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Wednesday’s Roundup: East Meck rallies to beat Queens Grant in soccer

East Mecklenburg broke a tie with two second-half goals Thursday evening and beat Queens Grant Charter 4-2 in nonconference boys’ soccer.

Luis Alanis scored two goals for the Eagles, and Rin Nung added a goal and an assist. The fourth East Meck goal was scored by Kevin Gomez Nava.

Queens Grant got a pair of first-half goals from Mario Portillo.

East Mecklenburg, 3-1-1 in its last five matches (3-4-1 overall) returns to action Monday evening at home against Southwestern 4A Conference power Indian Trail Porter Ridge.

Queens Grant (3-5) plays again Wednesday, at home against Piedmont Athletic 1A foe Mooresville Pine Lake Prep.

Featured performers

Lauren Hall (Charlotte Catholic volleyball): Hall had 29 assists and four aces as Charlotte Catholic swept Weddington 3-0 and remained tied for first place in the Southern Carolina 3A Conference.

Cierra Huntley (Davidson Day volleyball): Huntley totaled 24 kills, 23 digs, six blocks and three aces as her team edged Greensboro Caldwell Academy 3-2.

Chase McNeil (Cherryville soccer): McNeil, a sophomore, scored all his team’s goals in a 3-3 South Piedmont 1A draw with Bessemer City.

Trevlyn Riggs (Mooresboro Thomas Jefferson Academy soccer): Riggs scored four goals in his team’s 5-0 shutout of West Lincoln.

Kennedy Smith (Southlake Christian volleyball): Smith had 17 kills, converting on 74 percent of her chances, as her team swept Concord First Assembly 3-0.

Cvan Than (Independence soccer): Than, a senior, scored four goals as the Patriots trounced West Mecklenburg 9-0.

Boys’ soccer


Indian Trail Porter Ridge 8, Garinger 0: The Pirates (9-1) cruised to their ninth straight victory.


Marvin Ridge 7, Unionville Piedmont 0: The host Mavericks improved to 6-1, 2-0 in the conference. Piedmont is 0-2 in conference play.


Concord First Assembly 9, Southlake Christian 0: The host Eagles improved to 2-1 in the conference, while Southlake Christian dropped to 0-4.

Indian Trail Metrolina Christian 6, Hickory Grove Christian 2: Aiden Sankovich scored three goals and Ricardo Madan added two goals for the Warriors.


Lexington 2, Ledford 1


Cherryville 3, Bessemer City 3: The visiting Ironmen got three goals from Chase McNeil.


Misenheimer Gray Stone Day 9, South Stanly 0: Gray Stone Day built an 8-0 halftime lead and improved its league record to 3-1.


Ardrey Kell 2, Hough 1: The visiting Knights improved to 4-3-1, dropping Hough to 4-3.

Concord Jay M. Robinson 2, Mallard Creek 1: The visiting Bulldogs got goals from Grant Woodard and Jose Arellano, with Luis Hernandez assisting on both scores.

Davidson Day 3, Greensboro Caldwell Academy 2

Independence 9, West Mecklenburg 0: Cvan Than’s four goals led the Patriots to a big victory. David Martinez (three goals, one assist) and Ro Lian (one goal, two assists) helped.

Newton Square (PA) Episcopal 1, Charlotte Latin 0: Harrison Malone scored for the visitors (3-0), who handed Latin (5-1-2) its first loss of the season.

North Raleigh Christian 2, Charlotte Christian 1: Nathan Collins scored on an assist from Noah Behrmann for the Knights, but North Raleigh Christian got goals from Jacob Swinson and Andrew Austin.

Providence 1, Concord Cox Mill 1: Jessie Dancy got the Cox Mill goal.

Raleigh Ravenscroft 3, Carmel Christian 0

Waxhaw Cuthbertson 5, Olympic 0: Rafael Intriago scored two Cavaliers’ goals, and teammates Carson Brown, Jack Murray and Ben Patrick added goals. Brendan Sroczynski made four saves in earning the shutout.


Catawba Bandys 2, Newton Fred T. Foard 2: Bandys scored both its goals in the first half, and the host Tigers got theirs after halftime.

East Lincoln 7, Cramerton Stuart Cramer 2: The Gilley twins were at it again, with Chase and Logan each scoring two goals and adding two assists for the Mustangs. Matthew Davis and Ethan McRorie scored for Stuart Cramer.

East Rowan 6, Davie County 3: The Mustangs led 5-2 at halftime and got three goals and two assists from Alex Kalogeromitros. James Lomax added two goals.

Fayetteville Pine Forest 1, Richmond Senior 0

Harrisburg Hickory Ridge 3, Northwest Cabarrus 1: Jared Berger, Jalen McMillan and Max Gaither scored for Hickory Ridge.

Hickory 1, North Gaston 0: Ben Boston scored on an assist from Aydan Kelly, and Hickory improved to 3-1-4 on the season.

Hickory University Christian 5, Nebo Crossing Academy 0: The Barracudas broke it open with four second-half goals.

Kannapolis Brown 4, Mooresville 2: Wynston Johnson’s three goals led the Wonders to a road triumph. Moises Garcia had the other A.L. Brown goal.

Lenoir Hibriten 4, Wilkes Central 1: Chase Grose had a goal and an assist, and Hibriten teammates Chandler Crisp, Simon Hawkins and Nijat Tahirli added goals.

Lincoln Charter 1, Mooresville Pine Lake Prep 1: Nicholas Fotinas scored for Lincoln Charter, and Colton Cox got the Pride’s goal.

Marshville Forest Hills 5, Indian Trail Sun Valley 2: Jamarcus Timmons scored three goals and Chris Castro had two goals and an assist for Forest Hills, which outscored the Spartans 4-1 in the second half.

Morganton Freedom 9, Valdese Draughn 0: Gustavo Juarez, Marlano Mendez, Patrick Sandy and Eric Cruz-Mendez each scored twice for the Patriots.

Morganton Patton 2, Newton-Conover 1: A late goal lifted Patton (5-4) over the Tigers (6-2).

Mooresboro Thomas Jefferson Academy 5, West Lincoln 0: Trevlyn Riggs’ four goals led the Gryphons, who also got a goal and an assist from Jonathan Escalara.

North Iredell 3, Ashe County 2: Ashe County built a 2-0 lead on goals by Max Pacheco and Chris Luna, but North Iredell rallied with three second-half goals for the victory.

Smoky Mountain 2, Forest City Chase 0: Smoky Mountain outshot the Trojans 23-7.

South Iredell 2, West Iredell 2

Southern Lee 9, Scotland County 0

West Rowan 1, South Rowan 1: Kenneth Ortiz put the visiting Falcons up 1-0, scoring on a free kick in the third minute. But South Rowan netted a tie, scoring with about 20 minutes left.

Girls’ field hockey

Myers Park 7, Charlotte Country Day 0: Megan Frost scored two goals in this Wednesday victory, and teammates Flynn Cuthbertson, Caroline Wick, Riley Amory, Lyle Deschamps and Alexanne O’Dell added one each. Caroline Bailey got the shutout in goal.

Myers Park 3, Marvin Ridge 0: In a Thursday match, Lily Giarratana, Megan Frost and Alexanne O’Dell scored Myers Park goals.

Girls’ tennis

Carmel Christian 7, Statesville Christian 2: Passion Kabwe, Allies Spies, Elizabeth Poarch, Riley Highfield and Laura Beth Lynch won in singles for Carmel Christian, along with the doubles team of Kabwe and Spies.

Statesville Christian winners were Phoebe Burau in singles, and the doubles team of Burau and Allison Jones.

Fort Mill 4, Clover 2: The Yellowjackets opened S.C. Region 4 5A play with a victory. Fort Mill winners were Amelia Hall, Jamie Petrella, Julia Biggers and Ruth Wartinger in singles. Clover got victories from Grace Griffith in singles and the doubles team of Sydney Frascht and Leala Diaz. The closest match was No. 3 singles, where Griffith edged Meredith Bhend 0-6, 6-4, 1-0.

Harrisburg Hickory Ridge 7, East Mecklenburg 2: Kaylee Swert, Lily Edwards, Kiushi Brysanat and Morra Tucker won in singles for Hickory Ridge, as did the doubles teams of Swert and Edwards, Ribeya Tahir and Brysonat, and Rachel Sides and Daugherty.

East Mecklenburg winners were Akira Jackson and Amber Nee in singles.

South Iredell 6, China Grove Carson 3: The Vikings took this North Piedmont 3A match, getting victories from Emily Mattei, Faith Hettinger, Kaitlyn Crabb, Sruthi Mannepalli and Sydney Sawyer in singles, and the doubles team of Hettinger and Mannepalli.

Jesse Carson winners were Lindsay Conrad in singles, and the doubles teams of Maci Cooper and Jadyn Kirkpatrick, and Conrad and Alison Sloop. Several of the matches went to three sets or tiebreakers.

Girls’ volleyball


Hough and Mallard Creek kept pace atop the conference, winning and improving to 4-0.

Hough 3, North Mecklenburg 0: The visiting Huskies (4-0) won a battle of conference unbeatens, edging the Vikings (3-1) 25-22, 25-21 and 25-16.

Lake Norman 3, Mooresville 0: The hosts won 25-15, 25-12 and 25-16.

Mallard Creek 3, Hopewell 0: The Mavericks improved to 4-0 with a 25-15, 25-16, 25-16 sweep.


Ardrey Kell 3, Harding 0: The Knights won 25-4, 25-5 and 25-7, with Sofia Pertinez getting five kills and Jadyn Berry totaling seven assists.

Providence 3, West Mecklenburg 0: The Panthers crushed the Hawks 25-4, 25-2 and 25-6.

South Mecklenburg 3, Berry Academy 0: The Sabres (2-1 conference) handed the Cardinals (2-1) their first loss, creating a three-way tie with Providence for first place. South won 25-18, 25-21 and 25-18.


East Mecklenburg 3, Rocky River 0: The Eagles improved to 3-1 in the conference, tying Myers Park and Porter Ridge for second place.

Harrisburg Hickory Ridge 3, Myers Park 1: The Ragin’ Bulls took the showdown of 3-0 teams. Myers Park won the first set 25-23, but Hickory Ridge rallied with 25-22, 28-26 and 25-14 victories.

Indian Trail Porter Ridge 3, Garinger 0: Reilly Donoghue (four aces) and Emily Rittenberger (five kills) led the Pirates to a 25-8, 25-9, 25-11 sweep.


Fayetteville Britt 3, Raeford Hoke County 0

Fayetteville Seventy-First 3, Pembroke Purnell Swett 0

Richmond Senior 3, Lumberton 0: The visiting Raiders improved to 3-2 in the conference, winning a tough one, 25-23, 25-20 and 25-23.

Southern Pines Pinecrest 3, Scotland County 0


Alexander Central 3, South Caldwell 0: The Cougars went to 3-1 in the conference, winning 25-23, 25-18, 25-20.

Boone Watauga 3, West Caldwell 0: Tegan Allen had eight kills and Grace Hayes totaled 22 assists for the Pioneers.

Hickory 3, Hickory St. Stephens 0: The unbeaten Red Tornadoes (9-0, 4-0) won 25-15, 25-17, 25-21.

McDowell 3, Morganton Freedom 2: The close match was decided when the Titans took the fifth set 20-18.


Cramerton Stuart Cramer 3, North Gaston 1: North Gaston took the first set 27-25, but the Storm rallied, 25-22, 25-14 and 25-14.

Gastonia Forestview 3, Lawndale Burns 0: The Jaguars improved to 2-2, winning 25-16, 25-18 and 25-20.

Kings Mountain 3, Gastonia Ashbrook 0: The powerhouse Mountaineers (11-0, 4-0) won behind freshman Aaliyah Byers’ nine kills and sophomore Kyann Crocker’s three aces and 11 digs.


Concord 3, Northwest Cabarrus 1: The Trojans took a 25-16 victory, but Concord (2-0 in conference) rallied 25-23, 25-19 and 25-20. Kiki Haynes had 15 kills and Kristia Panner totaled 25 assists for the Spiders.


Charlotte Catholic and Marvin Ridge each swept their foes, improving to 4-0 in the conference. Waxhaw Cuthbertson, Indian Trail Sun Valley and Weddington are tied for third at 2-2.

Charlotte Catholic 3, Weddington 0: Emma Ellis had 15 kills, and Lauren Hall totaled four aces and 29 assists as the Cougars won 25-22, 25-22 and 25-16.

Indian Trail Sun Valley 3, Monroe 0: The Spartans won easily 25-5, 25-8 and 25-9.

Marvin Ridge 3, Monroe Parkwood 1: Mac Russ had 10 kills and Adriana Jordan added 28 assists, as the Mavericks rolled 25-14, 25-12 and 25-9.

Waxhaw Cuthbertson 3, Unionville Piedmont 1: Mikayla Goodall had 11 kills, two aces and 14 digs for the Cavaliers, and teammate Hayley Montoya added 25 digs.


Indian Trail Metrolina Christian 3, Hickory Grove Christian 2: The host Warriors took the final set 15-11.

Southlake Christian 3, Concord First Assembly 0: Kennedy Smith had 17 kills, converting 74 percent of her chances, and Southlake rolled 25-7, 25-9 and 25-13.


Statesville Christian 3, Christ the King 0: The hosts won 25-18, 25-23 and 25-5.


Central Davidson 3, East Davidson 2

North Davidson 3, Lexington 0

South Rowan 3, Thomasville 0: The Raiders won 25-20, 25-19 and 25-15.

West Davidson 3, Winston-Salem Oak Grove 0


Claremont Bunker Hill 3, Valdese Draughn 0: Kirsten Powell had nine kills for Draughn, but the Bears prevailed 25-17, 25-19 and 25-17.

East Burke 3, Morganton Patton 1: East Burke broke a 1-1 tie by winning 25-16 and 25-23. Erica Clontz had 18 kills and Riley Haas added six blocks.

Newton Fred T. Foard 3, Lenoir Hibriten 0


Anson County 3, East Montgomery 0: The Bearcats (7-1, 1-0) won 25-19, 25-9 and 25-19.

Mount Pleasant 3, Monroe Central Academy 1: Central Academy rallied to win the third set, but the Tigers closed it out 25-23.

West Stanly 3, Marshville Forest Hills 0: The Colts swept 25-23, 25-11 and 25-13. Forest Hills’ Audrey Nance had 28 assists.


East Lincoln 3, Catawba Bandys 0: The Mustangs (8-0, 4-0) remained unbeaten, winning 25-15, 27-25 and 25-10.

Lake Norman Charter 3, Newton-Conover 0: The Knights (2-2 conference) won 25-10, 25-18 and 25-8.

Maiden 3, North Lincoln 0: The Blue Devils (4-0) remained in a first-place tie, winning 25-11, 25-12 and 25-13.

West Lincoln 3, Lincolnton 1: The teams split the first two sets, but West Lincoln surged 25-19 and 25-17.


Mount Holly Mountain Island Charter 3, Mooresville Bradford Prep 0


Bessemer City 3, Cherryville 0: This was a close match, with the Yellow Jackets prevailing 25-23, 26-24 and 27-25.


North Stanly 3, West Montgomery 2: Teagan Lowder had 10 kills and four aces for the Comets, who won the final set 15-9.

South Davidson 3, North Rowan 0

South Stanly 3, North Moore 2


Belmont South Point 3, Olympic 1: The Trojans won the first set 26-24, but the Red Raiders rallied 25-17, 25-17 and 25-14. Camryn Harris had eight aces, five kills and 13 assists for South Point.

Blythewood (SC) 3, Rock Hill 1: Jada Rouse had 16 kills and Aydan Espinal added 28 assists in a losing cause for the Bearcats.

Central Cabarrus 3, Albemarle 1: Albemarle took the first set 25-23, but the Vikings rallied 29-27, 25-15 and 25-21. Karlee Efird had 21 kills for Albemarle, and freshman Desiree Parker had five aces and 10 digs for Central Cabarrus.

Davidson Day 3, Greensboro Caldwell Academy 2: The Patriots won the fifth set 15-11. Cierra Huntley had 24 kills, 23 digs, six blocks and three aces for the victors, now 14-2.

Monroe First Assembly 3, Mountain Island Day 0

Rock Hill Northwestern 3, Indlan Land 0: The Bearcats (4-7) won 25-18, 26-24 and 25-23 over Indian Land (8-4).

South Iredell 3, Concord Jay M. Robinson 0: Marissa Meyerhofer (11 kills) and Malina Harris (36 assists) led South Iredell. Keah Green had 13 kills and three aces for Jay M. Robinson.

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