Emerson Paul scored two goals as Goldsboro defeated Princeton 2-1 in Neuse Six 2A Conference play on Thursday afternoon.
Paul scored his first goal three minutes into the game, but four minutes later, Jayden Braswell, off an assist from Ernesto Garcia, scored to tie the game 1-1.
The two squads continued to go back and forth, but finally, in the 57th minute, Paul powered his through Princeton’s defenders and slipped a shot into the bottom right corner of the net.
The Cougars then held off the Bulldogs for the remainder of the game to get the win.
After starting the season 0-4-1, the Cougars have now three straight games to improve their overall record to 3-4-1, while Princeton falls to 1-8-1 overall.
Both teams are back on the soccer pitch on Tuesday. Goldsboro travels to North Johnston (5-3-2), while Princeton heads to Spring Creek (2-2-1)