with 11 and Bailey Davis with 10.

In the nets, Ting Lin earned the whitewash win as East Bladen outshot South Columbus by a 15-3 margin.

The lady Eagles are now 11-0 overall, 9-0 in the conference.