Hawks retire Morgan Goff’s jersey before falling to former coach’s team

by | Apr 18, 2023 | Triton

Shown from left at Morgan Goff’s jersey retirement on Monday evening at Triton are Chris Goff (father), Cailin Goff (sister), Kathryn Kuzminski (grandmother), Morgan Goff, Martha Ann Goff (grandmother) and Robie Butler (great uncle). (Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Morgan Goff was back at Triton on Monday evening and so was her former coach for the Hawks, Eric Long.

Triton retired Goff’s No. 6 jersey before absorbing a 6-0 varsity girls soccer loss to Durham Riverside, where Long currently coaches.

Goff scored 52 goals and had 12 assists for the Hawks as a sophomore in 2014. She went on to play at UNC and professionally.

“We played really hard,” said Triton coach Brian Foster. “They’re just a good team playing some 4-A soccer in the Triangle.”

Caroline Alcala led the Pirates (8-3-3) with a pair of goals. Zoe Cordell had a goal with two assists.

Triton, which is 6-9 overall and 4-6 as a 3-A entry in the All American Conference, returns to league play at Western Harnett (2-11, 2-8) on Tuesday (April 18) at 6:30 p.m.

From left are former Triton coach Eric Long, Morgan Goff and current Hawks coach Brian Foster with Goff’s retired jersey No. 6. (Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Mckenna Moore (15) advances for the Hawks on Monday.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Emma Stanley pushes the attack for Triton against Riverside.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Kate Cochran (8) has control in Monday’s nonconference match.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Freshman Madelyn Hair takes the ball forward for Triton.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

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