According to staff reports
BROWNS SUMMIT – Recent Fred T. Foard graduate Alexis Wolgemuth shone in her last game as a high school football player, earning Most Valuable Player honors at the annual East-West All Football Game -Star Girls Tuesday at Macpherson Stadium. The Marshall University commitment played all 80 minutes in goal for the West team, which lost 1-0 but remained close throughout due to Wolgemuth’s performance between the posts.
The East team fired 30 shots on Wolgemuth, but only one found the back of the net. Laura Westerbeek of Athens Drive completed a breakaway in the 55th minute with an assist from Maggie Stephens of Hoggard.
The West team took just two shots in the contest, both in the second half. Meanwhile, the East All-Stars recorded 15 shots in each half and also held an 8-0 lead on corner kicks.
Nonetheless, Wolgemuth made 17 saves, registering nine in the first half and eight in the second half. She turned down the East side time and time again, just like she did so many opposing teams during a glittering football career at Foard.
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Hickory’s Madeline Mosteller took one of the shots for Team West in 52 minutes off the bench. Additionally, East Lincoln’s Cambell Vander Haar and Deana Poteat played 80 and 66 minutes respectively.
The men’s East-West All-Star soccer game followed the women’s contest on Tuesday, with the teams tied at 3-3. The East All-Stars scored the first two goals of the night as New Hanover’s Aidan Payne netted a pass from Jacksonville’s Ethan Gillette in the sixth minute and Sanderson’s Aidan Morgan found the back of the net on a penalty kick at the 16th.
The West team responded with three straight goals as Benny Hernandez of High Point Central scored in the 36th minute, Andrew Beohler of Concord scored in the 44th and Kheynne Ona-Vera of South Mecklenburg scored in the 65th . However, Brendan Peeples of Cardinal Gibbons’ East team scored one with less than 14 minutes remaining to explain the final scoreline.
Hibriten’s David Franquiz started and played 62 minutes for the West All-Stars, with Foard’s Irvin Martinez-Villa recording a shot in 37 minutes off the bench. Hibriten’s Kevin Rivera-Rios also came off the bench, scoring a shot on 36 minutes.
The East-West All-Star football game was played Wednesday at Robert B. Jamieson Stadium in Greensboro. It was the last East-West football game to be played during the summer, as the game will be played in December 2023.