Area Sports Briefs:
From staff reports
Salisbury’s varsity volleyball team won 3-1 against East Davidson on Thursday in a CCC match.
The Hornets (6-4) finished third in the CCC.
Salisbury dominated the middle with 13 kills and five blocks from Bria Gardner and 16 kills and five blocks from Brielle Blaire.
Olivia Smith had five aces and 11 assists. Marlaweh Cole led in digs.
? Carson lost 3-1 at North Iredell on Thursday. The Cougars (26-2, 10-2) finished second in the NPC.
North Iredell is still undefeated.
? South Rowan won 3-1 at Statesville on Thursday to tie the Greyhounds for fourth in the NPC.
The teams will meet on Monday in the first round of the NPC tournament to settle fourth place. The NPC gets four playoff berths.
That match will start at South at 6 p.m.
? Davie won 23-25, 25-20, 25-22, 21-25 and 16-14 against North Davidson in a CPC match on Thursday.
Anna Marie Jones and Rachel Ruble teamed for 23 kills.
? The Cabarrus Stallions won 3-0 against the Davidson County Guardians.
Anna Messisco had five kills. Brandy Parker had seven assists. Kendyl Parker served 10 aces, and Emily Messisco had four.
?The Cabarrus Stallions defeated Forsyth Honme Educators 3-0.
Emily Messisco had 13 digs, and Anna Messisco and Jessica Chapman had nine each
Chapman had six kills, while Anna Messisco had five.
Anna Messisco and Karley Long had two blocks each.
Anna Messisco had 12 assists. Emily Messisco served for 21 points and had seven aces.
Salisbury won CCC games on Wednesday and Thursday.
On Wednesday, Salisbury beat Central Davidson 5-1.
Bobby Cardelle and Zack Sukkasem had two goals each, and Lucas Capito scored one.
Sukkasem had three assists, while Cardelle had two.
Max Fisher was outstanding in goal, while Michael Brown was dominant in the midfield.
? Salisbury (11-2-1, 5-1 CCC) rolled 9-0 against Thomasville on Thursday, with nine different players scoring.
Goals were by Sukkasem, Cardelle, Adolfo Ortega, Philip Simons, Clint Comadoll, Miguel Urbina, Brock Overcash , Luke Hutton and Landon Goodman.
It was the first goal of the season for Overcash and Hutton.
Goodman scored his first varsity goal.
“He scored on our best finish of the year,” SHS coach Matt Parrish said. “It was the best first goal I’ve ever seen.”
Sukkasem continued to shine with three assists, and Cardelle and Urbina had two helpers each. Hutton had one assist.
Salisbury played without standout Emmy Turcios.
Salisbury has a big week coming up with three home matches. The postponed match with West Davidson will be played on Thursday, Oct. 18. The Statesville match that was scheduled for that date was pushed back to Oct. 23.
? Sam McNeely’s goal enabled the Salisbury jayvees to tie Central 1-1, but the Hornets fell to Thomasville 1-0.
Prep cross country
In the United Way Unifour Invitational at Southside Park in Newton, East Rowan’s boys placed fifth, Carson was seventh, A.L. Brown was eighth, West Rowan was 12th, and South Rowan was 20th.
Asheville won with a score of 89.
Leading the Mustangs were Conor Honeycutt (21st, 16:28), Cal Meyers (25th, 16:39). Jason Basso (29th, 16:52), Justin Allen (37th, 17:01) and Graham Lyerly (39th, 17:06).
Top runners for Carson were Kyle Gillis (19th, 16:25), Zachary Marchinko (23rd, 16:35), Nick Thornton (51st, 17:19), Chris York (58th, 17:31) and Dylan Snyder (67th, 17:48).
Leading A.L. Brown were Max Chandler (24th, 16:38) and Timmy Hall (27th, 16:45).
Leading the Falcons were Eric Gabriel (38th, 17:01) and Cody McNeely (40th, 17:08).
South’s top runners were Angel Ruiz (57th, 17:30) and Kurtis Reed (91st, 18:31).
? In the girls race in Newton, A.L. Brown was 10th, East was 13th, West was 14th, Carson was 16th, and South was 21st.
Watauga won with a score of 59.
The leaders for A.L. Brown were Kelsie Simpson (27th, 20:37) and Briana Landis (30th, 20:40).
Pacing East were Faith Blume (48th, 21:18) and Tori Gaul (52nd, 21:28).
West’s Rebecca Parker placed sixth in 19:25. The next Falcon was Hannah Allison (78th, 22:20).
Kenzy Bauer (65th, 21:56) and Cierra Josey (94th, 23:12) led the Cougars.
Olivia Sides (115th, 24:14) and Casey Pruitt (120th, 24:26) led South.
Amos Duncan scored two TDs as West Rowan’s jayvee football team beat North Iredell 26-20 in Olin.
Kreshon Alexander and Daniel Flanagan also scored for the Falcons (6-2). Kacey Otto ran for a two-point conversion.
Wade Phillips, Amara Morris, J.T. Sanders and Johnathan Johnson led the defense.
? Led by QB Christian Holbrook, South Rowan rolled 42-12 against East Rowan.
Travis Littlejohn caught two TD passes. D.J. Brown and Dominique Bost scored TDs, and Eric Stowe had a pick-six.
? Riley Myers accounted for five touchdowns as Salisbury flattened Lexington 51-0.
Myers passed 23 yards to Ryan Jones and 15 to Will Steinman for touchdowns. Myers had scoring runs of 14, 4 and 2 yards.
Willie Clark scored on a 21-yard run. Erik Murray scored on a pick-six.
Salisbury recorded a safety on a bad snap, and Matt Woolly kicked seven PATs.
Darius Jackson and D.J. Alexander led Salisbury’s defense.
The Hornets (7-1, 3-0) haven’t allowed a point in three CCC games and have won 31 straigt in the CCC.
? A.L. Brown used three touchdowns by R.J. Fowler to demolish Hickory Ridge 48-22 in Kannapolis.
Casey Walker scored two TDs. Tyren Washington ran for a score, and Brylan Weaks caught a TD pass.
Defensive ends Denzel Sherer and Da’Shaquan Campbell had two sacks each. Sandon McCoy made eight tackles.
? Chatham Central’s jayvee team was unable to complete the season due to injuries, so North Rowan received a forfeit win.
? Carson’s jayvees beat West Iredell 34-12.
? Central Cabarrus (6-2) beat Northwest Cabarrus 42-6.
West Rowan rallied to beat China Grove 34-14.
West’s defense shut out the Red Devils in the second half.
Defensive standouts were Rodney Howell, Avery Allenm Armoni Hogue and Javon Lofton. Howell scored on a 10-yard fumble return.
Hogue had scoring runs of 8 and 10 yards for the Bulldogs.
Kortez Weeks scored on runs of 2 and 3 yards.
Weeks and Xavier Jones added two-point conversions.
Other offensive standouts included Lofton, Robbie Coburn, Tyler Wheeler, Alex Barrier, Deandre Snowden and Jacob Morris. West takes on Erwin next week.
Middle school tennis
Southeast’s girls won 6-3 against West Rowan Middle.
Singles winners for the Patriots were Mackenzie Koontz, Brienne Leach, Keelee Morgan and Lindsay Elmore.
Doubles winners were Morgan-Lindsay Elmore and Alexis Witt-Abby Johnson.
? Erwin’s girls defeated Mooresville Middle for their 10th win. Winners in singles for the Eagles were Katie Barnes, Shannon Mahaffey, Alana Miller, Haley Loflin and Mia Graham. Doubles winners were Barnes, Mahaffey, Miller and Sabrina Harkey.
In the final round of the eGolf Tour’s NorthStone Open in Huntersville, Salisbury’s Frank Adams III shot 71 and finished at 3-under 210.
Adams won $1,325.
Livingstone defeated Shaw 25-23, 21-25, 25-17 and 26-24 at New Trent Gym on Thursday.
The Blue Bears (17-4) were led by Phylicia Egbuna’s 17 kills and five blocks.