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Area briefs: SHS soccer wins a wet one vs. Golden Eagles

From staff reports
Salisbury’s soccer team defeated East Davidson 5-1 in a CCC match played at soggy Ludwig Stadium on Wednesday.
SHS soccer coach Tom Sexton gave athletics director/football coach Joe Pinyan a lot of credit for getting the field ready and allowing the teams to play.
“Joe told me he really wanted us to get this game in because we haven’t played often enough to get in a rhythm yet,” Sexton said. “We’re very appreciative of his efforts, and we were able to get a big win without tearing up the field.”
Salisbury led 4-1 at the half.
Besides Pinyan, the star of the night was Daman Bowman, who scored on a corner throw-in and had a strong outing playing defensive center mid with Dustin Presnell sidelined by a groin injury.
Emerging scorer Paul Kollie found the back of the net again for Salisbury. Oscar Bonilla located the back corner from a tough angle at 20 yards, Kenny Bonilla scored on a pretty volley and Miles Jordan, who moved to offensive center mid from the outside, added a goal.
Sexton said Frankie Cardelle was “ridiculously good” in goal.
“The loss to Carson taught us some things, and we’re starting to meld now,” Sexton said. “We’re getting all the pieces back in the puzzle.”
Salisbury’s scheduled match at West Stanly tonight was postponed because the Colts are making up a match.
Salisbury is 2-0 in the CCC heading into a 5 p.m. matchup with contender West Davidson on Monday. The match will be played at 5 p.m. because of a PTA open house.
– Prep volleyball
Carson lost to Northwest Cabarrus 25-10, 19-25, 18-25, 25-16, 15-7 on Tuesday in the NPC.
Sarah Marshall had 33 digs and 13 service points for the Cougars. Taylor Whitley had 28 assists, three kills and 12 digs. Jen Hough had 15 kills and six digs. Breckin Settlemeyer contributed seven kills and five blocks. Shanna Stewart had five kills, 13 digs and two blocks. Amber Ingraham had 10 service points, three kills and two blocks.
Carson plays Statesville today.
* Carson’s jayvee team won over the Trojans 25-18, 21-25, 25-23. Jordan Whitley had nine service points. Hannah Leonard and Leah Perkins had seven service points each.
* In an NPC match, South Rowan lost to Mooresville 18-25, 25-21, 20-25, 25-21 and 15-13 on Tuesday. It was South’s second straight league loss in five games.
Taylor May had 26 kills, 10 digs and 20 service points for South. Molly Garrett had a team-high 14 digs.
Krista Haywood had 31 assists and 12 digs. Kayla Morrow had 15 service points, 11 digs and six kills.
* Also in the NPC, Lake Norman beat West Rowan 25-10, 25-3, 25-12 on Tuesday, and North Iredell beat East Rowan 25-9, 25-12, 25-10.
Lake Norman and North Iredell play today in a match for first place. Both are undefeated in the NPC.
* In a CCC match on Tuesday, Ledford swept Salisbury 25-8, 25-11, 25-6.
– Rowan Volleyball Club
The Rowan Volleyball Club will play host to clinics on Sept. 13, Sept. 27 and Oct. 11 from 9-11 a.m. at Carson High.
The club is for grades 5-8.
The cost is $10 per session.
– Prep cross country
Lake Norman’s girls won the Statesville Invitational Meet with a total of 39.
Mooresville (82), Davie County (141), East Wilkes (175) and Northwest Cabarrus (192) rounded out the top five.
East Rowan was ninth, South Rowan 10th, A.L. Brown 12th, West Rowan 14th and Carson 16th in the 20-team field.
Individual leaders were listed in Wednesday’s edition.
* A.L. Brown’s Larry Scaggs ran 19:08 and was the top individual in the South Piedmont Conference Pre-Conference Meet at Marvin Ridge.
Brown won the meet. Zach Fesperman (fifth), Austin Vernon (sixth), Nick Buckwell (14th) and Dylan Rupert (19th) also counted in the scoring for the Wonders.
– Middle school football
China Grove’s seventh-graders opened with a 30-8 victory over Corriher-Lipe. David Comer scored two TDs for the Red Devils, the first on a 67-yard pass from Eric Goldston and the second on a 10-yard run.
William Elliot ran 53 yards for a score and caught a pass for a PAT from Goldston.
Will Zentmeyer ran 46 yards for a TD and added two PAT runs.
Defensively, the Devils were led by Comer, Elliot, Zentmeyer, Brandon Hill and Jesse Tucker. Timothy Shuffler had an interception and Comer had a fumble recovery.
– Middle school softball
Erwin opened the season with a 22-1 victory against China Grove.
Sydney Poole and Bobbi Thomas had three hits each for the Eagles.
Six teammates had two hits each.
Poole was the winning pitcher, striking out five and walking one. She was backed by errorless defense.
– Catawba athletics
Catawba’s women’s soccer team beat Erskine 5-1 at Frock Field on Wednesday for coach John Cullen’s 100th career victory.
Catawba (3-1) got goals from Lainey Nichols, Paige Harrington, Alyssa Schoenberg, Tasha Wilhelm and Andrea Dunshie.
* Catawba’s men’s soccer team lost to Belmont Abbey 2-0 on Wednesday. Tyler Held made nine saves for Catawba.
* Catawba’s men’s golf team finished seventh in a 10-team field at the Anderson Invitational on Tuesday.
Limestone took team honors with a two-round total of 575. Catawba had a total of 594.
Eric Schmehl led Catawba with a fifth-place finish with a 141 total and was named to the all-tournament team. He followed an opening round 73 with a 4-under round of 68 on Tuesday. His round included a hole-in-one on the 200-yard No. 13 hole.
Catawba’s Derek Paschal was 16th with a total of 145.
– North Hills volleyball
Laura Butner, Catherine Junker and Caley Boggs led the North Hills varsity volleyball team to a 3-2 comeback victory against the Cabarrus Stallions.
– Salisbury Academy
Trey Bergsma finished first individually and led the Salisbury Academy boys cross country team to a second-place finish in a meet at Huntersville.
Madeline Hoskins led the way with a sixth-place finish as the SA girls finished third.
n Salisbury Academy’s soccer team lost to Hickory Christian 1-0.
Tyler Petty and Lake Billings led the Jaguars.
– College football
Ben Erdman (West Rowan) averaged 41.2 yards on five punts in Coastal Carolina’s 23-19 loss to Colgate.
Erdman averaged 43.0 on eight punts at Penn State opening day.
* Coastal linebacker D.J. Rice (Davie County) made six solo stops against Colgate.
* East Carolina’s Scotty Robinson (Salisbury) had a sack in the Pirates’ victory over Virginia Tech and two tackles in their win over West Virginia.
– Salisbury football parking
Reserve parking for the Salisbury-West Stanly varsity football game at Ludwig Stadium on Friday is available through the school office by calling 704-636-1221 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Spaces are on a first-come. first-serve basis.
Questions should be directed to the school office.

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