Area sports briefs: Morrow has 10 kills
From staff reports
Lenoir-Rhyne sophomore middle blocker Kayla Morrow (South Rowan) had 10 kills and three blocks as the Bears swept King on Saturday.
Guilford sophomore setter Taylor Whitley (Carson) had 35 assists on Saturday in losses to Peace and Piedmont.
Averett freshman setter Nicole Barringer (South) had a phenomenal outing Saturday, racking up 56 assists, seven kills, five digs and three service aces in a 3-2 win against Elizabethtown. Barringer also had 17 assists in a 3-1 loss to Gettysburg.
Winston-Salem State’s Adrienne Alexander (South) had three kills in a loss to Mars Hill on Saturday.
Johnson & Wales sophomore outside hitter Shanna Stewart (Carson) played in her school’s first-ever home match this season when the Wildcats took on Georgia’s Emmanuel College.
Johnson & Wales has a new student center on campus in Charlotte for the women’s volleyball team and the men’s basketball team.
Last season, Stewart had to drive through rush-hour traffic to play in the team’s home matches at Carolina Courts in Indian Trail.
Brevard sophomore Amanda Possidente (East Rowan) has played in three matches this season.
Kaitlyn Whitmer and Shay Meeks led Catawba (6-2, 1-1) to a 25-20, 25-23, 25-17 SAC win against Carson-Newman on Saturday as well as a 3-1 win over Converse.
Catawba cross country teams competed Saturday morning in the Charlotte Duels at Frank Liske Park. Olivia Myers led Catawba’s women — 34th overall in 21:06 on a 5K course.
Christian Crifasi was the top performer for the men with a time of 16:91. He placed 26th.
Casey Lademann scored two goals three minutes apart to help send unbeaten and third-ranked Florida Tech to a 3-0 win against Catawba at Frock Field on Sunday.
Catawba (1-3) only had three shots — one on goal. Lindsay Webster made nine saves for the Indians. Karen Presnell (Salisbury), Brittany Gibbons (West Rowan) and Allison Parker (West) all played for the Indians.
Catawba’s men’s soccer team lost to undefeated St. Leo 4-1 on Sunday at Frock Field.
The physical match included 37 fouls and 10 yellow cards. Three of the five goals were on penalty kicks. Catawba (2-2) scored when Domhnall Minogue was fouled on a header inside the box and converted the PK.
Middle school soccer
Sacred Heart’s soccer team defeated Hickory Concordia 10-0.
Sacred Heart took a 4-0 halftime lead on a pair of goals by Reilly Gokey, a goal by Annie Habeeb and a goal by Joseph Harrison on a cross by Ceci Cardelle.
Max Fisher scored twice in the second half on a free kick and a finish assisted by Justin Boyd.
Habeeb added her second goal on an assist by Kayla Honeycutt. Julia Honeycutt scored with a clinical shot to the bottom corner that was assisted by Melvin Bonilla.
Salisbury Academy defeated Statesville Christian 5-0. Matt Washko had two goals and two assists, while Andreas Kalogeromitros had two goals and one assist.
Washko scored first on a throughball by Kalogeromitros at the 18:30 mark in the first half. Kalogeromitros made it 2-0 early in the second half, scoring on Washko’s throughball.
Sam McNeely ran onto a pass Washko sent over the backline to make it 3-0.
Amery Barton found Washko going down the right side to make it 4-0. Kalogeromitros beat the keeper after Marcus Corry found him in open space for the final goal.
Jacob Crosby had three saves and nine smothers for the Jaguars.
SA coach Tom Sexton said the match was played on a crowned field that was of World Cup dimensions.
“We adjusted well at halftime to the size of the field and finished our one-on-keeper shots with precision,” he said. “Our outside mids played very well in the second half.”
Salisbury Academy plays Sacred Heart at SA’s home field on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.
Salisbury High boosters
The next meeting for Salisbury High Athletic Boosters is tonight at 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria.
All are welcome. Bring a friend. Memberships area still being taken. Magnets and school letter-jacket raffle tickets are for sale.
China Grove boosters
The China Grove Middle School Booster Club will meet today at 5.30 p.m. in the school media center. All parents of China Grove Middle School students are welcome to attend.
Plans will be finalized for the 100th year/Fall Bash Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 17.
Golf tourney for West hoops
The Falcon Basketball Golf Tournament will be held Sept. 24 at Foxwood Golf Club.
There will be a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Fees are $35 per player or $140 per team.
For more information, call West Rowan High School (704-278-9233) or West basketball coach Mike Gurley at 704-798-2074.
Sponsorships are welcomed. Anyone wishing to sponsor a hole should call Gurley.