Sports Briefs: Lady Pats Blank Swett 10-0
The Pinecrest girls’ soccer team entertained Purnell Swett in a Wednesday night conference match-up which ended after the Patriots outscored the visitors 10-0.
Under the conference’s ”10 goal” guidelines, the game ended after the first half.
Antonia Meyers recorded her first hat trick (three goals) of the season, along with two assists.
Coach Todd Abbey substituted liberally throughout the half, using three different goal keepers: Sarah Dejak, Abbey Crider and Ashly’n Douglas. Other goals were tallied by Dejak and Douglas (2), Lauren Corrigan, Beth Hieronymous and Mariotti Meyers.
Haley Robinson, Keegan Lynch, Kathryn Palmer, Ally Parziale, Michele Lynch and Kristen Phelps were credited with assists.
There was no jayvee game; however, both the Patriot jayvee and varsity teams were scheduled to travel to Jack Britt Thursday.
Pinecrest’s record is 6-4-1 and Britt’s is 5-3 on the season.
N.M. Tennis Clips Albemarle
The North Moore boys’ tennis team defeated Albemarle 5-4 in Robbins on Wednesday.
Singles winners for North Moore were Noe Ramirez (6-1, 6-1), Jeremiah Wofford (6-0, 7-5) and Josh Jones (6-3, 6-4).
Ramirez and Wofford teamed for doubles and won their match 8-6; Jones and teammate Mason Williams won their doubles match 9-7.
North Moore was scheduled to travel to East Montgomery on Thursday.
Vike Netters Still Undefeated
The Union Pines boys’ tennis team started its week by earning two Cape Fear Valley Conference wins.
Wednesday the Vikes topped Gray’s Creek 9-0, as Jon Fondrie won his 78th career match.
Tuesday at the John S. Frye Tennis Facility in Cameron, sophomore John Dangerfield became the 62nd Viking to win 50 matches as Union Pines defeated Overhills 9-0.
With the two league-match victories, the Vikings are now 9-0 overall and 7-0 atop the CFVC standings.
The Vikes were scheduled to host Asheboro in a nonconference match Thursday. Union Pines does not return to action again until after spring break.
U.P. Soccer Rolls On
The Lady Vikings topped Westover 9-1 in a Cape Fear Valley Conference match Wednesday at Woodrow Wilhoit Stadium.
Union Pines got two goals apiece in the contest from Madi Kramer, Catie Driver and Rebecca Greene. Kramer now leads the Vikings with 10 goals, while Greene got her first two goals of the season.
Vikes Carly Lively, Hannah Kiser and Jocelyn Rodriguez each had one goal in the game.
With the win, Union Pines is now 8-1 overall and 5-0 in CFVC action. The Lady Vikings are now off until after spring break.
NM Baseball Beats G.S.; Softball Loses
The North Moore baseball team improved its Yadkin Valley Conference record to 6-0 with a 9-7 win over Gray Stone at home Tuesday.
The Mustangs (8-1 overall) started off with a 7-0 lead through four innings before Gray Stone started to come back.
The Knights scored three runs in the fifth to cut the margin to three. North Moore responded with two more in the sixth.
Gray Stone put up four more in the seventh before the home team stopped the rally.
Tyler Wallace had a strong all-around performance, going 4-for-4 at the plate with two doubles, three runs and an RBI.
He was also 3-for-3 on stolen base attempts.
Wallace also earned the win on the mound, tossing 6.1 innings, allowing six runs (three earned), four hits and two walks while striking out seven.
Jonathan Henley came on in relief to earn the save. He went 2-for-3 at the dish.
The Mustangs are back in action Friday as they travel to South Stanly for a rematch of Monday’s game. North Moore took that contest 12-2.
Meanwhile, the NM softball team had a tough day at the office Wednesday, falling 16-0 to the defending 2A state champs, Eastern Randolph, in four innings.
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