Hawks upend Jaguars in EPC volleyball
By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on September 29, 2006 2:24 PM
LaGRANGE -- North Lenoir opened second-half play in the Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference volleyball ranks with a 26-24, 25-20, 25-19 conquest of defending league champion Farmville Central.
The Hawks (11-3, 5-1 EPC) snapped the Jaguars' 15-match, regular-season win streak and seized a first-place share of the conference lead.
"The entire team played excellent defense," said Hawks coach Heather Humphrey Carson. "It was a total team effort."
Senior setter Lauren Hudson dished out 17 assists and finished a perfect 15 of 15 on serve. Senior outside hitter Brittany Sanders provided seven kills and one block, while Connor Jordan added seven kills.
Brittany McPhail delivered four kills and Kayla Sutton contributed seven kills and three blocks.
North Lenoir tallied 12 points with Sutton on serve and 17 points with freshman Marisa Lanier on serve.
The Hawks entertain SouthWest Edgecombe on Monday.
Carolina 1-A loss
LITTLEFIELD -- Rosewood senior hitters Courtney Hill and Kasie Braswell delivered season highs of 17 and 11 kills, respectively, during Thursday afternoon's match at Ayden-Grifton.
However, the Chargers stormed from behind for an 11-25, 27-25, 23-25, 25-21, 15-11 victory over the Eagles -- the reigning Carolina 1-A Conference champions.
Ayden-Grifton (4-9, 2-4) earned its second league win of the season, while Rosewood (12-3) suffered its second consecutive conference defeat in six outings.
Hill added three service aces, five blocks and one dig. Braswell provided two aces and five digs. Ashley Williams contributed seven aces and three blocks for the Eagles, who beat the Chargers in five sets nearly three weeks ago.
Roxie Phillips and Aubrey Reinhard dished out 14 and 12 assists, respectively. The duo combined for six digs defensively.
Rosewood entertains North Johnston next Tuesday.
league lead at 6-0
PRINCETON -- Sarah Gibbs and Cynthia Peedin combined for 13 kills in Princeton's 25-14, 27-25, 19-25, 25-23 win over Carolina 1-A Conference rival Spring Creek.
Gibbs added a service ace, five digs and one block. Peedin also provided five aces, two digs and one block. The Bulldogs (14-2) remained unbeaten in six conference matches heading into next Tuesday's contest at North Duplin.
Kortnie Yutzy, Tiesha Williams and Amber Wood combined for 41 digs defensively.
Brittany Davis dished out 25 assists.
Tasha Whitfield paced the Gators' offense with nine kills, four blocks and one ace. Shaquita Brooks recorded five kills and three blocks, while Kristin Smith chipped in five aces, three kills and three digs.
Brooke Albertson (two kills, two digs) and Ashley Barwick combined for 12 assists.
Spring Creek (3-8, 1-5) entertains Ayden-Grifton next Tuesday.
escapes N. Duplin
KENLY -- North Johnston captured its second-consecutive Carolina 1-A Conference victory with a 19-25, 25-15, 25-14, 23-15, 15-13 decision over North Duplin.
Heather Hudson led the Rebels with four kills, one service ace, seven digs and five blocks. Jessica Pridgen added three kills. Brittany Carr collected four kills, two aces and a team-high 10 digs.
Julie Ivey contributed one kill, five assists and four aces. Vanessa Lynch chipped in one kill, seven assists and one ace. Casey Pate recorded five kills, one assist, two aces and eight digs.
North Duplin (8-3) slipped to 3-3 against Carolina Conference opposition.
WILSON -- Charles B. Aycock opened second-half play in the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference with a 25-10, 25-13, 25-17 loss at Wilson Beddingfield on Thursday afternoon.
The Golden Falcons (8-4) slipped to 3-3 in the league, while the Bruins (14-3, 6-0 ECC) earned their 16th consecutive win against conference opponents.
"We were too concerned about what Beddingfield was doing and not what we were doing," said Aycock coach Davis Harris. "All the things we needed to do to have a chance to win, we did none of them."
Seniors Amy Fryt and Jazzmine Lee collected nine and six kills, respectively. Harris said that setter Emily Jordan had a "strong match."
The Golden Falcons play host to Kinston next Tuesday.
W. Country Day
posts CPIC shutout
Brandon Davis tallied both goals and Wayne Country Day earned a 2-0 shutout against Kerr-Vance in Coastal Plains Independent 1-A Conference play Thursday afternoon.
"A very technical win," said Chargers coach Paul Estrada. "I couldn't be happier with how the boys played. We kept possession of the ball for most of the game.
"I'd like to praise the whole team for their excellent play."
Keeper Ryan Ford had five saves in goal.
Wayne Country Day (9-3, 2-2 CPIC) knocked Kerr-Vance (9-3-1) from the unbeaten ranks in conference play. The Chargers entertain Faith Christian-Rocky Mount today.
turn back Aycock
WILSON -- Wilson Fike's Amy Otteson carded a personal-best 3-under par 68 and earned medalist honors in a dual-team, non-conference match against C.B. Aycock at Willow Springs on Thursday afternoon.
Otteson, the reigning N.C. High School Athletic Association 3-A eastern regional champion, led the Golden Demons to a 146-161 victory. Teammate Casey Narron provided a 78 on the par-71 layout.
Aycock's Kelli Forbis shot a season-best 1-over 72, while teammate Brooke Newell added an 89.
The Golden Falcons return action Oct. 9 for an Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference meet at Lane Tree Golf Course.
DUDLEY -- Despite defaulting matches at No. 6 singles and No. 3 doubles, Wayne Christian remained unbeaten in nine outings with a 5-4 victory over Southern Wayne's junior varsity team Thursday afternoon.
The Eagles received singles wins from Brooke Barfield, Katie Fairchild and Regan Hinton. Hinton-Barfield and Fairchild-Rebecca James each claimed a doubles victory.
LeighAnn Jarman and Rebecca James each captured a singles win for the Saints.
Wayne Christian is the guest of Carolina 1-A Christian foe Community Christian next Tuesday.
Wayne Christian 5
Southern Wayne JVs 4
Singles -- No. 1 Brooke Barfield (WC) d. Lisa Chowthi 8-0; No. 2 Katie Fairchild (WC) d. Scarlet Price 8-2; No. 3 Regan Hinton (WC) d. Brooke Dove 8-1; No. 4 LeighAnn Jarman (SW) d. Lindsay Whaley 8-0; No. 5 Kelly Best (SW) d. Rebecca James 8-5.
Doubles -- No. 1 Hinton-Barfield (WC) d. Jarman-Chowthi 8-0; No. 2 Fairchild-James (WC) d. Price-Dove 8-4.
Notes: Saints earn defaults at No. 3 singles, No. 6 doubles.
Gators in 1-A ranks
LITTLEFIELD -- Spring Creek's Jamison Mossberg and Rachel Lewis each recorded a straight-set singles win in a 7-2 loss against Carolina 1-A Conference rival Ayden-Grifton on Thursday afternoon.
Mossberg, the fifth seed, outlasted Michele Cox 6-4, 6-2. The sixth-seeded Lewis stopped Zanetta Smith 7-5, 6-2.
Spring Creek entertains archrival Rosewood on Monday.
Singles -- No. 1 Laura Steinlein (AG) d. Jamie Johnson 6-4, 7-5; No. 2 Lindsay Richardson (AG) d. Ivey Best 6-0, 6-3; No. 3 Brandi Hughes (AG) d. Lauren Player 6-4, 6-2; No. 4 Allison Scott (AG) d. Maura Phipps 6-1, 6-0; No. 5 Jamison Mossberg (SC) d. Michele Cox 6-4, 6-2; No. 6 Rachel Lewis (SC) d. Zanetta Smith 7-5, 6-2.
Doubles -- No. 1 Steinlein-Richardson (AG) d. Johnson-Player 8-4; No. 2 Hughes-Jennifer Nichols (AG) d. Best-Mossberg 8-4; No. 3 Cox-Barbara Rose (AG) d. Phipps-Lewis 8-3.
up Kinston in ECC
KINSTON -- Southern Wayne collected two key doubles points and upended Kinston 6-3 in Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference action on the Bill Fay Park courts Thursday afternoon.
The Saints' No. 1 doubles of Tara Hirsch-Amber Bowden claimed an 8-4 decision. The third-seeded tandem of Whitli Thornton-Tara Tillman cruised to an 8-2 victory.
Hirsch, Bowden, Brianna Lofton and Stephanie Cox each captured a straight-set singles win.
Southern Wayne (8-4, 4-4) equaled last year's win total and entertains Wilson Hunt next Tuesday.
Southern Wayne 6
Singles -- No. 1 Tara Hirsch (SW) d. Jesse Anderson 6-1, 6-0; No. 2 Sarah Culbreth (K) d. Katlyn Thornton 6-2, 4-6, 10-7; No. 3 Emily Broadway (K) d. April Tucker 6-4, 6-3; No. 4 Amber Bowden (SW) d. Abby Hill 6-3, 6-2; No. 5 Brianna Lofton (SW) d. Madison Kearney 6-0, 6-0; No. 6 Stephanie Cox (SW) d. Paige Culbreth 6-0, 6-4.
Doubles -- No. 1 Hirsch-Bowden (SW) d. Anderson-S. Culbreth 8-4; No. 2 Broadway-Kearney (K) d. Emily Martin-Christy Westbrook 8-4; No. 3 Whitli Thornton-Tara Tillman (SW) d. Hill-Alyssa Tilghman 8-2.
collects road win
GREENVILLE -- Greene Central swept the doubles and turned back Riverbirch 7-2 on Thursday afternoon.
The duos of Ashley Grant-Grayson Daniell, Casey Perry-Dulce Quinarez and Abbey Dail-Jessica Gray each claimed a pro-set (eight-game) victory.
Daniell, Perrry, Quinarez and Gray each won their singles match.
"We played outstanding today," said Rams coach Brad Sauls. "Riverbirch has a good team, so I am very pleased with our performance.
"Casey played great today. She was sharp at the net in singles and doubles."
Greene Central (8-2) plays its final regular-season match next Tuesday at Edenton Holmes.
Greene Central 7
Singles -- No. 1 Jessie Lynn (RB) d. Ashley Grant 8-1; No. 2 Grayson Daniell (GC) d. Gabby Khoury 8-3; No. 3 Casey Perry (GC) d. Emily Clark 8-3; No. 4 Bailey Hu (RB) d. Abbey Dail 8-5; No. 5 Dulce Quinarez (GC) d. Molly Hosteller 8-1; No. 6 Jessica Gray (GC) d. Christina Hong 8-6.
Doubles -- No. 1 Grant-Daniell (GC) d. Paul-Khoury 8-5; No. 2 Perry-Quinarez (GC) d. Brittany Brown-Clark 8-1; No. 3 Dail-Gray (GC) d. Catherina Cane-Nona Iguchi 8-0.
nips RM Academy
ROCKY MOUNT -- C.B. Aycock emerged victorious in two doubles matches and slipped past Rocky Mount Academy 5-4 on Thursday afternoon.
The No. 2 tandem of Kristen Fischer-Ashley Howell and No. 3 duo of Hollie Baker-Alicia Sodoma each picked up an 8-2 win.
Cynthia Burroughs, Nicole Kessler and Nicole McGrath each earned a victory singles for the Golden Falcons.
C.B. Aycock (4-4) entertains county rival Eastern Wayne on Monday.
C.B. Aycock 5
RM Academy 4
Singles -- No. 1 Anne Parker Hayworth (RMA) d. Hollie Baker 8-5; No. 2 Devin Learn (RMA) d. Alicia Sodoma 8-0; No. 3 Cynthia Burroughs (CBA) d. Anne Steed 8-5; No. 4 Nicole Kessler (CBA) d. Josie Strandberg 8-5; No. 5 Amanda Blanton (RMA) d. Hannah Daughtry 8-4; No. 6 Nicole McGrath (CBA) d. Emma Park 8-5.
Doubles -- No. 1 Hayworth-Learn (RMA) d. Burroughs-Kessler 8-4; No. 2 Kristen Fischer-Ashley Howell (CBA) d. Steed-Park 8-2; No. 3 Baker-Sodoma (CBA) d. Blanton-Strandberg 8-2.
LaGRANGE -- Shaniqua Thomas led a balanced offensive attack with five kills in North Lenoir's 25-22, 25-22 victory over Eastern Plains 2-A Conference rival Farmville Central at Wooten Gymnasium. Courtney Hill and Talisha Johnson contributed four and three kills, respectively, in the straight-set win.
The Hawks scored 12 points with Enjoli Mason on serve. They collected 10 and eight points, respectively, with Thomas and Nicole Howard on serve.
North Lenoir (7-6, 4-1 EPC) entertains SouthWest Edgecombe on Monday.
Rebels in three
KENLY -- North Duplin's Felicia Lynch provided a solid all-around game Thursday afternoon, but North Johnston emerged victorious 26-24, 19-25, 25-13 on the Carolina 1-A Conference scene.
Lynch recorded one kill, three assists, three service aces and two digs for the Rebels.
Katie Swanzey added two aces and eight digs, while Sam Cates collected four kills. Katlyn Eloshway contributed one kill.
WILSON -- Anna Sullivan served four aces in C.B. Aycock's 25-20, 25-19 loss at Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference rival Wilson Beddingfield on Thursday.
The Golden Falcons (6-5, 4-2 ECC) entertain Kinston next Tuesday.
LITTLEFIELD -- Taylor Johnson collected nine kills and Jennifer Hall served seven aces in Rosewood's 25-9, 25-19 victory over Carolina 1-A Conference foe Ayden-Grifton.
Johnson also contributed three blocks and five aces for the Eagles, who improved to 8-5 overall and 5-1 in the conference. Hall dished out two assists.
Paige Babb added two blocks, one ace, one kill and five assists. Caroline Tart and Brittany Cabala each provided two kills.
Rosewood travels to North Johnston on Tuesday.
PRINCETON -- Jordan Coor handed out six assists and served five aces in Spring Creek's 25-22, 17-25, 25-17 win over Princeton on the Carolina 1-A Conference scene Thursday afternoon.
Kristin Smith added two kills and three digs. Shaquita Brooks provided three aces and five kills. Megan Smith had two aces, three digs and one kill.
Spring Creek (3-8, 2-4 Carolina) plays host to Ayden-Grifton next Tuesday.
Norwayne volleyball d. Grantham 25-10, 11-25, 25-11, 25-9 -- The Cobras remained unbeaten in five outings with the four-set win. Norwayne (1-0 WCMSAC Division I) plays back-to-back home matches next Wednesday and Thursday, respectively, against Dillard and Spring Creek.
Eastern Wayne soccer d. Greenwood 13-0 -- Nick Bowden notched four goals and two assists for the unbeaten Warriors. Tyler Brown provided three goals and one assist. Joseph Chaney (two goals, one assist), Steven Taylor (one goal, three assists), Will Borden (two goals), Jason Horne (one goal, one assist), Ryan Allison (one assist) and Collin Hobbs (one assist) contributed to the shutout victory. Eastern Wayne (4-0, 2-0 WCMSAC Division I) welcomes Brogden on Monday. Greenwood (1-4, 0-2) travels to Spring Creek next Wednesday.
Spring Creek volleyball d. Greenwood 22-25, 25-17, 13-25, 26-24, 15-6 -- Mallory Frederick served six aces and added three kills in the Gators' five-set win. Hannah Brown and Mitzi Arteaga each served five aces for the Gators. Teammates Whitney Frederick and Dorian Wences each collected four aces. Spring Creek (3-3) remained unbeaten in two WCMSAC Division II matches.
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