Area sports briefs: East soccer tops Carson

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 17, 2009

From staff reports
East Rowan’s boys soccer team pulled out a 2-1 win against Carson on Wednesday night.
The Mustangs (5-4-1, 1-1 NPC) led 2-0. East midfielder Dylan Grubb lobbed a ball over the defense, and Jan Garus tucked the ball neatly into the net for the first goal. The second goal occurred when Jantzen Stirewalt played the ball back to Grubb, who sent a perfect through ball to Garus on the left side. He drilled a shot into the net. Carson’s goal came from David Garcia.
East faces Statesville on Monday.
– Prep tennis
Salisbury’s girls tennis team remains the top-ranked 2A team in the latest NCHSTCA poll. The Hornets received 69 voting points, five more than second-place Greene Central.
– College soccer
Catawba’s women’s soccer team rallied from a two-goal deficit and claimed a 3-2 overtime win over visiting Chowan on Erinn Wescoat’s goal in the 103rd minute Wednesday.
Catawba (4-1-1) pulled within 2-1 on Maria Borland’s goal four minutes into the second half. Jessica Leroux’s high-arching shot from 25 yards out floated over the keeper and tied the score in the 74th minute.
Catawba had all eight shots in extra time and outshot Chowan by a 24-4 margin.
* Catawba’s men got three goals from freshman Valentin Nava (Carson) and two from Andrew Landry in a 7-0 win against Chowan.The win snapped a three-game losing streak for the Indians (2-4).
Nava collected a rebound off the crossbar after a long blast from Deon Cuffie-Joseph in the fourth minute and scored again three minutes later following an Alain Lengliz cross.
Nava completed his hat trick by scoring in the 37th minute. Catawba led 4-0 at the break.
Lengliz and Nate Over also scored for the Indians, who hadn’t posted seven goals in a match since the 2004 SAC tournament. Tyler Held teamed with Josh Payne for the shutout.
– College golf
Catawba’s women’s golf team finished at 625 and officially placed second behind Carson-Newman at the Lady Falcon/McNairy Invitational in Badin. Carson-Newman won by three.
Catawba was the original winner. After reviewing USGA rule 33-2B/1, officials determined Wednesday that Carson-Newman had won because the final round deserved to be counted.
The tees on holes 5, 8 and 11 were moved after the final round had started Tuesday. Since the scores did not provide a distinct and significant advantage or disadvantage, the round counted.n Catawba’s men finished seventh at the Anderson Invitational. Brad Cline (75-73ó148) led Catawba with a sixth-place finish. Evan Kilchenstein (81-73ó154) was 20th, Elliot Blake (79-78ó157) placed 28th and Josh Marcinizyn (78-87ó165) finished 39th.
– College volleyball
Livingstone sophomore Michelle Thompson, a middle hitter, was named the CIAA Player of the Week. In seven matches, she had 69 kills, a .243 hitting percentage, 10 service aces, 48 digs and 18 blocks. She notched 14 kills, a .344 hitting percentage, three service aces, nine digs and four blocks against Morris College.
The Blue Bears will be back in action Saturday when they play host to St. Paul’s at 1 p.m.
– North Hills volleyball
North Hills’ jayvee volleyball team swept NCSD on Tuesday. Abbey Cody and Taylor Foster led the Eagles.
– 5K road race
Catawba’s athletics department will hold a 5K road race at 9 a.m. on Sept. 26.
Pre-registration is $20 (on or before Sept. 23) and race-day registration is $25. Brochures are available at
For more info, contact Craig Turnbull at (704) 637-4475, or