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HILLSVILLE –– Abingdon opened with a scoring flurry and went on to hand Carroll County an 8-0 defeat in a girls’ Southwest District soccer match Tuesday at Tommy Thompson Field.
The Falcons (7-2) got a goal every two minutes, including two by Kara Garrett, for the match’s first eight minutes and took a 6-0 lead into the half.
Carroll County’s best chance for a goal came when, with the Cavaliers down 4-0, Kelsea Utt sent a long pass into the Abingdon zone. A Falcon played the ball from on the ground while in the box and was whistled for the infraction, setting up a penalty kick for Utt.
Utt’s attempt struck the crossbar and returned straight to her but her rebound attempt was high.
Garrett finished with four goals for the Falcons, who outshot the Cavaliers 34-3, including 22 shots on goal. Lauren Morelock added a goal and three assists.
Cavalier goalkeepers Cassie Frazier and Rose Farmer combined to make 14 saves, nine by Frazier.
Abingdon 8, Carroll County 0
Halftime – Abingdon 6, Carroll Co. 0.
Scoring summary: A – Garrett 2’ (Morelock); A – Smith 4’ (unassisted); A – Kramer 6’ (unassisted); A – Garrett 8’ (Morelock); A – Garrett 33’ (unassisted); A – Morelock 37’ (Smith); A – Gembach 41’ (unassisted); A – Garrett 44’ (Morelock).
Shots (on goal) 34(22) 3(2)
Fouls 1 0
Corner kicks 4 0
Offsides 2 0
Yellow cards 0 0
Red cards 0 0
Saves 2 14
Saves – Sullivan (A) 2, Frazier (CC) 9, Farmer (CC) 5
Carroll County 9, Tazewell 1: A pair of three-run rallies got the Cavaliers off to a good start as they whacked the Bulldogs in a SWD game Tuesday in Tazewell.
With two out and one on in the top of the first, Ragan Halsey singled and Autumn Hill scored on an error. Grace Lindsey followed with a two-run single for a quick 3-0 Cavalier lead.
An RBI ground out by Lillie Kimble and run-scoring singles from Hill and Halsey doubled the Cavaliers’ lead in the second.
Hill and Ashley Willard later added RBI singles for the Cavaliers.
Jordan Nunn, Hill, Halsey and Lindsey each had two hits for Carroll County.
Kimble got the pitching win by giving up one unearned run on five hits. She struck out 14 Bulldogs.
Grayson County 10, Narrows 0: Autumn Halsey’s big day led the Blue Devils to the Mountain Empire District win Tuesday in Narrows.
Halsey blanked the Green Wave in a complete game pitching effort. At the plate, she smacked a two-run home run, part of the Blue Devils’ 20-hit attack. Brandi Goad had a pair of hits for Grayson County (6-4 overall, 3-0 district).
Grayson County 10, Narrows 1: The Blue Devils broke open a tight game with a six-run rally in the third inning and improved to 3-0 in the district, 5-6 overall, with the MED win Tuesday in Narrows.
Max Rodgers had a two-run double to ignite the rally.
Dylan Isom picked up the pitching win, tossing six strong innings for Grayson County. Isom allowed just four hits.
Galax 5, Bland County 4: The Maroon Tide remained undefeated with its third 5-4 win in MED play, edging the Bears Tuesday at Felts Park.
Claire Engelhardt, Susan Davis, Taylor Bryant and Taylor Wilson won their singles matches to send Galax (8-0) into doubles play with a 4-0 lead.
Bland County picked up wins at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles, but the Maroon Tide clinched the team win when Bryant and Sydney Lindsey won 8-0 at No. 3 doubles.
Galax 7, Bland County 2: The Maroon Tide rebounded from its first loss of the season, knocking off the Bears in an MED match Tuesday in Bland.
Dylan Taylor rebounded from a first-set loss and won two hard-fought sets to edge Johnny Romano 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 at No. 1 singles. Galax went on to take four more singles victories to wrap up the team win before moving on to doubles play. Kenley Adams, Jacob Patton, Caleb Bartlett and Zack Marshall all added singles wins for Galax.