Area Sports Briefs: Salisbury soccer stays unbeaten
From staff and wire reports
Salisbury’s soccer team improved to 17-0-2 and 7-0 in CCC play with a 6-1 victory at West Davidson on Wednesday.
Landon Goodman scored four goals to lead the Hornets.
Ahmedin Salcinovic got the Hornets on the board with an assist from Goodman. The final goal was scored by Cristian Uribe with a blast through traffic from 30 yards out.
Josh Lynch, Nick Veros and Uribe had assists.
Salisbury again played without multiple players due to injury and played, at times, with two goalkeepers as forwards.
West Davidson scored with less than 10 seconds left to get on the board on Senior Night in Tyro.
Salisbury hosts CATA tonight at 6 p.m.
On Tuesday, Concord topped South Rowan 4-1 in SPC action.
Casey Ayala had the South Rowan goal. Walker Joyce assisted.
Salisbury lost 3-2 to East Davidson in a match to determine the CCC’s No. 3 seed for the 2A state playoffs.
Juliana Anderson led the Hornets with 18 kills, 14 digs, 11 blocks and four aces.
Abby Lee had four aces and 14 digs. Makayla Dillon had 19 assists. De’Leon Duren had five kills and eight blocks. Rebecca Malloy had two aces and 14 digs. Lila Harry added four kills, four blocks and nine assists.
Mid. school softball
Ally Young had a game-tying hit and Taylor Walton had the walkoff hit for West Rowan Middle in a 5-4, extra-inning win against Erwin.
Tori Hester was the winning pitcher.
West Rowan won 46-6 against North Rowan in a battle of unbeaten teams.
Jalen Houston scored touchdowns on runs of 1,26, 45 and 72 yards. Houston had 216 yards on nine touches.
Houston broke the school record set in 1990 and 1991 by Jamal Cuthbertson (39 touchdowns in two seasons).
Houston now has 41 touchdowns and needs two to break the West Rowan Middle single-season record (23 by David Martin in 1992).
Gerquavius Weeks added touchdowns on a 46-yard run and a 61-yard interception return.
Federico Cruz was 5-for-6 on PATs.
The offensive line of Carter Jenkins, Trevor Mervine, Drake Martin, Colton Evans, Jonny Hassard, Edwin Berrios, Will Moseley and Bryson Coleman blocked well for West.
The West defense was lead by T.K. Lark, Jay Joseph, TyKese Warren, Chris Moore, Daniel Sell, Baiden Suddarth, Calub Pope, Mike Molenda and Zeb Burns.
Burns returned an interception 40 yards.
Malcolm Wilson scored for North Rowan on a 25-yard run.
West Rowan (7-0) will host Mooresville next Wednesday to close the season.
North Rowan (6-1) will play Knox in itsfinal game.
West Rowan coach Erich Epps dedicated the game to former West Middle star point guard Dwayne Thompson, who passed away Monday at the age of 37.
“Dwayne was one of my all-time favorite kids and I will always remember him,” Epps said.
Knox won 50-34 against Mooresville.
Mike McClean led the offensive charge with six carries for 212 yards and three touchdowns. McClean also had a 57-yard TD reception.
Issiah Clay had over 140 yards on the ground and scored two TDs. Clay also stripped the return man on a kickoff and ran it in for a special-teams score.
Knox blocked well.
Vance Honeycutt ran for a two-point conversion, and threw 2-point passes to Joe Witherspoon and Jackson Murphy.
Knox (6-1) will face North Rowan next week.
Corbin Hills Fall Two-Man Mulligan results:
1. Keith Dorsett/Michael Dorsett
2. Roger Lyerly/Nick Lyerly
1. Chace Jensen/Brad Vinson
2. Stan Honeycutt/Randy Bingham
1. Bob Whitley/Linda Whitley
2. Gary Powers/Ronnie Thompson
The Dorsetts won Saturday’s Skin.
Sunday Skins winners were Perry Voncanon/Steve McIntyre, Chuck Valley/Jeff Holshouser and Jensen/Vinson.
The Catawba Indians fell 4-0 to Wingate in men’s soccer on Wednesday.
Catawba (4-9, 2-7 SAC) was out-shot 23-4.
Top-ranked Pfeiffer won 3-0 against Emmanuel on Wednesday at Lefko Field.
Pfeiffer (14-0, 8-0 CC) out-shot the Lions 33-2.
Juan Sanchez began the scoring in the 44th minute.
Wingate’s women shut out Catawba 2-0 on Wednesday at the Wingate Soccer Complex.
Angelica Pawlowski had five saves for Catawba (3-11, 2-7 SAC).
Catawba will return home on Saturday for homecoming versus Tusculum. Kickoff is scheduled for 5:30 pm.
GREENVILLE, N.C. — No. 22 Temple doesn’t have much time to savor its first national ranking in 35 years.
The Owls (6-0, 3-0 American Athletic Conference) play their first game as a ranked team since 1979 on Thursday night when they visit East Carolina (4-3, 2-1).
In a half-season already full of milestones, Temple is chasing one more — the first 7-0 start in the history of the once-woebegone program.
“I’m really pleased with our progress, pleased to be where we are and we know it’s going to be an unbelievable battle in a really hostile environment,” coach Matt Rhule said.
The Owls are acting like they’ve been here before — even though they haven’t, not since the ‘79 team cracked the Top 25 on its way to the Garden State Bowl.
A year ago, East Carolina surged into the polls after a pair of impressive nonconference wins — only to fall out, never to reappear, after losing a road game in league play.
That opponent? Temple.
Yet Pirates coach Ruffin McNeill is downplaying the revenge angle.
“It wasn’t because of luck that Temple won last year,” he said.
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