Area sports briefs: Baucom scores four goals
From staff reports
It was the Allison Baucom-Desiree Rincon show on Thursday as West Rowan defeated North Rowan 6-0 in a non-conference matchup.
Baucom scored four goals for the Falcons and assisted on the other two.
Rincon was fearless and tenacious in goal for the Cavaliers, making 22 saves, highlighted by a dramatic stop of a penalty kick early in the second half.
“I thought she played a terrific game in goal,” said West coach Nick Brown. “Rincon is very athletic and makes North competitive in every game.”
The Falcons were relentless but futile in their scoring attempts until the 25:14 mark of the first half when Toni Lucente headed the ball into the net off a deflected Baucom throw-in.
West went on to lead 4-0 at the half after Baucom scored twice, and Meredith Stanley once.
In the second half, Baucom added two more goals. Earning assists for the Falcons were Madison Muire, Rachel Brown and Mariah Coleman.
“Everyone played hard tonight,” Brown said. “It’s great when we can give everyone an opportunity to play. I was pleased we were able to preserve the shutout in the end, because North kept attacking the whole game.”
West (12-2-1, 8-0 NPC) will make up a rainout on Friday when it hosts East Rowan in a game that is dedicated to the memory of Tom Cowden. Tom Cowden, son of West assistant principal Nelson Cowden, recently lost his battle with cancer.
Salisbury is making up a home CCC game with Central Davidson tonight.
Carson and Statesville battled to a 2-2 tie in NPC soccer on Thursday.
The Greyhounds scored first, but Carson tied it on a blast by freshman Sarah Safrit from just outside the box.
Safrit and Cassie Howard hooked up for a pretty give-and-go that resulted in a Howard goal for a 2-1 lead, but Statesville answered for a 2-2 tie at the end of regulation.
Freshman keeper Alex Allen kept the Cougars in it with big saves, including stone-walling a penalty kick with 10 minutes remaining.
Neither team score in overtime.
Carson takes on South Rowan on Monday.
Prep track and field
East Rowan’s boys track team scored 121 points on Thursday to win a meet with Statesville (44) and West Iredell (15).
Cole Honeycutt won the 1600 (5:01) and 800 (2:04.88).
Jack Weisensel won the high jump (5 feet, 8 inches). Donte Means won the triple jump (41-71/2). Marshall Shank took the pole vault (12-6). Chase Brown won the 100 hurdles (16.15). Brad Oden was first in the 3200 (10:29). Jake Ward won the discus (128-51/2).
East’s 4×800 relay team of Josh Rowell, Simon Soles, Jason Basso and Jason Troutman won, as did East’s 4×400 team of Graham Lyerly, Dalton Bost, Raykwon Torrence and Honeycutt
Finishing second for the Mustangs were Torrence in the long jump (20-3) and triple jump (40-41/4); Jordan Phillips in the 100 hurdles (16.58); Moose in the 100 (11.36) and 200 (23.12); Casey Padgett in the shot (45-11) and discus (122-4); Basso in the 1600 (5:02); Lyerly in the 400 (54.5); Conor Honeycutt in the 800 (2:06); Tyler L’Hommedieu in the 300 hurdles (44.18); Cal Meyers in the 3200 (10:53) and Austin Bell in the pole vault (10-0).
Salisbury rolled over Lexington 16-1 at Holt-Moffit Field on Thursday for a CCC victory.
The Hornets scored five runs in the first inning, and then batted around in the second to build a 10-0 lead.
The Hornets added a single run in the third before batting around again in the fifth.
Brian Bauk, Scott Van der Poel, Parker McKeithan and Kyle Wolfe had two hits each.
Van der Poel homered over the high, left-field fence.
Bauk (2-2) picked up the win, allowing one hit, walking two and hitting two while striking out 14.
“Brian lost his focus a little in the fourth and walked a couple of guys and let loose with a wild pitch to allow Lexington to score, but most of the night he was lights out,” Salisbury coach Scott Maddox said.
Salisbury travels to Thomasville for a CCC game this afternoon at 4:30 p.m.
North Iredell beat Statesville 17-1 on Thursday in the completion of a suspended NPC game.
Northwest Cabarrus pitcher Weston Smith has committed to the Charlotte 49ers.
A story on Smith will be upcoming.
Davie beat West Forsyth 6-1 in a key NPC game on Thursday.
Corey Randall belted two homers and knocked in four runs for the War Eagles. Nick Boswell also homered.
Ryan Foster (6-2) went 2-for-3 at the plate and went the distance on the mound and struck out eight. Taylor Garczynski doubled and scored a run.
Davie is now tied for first in the CPC with West Forsyth and Reagan at 5-2.
Salisbury closed a perfect CCC season with a 9-0 win against East Davidson.
Michael Ogden, Alan Lebowitz, Abraham Post, Brock Overcash, Clint Comadoll and Daniel Mowery won singles matches.
Lebowitz-Post, Comadoll-Christopher Derrick and Overcash-Mowery won in doubles.
Carson crushed Statesville 19-2 in NPC action on Thursday.
Lacee Hunsucker went 4-for-4 for the Cougars. Chloe Monroe smacked three doubles. Morgan Peninger and Jesse Beach had three hits each.
Mariah Morgan doubled.
Heather Yount, Rachel Freeze, Kaycee Kennedy, Sidney Grkman and Kinsley Bean also contributed hits.
Catawba’s men’s team closed the season with a 5-0 loss to Lincoln Memorial in the first round of the SAC tournament on Thursday.
The Indians finished 17-9.
Pfeiffer’s Alena Krutkina was named Conference Carolinas Player of the Year for women’s tennis.
Pfeiffer lost 12-1 at UNC Pembroke on Thursday. Thomas Allen (East Rowan) pitched an inning for the Braves and had a strikeout.
Catawba was upset by Carson-Newman 6-5 in a first-round game in the SAC tournament on Thursday in Forest City.
Troy Zawadski scored on an interference call in the top of the eighth for the deciding run.
After loading the bases in the eighth, Carson-Newman put the squeeze play on. Charging home from third, Zawadski was caught in a run-down, but it was ruled he was interfered with, allowing the run to score.
Cameron Beard and Ryan Bostian (South Rowan) had two RBIs each for Catawba.
Catawba faces Newberry at noon today in an elimination game.
Top-seeded Tusculum rode the pitching of Craig Goodman to a 6-1 first-round win against Newberry.
Fourth-seeded Wingate pounded No. 3 seed Brevard 12-4. Casey Allison homered, while Thomas Spitz knocked in four runs.
Second-seeded Catawba opened with a 5-0 win against No. 7 seed Wingate behind the pitching of Brittany Murray. She notched her seventh shutout.
Michaela Boyd, Alli Justice and Tara Gibbs had multi-hit games for the Indians.
Pfeiffer’s women’s lacrosse team rolled to a 21-3 win against Catawba on Thursday.
Catawba (2-11) got 11 saves from Brandi Cockerham (Davie).
The Falcons (9-7) got four goals each from Liz Melesh and Haley Gourdie.
The Kannapolis Intimidators lost to the Lexington Legends 2-0 on Thursday at CMC-NorthEast Stadium. Lexington’s Roberto Pena dropped a two-run double into right field to break a scoreless tie in the ninth.
The Intimidators fell to 6-8 despite seven scoreless innings logged by starter Scott Snodgress.
The Intimidators and Legends play again tonight.
Will Collins (Salisbury) is tied for 32nd after two rounds of the eGolf Tour’s Forest Oaks Classic in Greensboro.
Collins has shot 68-73 — 141.
The 10th annual Bob Hundley Golf Tournament sponsored by the North Rowan Booster Club will be played on Saturday, May 12, at Corbin Hills .
Lunch and putting contest starts at 12:30 and the Captain’s Choice tournament starts at 2 p.m.
Cost is $50 per player, with prizes for the first-place and second-place teams, closest to the pin, long drives and 50/50 cash holes.
Hole sponsorships are still available. Contact David Johnston at 704-213-0404 to sign up or for sponsorships.
Southeast swept China Grove 9-0. Singles wins came from Graham Purcell, Hunter Carlton, Jared Javurek, Landon Perkins, Deven Youker and Cameron Bisbe. Doubles winners were Purcell-Carlton, Javurek-Perkins and Knabbe-Cipres.
Southeast’s boys completed the first half of the season undefeated by beating China Grove 6-2. Ricky Maldonado scored two goals for the Patriots. Raunel Vasquez, Bryan Fragoso, Ahmedin Salcinovic and Pedro Perez had a goal each. The defense was led by Ines Garcia in goal and Braxton Rogers.
Sacred Heart registered a convincing 7-1 win against Burlington Academy.
Ceci Cardelle opened the scoring with Annie Habeeb assisting. Cardelle made it 2-0 and assisted on a Kate Sullivan goal for a 3-1 halftime lead.
Cardelle finished off a hat trick in the second half, with Kayla Honeycutt assisting.
Sullivan got her second goal and also assisted on a goal by Julia Honeycutt. Habeeb assisted on a goal by Kayla Honeycutt to close the scoring.
Southeast’s girls topped China Grove 4-3. Farrah Jordan had a hat trick for the Patriots, and Josie Robinette had a goal.
Mariela Delgado and Graciela Nunez provided the assists. The SE defense was led by Tera Pena and Zully Amaya.
China Grove shot 180 and won a match with Southeast (196) at Warrior. Scorers for the Red Devils were co-medalist Brennan Lambert (41), Patrick Street (46), Colton Brewer (46) and Bobby Bauer (47).
Southeast scores were co-medalist Joseph Mitchem (41), Devin Prowker (47), Samantha Liddle (53), Nate Faulkner (55) and Sarah Boyd (55).
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