WAKE FOREST — A strong season for the Woods Charter girls soccer team came to a close on Friday in second round action of the NCHSAA 1A State Playoffs in a 5-0 loss to powerful Franklin …
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WAKE FOREST — A strong season for the Woods Charter girls soccer team came to a close on Friday in second round action of the NCHSAA 1A State Playoffs in a 5-0 loss to powerful Franklin Academy.
Woods Charter (11-7) could do little against Franklin Academy (20-0) which broke open a tight 1-0 game at the half with four goals in the final 40 minutes to cap the victory.
The balance of the host Patriots was impressive as five different players scored including a goal apiece by Niamh Stephan, Merytt Haney, Kennedy Capps, Ashlynn Stephan, and Shae Wells.
Capps added an assist as did Emma Bailey, Lindsey Diehl, and Kate Sollom.
Woods Charter fared much better three days earlier when the Wolves played host to Holmes High School the first round of the state playoffs.
In what was a tight struggle throughout, a goal by Danielle Vaughn off a nice feed from Eloise Maclean was the difference in the contest, and the only score in the entire 80 minutes.
Vaughn’s goal provided Woods Charter with just enough offense as Alex Christian collected the shutout in goal.
Christian, Moses, and Maggie Johnston played their final game for what is a young Woods Charter team.