After fighting to earn a spot in the championship bracket, Pisgah women’s soccer squad lost to a highly talented No. 2 seed Wilkes Central on April 3. The game was played on Wilkes Central’s turf in Wilkesboro.
The Eagles scored seven goals in the opening half and cruised to the win.
“It has been an amazing season with an amazing group of players,” said Bears Head Coach Joe Pinkston. “There’s a ton of teams that didn’t earn a playoff spot and wished their season hadn’t ended last week. We are one of those few that earned the right to keep playing and we will hold our heads very high. We don’t want to take anything away from Wilkes Central. They are a team that’s simply on a different level — a level a lot of teams aspire to be at but very few are. As for us, there’s nothing but pride in what we were able to accomplish this year. We are going to build on this momentum next year and try to do something special again.”
The path to the playoff was hard-earned.
Pisgah’s squad did just what it had to do to earn a post-season berth. The Bears defeated Franklin, 4-0, on April 26, and Brevard, 6-1, on April 28. The girls finished the season solidly in second place in the Mountain 6 2A Conference.
In the win against Franklin, Kennedy Barker scored a goal and added three assists for a four-point night. Jackie Castillo-Pina scored two goals and one assist. Alyssa Bridges added a goal. Courtney Yawn was in goal for the shut-out.
In April 28’s victory over Brevard, six different Bears recorded goals. That list included: Barker, Starlett Inabnitt, Gaby Lara, Alyssa Bridges, Belen Zamudio-Pina and Castillo-Pina.
Courtney Yawn played a strong 80 minutes in the nets, allowing only one goal.