Area sports briefs: Catawba women shut out Brevard
From staff reports
Sophomore Alyssa Retundie had a goal and an assist to help Catawba’s women to a 6-0 win over visiting Brevard in SAC soccer action Friday afternoon at Frock Field.
The win improves Catawba to 12-4-2 overall and 5-2-1 in the SAC.
Retundie opened the scoring in the 14th minute. A long ball from near midfield by Laela Ghorbani bounced at the top of the box, and Retundie beat Brevard keeper Sydney Douglas with a header as the two collided. Freshman Katie Gair put the Indians up 2-0 at the half with a strike just outside the box that deflected into the right corner.
Catawba added a pair of goals two minutes apart midway through the second half. Erinn Wescoat took a feed from Andrea Dunshie after a flick from Alanna Hantho and scored at the 67:08 mark. Tasha Wilhelm added a penalty kick at 69:05.
Maria Borland found the upper left corner from the top of the box in the 81st minute for her team-leading seventh tally of the season. Amanda Beck closed out the scoring
Catawba keeper Lindsay Webster made four saves in posting her fifth shutout.
n Webster has been named to the second team College Division Women’s Soccer Academic All-District 3 Team by ESPN The Magazine. The athletic training major has a 3.72 grade-point average and has been named to the Dean’s List and the SAC Honor Roll.
Catawba senior forward Andrew Landry has been named to the second team College Division Men’s Soccer Academic All-District 3 Team by ESPN The Magazine. The Dean’s List student has a 3.49 grade-point average while majoring in athletic training and has been named to the SAC Honor Roll three times.n College volleyball
Sophomore Shay Meeks delivered a career-high 23 kills and senior Jasmine Chunn provided a career-high 10 blocks to pace Catawba to a four-set win over visiting Newberry in SAC volleyball action Friday at Goodman Gym.
Catawba won by the scores of 25-8, 22-25, 25-16 and 25-20 in improving to 15-9 overall and 8-6 in the SAC. n College baseball
The eight-team Southern Collegiate Baseball League will have a franchise in Statesville this summer. The team will be known as the Owls.
nMiddle school footballCorriher-Lipe beat China Grove 18-14 on Thursday.
The Yellow Jackets (4-3, 4-2) got 144 yards rushing and TD runs of 29 and 2 yards from Devonte Steele.
Logan Durham had two fumble recoveries and two pass breakups. Burke Fulcher made 11 tackles and recovered a fumble. Christian Neal had two sacks. Grex Urey had a stellar defensive game.
Corriher-Lipe scored the winning touchdown with about four minutes left. A-Rod Kennerly’s 25-yard pass to Alec Stewart moved the ball to the 1, and Quan Rhyne plunged over for the deciding TD.
For China Grove, Anthony McCurry scored on a 34 yard TD run and caught a PAT pass from Jacob Raper.
Josh Barlow scored the other TD for the Red Devils (5-2) on a 2-yard run. Defensive standouts for China Grove were McCurry, Barlow, Alex Lyles, and Brandon Sloop.
n China Grove’s eighth-graders topped Corriher-Lipe 24-6. Eric Goldston scored on an 8-yard run and threw a PAT pass to Devin Sells.
Will Zentmeyer scored on a 5-yard run and added two PAT runs. Tyler Fuller had a 4- yard scoring run.
Defensive standouts for the Red Devils (3-4) were Zentmeyer, Goldston, Andrew Mauldin, Max Lear and Brandon Hill. n Officials clinic
The Salisbury Parks and Recreation Department will hold youth basketball officials clinics on three Sundays (Nov. 1, Nov. 8, Nov. 15) at 4 p.m. at Hall Gym on West Bank Street.
Individuals who are interested in officiating games for the Jr. Bobcats Leagues are required to attend all three clinics. For further information, call Hall Gym at 704-638-5289 or Tom McDaniel at 704-637-1261.
n Tennis clinics
The Catawba College tennis teams are offering Tuesday and Thursday afternoon clinics that will be held from 3:30-5 p.m. at a cost of $10.
There are beginner, intermediate and advanced groups.
E-mail Jeff Childress at email@example.com or call 704-637-4265 to register.
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