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Area sports briefs: Salisbury soccer shuts out West

From staff reports
Salisbury’s boys soccer team topped West Rowan 3-0 on Wednesday.
Hanson Saryee’s diagonal pass set up John Grant for the only goal of the first half.
The Hornets (8-0-1) made it 2-0 when Kenny Bonilla sent a through ball to Paul Kollie, who scored on a breakaway.
Grant’s corner kick led to a bicycle kick by Bonilla from 6 yards out for the third goal. He put the shot over the keeper’s head while falling on his back.
Connor Miller had two acrobatic saves for the Hornets when they were clinging to a 1-0 lead. Freshmen Spencer Dixon and Luke Hutton had fine games on defense.
Sexton celebrated his 52nd birthday with the victory.
“Both teams played a solid match, and considering the nature of the rivalry and how hard both teams went after it, it was very cleanly played,” Sexton said.
* East Rowan topped Mount Pleasant 6-2 on Wednesday in a non-conference match.
Jan Garus scored four goals for the Mustangs. Jantzen Stirewalt and Dylan Grubb had a goal apiece.
Garus also had an assist. Robbie Barnes’ assist to Garus started the scoring for the Mustangs. Tanner Mastrinunzio split two defenders with the ball and got it to Garus for his 15th goal of the season.
East’s goals included a combination piece started in the midfield by Levi Huffman, who passed the ball to a streaking Janzten Stirewalt. He found Garus camped in front of the net.
“Although giving up two late goals, we played a much better second half than the first,” East coach John McNeil said. “When we play with the intensity we had in the second half, we’re a better team.”
East (4-3-1) plays NPC foe West Iredell on Monday.
– Prep golf
Salisbury’s girls golf team finished with a 126 total and beat Central Davidson by 37 strokes at Lexington Golf Club on Wednesday.
Madison Kennedy shot 39 to lead Salisbury. Catherine Parks (43) and Lily Yatawara (44) had counting scores. Amber Lyerly shot 46, and Brooke Smith carded a 51 for the Hornets.
– Prep tennis
North Rowan’s girls tennis team won 9-0 at North Moore on Wednesday.
Corbin Bennett, Diamond Jackson, Kelli Berry, Kayla Morgan, Haley Ridenhour and Caitlin Crawford picked up singles victories for the Cavs (5-2, 5-1 YVC). Bennett-Jackson, Morgan-Ridenhour and Berry-Crawford won in doubles.
* East Rowan won 8-1 in an NPC match against North Iredell.
Brittany Honeycutt, Devan Corpening, Megan Bullins, Kayela Wilson, Katie Cassady and Hannah Pressley contributed to the singles sweep for East (6-2, 4-1 NPC).
Bullins-Wilson and Cassady-Brett Kesler won in doubles.
– Minor Leagues
Jerry Sands (Catawba) knocked in two runs for Great Lakes in a 7-2 victory against West Michigan during the first round of the Midwest League playoffs on Monday.
– Middle schools
Erwin’s seventh-grade football team opened with a 24-8 victory against Southeast.
Josh Little recorded three sacks as the Eagles held the Patriots to negative yardage for three quarters. Jack Weisensel recovered three fumbles.
Erwin defensive leaders included Jake Boltz, Robert Barringer, Jakob Broughton, Seth Wyrick and Steven Ward.
Trexler, Broughton, Gillespie and Wyrick recovered fumbles.
Erwin scored on a 40-yard pass from Samuel Wyrick to Seth Wyrick. Tre Gillespie scored on a 60-yard run. Marshall Shank had a 6-yard scoring run.
Gillespie, Weisensel and Colton Trexler added two-point conversions.
Other offensive standouts included Ward, Tyler Mason, Kevin Phillips, Daniel Jones and Austin Owens.
Erwin is at North on Tuesday.
Softball
Erwin rolled 18-0 over North Rowan on Tuesday.
Erwin (3-0) had 21 hits.
Josie McNeely, Alison Smith and Katie Kepley had three hits each. Kaleigh Troutman, Haley Hepburn and Jaysa Jordan had two.
Kepley pitched a one-hitter and struck out eight. McKenzie Eller, Kepley and McNeely were defensive standouts.
VolleyballAlexandra Drye and Olivia Smith led Salisbury Academy to a 2-1 victory against Statesville Christian on Wednesday.
Soccer
John Latimer and Lucas Capito scored goals to spark Salisbury Academy to a 2-1 win against Statesville Christian.
The Jaguars are 2-0.
Tennis
Sacred Heart beat China Grove 9-0 on Tuesday.
Singles winners were Jordan DeJaco, Meghan Hedgepeth, Jessica Roy, Erin Ansbro, Anna Tonseth and Caroline Chilton.
Doubles winners were DeJaco-Hedgepeth, Jordan Roy-Ansboro and Erin Roy-Lauren Roy. Erin and Lauren Roy are twins.
Sacred Heart is 2-2 and plays next Sept. 16.
Individual results are in Scoreboard.
* Erwin topped North Rowan 9-0. First names were not available. Individual results are in Scoreboard.
– Women’s soccer
Catawba’s women scored three times in the first half and won 3-0 against Mount Olive on Wednesday.
Andrea Dunshie scored on a penalty kick 11 minutes into the match for Catawba (2-1-1).
Katie Gair and Kaitlyn McFarland also had goals.
Catawba keepers Chelsea Binder and Lindsay Webster combined for the shutout while facing only one shot.
* Sophomore Alyssa Wombwell scored the only goal in Pfeiffer’s 1-0 victory against USC Aiken on Wednesday.
– Men’s soccer
Catawba fell 4-1 to Belmont Abbey at Frock Field on Wednesday. Andrew Landry scored for the Indians (1-3).
– College volleyball
Livingstone’s Lashaundra Ferguson was named CIAA Player of the Week.
Ferguson had 25 kills in two matches, including 19 against Edward Waters.
* Livingstone improved to 3-0 by sweeping Morris on Wednesday at Trent Gym.
Michelle Thompson had 14 kills. Shannon Allen totaled 10 digs and 27 assists.
The Blue Bears play seven matches in the CIAA Roundup this weekend in Hampton, Va.
– Local golf
There is still room for a few more teams in the third annual Arnie’s Army Battle Against Prostate Cancer tournament at McCanless.
The tournament is set for Saturday. The fee is $50. Those who don’t have time for a full round can compete on the closest to pin hole at a cost of $20. Call 704-637-1235 for information.
– Basketball training
ABC Youth Development will begin basketball skills training each Sunday from 3-5 p.m. beginning this weekend.
The clinics are open to boys and girls in grades 6-12 at a cost of $5 per session. Contact André Archie at 232-0801 or Dadrian Cuthbertson at 267-1031.

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