C.B. Aycock flew over Eastern Carolina 3A/4A Conference rival Southern Wayne on the soccer pitch on a warm Monday afternoon.
Madison Morgan scored a game-high six goals during the Golden Falcons 9-0 triumph at the Doyle Whitfield Athletic Complex.
With the victory, C.B. Aycock improves its record to 3-4-1 overall, while Southern Wayne drops to 0-7.
“We could’ve played a lot better than what we actually did. It shouldn’t have taken as long as it did to end the ballgame, but we had a much better score than in the first go-around against Southern Wayne,” C.B. Aycock head coach Tyler Crawford said.
The Golden Falcons started off the game a little slow, and 10 minutes into the game, Crawford told the Golden Falcons to pick up the intensity.
And during the final 30 minutes of the first half, the Golden Falcons went into full attack mode.
In the 12th minutes, Morgan scored her first goal of the game, and two minutes later, she scored her second goal to give the Golden Falcons a 2-0 lead.
Then in the 15th minute, Kayla Spier rifled a shot into the goal. Late in the first half, Morgan completed the first-half hat trick, while Haley Martin’s goal gave the Golden Falcons a 5-0 lead at halftime.
“The first minutes, it felt like we were toggling around, and then I said to them, ‘we just need to pick up the intensity,’ and then we scored the first three goals in four minutes,” Crawford said.
C.B. Aycock kept its foot on the gas pedal in the second half.
In the second half’s opening minutes, Martin scored her second goal of the game, while Morgan scored another hat trick in the second half to lift the Golden Falcons over the Saints.
C.B. Aycock faces New Bern (3-2-2) on Wednesday, and Crawford said he wants the Golden Falcons to keep up the intensity during the final stretch of the season.
“The first time we played New Bern, we went into double overtime, and we still left the ballgame tied 0-0, so would like to pull a win out of that game, but it’s going to be a tough one,” Crawford said. “Do I believe my girls can do it? Absolutely, but they’re going to have to come ready to play.”