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Norris, Best spark No. 1-ranked Chargers

By Staff Reports
Published in Sports on April 19, 2009 2:00 AM

Brooke Norris and eighth-grader Sarah Best provided the offense as No. 1-ranked Wayne Country Day stopped the Epiphany School 2-0 on Friday afternoon.

Norris tallied her ninth goal of the season, an indirect kick, off Catherine Ford's assist in the 31st minute. Best collected an unassisted goal in the 67th minute.

Senior keeper Ellen Elmore earned her sixth shutout of the season.

"We played a solid match today," said WCDS head coach Baron Heinemann. "It has been a week since our last game and (we took) five days off from practice. I think this slowed us down a bit. We didn't seem to have the same fluid style that we've had in recent games."

Heinemann praised the effort of defender Danielle Holland and sweeper Shelle Anderson. The Chargers have outscored their opponents 35-4 this season.

Wayne Country Day (11-0-0 overall) travels to Faith Christian-Rocky Mount on Tuesday.


Aycock rolls

SNOW HILL -- Charles B. Aycock scored four first-inning runs and earned an 8-1, non-conference softball victory over Greene Central.

Torie Benton (three RBI), Jessica Hare (RBI) and Brooke Bell (RBI) each had two hits for the Golden Falcons. Rachel Jordan (RBI), Cynthia Burroughs, Amber Baker, Autumn Pittman, Anna Sullivan and Ashley Shingleton added a hit apiece.

Burroughs claimed the mound win. The right-hander yielded one hit, fanned six Rams batters and walked one in a three-inning stint.

Megan Lovett, Shanna Parker and Ashley Page each collected a hit for the Rams.

C.B. Aycock (14-1 overall) entertains Kinston on Tuesday. First pitch is 7 p.m.

Faith prevails

Jennifer Christoper allowed just one run on three hits and got support from her offense in Faith Christian's 12-3, five-inning victory over Cornerstone Christian.

Brooke Anderson paced the Conquerors' offense with four hits and Lindsey Godwin added three hits. Kaitlyn Floars, Christoper, Alyssa Hill, Madison Caudle and Brittany Dail each provided two hits.