Prep Soccer: Salisbury, West get big wins
The soccer roundup …
Salisbury clinched a tie for the CCC title with a 7-1 victory over Lexington on Wednesday.
Karen Presnell made her case for conference player of the year by scoring two goals, bringing her total to 31, breaking the single-season school record of Emma Miller.
Whitney Brown and Jenna Bryan also scored two goals apiece and coach Matt Parrish was especially pleased with Bryan’s second, one of the prettiest he’s seen by the senior.
Madeline Labovitz also scored a goal for Salisbury (14-0-2).
Getting assists for the Hornets were Bryan with two, and Presnell, Madison Kennedy and Sierra Davis with one each.
Parrish rested several players, including Kate Grant, who has suffered a concussion.
Salisbury will take on Thomasville next week and then faces second-place East Davidson on May 3 that should decide the title. East Davidson has a tough schedule with Salisbury and West Davidson waiting to play the Golden Eagles.
West Rowan 6, East Rowan 1
West Rowan clinched the NPC girls soccer championship with a 6-0 victory over East Rowan.
The game was scoreless at the half, but the Falcons took control in the second, getting six goals from five different players and recording their fourth consecutive shutout.
Toni Lucente scored twice for the Falcons. Also scoring were Rebecca Parker, Allison Parker, Brittany Gibbons, and Jessica Gibbons.
Brittany Gibbons, Lucente, Allison Baucom, Allison Parker, Mariah Coleman, and goalkeeper Allison Bailey earned assists.
Armanda Lee and Annalisa Beyer were strong in the midfield for the Mustangs.
Westcoach Nick Brown was pleased with the Falcons’ effort and tenacity.
“Finally! It is such a feeling of relief to finally win a conference championship,” he said after the match. “We’ve come a long way in the past four years and the girls are very deserving. I’m extremely happy for Allison (Parker) and Brittany who got to celebrate their Senior Night and also be a part of the school’s first girls’ soccer championship.
“East played hard all night, and we were finally able to settle in the second half and get the goals we needed. I’m extremely happy for the girls and very proud of them”
West improved to 15-1, 11-0 NPC, with the win. They will travel to Cox Mill on May 2. East will host North Iredell on Friday, April 22.
Carson 1, South Sowan 0
Carson peppered the Raider goalkeeper in a 1-0 victory over South Rowan.
Six of Carson’s shots dented the soccer goalposts but none reached the net until the 9-minute mark.
That’s when freshman , Hannah Elmore, received a clearing pass at midfield, dribbled to the box and fired a shot on goal. The Raider goalie got her hands on the ball but was unable to control it. Freshman, Lindsay Moore, pounced on the rebound and scored the game’s only goal.