North Sweeps Boys’, Girls’ All-Star Soccer Matches
BOYS – North 3, South 0 (Box Score)
MONTGOMERY – The North All-Stars scored twice in the final three minutes to complete a 3-0 shutout of the South in the 18th annual All-Star Sports Week boys’ all-star soccer match Tuesday night at the Emory Folmar Stadium.
East Limestone’s Dilan Sayer, the North MVP, scored the first goal of the game in the 26th minute. The North maintained the 1-0 lead until the 77th minute before scoring twice in 47 seconds.
Florence High School’s Isaac Rodriguez nailed a goal with 2:58 left and Vestavia Hills’ Watterson Young capped the scoring with 2:11 to play. Starting keeper Paul Roth of Mountain Brook and second-half keeper Dean Bunnell of Athens each had four saves in 40 minutes of play for the North to combine for the shutout.
South starting keeper Logan Maloy of Foley had two saves and one goal allowed in the first half. Keeper Markeith Sellers of Vigor had three saves and two goals allowed in the second half.
Bayside Academy’s Thomas McLendon earned MVP honors for the South. McLendon took four shots for the game and was one of eight South players to take a shot on goal.
The North now holds a 9-4-1 lead in the All-Star series.
GIRLS – North 3, South 1 (Box Score)
The North girls scored twice in the second half to get by the South 3-1.
Tied 1-1 in the second half, Sparkman’s Brooke McKee scored in the 47th minute to give the North the lead for good, and North MVP Haley Knable of Austin added the final goal in the 55th minute on an assist from Huntsville’s Emma Thompson.
East Limestone’s Jordan Runion scored the first goal of the game for the North on an assist from Bob Jones’ Anna Gierow. Oak Mountain’s Katie Denney and Randolph’s Daria Zarzeka combined for five saves at keeper, with Denney playing the first half and Zarzeka playing the second half.
Auburn’s Abby Meadows earned MVP honors for the South, scoring to tie the match 1-1 in the first two minutes of the second half. Prattville’s Savanna Cooper recorded four saves in 80 minutes in goal.
The North extended its lead in the series 11-2-1.