Girls Soccer squads got their final tune ups in before TRC play begins March 13. East Bladen and West Columbus are expected to be among the challengers to Whiteville’s run at the top of the Three Rivers standings.
Whiteville’s record fell to 1-4 with a 6-2 loss at North Brunswick. Shawnee Young and Jennifer Stocks scored the Wolfpack goals. Whiteville had a similar start in non-conference play last season before going through league play undefeated.
Whiteville’s junior varsity girls team has raced off to a 3-0 start. Their most recent win was 3-0 over West Brunswick Monday. Whiteville will host West Brunswick Friday evening in a JV/Varsity double feature beginning at 5 p.m.
West Columbus suffered two, one-goal losses. The Vikings lost to Loris, SC 2-1 Wednesday. 4A Lumberton handed the Vikings a 4-3 defeat Thursday. Both matches took place at West Columbus. West Columbus is now 0-2-1. The Vikings and Wolfpack meet March 13 at Whiteville in the conference opener for both.
South Columbus has two losses to border rival Loris by scores of 3-2 and a 4-2 loss on Monday (3/5). The Stallions open conference play at West Bladen March 13.
Weather has been the opponent East Columbus can not defeat as the Gators have yet to play a match. They will get an opportunity to see what type of product will be displayed on the pitch Monday (March 12) when they make up a home match against Pender. The Gators will jump into league play the next day at Red Springs. East Columbus is fielding a junior varsity squad this season. The Gators JVs have played once, losing to South Brunswick.