Sports Briefs: Mustangs Win in Soccer
North Moore won its second boys' soccer match in a row with a 2-1 non-conference win over visiting Central Davidson Thursday.
Luis Peralta scored both goals for the Mustangs, including the game-winner 10 minutes into the second half off an assist from Pedrito Jimenez. Peralta has 13 goals on the season.
North Moore is now 2-6 overall.
Mustangs Win in Volleyball
In volleyball action Thursday, North Moore defeated South Stanly in three straight sets in claiming a conference win.
North Moore took the three games by 25-22, 25-23, 25-29 scores. The Mustangs are 6-3 overall and 5-2 in the conference.
Pat Girls Win in Tennis
The Pinecrest girls' tennis team is off to a 3-0 start in the new Southeastern Conference. The Patriots defeated Scotland County 7-2 in Laurinburg on Tuesday and beat Purnell Swett 9-0 at home on Thursday. They opened the season last week with an 8-1 victory at Lumberton.
The next match is at home against Richmond Senior on Tuesday.
Pinecrest 7, Scotland County 2
Singles - Jesse Boda (S) def. Ally Parziale 6-0, 6-2; Mariotti Meyers (P) def. Sara Harling 6-2, 6-1; Hailey Cioccolanti (P) def. Eleanor Sojka 6-1, 6-2; Brooke McLean (P) def. Munrose Buie 6-1, 6-1; Antonia Meyers (P) def. Jessica Shelley 6-1, 6-0; Chrissy Nurnberg (P) def. Cori Newton 6-0, 6-3.
Doubles Boda Sojka (S) def. Cioccolanti-McLean 8-3, Caroline Hudson-Gaby Alder (P) def. Harling-Buie 8-6; Ginnie Holderfield-Katherina Kohler def. Shelley-Newton 8-1.
Pinecrest 9, Purnell Swett 0
Singles Mariotti Meyers (P) def. Kelsey Hunt 6-6 (7-1), 6-3; Cioccolanti (P) def. Rachel Diel 6-0, 6-0; McLean (P) def. Maggie Deese 6-0, 6-0; Antonia Meyers (P) def. Brittany Strickland 6-1, 6-1; Nurnberg (P) def. Kayla Jacobs 6-1, 6-1; Alder (P) def. Jasmine Rogers 6-1, 6-0.
Doubles Cioccolanti-McLean (P) def. Hunt-Diel 8-0; Hudson-Kohler (P) def. Deese-Strickland 8-1; Casey Jingle-Karen Smith (P) def. Jacobs E. Locklear 8-1.
Patriots Win in Volleyball
The Pinecrest volleyball team won its Southeastern Conference opener at Lumberton, Thursday evening, 25-13, 21-25, 25-11 and 25-18.
The Patriots, now 4-5 overall, continue league play with a match at Scotland County on Tuesday.
Addy George had 16 kills and five digs in the win over the Pirates. Paige Horne was the assist leader with 17. Other contributors included Ashleigh McKenzie, five kills, six digs; Megan Thomas 12 assists; Janea Williams, eight kills; and Felicia Painter, five blocks.
Patriots Sweep Cross Country
The Pinecrest boys and girls both finished first in Tuesday's first Southeastern Conference cross country tri-meet held at Hoke County.
The Patriots' Ashley Brock took individual honors with a time of 20:18 over the 5K course. The next 11 runners to cross the finish line were Patriot teammates. Jennie Cunningham (21:24), Sarah Lindsay Pressley (21:30), Kara Zoellner (22:28) and Katana Lemelin (22:30) took the second through fifth places, giving the Pats a perfect team score of 15.
The Patriot girls taking the sixth through 12thspots were Caitlin Walsh (22:38), Hanna Bornhorst (22:54), Beth Hieronymus (23:03), Brittany Sayers (23:05), Lauren Bonville (23:18), Jenna Woronoff (23:21) and Hayden Rudd (23:49).
The Richmond Senior girls came in second with 61 points, followed by Hoke with 67.
The Pinecrest boys finished with 24 points, followed by Richmond with 62 and Hoke with 73. Eli Locklear of Richmond was first with a time of 17:52. Leading the Patriots were Nathan Frederique in second place (18:04), Graham Hawes, fourth (18:35) and Spencer Rhyne, fifth (19:07).
Rounding out the first 10 Patriot boys were George Hayes, sixth (19:11), Garrett Williams, seventh (19:21), Connor Kelly, eighth (19:36), Leigh Pember, ninth (19:41), Jacob Troutman, 11th (19:56), Deaton Wright, 15th (21:17) and Alex Brown, 17th (21:21).
A number of the Patriot runners remained at Pinecrest preparing for Saturday's meet at Hagan Stone Park in Greensboro. The next conference meet will be held at the Elk's Club course on Tuesday. The first race at 4:15 will be a combined boys and girls middle school run. The high school boys will run at 5 p.m., with the girls to follow.
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