LUMBERTON — The Lumberton soccer team won its conference opener on Monday night, earning a 1-0 victory over Hoke County to start Sandhills Athletic Conference play.
Kendric Perry scored the lone goal in the contest for the Pirates (3-1, 1-0 SAC), redirecting a free kick from Rene Altamirano into the back of the net for the difference maker.
Joan Carillo and Miguel Hernandez combined for nine saves in goal to earn the shutout.
Lumberton will continue SAC play on Wednesday at home against Jack Britt.
In other SAC soccer action, Purnell Swett dropped a 9-0 match at Richmond.