Area sports briefs: Hornets on the road
From staff reports
Fifth-seeded Salisbury will play at fourth-seeded Forbush at 6 p.m. in the third round of the 2A state playoffs on Wednesday.
Salisbury (20-4) has won 17 straight matches and hasn’t lost since Sept. 8.
Forbush (19-2-1) has won seven in a row since a loss to 4A West Forsyth. Forbush hasn’t allowed a goal in its last six matches.
The winner of the Salisbury-Forbush match will be at No. 1 Newton-Conover (22-1) or will host No. 8 CATA (19-5-1).
Starting Wednesday morning, advance tickets can be purchased for Friday’s Salisbury vs. North Rowan football game. Tickets are available in Room 111 at Salisbury High for $6.
• Richmond County (4A), Southern Durham (3A), East Lincoln (2A) and Wallace-Rose Hill (1A) remain atop the AP poll.
Concord is ranked fourth in 3A.
Catawba’s women’s soccer won on penalty kicks at Lincoln Memorial on Tuesday in the SAC tournament.
Regulation ended 1-1. Kate Weisner scored for the fifth-seeded Indians.
Allison Parker (West Rowan) converted the deciding penalty kick. She was Catawba’s fifth kicker.
Catawba advanced to a semifinal meeting with No. 1 seed Lenoir-Rhyne in Rock Hill, S.C., on Friday at 4 p.m.
At the Wendy’s Kiawah Classic, Gardner-Webb’s Jake Kennedy (West Rowan) shot 82-74-70 — 226 and tied for 47th.
USC Upstate’s Andrew Purcell (Carson) shot 74-79-74 — 227 and tied for 51st.
Catawba swept Queens 25-15, 25-18 and 25-18 on Tuesday at Goodman Gym.
Catawba (7-20, 5-16 SAC) was led by Ashley Brown’s nine kills.
North Hills volleyball
The North Hills volleyball team was runner-up in the Western Piedmont Athletic Conference tournament. North Hills tied for first in the regular season.