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Wednesday's prep roundup: Rocky Mount High soccer falls, Southern Nash downs Hunt

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Rocky Mount High's Sam Phillips, right, eyes the ball as Wilson Fike's Colby Smith attempts to pass it to a teammate Wednesday during the match at Rocky Mount High School.

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Telegram Reports

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

As part of a busy day of Big East action, Rocky Mount High soccer, playing at home against Wilson Fike on Wednesday afternoon, dropped a 4-0 decision to the Demons.

The Gryphons relented a goal in the first half and another three in the final 40 minutes, dropping their record on the season to 2-12-1 and 1-7 in the conference. Fike, which clinched the conference with the victory, improved to 12-2-1 and 8-0 in the conference.

Two more Big East games remain for RMHS, one against Southern Nash on Oct. 15 with the final at home against rival Northern Nash on Oct. 17.

Southern Nash 5, Wilson Hunt 1

In Bailey, the Firebirds trailed against Wilson Hunt, 1-0, at halftime, but exploded in the second half for the key conference victory on Wednesday. Ezikiel Gonzalez did the heavy lifting for Southern Nash, scoring four goals, with Carlos Garcia adding a goal and two assists. Rubinson Ochao also had an assist.

Now 7-8-1 overall and 5-3 in the Big East, the Firebirds have turned around a slow start to the season in which they won only two of their first eight games. More importantly, the victory on Wednesday put them into a second-place tie in the conference with Wilson Hunt (6-9-2, 5-3), which had beaten Southern Nash earlier in the season in an overtime decision.

Southern Nash will have the rest of the week off, then look to finish its conference season strong with games against Rocky Mount High and Franklinton next Monday and Wednesday, respectively.

Franklinton 3, Northern Nash 0

The Knights, hosting Franklinton on Wednesday night, fell by a 3-0 score. Northern Nash soccer, after a successful non-conference season, has dropped its first eight Big East games, and now has an overall record of 5-8-2.

The Knights travel to Wilson Fike on Oct. 15.

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