MIDDLE SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Lady Wildcats douse Lady Dragons 9-0 for 3rd win without a loss

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Springfield needed less than 20 minutes to dispatch South Edgecombe 9-0 via the mercy rule in girls soccer action Monday.

The Lady Wildcats, now 3-0, set up an early season rematch against Elm City on Wednesday on the Lady Vikings’ field. Springfield’s only losses last season came against Elm City, including in the Tricounties Athletic Conference championship match.

Seven different Springfield players scored Monday, including Susan Guzman and Anna Ramsey Watson with two goals each. Madyson Brown, Gretchen Weeks, Mariah Polk, Kamryn Graybeal and Atziri Castro-Lopez each netted one goal. Assists were made by Natalie Cox, Eva Fatzaun, Brown, Watson, Weeks, Polk and Graybeal.

South Edgecombe exited 1-2.

Elm City cuts down Speight 9-0

Kate Conoley and Mallory Jenkins each scored a pair of goals as the Elm City girls soccer team rolled to a 9-0 conquest of visiting Speight on Monday.

Also scoring for the Lady Vikings, now 2-0, were Natalie Capps, Caroline Adkins, Ashlyn Brunette, Ridley Harrison and Avery Lentz. Capps and Adkins each distributed two assists while Hayley Selfe, Eva Weaver and Kathryn Adkins each had one assist.

The Lady Cougars departed 0-2.

Vikings shut out first two foes

Blake Reason and Jackson Barnes combined on a shutout as the Elm City baseball team blitzed Speight 19-0 on Monday.

The Vikings, who beat South Edgecombe 5-0 in their opener last week, were led at the plate by Luke Bedford, Zachary Turner, Eldon Bass, Breydan Barnes and Reason.

Elm City erupted for five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to beat South Edgecombe 5-0 on Thursday.

Reason drilled a two-run double with two out and Jackson Barnes followed with a single to right field to bring in two more runs.

Starting pitcher Bedford held the Dragons (1-1) scoreless for five innings. Reliever J.D. Grazianni got the victory after striking out the side with the bases loaded and no outs.

Lady Vikings deck Speight 15-2

Elm City handed Speight a 15-2 softball loss Monday. 

The winning pitcher for the Lady Vikings was Skylar Summerlin while Kelsey Miller, Morgan Harold and Kaitlyn Wells paced the Elm City offense.