WINSTON-SALEM — Mount Airy’s soccer team kept pace at the top of the Northwest 1A Conference standings on Friday evening, rolling to a 6-2 victory at Atkins that improved the Lady Bears to 4-0 in conference action.
Mount Airy (10-3-1 overall) led 4-0 at halftime, and was never seriously challenged in a second half that saw each team find the back of the net twice. Baylee Greenwood gave the Lady Bears all of the goals they needed, scoring three times and also collecting an assist.
Nele Gorres and Kora Ledezma had the other goals for Mount Airy, which also got two assists from Allie Sechrist and one each from Greenwood and Jessica Bevard.
Sophomore Marleigh Meadows, who had made five previous appearances in net for the Lady Bears, earned her first start and went the distance.
Macy Clarida and Emily Coleman scored the two goals for the Camels (7-6, 2-3). Coleman had an assist on the goal by Clarida.
Mount Airy faces a strong test on Monday evening, when Bishop McGuinness (9-2, 3-0 NW1A) comes to town in what will be a first-place showdown. Bishop is the state’s fourth-ranked 1A team according to MaxPreps.com, while the Lady Bears are 25th.