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Gibbons shuts out Holly Springs in soccer playoffs

Highlights: Cardinal Gibbons vs. Holly Springs

May, 13 2017, 3:06 AM

It didn't take Cardinal Gibbons long to score against Holly Springs on Friday night.

The Crusaders took an early 1-0 lead en route to a 4-0 shutout of the Golden Hawks in the second round of the 4A girls soccer state playoffs.

Cardinal Gibbons' first goal came on a penalty kick by Maggie Pierce in the 2nd minute.

That score stood until the midway point of the first half when Emmy Duerr scored in the 20th minute. The Crusaders put the game out of reach a few minutes later as Caroline Goudy scored in the 22nd minute.

Cardinal Gibbons took a 3-0 lead into halftime.

With 18 minutes left in the game, Cardinal Gibbons got one more goal from Pierce, her second of the game,i to push the lead to 4-0.

Cardinal Gibbons will host Fuquay-Varina in the third round of the state playoffs next week. The Bengals defeated Garner 5-1 in the second round on Friday.