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For the second time this season, boys soccer teams from Elm City and Springfield battled to a tie.
The host Vikings and Wildcats finished 2-2 after two 30-minute halves and two 5-minute overtime periods Wednesday. Both teams exited 6-0-2.
Mason Ross got the Vikings on the scoreboard first when he headed Nick Halverson’s corner kick into the goal in the 23rd minute.
Three minutes later, Will Braswell placed a free kick from about 40 yards to the upper 90 of the goal for the equalizer.
Twelve minutes into the second half, Snyder Pearson got a left-footer to go off the far post with Halverson collecting his second assist for the Vikings.
But once again the Wildcats knotted the score, this time for good, when Horatio Uruttia slid a shot past Elm City defenders and the goalkeeper in the 54th minute.
Harrison Batchelor was credited with five saves for the Wildcats, who will host Toisnot on Monday, the same day the Vikings will visit Darden.
Lady Wildcats take control of division
Springfield continued its unbeaten volleyball season with sweeps of host Elm City on Wednesday and visiting Speight on Tuesday.
With the 25-13, 25-10, 25-18 triumph over the Lady Vikings, the Lady Wildcats ran their record to 10-0 and maintained control of the Tricounties Athletic Conference’s South Division, which Springfield can clinch with a victory over Toisnot at home Monday.
Elm City dropped to 7-3 with its second loss to Springfield.
Audrey Earp led the Lady Wildcats at the service line with 15 points, including a pair of aces, to go with eight hits and three kills. Ashton Frazier served 13 points, with three aces, while Allison Moore produced seven service points.
Alex Williams had a monster match at the net, coming up with 11 kills, 12 hits and a block while Jordan Corbett contributed eight hits and five kills Mackenzie Landers doled out 16 assists for Springfield.
No details were provided for Elm City.
In its 25-12, 25-4, 25-10 win over Speight, Springfield was led by Frazier, who served 14 points and made three assists. Williams totaled 12 service points, six kills and three hits. Earp, Landers and Corbett each served seven points while Earp added five hits and four kills and Landers distributed a team-high eight assists.
Wilson Prep splits in Tri-Capital tourney
The Wilson Preparatory Academy boys soccer team saw its run in the Tri-Capital Conference tournament come to a close with a 2-0 loss to Thales Academy on Tuesday.
The Tigers were held to four shots, while Christiaan Bullock had 15 saves for Wilson Prep in net.
On Monday, Wilson Prep exploded for four goals in overtime to claim an 8-5 conquest of Southern Wake Academy in the opening round of the Tri-Capital Conference tournament.
Evan Gregory drilled in three goals to spark WPA, while Dylan Skinner and Coleton Ellington each knocked in two goals. A goal from Zachary Mobley rounded out the Tigers scoring.
Notching an assist each were Jahsiah Newsome, Skinner, Ellington and Jerome Thomas.
WPA (12-6) posted a 26-11 margin in shots and Bullock was credited with six saves.
Lady Hawks outlast Speight in 5 sets
Toisnot pulled out a five-set volleyball win against Speight on Wednesday, prevailing 15-6 in the decisive game.
The Lady Cougars claimed the first set 25-20 before Toisnot fought back to take the second 25-14. After Speight went back in front with a 25-20 win in the third game, the Lady Hawks won the fourth 25-11 and then the fifth.
Lanie Jinks led Toisnot with 19 service points while Ann Thorne Webb served 13 points. No individual statistics were available for Speight.