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AREA ROUNDUP: Tigers blast NE Carolina Prep 10-1

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Wilson Prep cranked out 30 shots in Friday’s varsity boys soccer home match against North East Carolina Prep and 10 of them found the net for the Tigers in the 10-1 victory.

Scoring two goals each for Wilson Prep were senior Rodney Wimberly, sophomore Alberto Herrera and sophomore Lisandro Ochoal. Also netting goals for the Tigers were senior Justin Miller, senior Luis Herrera, senior Denardrick Gray and sophomore Devyn Bullock. Luis and Alberto Herrera provided two assists each while Jerome Bridgers and Wimberly had one helper apiece.

Cameron Bryant recorded three saves in goal for WPA, allowing just a penalty kick by North East Carolina Prep to get past him.

The game was halted due to the mercy rule around the 60th minute.

Chargers return to blank Greenville

Playing its first match in more than a week, the Wilson Christian varsity boys soccer team suffered no ill effects from the Hurricane Florence-induced layoff with a 6-0 victory at home Friday against Greenville Christian.

The Chargers, winners of four straight, improved to 6-4-2 overall and 3-1 in North Carolina Christian School Association 2-A East Region play. Wilson Christian will play Wilson Prep in a nonconference match next Friday, Sept. 28, at Gillette Soccer Complex.

Gabe Barnes scored both of the Chargers’ first-half goals Friday with Ethan Mitchell assisting on the first score just four minutes into the match. Barnes connected in the 32nd minute for a 2-0 lead going into halftime.

In the second half, it was all Chargers, who posted a 30-2 advantage in shots. Will Hoskins had a pair of goals while Thomas Evans and Robert Murray tallied one each. Zach Hunter had three assists and Elliot Resendiz added another helper for the Chargers.

WCA head coach Don Samson praised the play of his senior center midfielder Jackson Hoskins, saying: “I thought he did a great job setting up our attack and stopping theirs early.”

Harrison Parker had just one save in a quiet night in goal for the Chargers.

VOLLEYBALL

Lady Chargers 10-0 after sweep

Senior McKenna Griffin pounded 13 kills as the Wilson Christian varsity volleyball team needed just three sets Friday to dispatch visiting Greenville Christian 25-13, 25-15, 25-15.

The win was the 10th for the unbeaten Lady Chargers, who rose to 3-0 in North Carolina Christian School Association 2-A East Region play.

Griffin added three service aces to her stat line while fellow senior Christy Jones came up with three kills, two digs, two assists and an ace. Tori Linkous contributed three kills, a block and an ace while Ashley Hartsfield meted out 16 assists to go with two kills, two aces and a dig.

The Lady Chargers swing back into action Tuesday, Sept. 25, when they visit New Life Christian in Raleigh.

Beddingfield finishes week with a win

After a pair of losses on the road, the Beddingfield varsity volleyball team ended its week at home with a win over Nash Central in a rare Friday match.

The 24-26, 26-24, 25-21, 25-21 win was the first in 2-A Eastern Plains Conference play for the Lady Bruins, who rose to 7-5 overall and 1-3 in league outings. Nash Central fell to 3-6 and 0-2 in EPC play. The match was postponed from Tuesday when Wilson County Schools were still out due to Hurricane Florence.

“All games were extremely even matches, going back and forth the whole time,” said Lady Bruins head coach Kelly Vinson. “Serving errors were crucial for both teams to get any sort of rhythm going.”

Neleh Bottoms served nine straight points in the second set and went on an eight-point run in the fourth set for Beddingfield. Both surges allowed the Lady Bruins to take command of the sets.

Junior Makayla Everette led the Lady Bruins with 13 kills and five blocks while Vinson praised the play of Kaitlin Abrams and Jenna Batchelor, who stepped into the roles of setter and libero, respectively, for the match.

The Lady Bruins will host SouthWest Edgecombe on Tuesday.

On Thursday, Beddingfield lost 25-14, 25-21, 25-18 at Farmville Central, a day after a 25-27, 25-21, 25-22, 25-23 loss at North Pitt.

Abrams sparked the Lady Bruins with 12 service points and scrappy defense that produced nine digs.

Against North Pitt, Everette registered 11 kills, followed by AaNiyah Sherrod with. Bottoms served for 10 consecutive points in Beddingfield’s first-set win.

Lady Demons enjoy 2-0 week

Fike returned from an eight-day, hurricane-induced break to post a pair of 3-A Big East Conference volleyball wins this week, sweeping Rocky Mount at home and winning in four sets at Northern Nash.

The Lady Demons, now 3-0 in Big East action, improved to 8-5 overall after the 25-13, 25-15, 25-10 victory over the Lady Gryphons on Wednesday and the 25-20, 17-25, 25-14, 25-19 triumph Thursday on the Lady Knights’ floor.

Keyley Shackleford led Fike at the service line with 14 service points against Rocky Mount and 16 against Northern Nash. She added 13 digs against the Lady Knights.

Senior Ashleigh Sage had totals of nine kills, 10 service points, including three aces, and two blocks against Rocky Mount.

Senior Jah’Asia Pernell led the effort at the net against Northern Nash with 15 kills. Junior Reece Nelson rang up 19 assists and 10 service points.

A big week looms for Fike as the Lady Demons host Hunt on Tuesday and play at Franklinton on Wednesday and at Southern Nash on Thursday.

GIRLS TENNIS

Lady Cyclones fall to Ridgecroft

Tori Oliver put up a stout fight at No. 6 singles but could not help the Community Christian School girls tennis team avert a shutout (9-0) loss to Ridgecroft School of Ahoskie on the Barton College courts earlier this week.

Oliver dropped an 8-5 decision to Ridgecroft’s Reagan Edwards.

Otherwise, the Lady Cyclones won just four games in singles and five in the three doubles matches.

RIDGECROFT 9, CCS 0

Matty Gilliam (R) def. Ashley Abrams 8-0; Claire Place (R) def. Kaylee Liles 8-0; Gracie Boswell (R) def. Lexi Gardner 8-0; Belle Turner (R) def. Olivia Walker 8-2; Sydney Jones (R) def. Hadley Borg 8-2; Reagan Edwards (R) def. Tori Oliver 8-5.

Gilliam-Place (R) def. Abrams-Liles 8-0; Boswell-Turner (R) def. Gardner-Walker 8-3; Jones-Camille Pierce (R) def. Borg-Oliver 8-2.

JUNIOR VARSITY

WCA serves past Greenville Christian

Wilson Christian served 22 aces as a team as the Lady Chargers turned back visiting Greenville Christian 25-13, 25-20 in Friday afternoon volleyball action.

Peyton Norville led WCA in kills with four to go with one dig while Paige Barnes and Lindsey Hunter each had three kills.

The Lady Chargers are off until next Friday, Sept. 28, when they play Wilson Prep.

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