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Comets girls roll over Park View

The Halifax County High School varsity girls soccer team picked up its second win of the season here Wednesday night with an 8-0 win over Park View High Schools. Wednesday night’s win improved the Comets’ record to 2-1 on the season, with the Comets now having won more games than they did in last year’s disappointing one-win season.

“The game was pretty even until we scored our first goal 10 minutes into the game,” noted Comets Head Coach Sid Young.

“I thought we played well. In this kind of game you’ve got to work on different things and use it to build on for other games.”

Once the Comets got going, Park View High School found it difficult to stop them. Halifax County scored four goals in the first half, including two in the final five minutes, to take a 4-0 lead at halftime.

The Comets added two goals in the first three minutes of the second half to go up 6-0, and scored twice in the waning minutes to complete the 8-0 shutout.

Senior midfielder Jaynee Campbell and sophomore forward Gabby Medley each scored two goals in the game. Mikela Skelton, Camey Reese, Amanda Webb and Lucy Morrison scored one goal each.

Just how much Halifax County High School dominated the game was displayed in the total shots on goal. The Comets attempted 50 shots in the game, while Park View High School got off only four shots.

Halifax County High School had an 8-4 edge in corner kicks. Park View High School had four direct kicks while the Comets had three.

All in all, it was a dominant performance by the Comets.

“We saw a lot of good things,” Young noted.

“Our passing was better, we saw good things as far as passing, setting people up, give-and-go passes and good crosses. We were moving to the ball pretty well. We saw good things that will lead you to getting scores.

“The girls played hard,” added Young.

“You could tell they were having fun.”

The Comets will be back in action tonight when they go on the road to face Magna Vista High School. Halifax County defeated Magna Vista 2-1 in the season opener.

“Magna Vista High School has a decent team,” Young said.

“We’ve got to come out and play hard Friday if we expect to win.”