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June 3, 2014

Lady Blues, Bulldogs soccer teams end seasons; G-Girls fall in tennis finals

Gate City sweeps past Tazewell countians

BRISTOL, Va. — The season ended on Monday for the Richlands girls soccer team with a 2-1 defeat by Gate City in a Region 1A-2A West quarterfinal match at Sugar Hollow Park in Bristol.

Montana Hearl netted the game’s first goal in the 12th minute to give the Lady Blues a 1-0 advantage, but Rich-lands was unable to dent the scoreboard after that.

Megan Edwards tied the match in the 24th minute for the Blue Devils, and nailed the final goal two minutes into the second half.

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Boys Soccer: Gate City 3, Tazewell 0

BRISTOL, Va. — Caleb Herron scored two goals and Neth Gardner added another to lead the Blue Devils to a shutout of the Bulldogs in the Region 2A West tournament on Monday afternoon at Sugar Hollow Park.

Tucker Alley had two assists for Gate City, and Gardner had another.

Tazewell’s season ended with a 7-8-4 record.

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Team Tennis: Gate City 5, Graham 1

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — After the Graham girls’ tennis team trounced Randolph-Henry 5-1 in the Group 2A West team tennis semifinals, they were not able to duplicate their effort in Monday’s regional final, falling 5-1 to Gate City.

Haley Sheets, playing at No. 3, was the only G-Girl to win both of her matches, prevailing in each by scores of 6-2, 6-2 on the Martinsville courts.

Semifinal winners for Graham included Rebecca Day, Cyma Mounzer, Misbah Muzaffer and McKenzie Roach.

Gate City won 5-0 in their semifinal.

Day will return to Martinsville to play in the regional singles semifinals on Wednesday morning. The finals take place the same day.

Day and Sheets will be back in action Thursday in Martinsville for the regional doubles semifinals, and in the finals later Thursday if they win.

Semifinals

Graham 5, Randolph Henry 1

No. 1: Meredith Feinman (RH) def. Regan Coe 6-1, 6-0.

No. 2: Rebecca Day (G) def. Gabby Shook 6-0, 6-1.

No. 3: Haley Sheets (G) def. Danielle Poindexter 6-2, 6-2

No. 4: Cyma Mounzer (G) def. Emily Toombs 6-3, 6-3.

No. 5: Misbah Muzaffer (G) def. Alena Latysheze 6-0, 6-0

No. 6: McKenzie Roach (G) def. Helen Lin 6-0, 6-0.

Finals

Gate City 5, Graham 1

No. 1: Rosa Smith (GC) def. Coe 6-1, 6-0.

No. 2: Emily Smith (GC) def. Day 6-3, 6-2.

No. 3: Sheets (Graham) def. Lauren Williams 6-2, 6-2.

No. 4: Taylor Carter (GC) def. Mounzer 6-0, 6-2.

No. 5: Karson Light (GC) def. Muzaffer 6-1, 6-1.

No. 6: Hannah Spivey (GC) def. Roach 6-3, 6-1.

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