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Currituck soccer falls in third round of state playoffs to Clinton

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From staff reports

Thursday, May 17, 2018

CLINTON — The Currituck girls soccer team lost to Clinton 2-1 in the third round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 2A state playoffs at Clinton High School on Wednesday evening.

The game was a hard fought game between two very evenly matched teams.

All three goals came in the second half.

Clinton took the lead on goal from an indirect free kick early in the second half.

Currituck evened the score three minutes later when Sarah Dover capitalized on a well played ball from Cara Spry with a well placed shot from 12 yards out.

With two minutes left in regulation, Clinton scored the final goal of the game off of a corner kick.

The Lady Knights has nine shots on goal versus seven for the Dark Horses (19-5-1).

Kayla Yang scored both goals, while Taylor Spell and Bailey Spell each had an assist for Clinton.

The Lady Knights finish the season with a record of 18-5.

Currituck scored 127 goals while allowing 24 on the season. Of their 18 wins, 13 were shutouts.

Currituck coach Madison Phillips noted that he told the girls after the game to hold their heads up and be proud of how they played on Wednesday and how they worked together as a team all season.

The coach added in the end, every team in the 2A playoffs but one will end their season with a loss. To end with a 2-1 decision, on the road, in a hard fought match against a strong opponent, while tough, is something to be proud of.

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