The Halifax County girls soccer team had a bit of nerves at the start of its Piedmont District tilt against Bassett Friday night.
However, Halifax coach Bertram Cuffley had some sound words of advice to offer and judging by the results, the Comets listened.
Halifax junior Leah Wright scored a pair of goals and five different players found the scoresheet in a 6-0 win over Bassett.
“After a tough first game with Bassett, the team entered this game a bit nervous but I reminded them it was senior night at home and if we played solid, the outcome would be in our favor,” Cuffley said.
Wright got the scoring started for the Comets when she took a pass from senior Ashley Pedro and finished her attempt in the 12th minute to give Halifax the early lead. Junior Kamila Banegas doubled down on the Comets’ a few minutes later when she hammered home a corner kick from Wright to make it a 2-0 contest. Senior Morgan Crenshaw kept things going with a goal midway through the first half and Wright found the net on a bomb to give Halifax a 4-0 lead going into the break.
Sophomore Hailee Layne started the second-half scoring with a volley for her first goal of the season that made it a five-goal game and Yang scored with six minutes left to lead to the final score.
Before the start of the game, Halifax honored the playing careers of four seniors in Pedro, Crenshaw, Destini Brooks and Cheyane Davis.
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