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Rolesville soccer decimates East Wake

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WENDELL — The Rolesville High girls soccer team already matched its win total from a year ago, and used a 9-0 rivalry mismatch over East Wake to obtain that goal.

Those Rams (3-1) opened the contest with 41 unanswered shots on goal and built a 5-0 lead before the host Warriors mounted their first threat. The victors would finish with an overwhelming 61-4 attempt advantage.

East Wake keeper Jalessa Lopez played human target, jumping and diving and chasing 26 total saves to prolong the game as long as it went. The last Aaliyah Whitehurst pocket poke with 4 minutes 53 seconds left in the second half ended the contest immediately by North Carolina High School Athletic Association margin standards.

Before the clincher, a long line of Rams besieged the opposing goal. Kama Laxton successfully netted the seventh shot for a 1-0 lead at the 31 minute 8 second mark of the opening half. Then Alexis Duran delivered a blow at 21 minutes 14 seconds.

Next, Hannah Arellano approached from the left wing for the zinger at the 15 mine 42 second juncture. Layla Powell posted a 4-0 edge nine minutes prior to intermission.

At that phase, Rolesville owned a 33-0 tilt in scoring tries.

The ensuing 35 minutes experienced much more of the same accumulated chances. Arellano fed Duran with a crossing pass to build a 5-0 gap barely six minutes deep. A Warrior handball in the box set up a Duran penalty kick conversion with 22 minutes 46 second left.

A rumble of trouble directly in front of the cage resulted in a Kyle Cozart kaboom at the 14 minute 2 second mark. Whitehurst generated a breakaway romp at 10 minutes 53 seconds for the 8-0 expanse prior to her coup de grace down the last stretch.

The Rams extended a three-duel winning streak and a 20-0 point differential 24 hours later when it blanked Franklinton 5-0.