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AREA ROUNDUP: Knights beat Ridgecroft 2-0 to snap winless stretch

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Greenfield broke a four-match winless streak in boys soccer with a 2-0 shutout of visiting Ridgecroft on Wednesday.

Senior midfielder Jackson Stone had a goal and an assist while sophomore William Smith netted the Knights’ other goal.

After a scoreless first half, Stone was credited with the goal when a Ridgecroft clearance attempt deflected off his leg and into the net. The 1-0 margin stood until the final two minutes of the match when Stone dribbled past two defenders on the left wing and sent a cross into Smith, who one-touched it for the goal.

Knights first-year head coach Eric Nguyen praised the defensive play of Patrick Smith, Will Powell, Riley Jennings, Nathan Lozevski, Sebastian Partida, Cabell Metts and goalkeeper Luke Flaherty in procuring the second shutout of the season for Greenfield (3-2-2).

The Knights outshot their guests 27-8.

Greenfield will host Wilson Christian on Friday, with a 7 p.m. kickoff.

Warriors fall to East Wake 4-2

The Hunt High varsity boys soccer team is still seeking the first win for first-year head coach Phil Long after the Warriors dropped a 4-2 nonconference decision at home against East Wake on Tuesday.

The 3-A Big East Conference Warriors (0-1-2) got first-half goals from Alex Cruz and Obed Mendoza to keep pace with the pair of goals from East Wake’s Eduardo Lopez. However Lopez found the net twice more in the second half to get the win for the 3-A Greater Neuse River Conference Warriors, now 2-2. Brayan Lopez had two assists for East Wake.

No further details on the match were available.

Hunt will play in the North Carolina Soccer Coaches Association’s Kick-Off Classic on Friday and Saturday at WakeMed Soccer Complex in Cary. The Warriors will tangle with North Moore at 6 p.m. Friday and face Hillsborough Cedar Ridge at 1 p.m. Saturday.

VOLLEYBALL

Greenfield defeats Ridgecroft in 4

Behind the foursome of Kaelyn Wall, Caroline Stone, Sumer Hassan and Mary Margaret Coats, the host Greenfield School varsity volleyball team pulled out a 26-24, 17-25, 25-21, 25-17 triumph against Ridgecroft School of Ahoskie on Wednesday afternoon.

It was the first victory for the Lady Knights after a pair of losses while the Lady Rams dipped to 3-2 in seeing their three-game winning streak come to an end.

Wall sparkled with 25 kills, eight blocks five aces. Stone responded with eight aces and 18 service points.

Hassan came through with 38 digs and 15 service points, while Coats’ numbers included 35 assists.

GIRLS GOLF

Collie is medalist; Ladybirds take 2nd

AYDEN — Sophomore Elisabeth Collie claimed medalist honors in leading the Southern Nash High girls golf team to a runner-up finish in a four-team match at Ayden Country Club on Wednesday.

Collie, the 2017 3-A Big East Conference Player of the Year, carded a nine-hole round of 46 in soggy conditions as the Ladybirds carded a 169 total for their low three individuals.

D.H. Conley prevailed with a 160. South Central and Greenville Rose also competed.

Other Southern Nash scores were junior Taylor Hall with a 60 and freshman Samantha Puckett with a 63.

Southern Nash travels to Willow Springs Country Club for a match at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

JUNIOR VARSITY

WCA drops opener to New Life Camp

RALEIGH — The visiting Wilson Christian Academy volleyball team served into its 2018 season with a 25-17, 11-25, 15-6 loss at New Life Camp on Tuesday.

Pacing the Lady Chargers were Peyton Norville with 12 service points and two aces; and Haley Carnes with five points and three aces.

WCA attempts to even its record at Halifax Academy next Thursday.

Warriors fall in opener

Julian Hernandez had the only goal for the Hunt boys soccer team in its 2-1 loss to visiting East Wake on Tuesday.

It was the season opener for Hunt, which will host Clayton on Tuesday, Sept. 4.

Greenfield falls to Ahoskie Ridgecroft

The host Greenfield School volleyball team was dealt a 25-18, 25-6 loss by Ridgecroft School of Ahoskie in a nonconference match on Wednesday.

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