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Area Sports Briefs: Carson’s volleyball run ends

From staff reports

HENDERSONVILLE — West Henderson beat Carson’s volleyball team  25-10, 25-11 and 25-11 in a match that took only about an hour on Tuesday.

The West Henderson sweep ended the season for  Carson (26-4) in the 3A quarterfinals.

Carson also lost at West Henderson in  a quarterfinal three years ago, the last time the Cougars made it this far. West Henderson has won 19 in a row.

It was the last match for Carson seniors Mallory Weast, Grace Thomas and Nancy Gamewell. Carson entered the match as the third seed in the 3A West bracket and as the sixth-ranked team in the state.

West Henderson had a height advantage. Six-foot sophomore America Anderson had six kills and six blocks. Malia Moore, a 5-10 sophomore, had six kills.  Senior Ashley Downer had 15 digs. West Henderson had only four hitting errors.

Second-seeded West Henderson (33-2) moves on  to Thursday’s regional final at top-seeded Marvin Ridge. Marvin Ridge swept fourth-seeded Watauga on Tuesday.

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West Davidson advanced in 2A with a sweep at Fred T. Foard, while Reagan moved on in 4A by beating Providence.

West Davidson hosts West Iredell Thursday with the winner heading to the 2A championship game.

Catawba soccer

Shelby Vasich scored  in the first half on an assist by Katie Webb, and Catawba beat Anderson, 1-0, on the road in the first round of the SAC tournament on Tuesday. Shelby Thompson made three saves for fifth-seeded Catawba.

Catawba plays No. 1 Carson-Newman in a Friday semifinal at 11 a.m. in Rock Hill.

Catawba volleyball

Catawba would like to qualify for the SAC tournament and took a big step on  Tuesday with a home sweep of Coker, one of the teams fighting with the Indians for the eighth and final spot.

Kylie Morgan recorded 14 kills with 14 digs and two blocks to pace Catawba. Fellow freshman Jessica Walker tallied a career-high 10 kills,  with five blocks. Morgan Hester {Carson) handed out 34 assists with 11 digs and served three aces.

Local golf

Thirty-eight GARS members played at Lexington Golf Club.

Low ‘A’ Flight player was Ray Pope with a net of 68.96. Low ‘B’ Flight player was Scott Hay with a net of 72.96. Low ‘C’ Flight player was Ron Bowers with a net of 69.71.  Low ‘D’ Flight player was Johnny Graham with a net of 72.95.

  David Adams made an eagle on the par-5 No. 8 hole. Phil Cauble, Ray Pope, and Larry Petrea shot 79s to tie for low gross.  Low net score was won by Ron Bowers.

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In Corbin Hills Women’s Golf Association play, low gross overall winner was Susan Houston.

Faye Cline won the First Flight, Susan Wydner won the Second Flight, and Monica Green won the Third Flight.

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UNC Greensboro’s men’s team won the Grandover Collegiate by 10 strokes. The Spartans shot 5-over. Sophomore Nick Lyerly (East Rowan) shot 68-68-77 and finished in second place at 3-under.

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