High School Sports

Stokes scores five goals in Camden's soccer romp

Tina Stokes scored five goals and keeper Lauren Geddings posted a shutout in Camden’s 8-0 girls soccer rout of Crestwood in a Region 6-3A match on Thursday.It was the second win in a row for the Bulldogs (2-1, 1-0), who opened the season on the wrong end of a 12-0 score against Swansea.

India Robinson, a sophomore forward/midfielder who scored seven goals in just four varsity matches a year ago, go on the board in 2009 with two goals. Senior defender Jessie Baldwin tallied the other Camden goal.

Stokes and Geddings were the headliners in Camden’s other success to date against neighboring Lugoff-Elgin on March 12. Stokes scored the only goal in the match, and Geddings, with plenty of help from the defensive crew, posted another shutout.

Stokes, a sophomore forward, was the team offensive MVP and an all-region pick last season while scoring 17 goals. Geddings, a junior, Robinson, Baldwin, sophomore midfielder Carrie Stokes, senior midfielder Kaney Steele, senior midfielder Lauren Grimm, and junior midfielder Josey Dean are the other returning starters from last season’s 8-6 club that set a single-season win record and made the Class 3A state playoffs for the first time under new coach Stephen Sutusky.

“We have a great deal of experience in the midfield and at forward, our defense might be a tad bit iffy in the beginning, but they will play as a unit and will be fine by mid year,” said Sutusky.

Carrie Stokes, Steele and Baldwin were also all-region picks last spring.