Saturday, May 30, 2009

KM soccer loses in 3A final

In Raleigh, senior forward Stephanie Rose had a hand in four goals to lead Jacksonville White Oak to a convincing 5-0 victory over Kings Mountain on Saturday morning in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s women’s 3-A soccer championship at Paul Derr Stadium at N.C. State.

Rose, who was selected as the Most Valuable Player of the championship, scored the first two goals of the game and handed out two assists as White Oak won its fourth consecutive state championship and its fifth in the last seven years under head coach Buddy Carroll. Only Raleigh
Broughton from 1998 through 2001 has won four consecutive women's state soccer titles.

The Lady Vikings finished the season unbeaten in 22 starts and outscored their opposition 45-0 in six playoff matches.

Rose scored her 49th goal of the season in the 25th minute on an assist from Jodi Barber as the Lady Vikings grabbed a 1-0 lead. Less than five minutes into the second half, Barber found Rose on a cross after a corner kick and Rose scored to put White Oak up 2-0.

The Lady Vikings, who dominated the ball for a good portion of the contest, then scored three goals in the final 16 minutes to put the game away. Barber finished the day with a pair of goals and two assists.

White Oak outshot Kings Mountain 22-9 on the day. Goalkeeper Rea Segoviano of White Oak, who played most of the way for the winners, had three saves.

Kings Mountain, in its first trip to an NCHSAA women’s soccer championship, finished the year 24-2 and had a 16-game winning streak snapped.

Paul Derr Stadium, North Carolina State University

Jacksonville White Oak 1 4 -- 5
Kings Mountain 0 0 -- 0

24:26 WO--Stephanie Rose (Jodi Barber).
43:13 WO—Stephanie Rose (Jodi Barber).
64:09 WO—Emma Barber (Stephanie Rose).
70:49 WO—Jodi Barber (Stephanie Rose)
76:13 WO—Jodi Barber (Kristal Tucker).