AREA ROUNDUP: Firebirds shut out by Greenville Rose 4-0

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STANHOPE — Southern Nash High was the latest 3-A Big East Conference varsity boys soccer team to fall to 3-A Greenville Rose of the 3-A/4-A Eastern Carolina Conference.

The Firebirds were dealt a 4-0 loss by Rose at home on Friday.

Earlier in the week, the Rampants won at Fike of the Big East.

Southern Nash was coming off a 4-2 setback at 3-A Smithfield-Selma on Wednesday.

Adrian Flores took an Alexis Arroyo pass and scored for the Firebirds, and Carlos Garcia converted a penalty kick. Southern Nash owned 1-0 and 2-1 leads.

Southern Nash’s next match will be at home Wednesday against county rival Nash Central of the 2-A Eastern Plains Conference.

DASH falls to Wake Christian 8-1

GARNER — Wake Christian broke open a tight varsity boys soccer contest early with six unanswered goals to coast past visiting DASH homeschool team 8-1 on Friday.

The United fell behind 2-0 before Eric Barry finished a pass from Salvador Guzman to halve the margin. The Bulldogs then scored four goals before halftime and added two more in the second half.

DASH, coming off a 3-0-1 showing at the Wilmington Christian Tidal Wave Tournament the previous weekend, dropped to 4-3-2.

“I was outcoached, and we were outclassed and outplayed,” said head coach Steve Barry. “With the tournament last weekend in Wilmington, this was our seventh game in seven days and it showed. Even fresh we would struggle against that team. As it was, it got ugly quick.”

DASH will host Fayetteville Homeschool on Tuesday.


Firebirds blank Rampants 2-0

STANHOPE — Raul Nunez scored one goal and assisted on the other Friday afternoon in leading the Southern Nash High boys soccer team to a 2-0 victory over Greenville Rose.

The 3-A Big East Conference Firebirds, who scored in each half, remained unbeaten through three games. Lyland Herndon put away the Nunez assist.

In goal, Eliel Benitez logged the 70-minute shutout, making five saves.

Rose, a 3-A member of the split 3-A/4-A Eastern Carolina Conference, dipped to 1-3.

Southern Nash is back in action Monday, Sept. 10, hosting Corinth Holders.