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The Shallotte Shock U12 girls’ soccer team remains unbeaten this season but was tied 2-2 last weekend. Entering every game with a big target on it, the Shallotte Shock had to work hard to pull out a tie. This week some new stars emerged, keeping the Shock’s unbeaten record intact.
Amity Croft, a defensive specialist, scored her first goal of the season with an excellent shot on goal off a corner kick placed into the box by Ashley Oakes.
“Amity joined the Shock years ago with a lot of experience as an offensive player but has sacrificed her scoring opportunities to be part of an extremely effective defensive unit,” coach Mark Giordano said. “Amity has always had the ability to score and shows us that in practice all the time. It was nice to see her get hold of one on that end of the field and put it in the net.”
The tying score came from the second youngest player on the team, Alex Adcock. “Alex has played up two age groups for two years now and has really worked hard to play on the field with older bigger girls,” Giordano said.
Alex Adcock found herself crashing in on the goal as a shot was taken, and when the ball was fumbled by the goalie, Alex was there to put it in the back of the net and save the undefeated season for the Shock.
“This was Alex’s first goal for the Shock and it couldn’t have come at a better time,” Giordano said.
Joi Sturdivant and Kayla Crouch shared responsibility in goal, each giving up a goal “and holding off a very tough opponent,” Giordano said.