Area Sports Briefs: Catawba soccer hosts No. 1-ranked Wingate
From staff reports
Catawba’s men’s soccer team hosts Wingate tonight at 7:30 p.m.
Wingate (11-0, 8-0 SAC) is the No. 1 team in the region and in the NSCAA Division II poll that was released on Tuesday.
Catawba (8-4, 5-3 SAC) is ranked ninth in the regional poll.
Wingate is one of only two teams in Division II men’s soccer without a loss or a tie. The only other team in the country without a loss or tie is Tusculum, ranked seventh this week. The Bulldogs and Pioneers will meet in the regular season finale on Oct. 29, in Wingate.
“It’s a great recognition for not only the current team, but for all of our past teams who have helped get us to where we are,” Wingate head coach Gary Hamill said.
The Catawba-Wingate women’s game will get under way at Frock Field at 5 p.m.
Pfeiffer’s Jaime Siaj was named the Conference Carolinas Player of the Week for the second time.
In two matches, Siaj recorded four goals, one assist, nine points and fired 21 shots.
The Falcons return to action tonight as they host USC Aiken in non-conference action at 7:30 p.m.
Carson won in five sets against Hickory Ridge in a South Piedmont Conference tournament semifinal played on Tuesday at Cox Mill.
Carson won 26-24, 25-15, 18-25, 20-25 and 15-12.
In the fifth set, Carson moved to a 10-6 lead on a kill by Elena Turnbull and an ace by Katie Blackwell.
Kills by Mallory Weast and Lindsay Elmore finished off the set and the match.
The teams split five-set matches in the regular season and tied for second in the league. Both are ranked among the top seven in 3A.
Carson plays at 6 p.m. today at top-seeded and undefeated tournament host Cox Mill in the championship game. Admission is $6.
Fifth-seeded West Rowan lost to Cox Mill in the other semifinal played on Tuesday.
The Chargers won 25-16, 25-16 and 25-12.
Salisbury lost in a five-set CCC semifinal on Tuesday against East Davidson.
Playing on their home floor, the Golden Eagles won 25-16, 25-15, 18-25, 21-25 and 15-13.
The teams tied for second in the regular season.
East Davidson takes on top-seeded West Davidson today for the tournament championship at 7 p.m.
The game is at East Davidson.
Davie County is No. 10 in the AP 4A poll that was released on Tuesday.
Carson took a 7-3 win against East Rowan in SPC action on Tuesday.
Khalid Myers scored four goals and had three assists. Alex Ortiz, Edgar Estrada and Tony Rodriguez added a goal each for the Cougars.
For East Rowan, Kevin Ochoa had two goals, and Trenton Frye got his first career goal on Senior Night.
Alex Kalogeromitros had two assists for the Mustangs.
Eber Tapia, German Delgado and Lupe Bautista scored goals for South Rowan in a 10-3 SPC loss to Concord on Thursday.
Bautista and Adrian Figueroa had assists. Bautista scored on a bicycle kick.
Darreon Gittens scored for West Rowan in a 9-1 SPC loss to Northwest Cabarrus.
Keys Andrews scored two goals to lead Cox Mill to a 4-1 win against Hickory Ridge in SPC action on Tuesday.
Salisbury can clinch the CCC title tonight with a home win against West Davidson.
Queens downed visiting Catawba in four sets in South Atlantic Conference volleyball action on Tuesday night at the Levine Center.
The Royals improved to 14-4 overall and 11-2 in the SAC with the 25-22, 16-25, 25-23 and 25-19 victory. The Indians fell to 9-9 and 7-6.
Alex Hopper led Catawba with 11 kills. Bri Howard added eight kills and three blocks, while McKenzie Garrison added 16 digs and served five aces.
Catawba junior Victoria Hedrick tied her career low with a 75 to help Catawba hold its 11th-place finish at the LeeAnn Noble Memorial Women’s Golf Tournament.
The tournament hosted by North Georgia concluded on Tuesday at the 5,956-yard, par-72 Achasta Golf Club.
Montevallo won the tournament with a two-round total of 591. The winners shot rounds of 292 and 299. Lee was second, seven shots back, and UNC Pembroke third. Catawba had a total of 667.
The tournament marked the final fall event for the Indians.
UNC Pembroke sophomore Alexandria Bare (South Rowan) shot 83 on Tuesday and tied for 29th.
College cross country
The CIAA Cross Country Championships will be held on Thursday, Oct. 27, at the newly designated site of Joseph Bryant Park in Richmond, Virginia.
Sixty-five GARS members played at Crescent.
Low ‘A’ Flight player was Clyde Crawford with a net of 63.78.
Low ‘B’ Flight player was Nelson Earnhardt with a net of 64.75.
Low ‘C’ Flight player was Ralph Brown with a net of 66.02.
Low ‘D’ Flight player was Ken Miller with a net of 67.74.
J.C. Ritchie shot below his age.
Due to flooding caused by Hurricane Matthew, the NCHSAA has adjusted playoff schedules.
No changes to individual championships
Dual Team Championships now will begin Oct. 25, and conclude Nov. 5
First-round playoff games will be Oct. 26. State championships still Nov. 5.
First round of the playoffs now Nov. 5. State championships still Nov. 19
First round of playoffs now Nov. 18.
State championships now Dec. 16 and 17.
West Davidson won the 1A/2A Central Regional golf tournament on Tuesday at Cedarbrook.
West Davidson (240), Mt. Airy (275) and Gray Stone (279) were the team qualifiers for the state tournament.
West Davidson’s Rachael Mast and Olivia Sharpe finished 1-2 in the regional.
Mast shot 74, while Sharpe shot 77.
Ragan Dalton shot 89 and was the third scorer for West Davidson.