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Tuesday’s high school fall sports roundup: Hough soccer wins

Hough built a 2-0 halftime lead and fought off a second-half comeback by visiting Lake Norman for a 2-1 boys’ soccer victory Tuesday night.

The victory improved Hough to 2-1 in the I-Meck 4A Conference race and dropped Lake Norman to 1-1. The two teams, along with Vance, are expected to battle for the conference title this fall.

The Huskies’ goal-scorers were Benjamin Tumey and Colin Ballew.

Featured performers

Miguel Alvarez (South Mecklenburg soccer): Alvarez scored two of his team’s three goals in regulation and overtime, and the Sabres edged Providence 6-5 in penalty kicks.

Danny Gurley (Kings Mountain soccer): Gurley scored four goals in the Mountaineers’ 5-2 victory over Gastonia Huss, in a Big South 3A first-place showdown.

Grace Iannarino (Southlake Christian volleyball): Iannarino, a senior, had 17 assists, nine digs and four aces in her team’s 3-0 victory over Northside Christian.

Cristian Marroquin (West Mecklenburg soccer): Marroquin, a sophomore, had assists on all of his team’s goals as the Hawks blanked Berry Academy 3-0.

Kayla Spangler (Charlotte Country Day volleyball): Spangler had 22 assists, seven digs and three aces as the Buccaneers swept Covenant Day 3-0.

Boys’ soccer


Olympic 5, Harding 2: Jose Cardenas’ three goals led the Trojans.

South Mecklenburg def. Providence, 6-5 in PK’s: South Mecklenburg remained unbeaten in conference play (3-0) and dropped the Panthers to 1-1 in this battle for first place. The teams played to a 2-2 tie in regulation, and each scored in the first overtime. Miguel Alvarez had two of South Meck’s three goals before the penalty shootout.

West Mecklenburg 3, Berry Academy 0: After a scoreless first half, the Hawks surged in the final 40 minutes. Jose Giron Amaya scored twice, and Angelo Hernandez added a goal. Cristian Marroquin assisted on all three goals.


Garinger 3, East Mecklenburg 2: Luis Alanis scored both East Meck goals.


Covenant Day 2, Charlotte Country Day 0: Ethan Lewis and Luke Engstrom scored for the Lions, and goalkeeper Mark Tutton earned the shutout.

Gaston Day 5, Concord First Assembly 1: Max Wright had two goals and two assists, and Alono Edmond scored two goals for the victors. Gaston Day also scored on a Concord First Assembly own goal. Garrison Hankinson scored for First Assembly.

Southlake Christian 6, Northside Christian 4: The host Eagles outscored their foes 3-0 in the second half for the victory.


Alexander Central 2, Morganton Freedom 1


Gastonia Ashbrook 5, Boiling Springs Crest 1: The Green Wave kept a share of first place, with Adrian Munguia scoring twice. Ashbrook is 3-0 in the conference.

Kings Mountain 5, Gastonia Huss 2: A meeting of teams with 2-0 conference records went to the Hilltoppers. Danny Gurley’s four goals and Cristian Quevedo-Jones’ single tally led the way.


Lexington 5, South Rowan 2


Lenoir Hibriten 6, Morganton Patton 2: The Panthers improved to 11-0-2 (3-0 conference), with Nijat Tahirli scored three goals and Kevin Pineda adding a pair of assists.


East Lincoln 6, North Lincoln 3: The Mustangs improved to 10-1 overall (3-0 conference), with Logan Gilley (two goals, one assist), Chase Gilley (one goal, two assists) and Miller Towson (one goal, two assists) leading the way.


Community School of Davidson 9, Mooresville Langtree Charter 0: The Spartans led 7-0 at halftime and improved to 4-0 in the league.


Ardrey Kell 7, Concord Cox Mill 2: The host Knights blew it open with five second-half goals.

Concord 4, Lincoln Charter 0: Carson Trott scored two goals, and Gabriel Bennett got the shutout in goal for the Spiders.

West Rowan 5, Davie County 0: Esteban Trujillo scored two goals in leading the Falcons. Luis Vasquez and Jose Guerrero each had a goal and an assist.

Girls’ tennis

Alexander Central 7, Morganton Freedom 2: The Cougars grabbed a Northwest 3A-4A victory, behind singles winners Kristin Ratliff, Emma Maltba, Hannah Matlba, Caeley Arney and Caroline Willis. The Maltba sisters and the team of Carlee Caskaddon and Wills won in doubles.

Freedom’s winners were Gibely Cisneros in singles and the team of Savannah Vandergriff and Blaikley Crooks in doubles.

Gaston Christian 9, Indian Trail Metrolina Christian 0: Giulia Chitu, Madeline McKinley, Maddie Pospiech, Lily Grace McCollough, Meredith Wirth and Adriana Tharp scored singles victories. Doubles winners were the teams of McKinley and McCollough, Pospiech and Wirth, and Tharp and Megan Givan.

Hickory University Christian 9, Gaston Day 0: Singles winners for University Christian were Gracie Myers, Sam Swisher, London Fiddler, Adele Huffman, Ainsley Richardson and Lauren Joshul. Doubles winners were the teams of Myers and Swisher, Fiddler and Huffman, and Richardson and Joshul.

Independence 8, East Mecklenburg 1: Independence winners were Maddie Fowler, Kayla Ducar, Kendall Barnes, Maggie McDonald, and Lily Loker in singles, and the doubles teams of Fowler and Loker, Katie French and Ducar, and McDonald and Barnes.

East Mecklenburg got a victory in No. 2 singles from Helen Mehreteab. No. 4 singles was especially close, with Barnes edging East Meck’s Amber Nee 5-7, 7-6 (5), 10-5.

Newton Fred T. Foard 9, West Iredell 0: The Tigers swept this Foothills 2A match, getting singles victories from Alexis Wolgemuth, Claire Boger, Emily Campbell, Mackenzie Beatty, Hannah Cummings and Maddie Gee. Doubles winners were the teams of Wolgemuth and Campbell, Sara Baisden and Grace Gunter, and Emily Baker and Emily Stasiak.

Girls’ volleyball

(set scores in parentheses)


Hopewell 3, West Charlotte 0 (25-12, 25-14, 25-12): Junior Ayla Arminger had 12 kills and Payton Bryant 10 digs for the Titans.


Providence 3, South Mecklenburg 0 (25-17, 25-15, 25-22)


Butler 3, East Mecklenburg 0 (28-26, 25-221, 25-16): The Bulldogs improved to 5-2 in the conference, dropping the Eagles to 3-3.

Garinger 3, Rocky River 2

Myers Park 3, Independence 0 (25-10, 25-16, 25-11): The host Mustangs improved to 6-1 in the conference.


Charlotte Country Day 3, Covenant Day 0 (25-12, 25-12, 25-13): Zoe Weatherington had 14 kills, seven digs and an ace, and Kayla Spangler had 22 assists, seven digs, two kills and three aces.


Boone Watauga 3, Hickory 2 (24-26, 23-25, 25-20, 25-15, 15-6): The Pioneers won the final three sets for the victory. Jasmine VanDyke had five aces, and Tegan Allen had seven blocks for the victors.


Gaston Christian 3, Indian Trail Metrolina Christian 1 (20-25, 25-22, 25-19, 25-18)

Gaston Day 3, Concord First Assembly 0 (25-11, 25-6, 25-20)

Hickory Grove Christian 3, Rock Hill Westminster Catawba 1 (25-16, 17-25, 27-25, 25-13)

Southlake Christian 3, Northside Christian 0 (25-13, 25-5, 25-13): Kennedy Smith’s 13 kills and Grace Iannarino’s 17 assists led the Eagles.


Cramerton Stuart Cramer 3, Gastonia Forestview 1

Kings Mountain 3, Boiling Springs Crest 0 (25-22, 25-20, 25-20)

North Gaston 3, Lawndale Burns 0 (25-18, 25-8, 25-14): Grace Simmons had eight kills and five aces for the victors.


China Grove Carson 3, Statesville 2 (17-25, 25-17, 20-25, 25-12, 15-11): Aiaisia McNeil totaled 18 kills for Statesville.

South Iredell 3, East Rowan 0 (25-23, 25-7, 25-10)


Concord 3, Central Cabarrus 2 (25-23, 22-25, 25-20, 19-25, 16-14): Lexi Cornish had 12 assists for Central Cabarrus.

Concord Cox Mill 3, Concord Jay M. Robinson 0 (25-12, 25-8, 25-7)

Northwest Cabarrus 3, Kannapolis Brown 0 (25-18, 25-15, 25-21): Kelsey Owens’ 20 assists led the Trojans.


Ledford 3, West Davidson 2

North Davidson 3, Winston-Salem Oak Grove 0

South Rowan 3, East Davidson 0

Thomasville 3, Salisbury 2: The Hornets dropped the final set 15-13 in what was a very close match.


East Lincoln 3, Newton-Conover 0 (25-17, 25-9, 25-8): East Lincoln remained unbeaten (12-0, 7-0).

Lake Norman Charter 3, West Lincoln 0 (25-19, 25-13, 25-14)

North Lincoln 3, Catawba Bandys 2 (20-25, 25-12, 25-22, 20-25, 15-7)


Mount Holly Mountain Island Charter 3, Mooresville Pine Lake Prep 0 (27-25, 25-18, 25-7


Bessemer City 3, Gastonia Piedmont Community 2

Gastonia Highland Tech 3, Cherryville 0 (25-19, 25-23, 25-18)

Lincoln Charter 3, Mooresboro Thomas Jefferson Academy 0 (25-6, 25-10, 25-4)


Hickory Christian 3, Statesville Christian 0 (25-19, 25-21, 25-14)

Hickory University Christian 3, Salisbury North Hills Christian 0

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