Saturday, December 2, 2023

The Score: Thursday’s soccer, tennis and volleyball recap


Topsail 3    South Brunswick 1

(25-15, 15-20, 25-22, 25-23)

The Lady Pirates improved to 2-0 in conference. Photos courtesy- Rodney Williams
The Lady Pirates improved to 2-0 in conference. Photos courtesy- Rodney Williams

Angelica Biele put in an all-around effort for Topsail on Thursday night as the Pirates grabbed a 3-1 win over South Brunswick to remain unbeaten in league play.

Biele finished with 15 points, 12 kills, 17 assists and 13 digs, while Payton Shoenleber, Marlee Marrotta, Selena Biele and Madi Ford rounded out a well-played defensive game. The quartet combined to record 52 digs. Shoenleber also added 12 kills and 17 assists. Ford also finished with seven blocks.

With the match squared at one game apiece, the Pirates rallied late in the third and fourth sets to pick up the victory.

Topsail moved to 2-0 in league play and 5-2 overall. South Brunswick fell to 0-2 in conference and 7-3 this season.

Topsail stats: Payton Schoenleber 6 pts, 1 ace, 12 kills, 17 assists, 10 digs; Haley Woods 5 kills, 6 digs; Madi Ford 7 pts, 7 kills, 7 blocks, 16 digs, 3 aces; Angelica Biele 15 pts, 12 kills, 17 assists, 13 digs, 2 aces; Kaylee Kyle 4 pts, 1 kill, 7 digs; Selena Beile 4 pts, 13 digs; Victoria Elder 4 pts; Marlee Marrotta 11 pts, 1 kill, 22 digs


New Hanover 3     Ashley 2 

Kenna Casto.
Kenna Casto.

(22-25, 25-12, 24-26, 25-22, 15-3)

New Hanover outlasted Ashley 3-2 on Thursday night to record their first conference result of the season. The Wildcats improved to 1-1 in league play and 5-1 overall, while The Screaming Eagles fell to 0-2 in conference and 2-2 overall.

Laney 3     Dixon 0

(25-13, 25-16, 25-22)

Laney rebounded from its setback the other night to pick up a straight set 3-0 sweep over Dixon on Thursday. The Bucs moved to 6-1 overall.

Sarah Jonkheer had six kills to the lead attack, while Alex Erling picked up 16 assists. Haleigh Somberg also recorded 13 digs and Sarah Shropshire served four aces.

Laney Stats: Hannah Freas – Kills (3) Digs (4); Sarah Jonkheer – Aces (3), Kills (6) Blocks (3); Haleigh Somberg – Digs (13); Sarah Shropshire – Aces (4), Kills (4) Digs (4); Anna Morgan – Kills (3); Meredith Pooley – Digs (4); Alanne Francis – Digs (5); Alex Erling – Assists (16); Skyler Curran – Kills (6), Digs (2); Hannah Everhart – Assists (4), Digs (2)




Hoggard 5       Wallace-Rose Hill 5

Cesar Cruz scored a pair of goals, while Jared Robertson and Andrew Robinson both found of the back of the net as Hoggard played to a 5-5 draw with Wallace-Rose Hill. Robertson, Cadman Styers, Keaton Simmons and Wyatt Williams also picked up an assist for the Vikings, who moved to 3-1-2 overall.

Cape Fear Academy 4    Wilmington Christian 3
Cape Fear Academy rallied from a one-goal deficit three times in the match to pull out a 4-3 result over Wilmington Christian.
Zach Tomosunas equalized for the Hurricanes in the eighth minute after Chris Karras put Wilmington Christian on the board right after the opening kickoff. Karras gave the Patriots a 2-1 lead in the 12th minute, but Jim White tied the match late in the first half.
It was Karras again for Wilmington Christian in the 60th minute to record the hat trick before Holt Robison answered to set up the game-winner from Ford Wright in the 65 minute. Robison also had two assists, while Al Cavagnaro recorded four saves.
Cape Fear Academy improved to 5-2-2 overall.
North Brunswick 5    South Brunswick 2



Laney 9   Topsail 0

Laney swept Topsail 9-0 thanks to strong overall performance as the Bucs moved into top spot in the Mideastern Conference.

Erin Nesselroade. Photo courtesy- Rodney Williams
Erin Nesselroade. Photo courtesy- Rodney Williams

Suzie Schoolfield rallied from down one set to grab a 2-6, 6-2 (10-6) victory over Caroline Harris in a single match that lasted nearly two and half hours. Anna Rae Porcelli dropped just one game in a 6-0, 6-1 result at No. 3, while Erin Nesselroade picked up a straight set win over Carmen Jordan on court number one.

Nesselroade and Porcelli also grabbed a 9-8 result as Laney’s top doubles team.

Singles: No. 1 Erin Nesselroade (L) def. Carmen Jordan (T) 6-2, 6-4; No. 2  Suzie Schoolfield (L) defeated Caroline Harris (T) 2-6, 6-2 (10-6); No. 3 Anna Rae Porcelli (L) def. Stephanie Athanas (T) 6-0, 6-1; No. 4 Kendall Hanks (L) def. Xueyang Li (T)7-5, 6-2; No. 5 Jessica Tucker (L) def. Sierra Dougherty(T) 6-3, 6-3; No. 6 Sydney Young (L) def. Elvie Parra (T) 6-1, 6-3

Doubles: No. 1 Nesselroade/Porcelli (L) def. Jordan/Harris(T) 9-8 (7-5); No. 2 Schoolfield/Hanks (L) def. Athanas/Li (T) 8-0; No. 3 Tucker/Young (L) def. Dougherty/Parra(T) 8-2

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