Area sports briefs: Carson soccer tops East
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 13, 2009
From staff reports
Carson’s boys soccer team won 3-1 against East Rowan in NPC action Monday night.
The Cougars took an early lead when David Garcia’s shot slipped past keeper Dillon Arey on the wet turf.
East tied the score when Jan Garus put in a bouncing ball following a Robbie Barnes corner kick.
Carson went ahead in the second half when Carlos Soto ran by the East defense and placed the ball past a sprawling Arey. The final goal came on a penalty kick by Jorge Sanchez.
“Carson played hard tonight like they had something to prove,” East coach John McNeil said. “They are a heck of a team, and when they had their opportunities, they made shots.
“Soto is fast, and we didn’t have much choice but to try and mark him in different ways all night long. Sanchez wreaked havoc on our defense all night too.”
Four athletic saves by Arey kept East in the game.
“He played one heck of game for us on the defensive side,” McNeil said.
The Mustangs (3-5 NPC) face Statesville at home on Wednesday night.
n The Salisbury at East Davidson match was postponed Monday and rescheduled for today. The jayvees begin at 5:30 p.m., with the varsity following at 7 p.m.
Salisbury plays host to West Davidson in a big CCC match Wednesday.
n Local golf
Madison Kennedy (Salisbury) shot 72 and finished second in the Chapel Ridge Classic, a Peggy Kirk Bell Tour event played in Pittsboro on Saturday. Katherine Perry was first with a 66.
n Salisbury’s Caroline Dula finished third in the 19-under division in the International Junior Golf Tour tournament at Falcon’s Fire Club in Orlando, Fla.
Dula shot 82-77ó159 and had the low round of the final day.
Dula is a junior at the Hank Haney Junior Golf Academy in Hilton Head, S.C.
n Overseas hoops
Terris Sifford (West Rowan) scored 21 and 18 points in his first two games of the season with Victoria BaseUp Fermo in Italy, but a right knee injury (torn lateral meniscus) forced him to miss one game and limited him to 11 points and eight rebounds in his first game back.
n Football parking
Reserve parking for Salisbury’s homecoming game with Central Davidson can be purchased in the school office from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. this week. Cost is $3, and spaces are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Questions should be directed to the office at 704-636-1221.
n Women’s soccer
Second-place Limestone’s Meredith Wingerson (Salisbury) helped anchor a defense that limited Barton to eight shots in a 2-0 victory Saturday.
n Pfeiffer’s Kirsten Bartsch and Sam Brown scored two goals each in a 4-1 win at Converse on Saturday.
n College golf
Catawba’s women’s golf team is fourth out of 11 teams after day one of the Patsy Rendleman Invitational at the Country Club of Salisbury.
n Local boxing
Dominic DeSanto (North Rowan) will box in Charlotte on Oct. 24 on a boxing/Mixed Martial Arts card. He is 2-0-1 with two no-contests in five pro bouts.
Info and tickets are available at Force Fitness, 108 Fourth St. in Spencer. Call 704-636-7896.
n SAC football
Mars Hill running back Jonas Randolph, Wingate safety Robert Fletcher and Brevard punter Eric Watts were named players of the week in the SAC.
n College basketball
Charlotte 49ers men’s basketball season tickets are available by calling 704-687-4949.
Single-game tickets go on sale Oct. 24, with walkups from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and online purchases starting at 11 a.m. Phone orders start Oct. 26 at 8 a.m.
Shamari Spears (Salisbury) and freshman K.J. Sherrill (West Rowan) are expected to be factors.
Seventy-nine GARS members played at Warrior on Monday.
Low ‘A’ Flight player was Dale Cobb with a net of 65.94. Low ‘B’ player was Donald Martin was a net of 61.37. Low ‘C’ player was Norman Schenk was a net of 63.35. Low ‘D’ player was Harry Hammer with a net of 66.11.