Area Sports Briefs:
Salisbury’s boys soccer team won 4-2 at 4A Lake Norman on Thursday in its best performance of the season.
Scoring for the Hornets were Emmy Turcios, Bobby Cardelle, Zachary Sukkasem and Carlos Zanudo.
Andrew Kalogeromitros and Sukkasem had assists.
Salisbury (5-1) was down 2-0 nine minutes into the match but was able to regroup.
Goals by Turcios and Cardelle, on a penalty kick, got the Hornets even at 2-2.
A spectacular goal by Zanudo, who took a ball out of the air on a full slide put the Hornets ahead. Sukkasem’s cross set up Zanudo.
“That was a very sweet goal,” Salisbury coach Matt Parrish said. “And the first of his varsity career.”
Sukkasem then tacked on an insurance goal to seal victory.
Parrish indicated that Michael Brown, Clint Comadoll, Chrisian Uribe, John Canipe and Turcios played outstanding matches.
“After an inauspicious start, the boys showed incredible grit and determination to stay in the match,” Parrish said. “But there was no negativity and we worked as a unit and fought the last 70 minutes. The highlight was certainly the third goal by Zanudo.”
Saisbury is at Trinity on Wednesday.
• Much-improved South Rowan rolled 8-0 against North Rowan, with Dylan Beam scoring three goals.
Angel Dominguez, Luis Fierro, Dalton Carter, Omar Camacho and Tony Ramirez had a goal each.
Hunter Altman had three asissts. Fierro and Alex Reed had an assist apiece.
• Carson’s soccer team lost 3-1 to SPC foe Hickory Ridge.
Brandon Flores scored for the Cougars, who suffered their first league loss.
Hickory Ridge capitalized on three Carson mistakes.
Carson is back in action on Tuesday at South Rowan.
A.L. Brown’s jayvees lost to Weddington 33-28 on a last-second touchdown pass.
The Wonders took a 28-27 lead on Jalen Cagle’s two-point conversion with a minute to go.
Cagle scored two touchdowns, and Brandon Drye caught a touchdown pass.
The Wonders trailed 21-0 at halftime.
•Davie’s jayvees won 26-6 against Lexington.
Catawba’s women’s soccer team lost to Belmont Abbey 1-0 in a season opener on Thursday at Frock Field.
Megan Philip scored late in regulation for the Crusaders.
Angela Pawlowski made three saves for the Indians.
Catawba Valley Community College’s Aimee Cloninger (Carson) had six kills an 10 digs in a sweep of Davidson CCC on Thursday.
Tiffany Brooks (South Rowan) had five kills and served four aces.
Salisbury’s girls tennis team lost 5-4 to 4A Ardrey Kell on Thursday.
Salisbury (6-1) lost three tiebreakers, two that went to 10-8.
Anna Flynn won in singles. Alexandra Drye-Madeline Hoskins, Kayla Honeycutt-Flynn and Kathryn Rusher-Grace Steinman won in doubles.
• Salisbury won 8-1 against Lexington in a CCC match on Wednesday.
Drye, Honeycutt, Flynn, Hoskins, Rusher and Steinman swept singles.
Salisbury has won 122 straight CCC matches in a stretch that dates back to a loss to Lexington in 2002.
• East Rowan beat Cox Mill 7-2 on Wednesday to stay unbeaten.
Singles winners for the Mustangs (3-0) were Laura Agner, Rebecca Agner, Drew Pethel, Lauren Thomas and Taylor Trexler.
Rebecca Agner-Thomas and Pethel-Trexler won in doubles.
Carson-Newman rushed for 363 yards and outscored Wayne State 55-28 on Thursday.
• Tusculum destroyed College of Faith 63-0.
Bo Cordell threw four TD passes in the first half.
Carson stayed unbeaten with a convincing 25-6, 25-1, 25-19 SPC win at Concord.
•South Rowan swept Central Cabarrus at home in SPC play on Thursday.
• East Rowan stayed warm with a victory against West Rowan.
Carson lost 3-1 to opportunistic Hickory Ridge in SPC boys soccer on Thursday. It was the first league loss for the Cougars.
Brandon Flores scored for the Cougars late in the second half.
Carson returns to action Tuesday at South Rowan.
Middle school tennis
China Grove won 8-1 against Knox on Thursday.
Seleema Sabakada won in singles for the Trojans.
• Erwin’s girls defeated Corriher-Lipe for their first win. Winners in singles and doubles for the Eagles were Haley Loflin, Mia Graham, Angels Scialdone, Lauren Weisensel, Destini Hamilton and Kristen Brady.
• Erwin’s girls also won against West Rowan. Scialdone, Graham. Weinsensel, Hamilton and Brady won in singles. Doubles winners included Graham, Weisensel, Hamilton and Brady.