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Wednesday, 21 September 2016 23:37

High School Boys Soccer Results From Wednesday, 9/21/16

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Northwestern Conference:
Hickory: 2
Hibriten: 1


Patton: 5
Freedom: 1


St. Stephens: 1
Fred T. Foard: 0


Watauga: 3
South Caldwell: 0


South Mountain Athletic Conference:
East Rutherford: 5
East Burke: 2

Southern District 7:
Bunker Hill: 5
Maiden: 0


East Lincoln: 3
Bandys: 1


Newton-Conover: 6
West Caldwell: 1

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 23:25

L-R Men's Soccer Blanks Catawba at Home

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The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Soccer Team (4-2-1, 1-1) picked up its first South Atlantic Conference win of the season with a 3-0 shutout victory over Catawba (2-3, 1-2) Wednesday evening at the Moretz Sports – Athletic Complex.


Three players – senior defender DeJean Charlton (Lehigh Acres, Fla.), sophomore midfielder Emil Tansinda (Sale, ENGLAND) and junior forward Ismael Noumansana (Reims, FRANCE) – scored for the Bears in the victory.


All three goals came in the second half while both Charlton and Noumansana scored on free kicks from sophomore forward Marc Fernandez (Barcelona, SPAIN), who was credited with the assist on both plays.


The goal was Noumansana’s team-leading sixth of the year. Tansinda’s goal, the second for the Bears on the match, was assisted by Charlton at the 70:15 mark of the contest.


Both teams totaled 14 shots on the night while junior goalkeeper Zach King (Altamonte Springs, Fla.) earned the save after making six stops. King now has three shutouts on the season. Catawba’s Joe Gonzalez (Marion, N.Y.) made five saves but suffered the loss.


In the next round of South Atlantic Conference matches, Lenoir-Rhyne travels to Harrogate, Tenn., to take on Lincoln Memorial Saturday afternoon at 3:30 p.m.

The Catawba Women’s Soccer Team (3-1-1, 3-0) remained unbeaten in South Atlantic Conference play after scoring late to defeat Lenoir-Rhyne (3-2-2, 0-1-1), 3-2, Wednesday afternoon at the Moretz Sports – Athletic Complex.


The Indians’ Shelby Vasich (Chatsworth, Calif.) scored the match-winner with just over four minutes remaining as Catawba held off Lenoir-Rhyne for the victory. The goal was Vasich's fourth of the season.


Lenoir-Rhyne, trailing by a 2-0 score late in the contest, tied the match with goals by freshman forward Hannah Van Eerden (Stokesdale, N.C.) on a header and senior forward Miranda Simon (Burlington, N.C.) in the 78th and 83rd minutes of play, respectively.


Lenoir-Rhyne lost despite holding a 19-9 advantage in shots taken.


Catawba’s Erin Feldman (Charlotte, N.C.) opened the scoring at the 8:19 mark of the first half from about 20 yards out from the left side while Bailey Howell (Mooresville, N.C.) registered the Indians’ second goal and her team-leading fifth score of the year before the Bears rallied to tie the contest.


In goal, Catawba’s Shannon Hardy (Raleigh, N.C.) notched seven saves on the contest for the victory while senior goalkeeper Andrea Leano (San Diego, Calif.) suffered the loss for the Bears. Leano was credited with two saves.


Lenoir-Rhyne hits the road to take on Lincoln Memorial in a South Atlantic Conference match Saturday afternoon at 1:00 p.m., in Harrogate, Tenn.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 10:29

High School Volleyball Results From Tuesday, 9/20/16

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North Piedmont Conference:
West Iredell: 3
Alexander Central: 1


Southern District 7:
Bunker Hill: 3
Lincolnton: 0


Maiden: 3
Bandys: 0


Newton-Conover: 3
East Lincoln: 0

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 10:29

High School Boys Soccer Results From Tuesday, 9/20/16

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North Piedmont Conference:
Lake Norman: 3
Alexander Central: 2

Appalachian State University men’s soccer drawed with Winthrop on a penalty kick by Stephen Chapman (Greensboro, N.C./Northwest Guilford) in the 33rd minute, finishing 1-1 in double overtime on Tuesday night.


The Mountaineers (1-5-1) dominated the offensive third of the field but were just unable to get the final ball in the back of the net. The Eagles’ (3-3-1) goalkeeper had eight saves on the day and the one goal allowed.


“I was extremely pleased that we didn’t break tonight,” head coach Jason O’Keefe said. ”We bent a couple times in the last 12 minutes and a few times in the overtime, but we didn’t break and that was a good response. I think the challenge to the guys was that we need to grind out some of these games and it was really great to see the guys dig deep and manage the game and even create maybe two of three chances to win the game, which is not an easy thing to do. So, like I just told the team, as disappointed as I am that we didn’t get the win, I’m extremely proud of their effort and the fact that we were able to get a point out of this and now we just need to build off of that going into the next two matches on the road.”


Appalachian held a 17-9 shot advantage, having nine shots on frame compared to Winthrop’s four. Where the Black and Gold really dominated was on corner kicks where they had 11 on the evening compared to the Eagles’ one.


Chapman’s penalty kick came off a great ball by Daniel Avila (Smithfield, N.C./Smithfield-Selma) off the one Winthrop corner attempt.


The Eagles responded with 12 minutes left in regulation when Marco Gatzke headed in a cross from Alvin Konkoua to equalize the match. The teams then battled to the end of regulation and then into two 10-minute overtime periods with neither team willing to concede the game-winner.


Leading the Mountaineers on the offensive attack was Jordan Melia (Manchester, England/Rivington & Blackrod) and Chapman with four shots each. Three of Chapman’s were on goal, while two of Melia’s were. Avila and Cooper Coughlin (Suwanee, Ga./Lambert) both had two shots with two of Coughlin’s being on goal while John Walrath (Raeford, N.C./Hoke County) and Camden Harrison (Apex, N.C./Middle Creek) each had a shot on goal.


Playing the entire 110 minutes and getting his first start in the net was Jake Agnew (Farmington, Minn./Farmington). Agnew only allowed the one goal, getting three saves on the night.


The Mountaineers will go on a short two-match road trip beginning on Saturday, Sept. 24 against Davidson at 6 p.m. From there, Appalachian travels to UNC Asheville on Tuesday, Sept. 27. Kickoff for that match is slated for 7 p.m.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 21:46

Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Soccer Ranked in Regional Poll

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The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer Team is ranked sixth in this week’s NSCAA NCAA Division II Southeast Region Poll. NSCAA is the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

The Bears are 3-1-2 on the year and 0-0-1 in South Atlantic Conference play. Lenoir-Rhyne hosts Catawba (2-1-1, 2-0) on Wednesday at 5:00 p.m., at the Moretz Sports – Athletic Complex.

The contest is also Emergency Services Recognition Day as the squad will be honoring several responders prior to the match including Hickory Firemen and Police. In addition, a police car and a fire truck will be present at the complex.

Other South Atlantic Conference schools in the regional poll this week include Carson-Newman (fourth), Anderson (seventh) and Wingate (eighth). The Bears tied the top school this week – North Georgia – 1-1 on Wednesday, September 7, at home.

Women’s Soccer Southeast Region
Poll – Week 3
September 20, 2016

1. North Georgia 3-0-1
2. Columbus State 4-1
3. Armstrong State 4-1
4. Carson-Newman 5-1
5. Limestone 4-1
6. Lenoir-Rhyne 3-1-2
7. Anderson 5-1
8. Wingate 3-2-1
9. Georgia College 2-1-1
10. Clayton State 4-1

Bryson Godfrey of Alexander Central High School was one of two student-athletes in North Carolina of the North Carolina High School Athletic Assocation Performance of the Week awards, powered by Time Warner Cable SportsChannel.


Each week two athletes in North Carolina High School Athletic Association competition are selected for this award from nominations received from media and school administrators.


Godfrey, a junior running back for the Cougars, set the school record for rushing yards in a single game, piling up 364 yards on 19 carries including three touchdowns as Alexander Central downed Ashe County 82-42. Godfrey’s performance helped the Cougars establish a new state record for rushing yards as a team in a single game with 801 as well as 927 yards of total offense, another new state record. Bryson has averaged better than 19 yards per carry on the season through four games and his Cougars are 4-0 on the year.

Monday, 19 September 2016 23:06

High School Volleyball Results From Monday, 9/19/16

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Northwestern Conference:
Fred T. Foard: 3
South Caldwell: 1


Hibriten: 3
Patton: 2


St. Stephens: 3
Freedom: 0


Watauga: 3
Hickory: 0


South Mountain Athletic Conference:
Draughn: 3
Crest: 2


West Iredell: 3
Bandys: 0

Monday, 19 September 2016 23:03

High School Boys Soccer Results From Monday, 9/19/16

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Northwestern Conference:
Fred T. Foard: 2
South Caldwell: 1


Hibriten: 2
Patton: 1


Hickory: 4
Watauga: 0


St. Stephens: 3
Freedom: 0


Southern District 7:

Bunker Hill: 3
Lincolnton: 3


Maiden: 6
Bandys: 2


Newton-Conover: 4
East Lincoln: 1


West Caldwell: 8
West Lincoln: 1

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