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By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on October 24, 2006 2:12 PM

Spring Creek earns share of C/T-RC men's soccer championship

LITTLEFIELD -- Spring Creek converted a pair of penalty kicks and claimed a share of the Class 1-A Carolina/Tar-Roanoke Conference championship with a 4-1 victory over Ayden-Grifton.

The Gators (11-2 overall) concluded league play at 7-1 and await Wednesday's outcome between North Johnston and Ayden-Grifton. If North wins, it will create a tie for first place.

Spring Creek coach Russell Stephens speculated Tuesday morning that if time permits, the two co-champions could play a game later this week to determine the No. 1 seed for the postseason. The N.C. High School Athletic Association playoffs begin Nov. 1.

Diego Rivera and Jose Vasquez each scored a goal out of the flow of play. Meanwhile, Paul Richter and Angel Sanchez each posted a PK.

Sanchez had two saves in goal.

The men's soccer team is the fourth team in school history to win a regular-season title along with men's basketball, men's tennis and women's tennis.

Rosewood dealt

C-TRC 1-A defeat

KENLY -- Elliott Lee collected Rosewood's lone goal in a 4-1 loss at state-ranked North Johnston on Monday evening.

The Eagles (7-8-1) slipped to 2-5 against Carolina/Tar-Roanoke 1-A Conference opposition. They conclude regular-season play at home Wednesday against Louisburg.

The Panthers, ranked No. 7 in the latest N.C. Soccer Coaches Association poll, improved to 15-4-2 overall and 6-1 in C/TR-C play.

"I thought we played well at times, but we just didn't get enough shots on goal," said Rosewood coach Daniel Mitchell. "North Johnston put some pressure on us, got some shots on goal and scored.

"We're just having a difficult time finding the right combination to find the back of the net."

North Johnston gained an 8-5 edge in shots on goal. Eagle keeper Will Grantham posted three saves.

Trio paces GC

offense on road

FARMVILLE -- Three Greene Central players combined for six goals and the Rams cruised past Farmville Central 7-1 in Eastern Plains 2-A Conference action Monday evening.

Ricardo Sanchez, Jonathan Mendez and Gabriel Martinez each found the back of the net twice. Jonathan Reyna collected one goal.

Jorge Gonzalez dished out a season-high three assists, while Mendez provided two assists.

Ivan Martinez stopped three Jaguar shots.

Greene Central (8-9, 5-2 EPC) concludes regular-season play Wednesday at North Lenoir. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Wheat Swamp.

Middle schools

Norwayne volleyball d. Mount Olive 25-9, 21-25, 25-11, 25-15 -- The Cobras improved to 13-0 overall and entertain Rosewood on Wednesday.

Norwayne soccer d. Mount Olive 7-3 -- Tyson Pearson tallied four goals and one assist for the unbeaten Cobras. Travis Musselman contributed one goal and two assists. Miles Claiborne and Zack Brooks each collected one goal. Tyler Lynch provided one assist. Norwayne (9-0-2) plays host to Rosewood on Wednesday.

Grantham volleyball d. Greenwood 25-9, 23-25, 25-21, 25-10 -- Courtney Holland had a double-double -- 12 service aces, 11 kills -- for the Bulldogs. Andrel Morris served eight aces. Madison Davis and Georganna Thompson each posted four aces, while Taylor Hood contributed three aces.