MIDDLE SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Lady Bucks kick Darden, Speight

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Forest Hills collected its second girls shutout in three days with a 5-0 win over Speight on Wednesday, following the Lady Bucks’ 7-0 defeat of Darden on Monday.

Kayley Gessel and Nathaly Castillo scored two goals each for the Lady Bucks while Miriam Medina-Sanchez with one in the win against Speight.

Head coach Jody Truett cited Logan Boone, Gessel, Kaylin Younes and others as his goal scorers in the win over Darden.

Truett also credited his entire defense, paced by Ryley Pridgen, in Monday’s match.


Pope, Lentz spark Lady Vikings’ win

Erin Pope notched a hat trick (three goals) and Avery Lentz contributed a goal and two assists to trigger the undefeated Elm City girls soccer team to a 4-0 triumph against host Springfield on Monday.

Pope netted goals in the 17th, 20th and 44th minutes. Lentz provided the assist on the first two.

Lentz netted her goal in the 27th minute on an assist from Pope. Hannah Mosley assisted Pope’s third goal.

Mallory Jenkins recorded the shutout in goal and was aided by the stout defensive cast of Reagan Nelson, Ashlyn Brunetti, Akari Nakaya and Kathryn Adkins.

The Lady Vikings, unbeaten in four matches, play host to Darden on Thursday.

Wilson Christian suffers 4-0 defeat

RALEIGH — The Wilson Christian Academy girls soccer team evened its record at 2-2 with a 4-0 loss to Raleigh Christian on Monday.

The Lady Chargers are scheduled to host Friendship Christian of Raleigh at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Stegall helps avert shutout in WPA loss

Lilian Stegall had the lone goal for the Wilson Prepatory Academy girls soccer team Tuesday afternoon in a 9-1 loss to Thales Academy of Rolesville.

Macaylee Wiggs assisted on the Stegall goal.

Emma Etheridge had nine saves and faced a penalty shot in goal for the Lady Tigers.


Elm City shuts out Springfield 7-0

The Elm City baseball team used a strong pitching performance from Ethan Williams and timely offense to cruise to a 7-0 win over visiting Springfield on Monday.

Williams struck out seven to earn the mound victory for the Vikings, while going 2 for 2 at the plate with a triple and three runs scored.

Eldon Bass was 3 for 3 to pace the Elm City attack.

Weather permitting, Elm City visits South Edgecombe on Wednesday.


NetKings blank Red Oak Orange

The Lake Wilson NetKings tennis team claimed its second victory without a loss by a 9-0 margin against Red Oak Orange.

Singles winners at Nos. 1-6, respectively, were Blake Mastman, Hatten Gore, Snyder Pearson, Lawson O’Hara, Griffin Brown and Ethan Boyette.

Prevailing in doubles were Gore-Pearson at No. 1, Mastman-Boyette at No. 2 and O’Hara-Edward Jacobsen at No. 3.