BRIEFS: Pinecrest Girls' Golf Team Claims Third Straight Win
The Pinecrest girls' golf team won its third straight Mid-Southeastern Conference match of the season on a beautiful Monday afternoon at Richmond Pines.
Also for the third week in a row, the Patriots' Jordan Ridge earned medalist honors, this time with a round of 75.
The Patriot team score of 344 included rounds from Tiffany Phasukkan with an 87, Caitlin Miller with a 90, and Michelle Sohn with a 92.
Richmond County finished second with a 401 total, followed by Jack Britt with a 461 and Hoke with a 504. Westover, Douglas Byrd and Seventy-First did not have enough players to post a team result.
Playing as a nonconference member, Union Pines had the second-best team score, led by Katie Roberts with an 83. Other scores for the Vikings were Amanda D'Ostroph with an 88, and Hunter Horne and Laura Kinsman, both with 93s.
Hoke County will the host for next Monday's match scheduled to be played at the Bayonet.
Vike Netters Win
The Union Pines volleyball team has dispatched most of its opponents quickly during an 8-1 start to the season.
Monday evening at Gray's Creek, the Vikings were pushed to the limit before escaping by scores of 18-25, 25-20, 29-27, 20-25 and 15-12.
Outside hitter Courtney Sauer had a big night at the net, registering 22 kills. Mikayla Deardorff was credited with six blocks, while setter Brynn Connor led the team in serving.
Gray's Creek dropped to 6-2 with the loss.
"The varsity played with a desire to win and with heart," Union Pines coach Leslie Fish said.
The Viking junior varsity (6-2) was also pressed, defeating the Bears in three sets.
"Whitney Walden played well at the net," Fish said. "Reyanna Torrence did a good job of setting and making smart decisions."
The Viking squads continued a busy week on the road with a match at Overhills on Tuesday. On Thursday, they travel to Southern Lee.
Mustangs Start Slow
Even though East Montgomery scored two of its three goals in the second half, North Moore boys' soccer coach Michael Shamberger thought his team's slow start was the biggest reason for a 3-1 loss.
Trailing 1-0 at halftime in Monday's important early-season Yadkin Valley Conference match played in Biscoe, the Mustangs drew even in the 57th minute.
The scoring sequence began with Ozzie Castillo splitting the defense with a through ball. Carlos Avila ran on to it and buried the ball in the back of the net from about 20 yards away.
About four minutes later, the Eagles regained the lead, and then tacked on another goal in the 69th minute.
"Basically, we lost the game in the first half," North Moore coach Michael Shamberger said. "In the first half, we played slow and without much energy, and yet amazingly we were down only 1-0 at the break.
"East has an excellent team and my guess is they are the team to beat in the conference this year."
The Mustangs dropped to 4-3 overall and 1-1 in the league. They came into the match as the fifth-ranked team in 1-A, according to the North Carolina Soccer Coaches Association poll.
NM Falls in Tennis
Chatham Central defeated North Moore 9-0 in Yadkin Valley Conference girls' tennis action in a match played at Bear Creek Monday. The Mustangs play at East Montgomery today.
Chatham Central 9, North Moore 0
Singles -- Caroline Lines (CC) defeated Mollie Richardson 7-5, 6-2; Ashley Willet (CC) def. Sandy Boles 6-2, 6-2; Jennifer Gains (CC) def. Corey Wright 6-0, 6-0; Sapna Varkey (CC) def. Heather Gray 6-3, 6-3; Jessica Curtis (CC) def. Amber Gray 6-1, 6-0; Whitney Wicker (CC) def. Courtney Dunlap 6-1, 6-0.
Doubles -- Lines-Willett (CC) def. Richardson-Boles 8-1; Varkey-Curtis (CC) def. Wright-H. Gray 8-2; Haley Moore-Jordyn Hanson (CC) def. A. Gray-Dunlap 8-2
Exhibition -- Holly Baird (CC) def. Victoria Clendenin 8-0.
The Southern Pines Ellks soccer shootout will be held Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. until noon. It is open to all children ages 5 to 13. There is no charge to enter.
Call the Elks office at 692-7375 for more information.
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