Laney 3 South Brunswick 0
(25-21, 25-19, 25-23)
After jumping out to an early two-game lead the Bucs held off a late rally as Hannah Freas finished off the 3-0 straight set sweep to give Laney its first win inside league play.
The Bucs improved to 1-1 in conference and 7-1 overall. South Brunswick fell to 0-3 in the division.
Sarah Jonkheer led the all-around attack with nine kills, while Freas added seven kills, seven digs and three blocks.
With the score tied 20-20 in the opening set, the two teams battled back and forth before Skyler Curran set up Anna Morgan for the soft touch and 23-21 edge. A pair of unforced errors handed Laney a 1-0 lead as the Bucs never trailed in set two for a 25-19 victory.
Curran continued a strong night from the service line and finished with two aces. Abbie Paswaters added three aces and Alex Erling finished with 13 assists.
South Brunswick trailed 14-15 in game two, but that’s as close as the Cougars would get as the Bucs ran off four straight points later in the set with Paswaters assisting Freas on the kill to make it 20-15 in favor of Laney. Jonkheer put the game in check with a heavy hit off a pass from Erling to gain a 24-18 edge and an unforced error handed the Bucs a 2-0 advantage.
Laney used five aces in set three to grab an early edge and eventually held off South Brunswick to pick up the conference result.
Laney stats: Hannah Freas – Aces (2), Kills (7), Blocks (3), Digs (7); Sarah Jonkheer – Kills (9) Blocks (3); Haleigh Somberg – Digs (7), Aces (1); Sarah Shropshire – Kills (5); Anna Morgan – Kills (2), Digs (4); Meredith Pooley – Digs (9); Alanne Francis – Digs (5); Brianna Hamilton – Kills (2), Blocks (3); Alex Erling – Aces (2), Assists (13), Digs (4); Skyler Curran – Aces (2), Assists (5); Abbie Paswaters – Aces (3), Assists (6), Digs (3)
West Brunswick 3 Topsail 2
(25-19, 25-23, 18-25, 31-33, 15-8)
Coming off a well-fought 33-31 defeat in game four, West Brunswick sprinted to an early 6-1 advantage and eclipsed Topsail 15-8 in the decisive fifth set to pick up the victory.
The Trojans handed the Pirates its first setback in conference and improved to 2-1 in league play. Topsail fell to 2-1 in the conference.
West Brunswick had a two sets to none lead before the Pirates battled back to stay alive in sets three and four.
Topsail stats: Payton Schoenleber – Kills (13), Block (1), Assists (27), Digs (9); Madi Ford – Kills (12), Block (1), Digs (5); Angelica Biele – Kills (7), Assists (17), Digs (6); Marlee Marrotta – Digs (23); Victoria Elder – Kills (4); (1) block
Ashley 3 North Brunswick 0
(25-15, 24-22, 25-15)
Ashley got back in the win column with a 3-0 victory over North Brunswick. Katherine Boudreau led the Screaming Eagles’ attack with 13 aces and seven kills.
Ashley moved to 3-2 overall, while the Scorpions fell to 5-4.
New Hanover 3 White Oak 1
New Hanover scored two goals late in the first half and tallied once more over the final 40 minutes of action to grab a 3-1 result over White Oak.
Jack Kiernan put the Wildcats on the board with a solid strike into the right upper 90 from just inside the 18-yard line with 13 minutes to play in the opening period and finished with two goals on the night. Foster Willis also found the back of the net, while Uli Van Hout and Shaffer Lisle each picked up an assist.
Roman Lewis made four saves in goal for the Wildcats, who improved to 6-2-1 overall.
Ashley 6 North Brunswick 1
The Screaming Eagles moved their unbeaten streak to seven straight games following a 6-1 win over North Brunswick on Tuesday.
Jacksonville 2 Hoggard 0
Cape Fear Academy 7 Harrells Christian 1
Seven different players from the scoring column for Cape Fear Academy on Tuesday as the Sea Devils cruised to a 7-1 victory.
Barton Williams, Zach Tomosunas, Reed Franck, Matt Bangart, Al Cavagnaro, Bernard Austin and Cam Stephens rounded out the goal scores for CFA.
Coastal Christian 7 Wilmington Christian 0
Coastal Christian took a two score lead into the break and found the back of the net five more times in the second half to pick up a 7-0 result over Wilmington Christian. Douglas McKinney tallied three goals, while Matt Ward Thomas Murphy, Matthew Snyder and Matthew Finley each scored once in the victory.
West Brunswick 6 South Columbus 0
John McNeil tallied a hat trick and David Cardenas put in a pair of goals to lead West Brunswick 6-0 at home over South Columbus. Alex Younts also found the back of the net to finish the scoring.
Topsail 8 South Brunswick 1
Carmen Jordan, Caroline Harris and Elvie Parra each picked up a pair of straight set 6-0, 6-0 victories to guide Topsail in an 8-1 win over South Brunswick.
Sierra Dougherty dropped just one game in a two set match at No. 5 singles, while Jordan and Harris grabbed an 8-2 result as the Pirates’ top tandem.
Singles: No. 1 Carmen Jordan (T) def. Sarah Costa (SB) 6-0, 6-0; No. 2 Caroline Harris (T) def. Hannah Pieper(SB) 6-0, 6-0; No. 3 Eiiza Douglass (SB) def. Stephanie Athanas (T) 6-3, 7-5; No. 4 Xueyang Li (T) def. Morgan Stone (SB) 6-1, 6-1; No. 5 Sierra Dougherty (T) def. Michaela McIntyre (SB) 6-1, 6-0; No. 6 Elvie Parra (T) def. Kezia Matson (SB) 6-0, 6-0
Doubles: No. 1 Jordan/Harris (T) def. Costa/Pieper (SB) 8-2; No. 2 Li/Dougherty T def. Douglass/Stone (SB) 8-2; No. 3 Athanas/Ariana Colon (T) def. McIntyre/Matson (SB) 8-2
Hoggard 9 West Brunswick 0
New Hanover 8 Ashley 1
Singles: No. 1 Julia Koff (A) def. Kate Thompson (NH) 6-4, 5-7 (1-0); No. 2 Sydney Grill (NH) def. Laura Overby (A) 6-0, 6-0; No. 3 Sophia Retchin (NH) def. Dani Shrilla (A) 6-0, 6-2; No. 4 Louise Stephenson (NH) def. Aleah Baker (A) 6-0, 6-2; No. 5 Ashley Atento (NH) def. Bridget Donovan (A) 6-1, 6-2; No. 6 Carly Carter (NH) def. Madeline Hayes (A) 6-1, 6-0
Doubles: No. 1 Thompson/Atento (NH) def. Koff/Baker (A) 8-3; No. 2 Stephenson/Julia Eckel (NH) def. Skylar Bass/Kylie Conway 8-0; No. 3 Mimi Hearne/Maya Blanton (NH) def. Ashley Dunn/Jackson Watkins (A) 8-0