Ethan Bass scored twice for Whiteville to offset two North Brunswick goals as the Wolfpack and Scorpions played to a two-all draw in a non-conference match in Whiteville Thursday. Brooks Baldwin assisted on one of Bass’ scores. Goalkeeper Tyler Cliff had five saves.
St. Pauls overpowered East Columbus 9-2.
Whiteville held a strong East Bladen squad to a scoreless draw in the first half of play. The Eagles scored two minutes into the second half and went on to a 3-0 victory. The win clinches at least a tie for the TRC championship and locks up the number one playoff seed from the conference. Brooks Baldwin was credited with eight saves in goal for the Wolfpack. Whiteville needs one win in its three matches next week to secure the conference’s second automatic berth.
Red Springs broke a 3-3 tie with approximately two minutes remaining to defeat visiting West Columbus. The winning goal came on a penalty kick. Coach Marc Edge said, “The match was physical, but we missed too many opportunities.”
West Bladen shut out East Columbus 2-0. St. Pauls defeated South Columbus 5-1.
Whiteville Boys Soccer remained one game behind conference-leader East Bladen with a 4-2 win over East Columbus Tuesday. The match was postponed from Monday due to wet field conditions.
Vann Ciamillo scored twice for the Wolfpack. Will Hinson tallied a goal and an assist. Cirilo Gonzalez also scored. Jake Inman and Nick Kahler were credited with assists. Chris Strickland scored both Gator goals assisted by Adrian Lopez and Devan Young. Alex Ellis had 14 saves.
St. Pauls and West Bladen played to a 3-3 draw.
South Columbus Boys Soccer earned a much-needed win over Red Springs, 5-3, Monday afternoon. Marcos Pineda had a “hat trick” for the Stallions. Adolfo Cardenas added two goals and an assist. Antonio Pineda assisted on the other four Stallion scores. Luke Ray was credited with 12 saves in goal.
East Bladen defeated East Columbus 9-0.
TRC BOYS SOCCER STANDINGS (through October 18)
East Bladen 12-0
West Bladen 7-4-1
Red Springs 6-4-1
St. Pauls 3-6-2
East Columbus (1A) 2-8-1
South Columbus 2-9-1
West Columbus (1A) 2-10
East Columbus @ St. Pauls (make up from Oct. 9)
North Brunswick @ Whiteville (make up from Aug. 17)