Area Sports Briefs: Salisbury soccer wins

Published 1:02 am Thursday, September 1, 2016

From staff and wire reports
Salisbury’s soccer team got two goals each from Santiago Caballero and Tony Figueroa and beat Mount Pleasant, 6-1, on Wednesday at Ludwig Stadium.
Melvin Bonilla and Andrew Kalogeromitros added a goal each for the Hornets (4-1-2).
Assists were credited to Jesus Sanchez (two), Bryan Garcia and Juan Silva.
Salisbury coach Matt Parrish said the Hornets also got excellent play from Daniel Tinajero, Pedro Cruz, Nick Veros, and Brody Dillon.
Next up for the Hornets is a Sept. 6 matchup with North Stanly. Games will be at 5 and 6:30 p.m.

College cross country
The Catawba men’s cross country team was picked sixth and the women were picked seventh in the 2016 SAC preseason polls.
The Queens men and the Wingate women were selected as the favorites to take titles.
Catawba’s men have seven runners back from last year, led by sophomore Curtis Carmack.
For the women, sophomore Abbie Adams leads the way as she led the ladies in all six meets a year ago.

College swimming
Catawba swim coach Michael Sever announced team captains for 2016-17.
Amy Cujos (Davie) is the captain for the women, while Arnold Blohme and Dominik Brus will co-captain the men’s squad.
Cujos, a senior, set the school 50 free record last season with a swim of 24.22 seconds.
Catawba is set to open the swim season on Oct. 22 in a meet with East Carolina and Campbell in Greenville.

College volleyball
Catawba has been picked sixth in the SAC volleyball preseason coaches poll.
Wingate was tabbed to repeat as league champions with nine of the 12 first-place votes. Lenoir-Rhyne got the other three first-place votes.
Catawba senior Bri Howard, who earned second team All-SAC honors a year ago, was named to the preseason second team for 2016.
Catawba also returns senior starters Alex Hopper and McKenzie Garrison.
The 2016 South Atlantic Conference volleyball season begins Friday.
Catawba will be in action at the Queens Invitational in Charlotte

Prep golf
Cannon School’s girls shot 117 at River Run and won against Providence Day (150) and C180.
The Cougars were lead by medalist Muskan Uppal-37.

Local golf
Kristi Laton won the overall gross score in the Corbin Hills Women’s Golf Association’s league play on Tuesday.
In the First Flight, Azalee Story won first net and Toni Iossi won second.
Beverly Cobb won first net in the Second Flight and was followed by Mary Seaford.
Winner of net score in the Third Flight was Carolynn Ries, and Anne Saunders won second net. Ruth Bowles placed first in low putts.

Minor leagues
The South Atlantic League announced the all-league team on Wednesday.
West Virginia’s Mitch Keller was named the outstanding pitcher. Asheville shortstop Brendan Rodgers was named the top prospect. Asheville’s Brian Mundell was named MVP.

Youth soccer
The CSA Blue Lightning played in the Appalachian Soccer Classic in Boone, finishing 1-2.
Scoring for the Lightning were Colin Donaldson with two goals and Ben Childress with one. Will Webb, Joseph Kolbasowski and Wade Robins were standouts.

Prep football
The Robinson-Hickory Ridge and Concord-East Rowan varsity football games have been moved up to tonight due to weather concerns.

Prep volleyball
In West Rowan’s 3-2 loss to South Rowan on Tuesday, Tori Hester led the Falcons with 27 kills and 27 digs.
Braelyn Faust had 13 kills. Khara Fesperman had 25 digs. Ava Link had five aces and 34 assists. Ashley Wood had 17 assists.
West hosts Carson in SPC play tonight.

The FLW Bass Fishing League tournament season will conclude the weekend of Sept. 10-11, for the Piedmont Division anglers with a two-day Super Tournament on High Rock Lake. Up to 400 boaters and co-anglers will be competing for awards of up to $11,000 and $4,500, respectively, in the two-day tournament.

The Urban League of Central Carolinas will honor the life and legacy of Hall of Fame golfer Charles Sifford at the 2nd Annual Dr. Charles L. Sifford Golf Legends Tournament and Luncheon in Charlotte on Septe. 19, at TPC Piper Glen Country Club in Charlotte.

LAKEWOOD, N.J.— Cody Daily doubled and singled, and Brannon Easterling threw seven scoreless innings as the Kannapolis Intimidators topped the Lakewood BlueClaws 6-1 on Wednesday.
Easterling (7-3) picked up the win after he struck out five and walked one while allowing four hits.
Kannapolis got on the board first in the third inning when Alex Call and Grant Massey hit RBI doubles.
Tyler Gilbert (7-9) went 3 2/3 innings, allowing six runs and six hits in the South Atlantic League game. He also struck out two and walked one.

Charlotte opens
Charlotte (2-10 in 2015) plays at No. 19 Louisville (8-5), at 7 p.m., on Thursday,.
Charlotte begins its second season in the Football Bowl Subdivision trying to end a 10-game losing streak. The 49ers face their first ranked opponent in Louisville, which aims to follow up an 8-2 finish and Music City Bowl win with a strong tuneup before starting ACC play next week at Syracuse.
Charlotte RB Kalif Phillips (A.L. Brown) was limited to just four carries for 10 yards in the final three games, but his 961 yards rushing ranked fifth in Conference USA last season. He has a school-record 3,113 career yards with 37 TDs.
Louisville QB Lamar Jackson had 2,800 offensive yards and 23 touchdowns in 2015, including 960 rushing to set school records for a season and career by a quarterback.
Charlotte coach Brad Lambert is 12-22 entering his fourth season leading the program. The 49ers return 54 lettermen and 15 starters, including nine on offense.