Prep soccer: Haughton girls, Benton boys pick up district wins

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The Haughton girls and Benton boys won District 1, Division II soccer games Wednesday night.

Haughton defeated Minden 3-1 at Minden. Benton edged Parkway 1-0 at Tinsley Park.

Tuesday night, Benton swept Northwood in District 1-II games. The Tigers won 6-1 and the Lady Tigers won 8-0.

Also Tuesday, the Parkway girls downed North DeSoto 5-1 in a non-district game. In a battle between two of the state’s best, Parkway fell to Byrd 3-0 Wednesday night at Byrd. Parkway (20-5-1) is No. 3 in the latest LHSAA Division II power rankings, and Byrd (24-1) is No. 2 in Division I.

Parker McClung, Ciara White and Genet Leist scored goals in Haughton’s victory over Minden.

Ethan Parks scored the lone goal in Benton’s win over Parkway. His brother Carter got the assist. The Tigers improved to 13-9-2 overall and 4-1 in district. Captain Shreve, which defeated Haughton 5-0 Tuesday, leads the district at 4-0.

Ethan Parks, Carter Parks, Nick Sessions, Daniel Valcho, Michael Escanelle and Jake Norris all scored goals against Northwood. Carter Parks, Sessions and Anthony Garcia had assists.

Hailey McGhee scored three goals in the Benton girls’ victory over Northwood. Breanna Bundy scored two. Georgia Carroway, Abby Lauterbach and Jessica Venegoni scored one apiece. Sarah Varnado had two assists.

Benton (10-4-1, 5-1) plays Parkway in a key District 1-II game Thursday night at Tinsley Park. Parkway handed the Lady Tigers their only district loss 4-0 on Jan. 4.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com