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Lady Lions down Martinsville 8-1

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Pan Pan Yang works through Martinsville defenders in Thursday’s game. (David Conner II photo)
SoVaNow.com / April 16, 2018

Halifax County Middle School girls soccer downed Martinsville, 8-1, at home on Thursday night.

Halifax recognized its eighth grade players during halftime of the boys’ game.

The eighth graders included: Grace Wright, Michaella Frasier Freshour, Ana Coronado Rumbo, and Alyssa Glasscock.

Halifax cruised to the win.

At halftime it was 4-1, Lions. Leah Wright took two shots on goal in the first half, scoring one goal. Morgan Crenshaw took five shots on goal in the first half, scoring two goals. Fan (Pan Pan) Yang took two shots on goal, scoring one goal in the first half.

In the first half, Morgan Crenshaw and Pan Pan Yang both took one corner kick.

Michaella Freshour, goalie, had one save in the first half.

Leah Wright scored one goal in the second half with an assist from Morgan Crenshaw. Morgan Crenshaw took two shots on goal, scoring one goal.

Pan Pan Yang took two shots on goal, scoring two goals.

In the second half, Morgan Crenshaw and Pan Pan Yang both took two corner kicks.

Michaella Freshour had two saves in the second half.

Morgan Crenshaw, Pan Pan Yang, and Leah Wright worked well in a triangular formation on offense.

Destini Brooks came off of defense to play midfield this game, and she had some powerful kicks and passes, according to coach Megan Nipper.

Emma Gamez stepped up as stopper on defense and had some great stops. Great defense work by Grace Wright, Savannah Patterson, Lauren Cole, and Emma Gamez.

Great offensive work by Leah Wright, Pan Pan Yang, Morgan Crenshaw, Destini Brooks, Cheyenne Francisco, Cheyane Davis, and Ana Coronado Rumbo, said Nipper.

Halifax edged Ben Franklin 6-5 at home last Wednesday.

In the first half, Morgan Crenshaw had five shots on goal, scoring one goal. Her kicks were strong.

Fan (Pan Pan) Yang had three shots on goal, scoring two goals. Leah Wright had one shot on goal.

Pan Pan Yang took the corner kick.

In the second half, Morgan Crenshaw had four shots on goal, scoring two goals. One goal came from a penalty kick after a handball from Franklin County.

Pan Pan Yang had one shot on goal. Leah Wright scored one goal in the second half.

Michaella Freshour played goalkeeper the entire game with two saves.

Nipper also elaborated on other contributors.

“Cheyenne Francisco, left wing, played incredible this game. She challenged the other team for the ball and played great offense and defense.

“Grace Wright, Savannah Patterson, Destini Brooks, and Lauren Cole played great together on defense. Grace had amazing throw-ins and played tough the entire game. Destini had some amazing kicks to get offense the ball,” said Nipper.

Alyssa Glasscock, Pan Pan Yang, Morgan Crenshaw, Leah Wright, Cheyenne Francisco, Ana Coronado Rumbo, Emma Gamez, and Cheyane Davis worked well together on offense.

“This is the team I knew they could be all season. I am so proud of these girls for coming together as a team and implementing in the game all of the things we have been working on at practice. The girls showed great teamwork and perseverance during this game,” said Nipper.

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