Thursday, October 9, 2008

Update on Div. I soccer players from Wilson

Taking a peek at area athletes on the NCAA Division I soccer scene, former Fike star Sarah Winslow continues to enjoy a solid junior season at No. 15-ranked Wake Forest.

Winslow has scored five goals and added a pair of assists (including one against No. 2 North Carolina on Sunday night) for 12 points, third-best on the Lady Demon Deacons who will visit No. 11 Duke on Thursday night.

Making an impression in his freshman season at Appalachian State is former Wilson Youth Soccer Association star Collin Taylor. The Mountaineers goalkeeper, who graduated from Morganton Freedom High, has started all 11 games and registered four shutouts and 54 saves.

Despite making seven saves, Taylor was unable to stop Elon University from taking a 2-1 victory in Boone on Tuesday night. The Phoenix did not require the services of freshman defender Austen King, who helped Fike reach the state 3-A championship match last fall. King has played sparingly (four games, starting once) but is behind 2007 team MVP Steven Kinney and returning starter Clint Collins on the depth chart.

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