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Area Sports Briefs: Salisbury soccer suffers first loss

 From staff reports


Prep soccer

Salisbury suffered its first setback of the season in a 2-0 non-conference loss to North Iredell on Thursday.

 Salisbury surrendered both goals in a 10-minute span in the first half and never really threatened until lightning halted the match with 12 minutes remaining.

“North Iredell was the quicker, stronger, more cohesive team on this night and we just didn’t have much left in the tank,” Salisbury coach Matt Parrish said. “To be honest, it was poor scheduling on my part. Three games in the first four days of school (particularly in this heat) is an awful lot to ask a team.”

Next up for the Hornets is a pivotal early season CCC matchup versus Lexington on Tuesday.  Game times are 5:30 and 7.

Salisbury’s jayvees remained undefeated with a 4-1 win.


Carson lost to Northwest Cabarrus, 2-0, on Thursday.

The Cougars fell to 2-4.


Alex Kaligeromitros scored for East Rowan in a 6-1 loss to Sun Valley.

East is 0-4-2.


Davie County (1-5) lost to Western Guilford, 2-0.


JV football

A.L. Brown beat Carson, 34-7, in jayvee action on Thursday.

Javon Smith got the Carson TD on the ground. Andrew Beaver added the PAT.


Prep girls tennis

Davie County stayed undefeated (4-0) with a 6-1 win against North Davidson on Thursday.

Laura Becker, Sierra Foster, Amanda Ngo, Emery Rosenbaum and Ava Monteballo had singles wins for the War Eagles. Emma Craver had the Black Knights’ win at No. 5 singles.


East Rowan opened North Piedmont Conference play with a 9-0 win against Statesville.

Kristen Brady, Victoria Plyler, Sage Fann, Syann Cooper, Sarah Margaret Dyer and Madison Brown won singles matches for the Mustangs.

Brady/Cooper won a doubles match in a tiebreaker. Plyler/Dyer and Fann/Brown also won in doubles.


North Rowan got its first win of the season, beating South Davidson, 8-1, in a Yadkin Valley Conference match on Thursday.


Prep volleyball

Salisbury lost a five-set Central Carolina Conference match to Central Davidson — 25-16, 25-21, 22-25, 18-25 and 15-10 — on Thursday.


South Rowan took a CCC win against Oak Grove on Thursday. The Raiders won 25-7, 25-12, 25-13.

Kira Rymer had 15 kills and five aces. Janiya Downs had eight kills. Anna Rymer had 15 assists. Payton Black and Anna Blume had nine digs each.


Carson won against West Iredell 25-21, 26-24 and 26-24 on Thursday.

The Cougars (7-0) got 20 digs from Kary Hales, who received serve 29 times.

Grace Thomas had 38 assists and four kills. Jaden Vaughn had 17 digs, 12 kills and three blocks. Mallory Weast had 12 digs and 16 kills. Nancy Gamewell had eight kills and four blocks.


West Rowan won at Forbush 25-22, 24-26, 25-20 and 25-20.

Tori Hester had 24 kills and 11 digs to lead the Falcons (9-0). KK Dowling had 16 kills and eight digs. Carly Stiller had six kills. Ava Link had 10 digs and 24 assists. Allison Ennis had 14 digs and 22 assists.

Forbush is 6-2.


North Rowan (0-6) was swept by West Montgomery on Thursday.


 East Rowan won against Concord in a five-set match on Thursday.

The Mustangs (4-2) prevailed 20-25, 25-19, 21-25, 25-18 and 15-13 against the Spiders (2-6).

Olivia Wright had 19 kills, 18 digs and five aces for East. Paige Butler had 10 kills. Emma Collins and Zoe Larson had six kills each.

Baleigh Hill had 42 digs. Audrey Cox had 10 digs. Landrie Hess had 20 assists.


JV volleyball

West Rowan’s jayvees won against Forbush on Thursday — 21-25, 25-23 and 15-2.

Allie Burns had 25 digs and seven kills. Miranda Miller had five kills and eight digs. Megyan Anglin and Mason Staton had six kills each.

Regan Roakes had 17 digs. Noe Gaetta had 22 assists.


Carson’s jayvees lost for the first time, falling to West Iredell — 26-24, 16-25, 21-25.

Jill Dunn had 18 digs and received serve 21 times. Madison Berry had eight kills and four blocks. Ava Corriher had five kills. Alayna Slusser had three aces and five kills. Tate Barger had 21 assists.


South Rowan’s jayvees (5-3, 4-1) won against Oak Grove 25-17 and 25-22.

Kendall Walter had four kills, Kali Nelson had 10 digs, and Emma Owens had six aces.


College football

Former walk-on Chris Reynolds (Davie) was named as the starting quarterback for the Charlotte 49ers for Saturday’s opener against Fordham.


Defensive lineman MyQuon Stout (Carson) was named as one of Appalachian State’s team captains.


 The Wingate Bulldogs collected nine sacks and routed Johnson C. Smith, 36-0, on Thursday in the season opener for both teams. Wingate is 16-2 in openers under coach Joe Reich.



 Sean Bouchard scored on a wild pitch in the top of the 10th inning as the Asheville Tourists beat the Kannapolis Intimidators, 5-4, on Thursday.


College women’s soccer

Jovana Sanchez scored a pair of penalty kicks to lift Catawba to a 2-1 season-opening win over Saint Anselm in women’s soccer action on Thursday afternoon at the Frock Soccer Complex. Sanchez notched the game winner with 3:45 remaining to snap a 1-1 tie.

The Catawba Indians took the lead in the 32nd minute as Saint Anslem was whistled for a foul in the box. Sanchez converted to put Catawba on top. That score would remain until the second half.

The Hawks tied the match shortly after the break. Caly Farina took a ball along the side and crossed a pass to Bailey Conti who converted from short range in the 49th minute. Sanchez would get another chance from the spot after a hand ball was called on a deflected shot just inside the top of the box.

Catawba enjoyed a 10-7 edge in shots and a hefty 8-3 margin in corner kicks. Shelby Thompson recorded four saves in goal for the Lady Indians. Payton Wildrick totaled four saves for Saint Anselm.

Catawba will travel to USC Aiken on Monday for a 3 pm match.


Hurley YMCA

 The J.F. Hurley YMCA  is registering for:


Registration: Now – Sept. 8

Boys and girls ages 3 & 4

Cost: Y members $42

Potential members $70


Registration: Now  – Sept. 8

Boys and girls in grades K – 8th

Cost: Y members $42

Potential members $70

Girls Volleyball

Registration: Now – Sept. 8

Grades 4th – 8th

Cost: Y members $42

Potential members $70

Register at the J.F. Hurley YMCA or online at www.rowanymca.org.

For more information, contact Jesse Byrd at 704-738-5134 or Jbyrd@rowanymca.org.


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