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WENDELL — An early goal by the Hunt varsity boys soccer team wouldn’t stand Monday as host Corinth Holders scored five straight goals on the way to a 6-2 nonconference victory in handing the 3-A Big East Conference Warriors their sixth straight loss.
Hunt, now 4-6, found the net quickly as senior Mark Bogle headed in a free kick by classmate Jose Chavez in the seventh minute. However, the 4-A Northern Athletic Conference Pirates (3-2-1) struck for a pair of goals before halftime. The 2-1 score stood until 17 minutes were left in the match when Corinth Holders poured in three goals in quick succession to break open the game.
Sophomore Esai Torres Tarango slammed in a shot following a scramble in the box to cut into the Pirates’ lead but that would be it for the Warriors.
“The boys started off strong but we need to do a better job of keeping our focus,” said Hunt head coach Eric Nguyen. “As the coach, I made a few mistakes tonight as well and the loss should be on me, not them.”
Hunt returns to Johnston County on Thursday for a nonconference match against 3-A Greater Neuse River Conference member Clayton.
Huston, Guzman lead CCS past Lee
Andrew Huston and Salvador Guzman each scored a pair of goals to lead the host Community Christian varsity boys soccer team to a 4-1 nonconference victory over Lee Christian on Monday.
Guzman gave the Cyclones the lead with an unassisted goal in the first half and then fed Huston, who converted for a 2-1 lead. Huston then made it 3-1 with a solo strike in the second half while Guzman finished a pass from Bryson Scott to complete the scoring.
Community Christian, now 3-6-1 overall, outshot Lee Christian 18-10 as Cyclones goalkeeper Seth Huston came up with six saves. CCS head coach Monica Mills credited senior sweeper Griffin Dunlap as the defensive leader for the match.
CCS will play Tuesday at Faith Christian in Rocky Mount in a 1-A/2-A Coastal Independents Conference game, weather permitting.
Eight score for DASH in 9-0 romp
Eight difference players scored for the DASH United Homeschool boys soccer team as it routed Fayetteville Homeschool 9-0 on Friday.
The match was halted via the mercy rule with three minutes left in the first half.
Scoring goals for the United, now 7-1, were Tim Bizzell, Nathan Drank, Josh Biller, Jordan Bailey, Silas Dorsey, Sam Haymore, Austin Manley and Caleb Adams. Biller scored two goals to go with an assist while Bizzell also had a pair of assists and Manley, Haymore and Adams had one each.
“It was good to see some of our players that don’t get a lot of playing time have some success,” said coach Steve Barry. “Sam Haymore, for example, is a great basketball player that played soccer when he was younger. He’s a senior and wanted to play soccer this year. He has been to every offseason practice and is constantly working and grinding to improve. He was rewarded with a goal and an assist today
DASH will play Thursday against Wake Christian.
Lady Bruins pull out win at N. Lenoir
LAGRANGE — After a tight No. 2 doubles match left Beddingfield on the wrong side of a 5-4 score to complete a suspended girls tennis match from earlier this season, the Lady Bruins turned the tables on host North Lenoir in Monday’s regularly scheduled match.
Beddingfield’s No. 2 tandem of Brianna Hale-Savannah Barberio gritted out a 7-5 tiebreaker win to claim a 9-8 win over the Lady Hawks’ Logan Mozingo-Hannah Herring that sealed the Lady Bruins’ 5-4 victory.
“A very intriguing and fun-to-watch tiebreaker,” assessed Lady Bruins head coach Jeremy Howard, whose team departed 3-4 with the split. “They were both going at it.”
Mozingo-Herring had defeated Hale-Alexis Hayes by the same 9-8 score to close out North Lenoir’s win in the suspended match. The tiebreaker result was 7-2.
The Lady Bruins won just two singles matches in the scheduled match — Hayes at No. 4 and Hale at No. 5 — but swept doubles to claim the match. Hale-Barberio fell behind 4-1 before winning five straight games only to fall back 6-4 before the stirring finish.
Weather permitting, Beddingfield will host Nash Central in a 2-A Eastern Plains Conference match Tuesday.
NORTH LENOIR 4
Sidney Swindell (NL) def. Karissa Hayes 8-1; Logan Mozingo (NL) def. Sabrina Wasielewski 8-4; Abigail Ormond (NL) def. Savannah Barberio 8-1; Alexis Hayes (B) def. Hannah Herring 8-1; Brianna Hale (B) def. Hallie Dilday 8-0; Summer West (NL) def. Liz Ortiz-Flores 8-3.
K. Hayes-Wasielewski (B) def. Swindell-Ormond 8-4; Hale-Barberio (B) def. Mozingo-Herring 9-8 (5); Cathy Nicholson-Jaylah Moore (B) def. West-Dilday 8-3.
Ladybirds crunch Nash Central 9-0
STANHOPE — Southern Nash stepped out of 3-A Big East Conference varsity girls tennis play Monday to hand former league rival Nash Central a 9-0 defeat on the Ladybirds’ courts.
Earning singles wins for Southern Nash, now 3-6 with its second win in a row, were Caroline Carothers, Stacie Winner, Nora Satekova, Katelyn Cox, Brandi Curtis and Lesly Rodriguez. Victorious doubles teams were Carothers-Cox, Winner-Curtis and Satekova-Rodriguez.
Southern Nash returns to Big East play Tuesday at home against Hunt.
Collie helps Ladybirds tie Fike
ROCKY MOUNT — Only one shot separated the top three teams in the second 3-A Big East Conference nine-hole girls golf match at Northgreen Golf Club on Monday.
Southern Nash, led by sophomore Elisabeth Collie, and Fike shared the top spot with a 163 total for their low three individuals.
Hunt wound up third at 164, followed by Northern Nash at 177. Rocky Mount did not field enough players to qualify for a team score and first-year conference member Franklinton did not participate.
Collie emerged the medalist with a round of 41 that included birdies at Nos. 2 and 7.
Sarah Bunn, a sophomore from Hunt, trailed with a 48. Leading Fike were Madeline Harrell with a 51 and Liza Horne with a 52.
The Lady Golden Demons also counted a 60 from Mallory O’Brian.
For the Ladybirds, Collie was complemented by Sara Small with a 59 and Taylor Hall with a 63.
Other counting Hunt scores were 58s from Connor Worley and Gracie Taylor.
Brooke Taylor paced Northern Nash with a 50.
The third conference match is scheduled for Monday at The River Golf Course near Bunn.
Lady Warriors top East Wake again
The Hunt High varsity volleyball team tuned for its 3-A Big East Conference opener at home against Northern Nash on Tuesday evening with a 3-0 triumph against East Wake on Monday.
The Lady Warriors of head coach Tiffany Rowe clipped East Wake 25-23, 25-7, 25-8.
Returning starter Amoret Stinagle triggered Hunt with seven service aces and six kills.
Stinagle was complemented by Greysen Evans with six aces, Brianna Moore with five aces and 26 assists and Meghan Martinez with nine kills.
The victory left the Lady Warriors with a 6-5 record.
Lady Cycs fall
to Lee Christian
Despite serving for 17 aces, the host Community Christian School varsity volleyball team dropped a tough 23-25, 28-30, 25-21, 16-25 outcome to Lee Christian on Monday.
Anna Jackson served for six aces and Morgan Garner for three.
Jackson led with 10 points, while Emily Boyette contributed six, Lauren Pate seven, Erika Vandenbrink eight and Garner five.
Olivia Bullard led the Lady Cyclones with 16 assists. Boyette added three assists and two kills, while Jackson had five kills. Pate surfaced for eight kills.
SN spikes Nash Central in 3
STANHOPE — Lydia Ruffin served for 10 consecutive points and collected five aces in leading the Southern Nash High varsity volleyball team to a 25-9, 25-16, 25-18 non-conference win against Nash Central on Monday.
Nash Central played in the 3-A Big East Conference with Southern Nash until moving into the 2-A ranks this season. The Ladybirds serve into conference play at home at 4 p.m. Tuesday against Fike.
Olivia Cruz’s nine kills topped Southern Nash. Lyndsey Turner managed six and Emory New five.
Pivotal in Ladybirds rallies were four outstanding digs from Lauren Fassnacht.
Lady Falcons sweep Lady Rams
PIKEVILLE _ The host Charles B. Aycock High varsity volleyball team, a 3-A member of the 3-A/4-A Eastern Carolina Conference, boosted its record to 5-3 with a 25-7, 25-14, 25-13 domination of Greene Central of the 2-A Eastern Carolina Conference on Monday.
The Lady Golden Falcons were paced by 14 kills from senior Arlanda Faulkner and 11 from junior Daelyn Brock. Faulkner also served for five aces. Senior Cassandra Lassiter triggered CBA with 18 digs.
CBA downs Greene Central in 2 sets
PIKEVILLE — The Charles B. Aycock High volleyball team upped its record to 2-6 with a 25-20, 25-16 conquest of visiting neighbor Greene Central on Monday.
The Lady Golden Falcons were sparked by Kaitlyn Smith with six kills, Colleen Jones with four service aces and Chloe Anthony with seven digs. Jones chipped in with six digs.
Jenna Oliver was CBA’s assists leader with four.