McFayden scores 5 goals in shutout win at Purnell Swett


By Leon Hargrove Jr. - [email protected]



Daily Journal file photo Richmond Senior’s Cassie McFayden, right, scored five goals in the team’s 7-0 victory at Purnell Swett on Monday.


MAXTON — Senior midfielder Cassie McFayden had her best game of the season at Purnell Swett on Monday evening.

The Lees-McRae commit scored four of her five goals in the first half of a 7-0 victory on the road. Her last goal would come off of a corner in the last 40 minutes, as she tipped the ball past the Lady Rams’ goalkeeper.

“She scored a couple of pretty goals tonight. She had a couple good runs and opened herself up to be able to score,” coach Bennie Howard said. “She’s a key player for us and hopefully she can continue to put some key goals in the net for us.”

Junior striker Hannah Millen and sophomore midfielder Chloe Wiggins were responsible for the other two Lady Raiders scores in the second half. Emily Buie picked up an assist on one of McFayden’s goals, while Altman Griffin assisted Wiggins’ score.

Richmond (6-0-2, 2-0 SEC) will now take a day to prepare for its “big game” at Lumberton on Wednesday.

Boys tennis downs Rams

MAXTON — The Richmond Senior boys tennis team won five of its six singles matches and was able to come away with a 7-2 victory over Purnell Swett on Monday.

Richmond’s Josh McGee and Justin Todd took down Swett’s Cam Richardson and Bailey Dial in the No. 1 and No. 2 singles, respectively. Austin Harrington won the No. 3 singles due to a forfeit, Miles Harrington grabbed a victory in the No. 4 singles (6-2, 6-1) and Mason Bailey took down Adam Lowry in the No. 6 match (6-2, 6-3).

Austin and Miles Harrington won a close one in the No. 2 doubles, while Prashil Thakar and Mason Bailey dominated the No. 3 doubles.

Richmond will host Pinecrest today at 4 p.m.

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Daily Journal file photo Richmond Senior’s Cassie McFayden, right, scored five goals in the team’s 7-0 victory at Purnell Swett on Monday.
http://yourdailyjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_mc-1.jpgDaily Journal file photo Richmond Senior’s Cassie McFayden, right, scored five goals in the team’s 7-0 victory at Purnell Swett on Monday.

By Leon Hargrove Jr.

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