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GREENSBORO — With 27 minutes left in the East-West All-Star girls soccer match, Hayley Boyles of Heritage High School fed the ball to Gracie Stoltz of Green Hope High School, who scored the third goal of the match for the East to make it 3-1. The East All-Stars held on for a 3-2 victory Tuesday at Macpherson Stadium in Bryan Park Soccer Complex in Browns Summit.
This soccer match featured the best senior girls soccer players from the east region of the state against the top players from the west.
In the first half, the East scored first off a goal from Chapel Hill High School’s Alex Kerr with Chapel Hill teammate Mikayla Brenman on the assist. The West answered back six minutes later with a goal from Page High School’s Tatum Neff off an assist from Laura Harris from Grimsley High School.
The East responded with another goal from Kerr. She kicked the ball 20 yards out into the far top corner to give the All-Stars a 2-1 lead going into halftime.
About 13 minutes into the second half, Boyles passed the ball to Stoltz who gave the East a two-goal advantage. The West added one more goal from Logan Farrelly with 10 minutes left in the match.
The East held on for the 3-2 victory. Kerr was named the MVP of the game for her two early goals. The team was led by Corinth Holders head coach Alison Vetterl.
Boyles finished her senior season at Heritage with 19 goals and 12 assists. She led the Huskies in both categories. Her Heritage team went 20-3 overall in the spring and won the NAC 6 conference championship on their way to their first 4A state championship win in school history on May 25 against Pinecrest.
Boyles will continue playing soccer at Appalachian State University this upcoming season.