The North Moore boys' soccer team tied Overhills in a weather-shortened match Monday.
The Mustangs took the lead in the first half when Noe Ramirez scored off a free kick about 20 to 25 yards from the net.
Overhills followed that with a goal of their own. North Moore keeper Jose Peralta was injured on a play later in the half, and Overhills was able to score again.
Peralta was taken out of the game with about 10 minutes to go in the first half. Coach Michael Shamberger expects him to be back in the net Wednesday.
Shamberger said Overhills presented a different attack than what the Mustangs saw in their first two games against O'Neal and Jordan-Matthews.
"Our defense had not seen that this year, so we had to make adjustments to that," he said.
Shamberger said he made those adjustments at halftime, which put North Moore in control most of the second half.
Angel Luna tied the game off a penalty kick after Jared McNeill was tackled in the box. The game was called with about 22 minutes remaining.
North Moore (1-1-1) is on the road today facing Albemarle.
O'Neal Soccer Goes 1-1 in Tourney
The O'Neal School boys' soccer team went 1-1 in the Conference Clash tournament held at Westchester Academy in High Point over the weekend.
The Falcons, now 3-1 on the season, played Gaston Christian in the first game and fell 3-2.
The Falcons got on the scoreboard first with an unassisted goal by Charlie Thompson at the 20-minute mark in the first half.
Gaston Christian struck three minutes later when a Falcon defender misplayed a ball that led to a breakaway score. The second half saw O'Neal dominate possession, but struggle with the size and strength of Gaston Christian, according to coach Ted Hassenfelt.
Gaston Christian took the lead in the 50th minute on a header finish, but the Falcons bounced back in the 65th minute to tie the score at 2-2 with a Bryce Baldelli blast from the top left of the penalty box off a JR Moore pass. Unfortunately for the Falcons, Gaston Christian found the back of the net one last time with five minutes to play.
In the second game of the Conference Clash, O'Neal defeated First Assembly, from Concord, 2-1. The game remained scoreless until the 68th minute when Bryce Baldelli dribbled past a First Assembly defender, went end line and passed a perfect ball to Rick Catania, who blasted the ball into the net from 15 yards out.
First Assembly scored two minutes later on a 25-yard pass into the net past charging Falcon keeper Brandt Davis.
At the 74-minute mark, Bryce Baldelli put the ball in the net with his head from a 50-yard free kick delivered to Baldelli's head from Rick Catania.
O'Neal returned home to face 4A Scotland County at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
UP Tennis Perfect Against Byrd
The Union Pines girls' tennis team turned in a flawless performance Monday during its Cape Fear Valley Conference opener in Fayetteville, sweeping Douglas Byrd 9-0.
The squad won its six singles matches by scores of 10-0 and the three doubles matches by 8-0 tallies to finish the day 84-0 overall against the home-standing Eagles.
"My girls played well at Douglas Byrd," said head coach John Frye Tuesday morning. "However, in fairness to the Eagles, they are a new team and had no girls out on court who had played previously at this level.
"I am confident that the Eagles will improve as the season progresses, but as of yesterday there was little they could do against an experienced and talented Lady Viking team."
With the victory, Union Pines is 1-0 in conference play and 2-0 overall. Brittany Jones improved her career record to 27-9 with two wins in the tilt.
The Lady Vikings travel to Overhills for a league match today at 4 p.m.
Pinecrest Netters Now 3-0
The Pinecrest girls prevailed in a five-set volleyball match for the second night in a row on Thursday, defeating Overhills 28-30, 25-17, 26-24, 24-26 and 15-11 in Spring Lake.
The Patriots, now 3-0, were led up front by Janea Williams, 14 kills, Addey George, 13, Felicia Painter, 8 and Uniqwa Morrison with 10 blocks. Megan Thomas contributed 17 assists and six digs. Ashleigh McKenzie had 12 assists, three digs and three blocks. Keegan Lynch was credited with six digs.
The Patriots were back in action Tuesday night at Western Harnett. Check thepilot.com for the results.
North Moore Tennis Falls
The North Moore girls' tennis team lost a home match to Chatham Central 8-1 on Monday.
April Warren won by default over her opponent, accounting for the Mustangs' only point.
The Mustangs now sit at 0-3. Their next match is at home Wednesday against South Davidson.
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