area sports briefs

Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 10, 2009

From staff reports
Wingate running back Nelson Woods scored from the 1 to cap a thrilling, fourth-quarter comeback as the Bulldogs escaped Hickory with a 50-49 SAC victory over Lenoir-Rhyne’s Bears on Saturday.
The Bulldogs (5-1, 3-0) overcame a seemingly hopeless 21-point deficit and stayed tied for first in the SAC with Carson-Newman.
Wingate wide receiver Perry Floyd piled up 287 all-purpose yards with two receiving touchdowns, plus an 89-yard kickoff return.
Wingate sophomore Cody Haffly threw for 311 yards and three touchdowns.
n Eric Watts hauled in a 33-yard touchdown pass from Michael Crumbaker in overtime to hand homestanding Brevard (6-1, 2-1) a 27-24 SAC win against Tusculum.
Bo Cordell passed for 297 yards for the Pioneers.
n Mars Hill won 34-28 at Newberry on Saturday. Jonas Randolph had 248 yards on 40 carries to lift Mars Hill (4-2, 2-1). Jon Richt was 9-for-16 passing for 136 yards.
Brandon Gantt passed for 209 yards for Newberry (3-3, 1-2).
n Catawba athletics
Catawba’s women’s soccer team fought to a 1-1 tie with SAC rival Carson-Newman on the road on Saturday night.
Carson-Newman came in 11-0 and ranked seventh in D-II.
Andrea Dunshie scored her third goal of the season for Catawba (7-3-2, 3-1-1). Lindsay Webster made five saves.
n Catawba lost to Carson-Newman 1-0 in men’s soccer on Friday night.
Omar Cooke scored the goal for the Eagles (7-3-1, 4-1 SAC) in the 22nd minute. Tyler Held and Ross Willard combined for five saves for the Indians (4-7-1, 0-3-1).
n Catawba’s volleyball team won at Carson-Newman 25-21, 25-22, 25-15 on Saturday morning. Kaitlyn Whitmer paced the Indians (11-7, 4-4 SAC) with 15 kills. Shay Meeks had 13 kills. Megan Courson had 34 assists. Alli Parrish contributed 13 digs and two aces.
n Catawba’s volleyball team also won 3-2 on Friday at Lincoln Memorial. Meeks had 20 kills in an upset that handed the Railsplitters their first SAC loss. Courson had 44 assists. Libero Mai Zoua Lo had 35 digs.
n Dana Dolbow’s goal a minute into overtime lifted Catawba’s field hockey team to a 2-1 win at Limestone on Saturday. Sam Santoli also scored for the Indians (3-8).
n Pfeiffer athletics
Pfeiffer’s women’s volleyball team (15-6) won its 12th straight match by sweeping J.C. Smith on Saturday.
n Pfeiffer’s men’s soccer team buried Chowan 8-0 on Saturday. The Falcons (8-3) scored seven goals in the first half and won their sixth straight match.
n Jayvee volleyball
Carson’s jayvees beat South Rowan 25-8, 25-8 to improve their record to 17-5.
n North Hills volleyball
The North Hills varsity volleyball team beat Hayworth Christian in a semifinal and topped Forsyth Home Educators in the championship match to win the conference tournament.
Clairissa Miller was conference MVP, while Laura Butner was all-conference.
In its regular-season finale North Hills beat Mooresville Christian.
n Golf tournaments
The Catawba lacrosse team is the host for the annual Men’s Lacrosse Golf Open on Saturday, Oct. 31, at Crescent.
The event begins at 1 p.m. Cost is $55 per person and includes lunch and cart.
Deadline for entry is October 25.
The tournament has a four-member Captain’s Choice format.
The event includes food, trophies, door prizes and more.
The team payment of $220 must be paid in full by October 25. Make checks payable to Catawba College Lacrosse.
n The annual Nathan Brown House Benefit Golf Tournament will be held at McCanless on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 2 p.m.
The format is Captain’s Choice. Entry fee is $50 per person or $150 per four person team and includes green fee, cart fee, lunch, soft drinks, a goody bag and a chance to win prizes.
If interested in playing or supporting the tournament, contact Cynthia Thomas at 704-636-0911 for more information. Proceeds will be used to create a 1850s farmhouse museum by restoring the historic Nathan Brown House in Granite Quarry.