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The Grafton girls soccer team leaned on its offense to earn a wild 5-3 home win against Smithfield on Tuesday.
Smithfield jumped on Grafton (5-3) early as a ball-handling error led to a quick Packers score 15 seconds into the game. The Clippers answered back 10 minutes later with a goal of their own to tie the game at 1-1.
The game entered halftime knotted up at two goals apiece.
In the second half, Grafton’s Megan Barnard ripped a shot from a difficult angle into the upper-90 area of the net to put the Clippers up 3-2. Roughly five minutes later, Smithfield responded by scoring on a penalty kick.
The game-winning goal came from Barnard, who finished a free kick by Sophia Beaudoin to put Grafton up 4-3.
The win gives Grafton back-to-back wins for the second time this season, with an opportunity to extend its winning streak to three games Friday at home against York.
Grafton 5, Smithfield 3
Goals: Grafton (Malia Valentine, Megan Barnard 2, Julia Larson, Chloe Dewees)
Assists: Grafton (Sophia Beaudoin)
Van Dyke Hat Trick Leads York
Madison Van Dyke scored a hat trick to help lead York to an 8-0 victory against Bruton (1-7) on Tuesday.
The Falcons led the Panthers 3-0 at halftime before pulling away in the second half.
York (4-1-3) will host Grafton at 7 p.m. Friday, while Bruton faces a quick turnaround on the road against Jamestown at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Individual statistics were not reported for this game.
York 8, Bruton 0
Warhill Edges Poquoson
Warhill (4-3) won its third consecutive game as the Lions edged out Poquoson at home Tuesday.
The Lions will look to continue their winning ways against Tabb at 7 p.m. Friday.
Individual statistics were not reported for this game
Warhill 1, Poquoson 0
Cape Henry Takes Down Hampton Roads Academy
Hampton Roads Academy suffered a 3-1 setback against Cape Henry on Tuesday.
Kellyn DeChirico scored off a Melina Gharbo assist for the Navigators.
HRA drops to 6-3 on the season and will take on Trinity Episcopal School on the road 4 p.m. Friday.
Cape Henry 3, Hampton Roads Academy 1
Goals: Cape Henry (Virginia Apperson 2, Angie Williams), Hampton Roads Academy (Kellyn DeChirico)
Assists: Cape Henry (Virginia Apperson), Hampton Roads Academy (Melina Gharbo)