DANBURY — While much of the attention of Surry County has been focused on the joint assault of Mount Airy and North Surry on the state basketball playoffs, several other teams from the area have already begun their spring sports seasons in earnest.
One team that has been playing for two weeks, albeit much of that on the road, is the Surry Central girls’ soccer team, which braved cold and rainy conditions for a 7-0 shellacking of North Stokes in one of the few sporting events played on Monday night.
The Lady Eagles (3-4-0 overall) played three times last week in the Forbush Invitational, where Surry Central faced high-level competition from around the area. After opening the tournament on March 7 with a 3-1 win over Wilkes Central, the Lady Eagles fell 4-0 to Trinity two nights later and then 5-1 on Saturday to West Iredell in the tournament’s consolation game.
Prior to entering the tournament, Central opened its season on Feb. 27 at Elkin with a 2-0 loss, but bounced back to beat Ashe County 2-1 the next night before hosting West Iredell on March 3. The team’s first meeting with that 3A powerhouse didn’t turn out well either, with Central dropping that game 5-2 on its home field.
In Monday night;s game at North Stokes, Taylor Cochran, Sofia Valle and Jessica Martinez each had a pair of goals. Ariana Gonzalez found the back of the net with the other Lady Eagle goal. Cochran and Valle also accounted for all of the goals in the team’s most recent previous win over Wilkes Central. In the win over Ashe, Valle scored both of the Lady Eagle goals.
Surry Central will try to get back to the .500 mark this evening, when the Lady Eagles travel to county rival Mount Airy (3-1-1).