East Wins One, Ties One In Ncca Soccer All-star Games

East Wins One, Ties One In NCCA Soccer All-Star Games

       GREENSBORO – The East scored a narrow 2-1 victory over the West in the North Carolina Coaches Association men’s all-star soccer game on Tuesday night at the UNC Greensboro Soccer Stadium.

       The East win came after the two women’s teams battled to a 2-2 draw.

       Owen Ryan of the Durham School of the Arts knocked home what proved to be the game-winning goal in the 50th minute.  East goalkeeper Jared Miller of Franklinton, who had some spectacular saves including one on a penalty kick, was voted the game MVP.

       Concord Jay Robinson’s Jason Andrejchak scored in the 25th minute to give the West an early 1-0 lead. Gage Novaria of Wake Forest Heritage tied the game at 1-1 for the East on a nifty assist from Connor Francis of Raleigh Sanderson.

       In the women’s game, Rachel Cox of Greensboro Grimsley scored a goal and added an assist to lead the way for the West and was chosen as the game’s Most Valuable Player. Jackie Nariedka of East Forsyth scored the other West goal on a penalty kick and assisted Cox on her tally.

       Cox, who is headed to North Carolina State University, scored with 18:27 left to go to give the Weest a 2-1 lead.  The East tied it less than five minutes later when Nancy Kirk of Fayetteville Jack Britt scored unassisted.

       Christina Gibbons of Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons scored the other East goal, assisted by Caroline Brown of Raleigh Broughton.