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Varsity girls surge

Halifax County High School varsity girls soccer Head Coach Sid Young admitted he didn’t know what to expect from his team in its initial scrimmage of the season, but what he saw was all positive in a 5-0 win over Heritage High School Monday at Tuck Dillard Memorial Stadium.

Gabby Nelson notched two goals and Chris Bradshaw, Amanda Webb and Sabrina Amos each added a goal for Halifax, which led 4-0 at halftime before adding its final goal in stoppage time.

The Comets outshot the Pioneers by a 39-9 margin and owned a 4-0 margin in corner kicks and direct kicks, while playing much of the game on the Heritage side of the field.

Amos and Webb split goal-keeping duties for the Comets, each playing a half. 

“I’m very pleased,” said Young.  “We knew we had some talent, and we didn’t know how it was going to work together, but it worked pretty well tonight.

“We saw some good things, and the thing that pleased me was that our subs did well.

“Both our keepers did a good job.  We saw things we have to work on, we always do, but we’re still extremely pleased.”

Tweaking a couple of positions paid big dividends for the team, according to Young. 

“We tried a little different lineup than what we had thought about, and it worked extremely well for us,” he said.

“The thing we tried different that we really didn’t practice was putting Lucy at sweeper and Camey (Reese) at stopper, and with their speed either one of them can move up.

“We’re extremely pleased for our first scrimmage and hope we can get the one in on Wednesday.”