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Area sports briefs: Carson soccer gets NPC win

From staff reports
Carson’s boys soccer team beat West Rowan 4-2 on Wednesday in NPC action. Carson (6-8, 2-2) overcame a 2-1 halftime deficit.
B.J. Collins and Isaias Guerrero scored two goals apiece to lead the Cougars.
Prep tennis
East Rowan’s girls tennis team swept NPC matches this week with North Iredell, West Rowan and South Rowan.
Singles winners for the Mustangs (11-0) were Lizzie Weaver, Megan Bullins, Rebecca Agner, Kayela Wilson, Hannah Pressley and Lauren Thomas.
Doubles winners were Weaver-Bullins, Agner-Wilson and Pressley-Thomas.
Salisbury’s tennis team beat Lexington 9-0 in CCC action on Wednesday. Joy Loeblein, Erika Nelson, Camille Miller, Alexandra Drye, Caroline Graham, Jordan Pring and Meredith Hovis won singles matches for SHS (13-1, 7-0 CCC).
Nelson-Loeblein, Katelyn Storey-Graham and Pring-Hovis took doubles matches.
North Rowan’s girls tennis team beat Albemarle 7-2 on Wednesday in YVC play.
Dakota Honeycutt, Veronica Leasure, Daisy Lemke and Tenesha Dickerson won in singles for the Cavaliers, and North claimed a forfeit at No. 6.
The team of Catherine Crawford-Lemke won a doubles match, and Albemarle forfeited at No. 3.
North (6-6 YVC) played without regulars Taylor Love (injury) and Lacey Jones (illness).
North Rowan is home today against North Moore.
See Scoreboard.
Prep volleyball
Carson’s varsity volleyball team lost to Starmount 25-22, 25-23, 25-23 on Wednesday.
Carson (15-5) also lost a non-league match against Lake Noman on Monday. Carson returns to NPC action today at Statesville.
Carson’s jayvees beat Starmount 25-21, 13-25, 25-16 on Wednesday.
Prep golf
East Rowan won an NPC golf match at Warrior earlier this week, shooting a score of 142.
Statesville (145), West Rowan (146), North Iredell (155) and South Rowan (166) followed the Mustangs.
Carson and West Iredell aren’t competing in NPC girls golf.
Amy Carlton (42), Tabitha Warren (50) and Kathryn Marcum (42) were scorers for East.
West scorers were Kayla Boley (42), Kelly Boley (51) and Kristen Boley (53). South scorers were Kristen Drye (55), Kaila Deitz (55) and Alex Bare (56).
Statesville’s Evelyn Stein shot 41.
East leads the season race after three matches, with the Greyhounds in the hunt at nine shots back.
Salisbury also played at Warrior and shot 123. Isabella Rusher fired a sizzling 34 for the Hornets. Lily Yatawara (42) and Brooke Smith (47) were the other scorers.
Catawba athletics
Catawba men’s soccer match at Wingate was postponed from Wednesday to tonight at 7 p.m.
The women’s soccer match between Wingate and Catawba at Frock Field has been postponed until October. A date will be announced.
College football
Livingstone kick returner Terry Anderson was named the D2football.com Special Teams Player of the Week. Anderson returned two kickoffs for touchdowns Saturday in the Blue Bears’ victory over Virginia University of Lynchburg.
Anderson also was named the CIAA Rookie of the Week and Special Teams Player of the Week.
Livingstone plays Saturday at 1 p.m. against Shaw at Durham County Stadium.
College soccer
Pfeiffer’s women’s soccer team lost to Mount Olive 2-1 on Wednesday. The Falcons (3-6, 2-3) got a goal from Sheena Regan.
Pfeiffer’s men’s soccer team lost 3-2 at Mount Olive on Wednesday.
Taylor Scalera put the Falcons (1-7, 0-3) on the scoreboard first.
College cross country
Lees-McRae freshman Emily Shields (Salisbury) was named Conference Carolinas women’s cross country runner of the week.
Shields placed third in Saturday’s Greensboro Invitational and second among D-II runners in 20:22. She helped Lees-McRae finish third overall and second among D-II schools.
Katherine Shields, Emily’s sister, placed fourth in the meet in 20:28.
Lees-McRae competes Friday in the Charlotte Invitational at McAlpine Park.
Middle school tennis
Erwin’s girls defeated West Rowan 9-0 for their eighth victory of the season. Winners in singles for the Eagles were Laura Agner, Ilia Wang, Lana Jackson, Lydia Hartung, Kelby Porter and Caroline Plyler.
Winners in doubles were Haley Buffett, Caroline Dean, Celsea Reeder, Jennifer Earnhardt, Agner and Wang. Winners in exhibitions were Shannon Mahaffey, Faith Blume, Katie Barnes and Sabrina Harkey.
Knox’s girls defeated China Grove on Tuesday 7-2. Singles winners for Knox were Kathryn Rusher, Lainey Slate, Chloe McGee, Zeenat Sabakada and Shelby Holden
Doubles winners for the Trojans were Lainey Slate-Chloe McGee and Holden-Taylor Shuler.
Middle school softball
West Rowan beat Erwin 4-2 on Tuesday. Peyton Greene was the winning pitcher and struck out three.
Paije Kistler had two key double plays in the field.
Khaila Hall hit an inside-the-park homer. Mandy Timmerman went 3-for-4 with key hits in the fourth and sixth innings. Michaela Lemmon doubled.
Erwin rallied in the sixth with a key hit by Taylor Merritt, but the Bulldogs held on for the win.
West’s Bulldogs scored eight runs in the first inning and beat North Rowan 16-1 in a Monday makeup game.
Greene, Morgan Hester and Hannah Rupard had key hits in the big first to lead the Bulldogs.
Hall stole two bases, and Savannah Cline scored twice after being hit by pitches. Kistler was the winning pitcher for the Bulldogs (4-4).
Middle school soccer
Sacred Heart stayed undefeated with a dominating 5-0 win against Salisbury Academy on Wednesday.
It was scoreless for 20 minutes before Justin Boyd found Reilly Gokey at the edge of the box for the only goal of the first half.
“It took us a half to get in our stride,” Sacred Heart coach Daniel Scullion said. “But when we did, it was a great display of possession, passing, finishing and heart.”
Good passing by Ceci Cardelle and Elena Turnbull set up a goal by Arun Kelly-Rajan. Gokey assisted on a goal by Annie Habeeb, and Gokey got his second goal on an assist by Michael Childress. Pedro Cruz finished the scoring with a nice back-post finish.
“We played a great first half,” SA coach Tom Sexton said. “We missed a couple of point-blankers early and if we could’ve knocked it in, we would have defended until the cows came home. They’re faster than us and very well-schooled and once they went up 2-nil, my young people lost their edge on defense.”
Jacob Crosby made 14 saves for SA and smothered four runs.
Middle school football
North Rowan’s 7th-graders beat China Grove 44-0. Joseph Scott scored three touchdowns, while Chris Clodfelter, Sebastian Johnson and Malik Alford added one each.
Otis Smith scored a pair of two-point conversions and Keith Carroll had one.
Carroll, Raequan Gibson and Uriah Kennedy picked off passes for the Mavericks (3-1), while Steven Thurston recovered a fumble. The Mavs host Corriher Lipe next week.
West Rowan’s 7th-graders outscored Southeast 42-30.
Armoni Hogue had tackle-breaking touchdown runs of 65, 45 and 8 yards for the Bulldogs (3-1). He rushed for 143 yards and had an 80-yard kickoff return for a score.
Kortez Weeks threw a 70-yard TD pass to Brendon Westbrook. Javon Quarles rushed for 95 yards, scored on a 43-yard run and added a pair of two-point conversions. Rodney Howell also had a two-point conversion.
Westbrook had 88 yards on two receptions. Other offensive standouts for the Bulldogs included Javon Lofton and Toby Brown. Defensive standouts were Tyler Wheeler and Tyler Nicholas.
Lawerence Robinson starred for Southeast with 100-plus rushing yards and several tackles. He scored three TDs and two two-point conversions.
Austin Love had a 3-yard TD run.
West is home against China Grove on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.

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