Sports Briefs: O'Neal Kickers Clip Village Christian
The O'Neal School hosted Village Christian at Mauser Field Tuesday after an extended break, winning 1-0.
The Falcons showed little rust as they came out inspired and carried the run of play for the first half of the game, according to coach Ted Hassenfelt.
O'Neal peppered the Village Christian goal throughout the first 40 minutes and found the back of the net once on a Rick Catania 25-yard blast.
Catania played a wide ball to Stephen Chamberlain, who passed back to Catania. Catania fired a shot from the top left of the penalty area, finding the far post for the game-winning goal.
In the second half, O'Neal showed more of the same, but was unable to find the back of the net.
The Falcons were able to hang on for an important conference win. Brandt Davis earned his third shutout of the season in goal for the Falcons.
O'Neal was scheduled to resume action Thursday at home against No. 2 ranked 1A public school East Montgomery at 4:30 p.m.
Flyers Sweep GTCC
The Sandhills Community College volleyball team earned its first victory in two years over Guilford Technical Community College Monday.
The Flyers won in three sets, 25-17, 25-17 and 26-24.
Miranda Love again led the team in kills with 16. Samantha Morgan had nine.
Paige Horne had 26 assists. Love had 27 digs, while Sarah Thomas had 14.
Blair and Mandy Blair each had two aces.
Wednesday's match against Brunswick Community College was postponed until Oct. 12 because of bad weather.
PHS Soccer Beats Richmond
Senior Gray Anderson scored a hat trick on Tuesday night with goals in each half to lead visiting Pinecrest to an 8-1 victory over Southeastern Conference rival Richmond Senior.
The rain-soaked field proved no problem for the Patriots, who now hold an 8-4-1 overall record. They are 5-0 in Southeastern Conference play.
Richard Palmer got things moving in the first four minutes for Pinecrest with a gentle header from a well-placed corner kick.
The score remained 1-0 until the final 10 minutes of the half, when Hayden Little tapped the ball in from in front of the goal uncontested, and Justin Mace and Anderson found the net to go into the half leading 4-0.
Five minutes into the second period, Morgan VanCamp had a hard strike, which was deflected back to Dane Nelsen, who had the put-back for the goal. Anderson had his second goal a minute later.
Brendan McKinley's assist down the visitor's side found a breaking Kevin Grasso close in for the seventh score. Pinecrest's final goal belonged to Anderson, who accomplished his third three-goal match as a varsity player.
Richmond County's lone score came midway through the second half. Mitchell Dotson and J.T. Stilwell shared goalkeeping responsibilities for the Patriots.
Both Richard Palmer and Chris Sanders recorded two assists, and one each was credited to Chris Potter, Anderson and McKinley.
On the schedule next for coach Todd Abbey's team is a home game with Hoke County, which was rescheduled for Monday night due to rain.
Pinecrest has an away game at Lumberton on Oct. 5.
N.M. Tennis Wins
North Moore defeated South Davidson 7-2 Tuesday.
In singles, Shannon Marley defeated Courtney Kraynoewoski 6-2, 6-1; Camilla Cockman defeated Larsen Sigmon 6-1, 6-1; Lindsay Miller defeated Clarisa Gomez 6-0, 6-4; Monica Ritter defeated Katelyn Shelton 7-6, 6-2; Julie Williams defeated Hunter Sigmon 6-2, 6-0; and April Warren defeated Audrey Colonese 6-1, 6-1.
In doubles, Kraynoewoski and Sigmon defeated Williams and Warren 8-6; Maria Urquiza and Ciera McDonald defeated Tyler Hendrick and Amie Blackburn 8-4; Clarissa Gomez and Leslie Avilia defeated Amie Blackburn and C. Kraynoewoski 8-2.
Pinecrest XC Finishes First
The Pinecrest boys and girls both finished in first place at Tuesday's Southeastern Conference tri-meet held at Britt Park in Lumberton.
The Patriot boys had a perfect score of 15, followed by Lumberton with 60 and Richmond Senior with 70.
In the girls' race, Pinecrest -finished with 21 points, -followed by Lumberton with 52 and Richmond with 61.
Landon Sherwood won the boys' 5K race with a time of 17:12 as the Patriot boys took the first six places.
The next five were Tyler Clark (17:55), Matt Harmody (17:58), Jacob Troutman (17:59), Will Proulx (18:02) and John Hasty (18:58).
Jamicia Jones, of Lumberton, was first in the girls' race with a time of 20:35, but the Patriots took six of the next seven places. Mulloy Manning of the Patriots was second (21:33), followed by teammates Katana Lemelin, third (22:57), Beth Hieronymus, fourth (22:20), Hailey Germain, fifth (23:32), Katie Hayes, seventh (24:49), and Mary Katherine Johnston, eighth, (25:27).
Next Tuesday's meet that includes Lumberton and Hoke County will be held at the Elks Club course in Southern Pines. It begins with a middle school race at 4 p.m. followed by the high school boys at 5 p.m. and the girls at 5:30 p.m.
O'Neal Tennis Wins
The O'Neal School varsity girls' tennis team won its third Cape Fear Independent Conference (CFIC) match Tuesday over visiting Village Christian Academy of Fayetteville by the score of 8-1.
In singles, Brianna Ek defeated Alexa Stout 6-1, 6-4; Amelia Schirmer defeated Candace Taylor 6-1, 6-2; Victoria Scarpa defeated Kara Stephens 6-0, 6-0; Mary Garner defeated Patricia Kalevas 6-0, 6-1; Maggie Hakas defeated Allison Copeland 6-0, 5-1 (Ret); and Greyson Keel defeated Whitney Sessoms 6-1, 6-1.
In doubles, Ek and Scarpa defeated Stout and Taylor 8-0; Schirmer and Garner defeated Kalevas and Copeland 8-3.
Ally Hoehn-Saric and Jordan Fisher lost 8-5 to Stephens and Sessoms.
O'Neal improved to 5-2 (3-1).
CC Tops N.M. Netters in 5
The North Moore volleyball team lost a close match to Chatham Central Tuesday 24-26, 28-26, 20-25, 25-22, 10-15.
The loss drops the Lady Mustangs' overall record to 7-5.
They returned to action Thursday against South Davidson, the second of three straight road matches.
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