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Varsity girls soccer blasts Dan River in scrimmage

It may have been a scrimmage, but the Halifax County High School varsity girls soccer team played like it counted Thursday night at Tuck Dillard Memorial Stadium, scoring three goals in each half for a 6-0 win over Dan River High School.

Gabby Nelson scored three goals for Halifax County, two in the first half.  Madison Murray added another goal before halftime to make it 3-0 at intermission.

Nelson, Tylek Brandon and Lucy Morrison added second-half goals for the Comets, who pitched a shutout at the wildcats, with Murray and Sabrina Amos sharing time in goal.

Halifax County dominated, both in terms of goals scored and possession of the ball, playing most of the game on Dan River’s side of the field.

Keepers Madison Murray and Sabrina Amos were rarely challenged.

Comets Head Coach and his coaching staff were pleased overall with the way the team played, considering the cold and windy weather and with how little the team has practiced as a unit.

“Yesterday was probably the first time we practiced with just about everybody,” said Young.

“They talked well.  We have some depth this year and played the game mostly on the other side of the field.”

The coaches had an opportunity to work players at different positions during the game, and the results were positive, Young explained.

“We played some girls in different positions, and they did well,” he said.

The Comets will be working on skills and fundamentals before the next scrimmage, according to Young, with an emphasis on passing.

The Halifax County High School varsity girls soccer team is loaded with experience this season, with 11 returning players on a 20-player roster.

Emma Worsley, Mary Popek, Ty Crews, Amanda Webb, Chris Bradshaw and Gabby Medley return for their senior seasons.

Also returning are juniors Allison Moschler and Lucy Morrison, and sophomores Gabby Nelson, Sabrina Amos and Hannah Glass. 

Rounding out the roster are senior Emily Ingram, juniors Lexi Barron and Ashley Bryant, and sophomores Paige Nichols, Tylek Brandon, Madison Murray, Emily Slayton and Maddie Tingen, and freshman Jessica Hudson.