DOBSON — Kelsey Taylor scored four goals and Surry Central posted an 8-0 win against North Surry in Western Piedmont 2A Conference soccer on Friday night.
With the victory, the Golden Eagles improved to 12-4-2 overall and 2-2-2 in league play.
Taylor, a junior, scored the first goal of the night off an assist from Haylee Harrison in the 12th minute. She scored her second off an assist from Harrison again in the 19th, the third in the 20th off a pass from Yasmin Vega, and the fourth in the 27th off an assist from Maddy Snow.
“She was just making good runs in the middle, beating her marker, and she had good help from the outside with Haylee, Yasmin and Maddy,” Central coach Matt Richardson said. “She has battled a knee injury, and had to sit out quite a few games this year. The past couple games she looks to be returning to form. Tonight hopefully will give her the confidence to get her back to where she knows she is capable.”
Emilee Stanley scored the second goal of the night on a header off an assist from Tess Dockery in the 17th minute. Stanley returned the favor in the second half with an assist to Dockery for a goal in the 43rd.
Harrison scored the last two goals for the Eagles, off assists from Brooke Lewis and Sarah Bruce, respectively.
Richardson said his team is looking to climb back in a tight WPC race.
“We are sitting in fourth place right now,” Richardson said. “We’ve got Forbush coming to Dobson on Monday for Senior Night. We hope to finish the season strong and earn a playoff spot.”
West Stokes currently leads the WPC standings with a 6-0-1 conference record. The Eagles tied the Wildcats in the first meeting. Central led Forbush 1-0 in the first matchup between those teams, but gave up two second half goals in a 2-1 loss.