Area Sports Briefs: Carson soccer edges Falcons
From staff and wire reports
Carson’s soccer team edged West Rowan, 3-2, on Thursday.
Grayson Owens was outstanding in goal. Edwin Sanchez scored two goals, while Khalid Myers had one for the Cougars (4-7-1, 4-6 SPC).
Luke Hager and Cristyan Cabrera scored for the Falcons (2-11, 1-9).
Colin Noone scored three goals to lead Cox Mill to a 6-0 SPC win against South Rowan on Thursday.
West Rowan’s jayvee football team won, 18-14, against Carson on Thursday in China Grove.
Dylan Sigmon, Quay Lewis and Cameron Graham scored TDs for the Falcons.
Leading West’s defense were Reggie Everhart (interception), Drake Martin, Jay Joseph and D.J. Robinson.
Carson got scoring runs from Evan Johnston and Gerry Cipres.
Gabe Frick made two fumble recoveries for the Cougars, while Chase Drinkard had one.
Salisbury lost to West Montgomery, 16-14, at home on Thursday when the Hornets came up short on a two-point conversion try.
Luke Holland scored on a 15-yard run and connected with Tyrone Johnson on a 90-yard pass play.
Jabril Norman scored a 2-point conversion for the Hornets and also led the SHS defense.
East Rowan lost to Hickory Ridge, 35-0, in a weather-shortened game.
A.L. Brown won, 38-8, against Vance.
Weather stopped Davie and Reagan in the third quarter, with the Raiders leading, 16-14.
Carson won 25-20, 25-18, 24-26 and 25-21 against West Rowan in SPC volleyball on Thursday.
South Rowan lost to unbeaten Cox Mill, 25-8, 25-11 and 25-13 in SPC volleyball on Thursday.
North Rowan got a CCC win by beating Lexington, 25-20, 23-25, 25-22 and 25-16 on Thursday.
Salisbury moved into a tie for second place in CCC volleyball by sweeping East Davidson, 26-24, 25-15 and 25-22.
Salisbury rolled, 9-0, against Thomasville on Thursday and is 10-1 overall and 8-0 in the CCC.
Winning for the Hornets in singles were Maria Capito (6-0 6-0), Skye Mowery (6-1 6-1), Bethanie Stauffer (6-0 6-0) and Rachel Seifert (6-0 6-0).
Rainey Dunham and Ruth Clement won by forfeit
In doubles, Capito/Mowery won, 8-2, and Stauffer/Seifert won, 8-0.
Salisbury will play West Davidson at home on Monday in a pink-out/breast cancer awareness match at 4:30 p.m.
West Rowan lost, 9-0, in SPC play against league-leading Concord on Thursday.
Singles winners for Concord were Kate Earnhardt (No. 1), Molly Handler, Maya Haynes, Andrea Brenk, Izzy Norman, and Adelle Patten.
The Concord teams of Handler/Haynes, Norman/Patten and Meg Aldridge/Hannah Ross won in doubles.
West (7-3, 4-2 SPC) will host East Rowan on Friday in a makeup match.
East Rowan (5-2, 5-1 SPC) won against Robinson, 9-0, on Wednesday.
Katie Barnes won 6-1 in the first set and won the second set by injury default.
Angel Scialdone won, 6-0, 6-0. Lauren Weisensel won 6-0, 6-1. Mia Graham won, 6-0, 6-0. Shannon Mahaffey won, 6-0, 6-0. Alana Miller won, 6-0, 6-0.
Robinson forfeited doubles due to the injury and impending weather.
College men’s soccer
Freshman Landon Goodman (Salisbury) scored both goals for Anderson, about nine minutes, apart, in Thursday’s 2-1 win against Erskine.
GREENSBORO — Tarik Cohen ran for 256 yards and three second-half touchdowns, including a career-long 94-yarder late in the fourth quarter, and North Carolina A&T beat Hampton 31-9 on Thursday night.
Cohen passed Stoney Polite (1984-87) on his first touchdown run to set the Aggies’ record with 42nd career rushing TDs — a 15-yard run that give the Aggies a 17-3 lead late in the third quarter. He added a 30-yard score that made it a 21-point lead early in the fourth.
The Aggies (3-1, 1-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) were on their 6 with a 24-3 lead late in the fourth quarter when Cohen turned a dive run to the outside and outraced the Hampton (1-3, 1-1) defenders along the left sideline.
Jaylian Williamson was 32 of 54 for 387 yards and a 59-yard scoring toss to Shakim Alonzo late in the fourth quarter for the Pirates. Rashawn Proctor added 188 yards receiving.
HOUSTON — Greg Ward Jr. threw for a career-high 389 yards and accounted for five touchdowns in just more than three quarters to help sixth-ranked Houston beat Connecticut 42-14 on Thursday night.
The victory was a bit of redemption for the Cougars, whose only blemish last season came in a 20-17 loss to the Huskies when they were 10-0.
“We never use the word revenge,” coach Tom Herman said. “The word we used was atonement — to make a wrong a right. We had a chance to atone for the transgressions of last year’s team.”
Ward didn’t start that game because of an ankle injury, and there was a scary moment early in the second quarter when he took a hard hit in the midsection by Junior Joseph on a flea-flicker and had to leave the game.
But he missed just one play before returning and showed no ill effects from the blow, leading the Cougars (5-0, 2-0 American) on three more touchdown drives in the half to leave Houston up 28-7 at halftime.
Catawba notched its fifth straight win, downing visiting Pfeiffer, 3-2, on Thursday at Frock Field.
Catawba (5-1-1) is ranked sixth in the region poll. Defender Jenny Lux had a hand in all the Cataba goals. Liz Nail made five saves. Brae Buster scored both Pfeiffer goals.
The North Hills middle school volleyball team lost 25-21, 27-29 and 15-11 to Statesville Christian.
Elizabeth Jones had five aces. Morgan Humble had four aces and eight kills. Elisabeth Houghton had two aces.
North Hills lost to Concordia 25-22, 24-26 and 15-13. Jones had four aces. Humble had four kills and five blocks.
North Hills plays Tri- City Christian, Salisbury Academy and Statesville Christian next week.