WEB: Thursday High School Sports Results; Fri. Schedule
"It was a good night for Union Pines Soccer," coach Chris Hadlock said by phone before hopping on the bus for the almost two-hour trip home.
The Vikings ventured into the Greater Neuse River Athletic Conference on Thursday evening and came away with a 3-1 victory over Smithfield-Selma.
Alex Wilson notched a pair of goals and defender Brian Hayes contributed a goal and an assist for the Vikings. All of the scoring took place in the first half.
Ranked 14th this week in the 3-A North Carolina Coaches Association poll, the Vikings improved to 15-0-1. Smithfield-Selma, a 4-A team, dropped to 6-7-3.
In the more exciting match of the night, the Union Pines jayvee team (10-1-1) defeated Smithfield-Selma 2-1. The winning goal was scored by Ben McMichael on a free kick that came seconds before the clock expired.
Five O'Neal seniors wrapped up their regular season careers at home with a 25-6, 25-16 and 25-5 victory over Oak Ridge Military Academy.
Kenleigh Cameron, Leah Kelly, Nikki Miles, Melody Miller and Morgan Miller were each greeted by their parents at the end of the match and presented with a single red rose.
"This was our last home game and we played exceptionally well, " Falcon coach Brandy Diveley said.
Leading the Falcons in the serving department were Kelly with 11 points and Melody Miller and Amanda Holcombwith eight each.
The win raises the Falcons' record to 8-3 in the Triad Athletic Conference and 8-4 overall. The next match is at High Point Christian on Friday.
Union Pines Volleyball
The Union Pines volleyball team bounced back from Tuesday's loss to Triton with a 25-20, 25-23 and 25-23 sweep at South Johnston on Thursday.
The win improves the Vikings' record to 11-2 in the Cape Fear Valley Conference and 14-2 overall. They complete the regular season at home against Western Harnett on Monday.
The Union Pines jayvee team was defeated 25-23 and 25-18 by South Johnston.
The No. 12 Pinecrest boys' soccer team nipped No. 13 Lumberton 1-0 Thursday in a nonconference match.
The Patriots are 14-1-1 overall and 8-0 in the Mid-Southeastern Conference.
Lumberton competes in the Two Rives Conference
The JV team routed Lumberton 7-1.
Union Pines JV Football
The Union Pines junior varsity football team had a busy week, picking up one win, while losing another.
The Vikes got scores from Graham Haulsee and Jonathan Toomer on the way to a 13-0 win over Gray's Creek on Thursday. Union Pines led 7-0 at halftime.
Justin Marshall recorded three interceptions from his free safety position. He has six interceptions for the season.
Tuesday, Union Pines traveled back to Southern Lee to complete a game that was started last Thursday. The game was suspended late in the third quarter. The Cavalier handed the Vikings a 21-10 loss.
For the season, the jayvee squad is 4-2. The team travels to Harnett Central for a 7 p.m. contest next Thursday.
North Moore JV Football
North Moore dropped to 1-3 on the season after a 18-0 loss to East Montgomery on Thursday.
Pinecrest JV Football
For the third week in a row, Pinecrest split up its non-varsity players and played two jayvee games Thursday night.
The Patriot freshman traveled to West Columbus and almost overcame a 2-0 deficit against the Viking jayvee team.
Devon Hinson sparked the rally with three touchdown runs. The Patriots recovered a Viking fumble on a kickoff in the last two minutes but were unable to convert the chance in the 26-18 loss.
The mostly sophomore squad was defeated 22-6 at Hoke County.
Carl Jones led a strong Patriot rushing attack with 110 yards.
Other Thursday results, pending reports:
Girls' tennis Douglas Byrd at Pinecrest, 4:30 p.m.; O'Neal at Salem Academy, 4 p.m.
Volleyball Pinecrest at Hoke, 6 p.m. (jayvee, 5 p.m.); Southwestern Randolph at North Moore, 5 p.m.
Boys' soccer O'Neal at High Point Christian, 4:30 p.m.
Varsity football Hoke at Pinecrest, 7:30 p.m.; Union Pines at Gray's Creek, 7:30 p.m.; North Moore at East Montgomery, 7:30 p.m.
Volleyball O'Neal at High Point Christian, 5:15 p.m.
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