Hoggard volleyball, Ashley soccer remain unbeaten in conference; high school roundup

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Hoggard 3      Laney 0

(26-24, 25-17, 25-22)

Hoggard continues to grind its way through conference as the Vikings picked up a straight set 3-0 sweep over Laney on Tuesday.

Madi Schider. Photo courtesy- Rodney Williams
Madi Schider. Photo courtesy- Rodney Williams

Kirby Smith led the Vikes with nine kills, while Logan Smith added eight and Carol Davidson finished with six.

While the match only went three games, the Bucs fought feverishly in a well-played contest. Hoggard had a 16-12 edge in the opening set before Laney rallied to tie the first game 24-24 as the Vikings used a timeout to regain composure. The stoppage proved to be a difference maker, with Hoggard grabbing the next two points to claim a 1-0 lead.

Logan Smith also paced the offense with 18 assists. Madie Schider led the defense with 18 digs. Carol Davidson and Hannah Dunlop each had five blocks on the night.

The Bucs responded in set two and held a 10-6 advantage until the Vikings battled back to tie things 14-all. Hoggard eventually pulled out a 25-17 win to take two sets to none advantage and closed the match 25-22 after Laney again jumped in front of the Vikings early in the third set.

Sarah Jonkheer  paced Laney with seven kills and Haleigh Somberg was key in the defense with 12 digs. Alex Erling and Abbie Paswaters also combined for 15 assists.

Hoggard remains unbeaten in league play at 6-0, while Laney fell to 3-3 in conference and 10-5 overall.


New Hanover 3     West Brunswick 1

(20-25, 25-17, 25-19, 25-15, 15-10)

New Hanover battled back and forth with West Brunswick on Tuesday night and ultimately pulled out a 3-2 road win as the Wildcats moved into second place atop the division standings.

The Trojans dropped to 3-3 in league play and 7-3 overall. New Hanover improved to 4-2 in conference and 9-3 on the year.

South Brunswick 3     Ashley 1

(23-25, 25-14, 25-22, 25-14)

S. Brunswick stats: Rexi-lee Harris, 23 digs; Abby McEnaney, 21 assists; Alysha Sutton,  9 kills, 2 solo blocks; Kimmie Williams, 10 kills, 3 solo blocks; Brooke DeMonbruen, 3 solos blocks
Coastal Christian 3    Cape Fear Academy 1
(25-18, 25-14, 20-25, 25-22)
The Lady Cents remain undefeated in conference following a 3-1 win over Cape Fear Academy. Outside hitters led the way for Coastal. Sam Stanko had 12 kills and seven digs, while Callie Weaver had six kills and 10 digs. Anna Grace Holdford added 28 assists. The Lady Cents continue conference play Tuesday, September 29 at home against Harrells Christian.
Coastal stats: Caroline Mansfield: 7 digs, 2 kills; Carly Brown: 7 digs; Julia Masters: 4 kills, 4 digs, 3 blocks, 3 aces
Ally Vernon: 2 kills, 2 blocks; Callie Weaver: 6 kills, 10 digs, 3 aces; Sam Stanko: 12 kills, 7 digs, 2 aces; Anna Grace Holdford: 28 assists, 5 kills, 5 digs, 6 aces


Ashley 5    South Brunswick 1

Evan Laverick.
Evan Laverick.

Ashley ran its unbeaten streak to 10 straight game on Tuesday night as Dominic Toone recorded the hat trick with three goals in a 5-1 win over South Brunswick. Josh Barnello and Josh Chapman also tallied scores in the result.

The Screaming Eagles improved to 3-0 in conference and 10-0 overall.


Hoggard 3      Laney 2

Jared Robertson tallied twice and put in the game-winner with 12 minutes remaining in regulation to give Hoggard a 3-2 victory over Laney on Tuesday.

Robertson opened the scoring near the midway point of the first half off an assist by Cesar Cruz before Tristan Nelson leveled the match as both teams played to a 1-1 draw at the end of 40 minutes of action.

David Dailey put Laney in front on a free kick for the 2-1 lead, but Sawyer Royal found the equalizer in the 65th minute after being awarded a penalty kick to set up Robertson’s second goal of the night. Andrew Robinson picked up an assist on the game-winner.

The Vikings moved to 2-0 in conference and 5-3-3 overall. Laney fell to 1-2 in league play and 7-2-3 on the year.


New Hanover 2     West Brunswick 0

Two goals in the first half proved to be the difference in Shallotte as the New Hanover Wildcats shutout West Brunswick on Tuesday night.

Jack Kiernan and Juan Rosales each found the back of the net, while Jackson Lumpkin and Declan Payne had an assist. Romand Lewis made three saves in goal.

New Hanover improved to 2-1 in conference and 9-3-1 overall. The Trojans dropped to 1-1 in league play and 7-3 on the year.



Laney 9   Hoggard 0

Singles: No. 1 Erin Nesselroade (L) def. Kara Ferner (H) 4-6, 6-2, (10-8); No. 2 Suzie Schoolfield (L) def. Claudia Opper 6-2, 6-2; No. 3 Anna Porcelli (L) def. Hannah Marble 6-0, 6-1; No. 4 Kendall Hanks (L) def. Lauren Traflet 6-4, 6-0; No. 5 Jessica Tucker (L) def. Lindsay Diab (H) 6-2, 6-2; No. 6 Sydney Young (L) def. Anna Phelps (H) 6-1, 6-1

Doubles: No. 1 Nesselroade/Porcelli (L) def. Ferner/Traflet 8-3; No. 2 Schoolfield/Hanks (L) def. Marble/Diab (H)  8-0; No. 3 Tucker/Young (L) def. Opper/Phelps 8-6