Through its first two games, Burlington Williams has lit up its opposition for 12 goals. The Bulldogs didn’t slow down against Orange.
Senior Enil Ferguson scored two goals as Williams (2-0-1) defeated Orange 4-1 in Burlington on Wednesday night. It was the first loss of the season for the Panthers, who were coming off a 9-0 win over Roxboro Community School.
Jorge Alfaro also scored for the Bulldogs, his team-leading fifth goal of the season. Brennan Lagana finished with a goal and an assist for Williams, who plays in the 3A Mid Piedmont Conference.
Junior R.J. Pherribo scored the only Orange goal on a penalty kick. Pherribo has scored three goals and two assists so far this season, leading the team with eight points.
Williams started the season with a 2-2 draw at Ragsdale, then routed Bartlett Yancey 10-1.
After Thursday’s rematch with Roxboro Community in Person County, Orange will have one more week to prepare for a rigorous Big 8 Conference schedule. The Panthers will travel to Linny Wrenn Stadium to face Riverside on Monday night, followed by a home game against Wake Forest.
The Panthers played to a scoreless tie against Riverside in Hillsborough last week, a match where Orange had six shots on net.
Orange’s opens conference play at East Chapel Hill on September 6.