Area Sports Briefs: Hornets win CCC tournament

Published 1:56 am Thursday, October 16, 2014

From staff reports

Salisbury’s volleyball team swept Thomasville and East Davidson on Wednesday and added the CCC tournament championship to the team’s regular-season title.

Juliana Anderson led the attack with 20 kills in the semifinal win against Thomasville and  had 15  more in the championship match with East Davidson.

Maddie Gentry had seven kills and seven digs in the semis.  She had four aces, three kills and seven digs in the final.  Mary Seifert had 10 assists in the semis and 16  more in the final.  Anderson and Lora Withers had six aces each in the final.  Withers added 10 assists in the semis and eight in the title game.

Abby Lee and Rebecca Malloy led the defense along with Anderson. De’Leon Duren led in blocks. Jane Miller and Makayla Dillon were consistent on the attack.

“It was a team win,” Hodge said. “We had great play from everyone.”

Salisbury will play in the  first round of the 2A state playoffs on Saturday.

Prep golf

Grace Yatawara and Isabella Rusher shot 75s at Corbin Hills, tied for medalist honors and led Salisbury to the CCC championship in girls golf.

Salisbury won by 13 shots over West Davidson.

Salisbury’s Caroline Parrott (99) and Shelby Holden (103) were also among the top eight players.

West Davidson’s Olivia Sharpe shot 83 for third place, while West Davidson’s Olivia Mast shot 88 for fourth.

Yatawara shot 179 and won the season race by three shots over Rusher. Parrott was sixth for the season, while Holden was seventh.

Prep soccer

Salisbury defeated West Davidson 7-2 on Senior Night to close CCC play with an 8-0 record.

Landon Goodman led the Hornets (16-4) with four goals to move his total for the  season to  32.

Also scoring for the Hornets were Michael Brown, Hector Salinas and Andrew Kalogeromitros.

Assists  went to Brown (2), Josh Lynch (2), Ahmedin Salcinovic  and Christian Uribe.

Salisbury honored six seniors —  Brown, Salinas, Adolfo Ortega, Arnold Lezama, Felix Carrillo and Watson Pitner.

The senior class had a combined record of 85-9-2 overall and 37-1 in CCC play.

Next up for the Hornets is Davie County on Tuesday with a JV/V doubleheader at 5:30 and 7.

• The Salisbury-Carson match  was canceled. Carson will be making up an SPC game Monday against Central Cabarrus.

College soccer

The Catawba College men’s soccer team won 2-0 against Concord on Wednesday at Frock Field.

Catawba (4-8-1)  got goals from Adam Kurdi and Kenny Bonilla (Salisbury).

College volleyball

Aimee Cloninger (Carson) had nine kills and Tiffany Brooks (South Rowan) had eight as Catawba Valley Community College swept Guilford Tech.

Middle school tennis

Knox defeated West Rowan 5-4 on Wednesday.

Singles winners for Knox were Skye Mowery, Rainey Dunham, Laura Bullock and Anna Grace Woolly.  Winning in doubles for Knox was  the team of Dunham-Bullock.

Knox will finish its season at Erwin on Thursday.

Middle school football

Knox’s eighth-grade football team won 24-10 against China Grove.

Defensive lineman Angelo Parker had a blocked punt that was returned for a touchdown by O. B. Mashore.

Parker also stripped a China Grove runner and ran the ball in for a touchdown. Other defensive standouts were Omaree Mashore, Isaiah Rankin, Tyjae Polk and Daveon Robinson.

Quarterback Bo Rusher was well-protected by an offensive line made up of Kevion Chunn, Will Setzer, Ellija Delarosa, Caleb Williams and Eric Argrett.

Scoring on a 70-yard run was Tyrone Johnson. Scoring on two-point plays were Johnson, Rusher and Omaree Mashore.

The Trojans travel to Mooresville next Thursday to take on the Red Imps.