Area sports briefs: West soccer rolls in NPC match
From staff reports
West Rowan sophomore striker Mariah Coleman produced a hat trick in a 5-0 NPC girls soccer win against North Iredell on Monday.
Coleman scored midway through the first half when she took a pass 45 yards out from Allison Baucom and scored on a breakaway, shooting past the outstretched goalkeeper.
Coleman’s second goal came in the second half and was assisted by Rebecca Parker. Toni Lucente had the helper on Coleman’s third goal.
Lucente and Kelly Boley added goals for the Falcons. Baucom assisted on both.
“We responded well after a rough first half,” West coach Nick Brown said. “Once we got into our groove, it was very fun to watch. I was very pleased with Kelly Boley’s first high school goal. Also, Jessie Gibbons stepped up in a big way for us playing defense to mark North’s speedsters.”
The Falcons (7-2, 4-0) host Carson (5-4-1, 2-2) on Wednesday.
Salisbury’s girls lost 2-1 in a CCC match against Central Davidson.
Kristel Rodriguez scored to give the Hornets a 1-0 advantage. Kate Grant had the assist.
But the Hornets (3-4-1, 0-2) couldn’t hold the lead
“Central Davidson is the favorite in our league, but we showed tonight we can play with anyone,” Salisbury coach Matt Parrish said. “We’re just inexperienced and we had a couple of moments of indecision that cost us.”
Davie County beat West Forsyth 11-7 on Monday in the conclusion of a CPC game suspended on Friday.
Matt Vernon homered for the War Eagles (8-1, 2-1). Corey Randall drove in three runs. Ryan Foster had two of Davie’s 10 hits.
Randall (2-0) was the winning pitcher. He got relief help from Will Beeson, who notched his second save.
Kyle Humphrey had three hits for the Titans (8-1, 1-1).
Northwest Cabarrus (9-1, 5-1) beat Robinson 5-3 in eight innings in SPC baseball on Monday and moved back into first place in the league.
Monday’s action concluded a game suspended by lightning on Saturday.
Northwest had 14 hits, including two doubles by Evan Holub. Corey Seager and Jordan Goodman smacked a double apiece to back the strong pitching of Weston Smith. Smith went the distance, fanned nine and allowed four hits.
East Rowan’s tennis team rolled to an 8-1 NPC win against West Iredell on Monday.
Justin Allen, Evan Rodgers, Cameron Thomas, Hunter McClintock and Trevor L’Hommedieu won singles matches for the Mustangs.
Allen-Rodgers, Jeremy Price-Thomas and L’Hommedieu-David Andrews were doubles winners.
Salisbury (7-2, 5-0) stayed unbeaten in the CCC with a 9-0 romp against East Davidson on Monday.
Alan Lebowitz, Abraham Post, Brock Overcash, Clint Comadoll, Christopher Derrick and Jacob Grenoble won in singles.
Lebowitz-Post, Comadoll-Derrick and Overcash-Grenoble were doubles winners.
Salisbury takes on Shelby, one of the state’s top teams, today at home at 4 p.m.
West Rowan won 7-2 against South Rowan in NPC play on Monday.
West’s Charles Hutton, Ben Wilson, Joey Taggart and John Hutton won in singles. Charles Hutton-Taggart, Wilson-Wade Laing and Dinkin Miller-Connor Edwards won in doubles. South’s Jacob Ouellette and Eddie Chavez won in singles.
West Rowan lost to Statesville 9-0 in NPC action on Friday.
South Rowan shot 169 and beat Concord (194) at Warrior on Monday.
Evan Neas led the Raiders with a 38. Other scorers for South were Davis Richards (39), Josh Pope (45) and Stone Stancil (47).
Marshall Cromer shot a 40 to lead the Spiders.
Ashley Wood, a member of High Rock Volleyball Club’s Bomb Squad, was named to the 13 under Bronze all-tournament team in Saturday’s regional event.
A U.S. Kids junior golf tournament will be held at the Country Club of Salisbury on Sunday, April 1. Several local golfers will play.
East Rowan beat Southwestern Randolph 4-3 on Monday in a non-conference softball game. Bobbi Thomas hit a three-run homer in the first inning. Sydney Poole was the winning pitcher. Jessica Rummage had two hits.
On Friday, East (6-2, 5-1) beat Statesville 5-0 for an NPC victory. Steffi Sides had two hits. Allyson Mills was the winning pitcher.
College women’s golf
Appalachian State’s Lauren Smith (Salisbury) shot 82-77 — 159 and tied for 22nd in the Low Country Intercollegiate women’s golf tournament in Hilton Head.
Winthrop’s Allison Lee (Salisbury) shot 84-81-78 — 243 and tied for 54th in the Seahawk Invitational.
Madison Kennedy (Salisbury) shot 79 and led Catawba in the first round of the Hargett Memorial that is being played in Mint Hill.
Catawba’s tennis teams were swept by Tusculum on Sunday, with the Catawba men (14-6, 3-3) falling 5-4 and the Catawba women (8-11, 1-5) losing 9-0.n Catawba’s men beat Carson-Newman 5-4 on Saturday, while the women fell to the Eagles 6-3.
Alex Macdonald-Matthew Nicholson and Uri Yarkoni-Thomas Mitchell won in doubles. Nicholson, Macdonald and Jess Goodall won in singles.
Olivia Myers (West Davidson) and Ally Prior won in singles for Catawba, while Sloan Kessler-Maggie McKee won in doubles.
Erwin’s girls (1-1) lost to West Rowan 1-0. Player of the Game for the Eagles was Lana Jackson.
Erwin’s girls won 3-1 against North Rowan. Susan-Barker Fowler scored twice. Hannah Jones had a goal. Players of the Game were midfielders Fowler, Kelby Porter and Devynne Brown.
Erwin’s boys (1-0-1) beat West 2-0. Wesley Porter and Landon Goodman scored goals. Named as Player of the Game was George Rea.
Erwin tied North 2-2 on exciting, late goals by Goodman and Gabriel Gomez. Goodman had an assist. Player of the Game for the Eagles was Marcel Simpson.
Erwin plays Southeast at East Rowan today.
The National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association will sponsor a sports book signing from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 10, at Literary Bookpost in downtown Salisbury. The book signing is free and open to the public as part of the 53rd Annual NSSA Awards Weekend.
Authors confirmed so far are Duke play-by-play announcer Bob Harris (How Sweet It Is), Mark Johnson (Argyle Armada: Behind the Scenes of the Pro Cycling Life), Doug Segrest (A Storm Came Up) and Dave Ungrady (Born Ready: The Mixed Legacy of Len Bias).
Catawba’s softball team will host ing the Second Annual Strike Out Cancer Game on Friday, April 6, when the Indians play Mars Hill in a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m.
The team will be selling T-shirts and collecting donations for the American Cancer Society and encourages the local community to attend.
For information about purchasing T-shirts or making a donation, contact Alli Justice at firstname.lastname@example.org.