The North Carolina High School Athletic Association has released the matchups of the volleyball playoffs.

Play is scheduled to begin with games at the higher seed through the first five rounds beginning with first round contests on October 21st. Second round is scheduled for October 24th, the third round is slated for October 26th, fourth round games are set for October 28th and the Regional Finals are planned for October 31st.

High school volleyball first round playoff matchups. Area teams and their first round matchups include:

2A Volleyball Championship First Round Pairings
West
#25 Bandys (11-11) at #8 North Wilkes (14-10)
#21 Bunker Hill (14-9) at #12 Forbush (18-7)
#20 East Rutherford (15-4) at #13 Fred T. Foard (17-8)
#30 Draughn (10-13) at #3 East Lincoln (20-3)
#26 East Burke (11-12) at #7 Mount Pleasant (24-1)
#23 West Wilkes (11-7) at #10 Maiden (19-5)

3A Volleyball Championship First Round Pairings
West
#20 Alexander Central (16-7) at #13 Kings Mountain (17-9)
#23 St. Stephens (15-8) at #10 Jesse Carson (21-4)
#18 A.C. Reynolds (14-7) at #15 Hickory (14-9)

First round:

2A:
Lake Norman Charter: 6
Fred T. Foard: 0
Tigers season ends at 8-3.

Maiden: 8
East Burke: 1
Cavaliers season ends at 14-2. The Blue Devils advance to the second round going to Hendersonville next week.

3A:
Charlotte Catholic: 9
Hickory: 0
Red Tornadoes season ends at 9-4.

4A:
Hough: 6
South Caldwell: 0
Spartans season ends at 10-3.

Thursday, 19 October 2017 08:18

Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Soccer Defeats Coker

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer Team (9-4-1, 4-2-1) bounced back from a disappointing setback last weekend to down Coker (2-9-1, 1-7), 2-0, in a South Atlantic Conference match Wednesday night at the Moretz Sports – Athletic Complex.

Lenoir-Rhyne’s goals came from freshman midfielder Stephanie Figueiredo (Wilmington, Mass.) and sophomore midfielder Aqsa Mushtaq (Bradford, ENGLAND). Both players – off the bench – scored their third goals of the year.

L-R senior midfielder Elizabeth Dula (Taylorsville, N.C.) – making her first start of the year – was credited with the assist on a free kick on Figueiredo’s goal at the 34:41 mark of the first half.

Lenoir-Rhyne senior goalkeeper Alayna Morris (Westminster, Md.) was credited with the victory and her fifth shutout of the year. Morris stopped two shots. Coker’s goalkeeper, Shelby Middleton (Lilburn, Ga.), made nine saves despite the loss.

With the victory over Coker, Lenoir-Rhyne is guaranteed its 10th consecutive winning season.

Lenoir-Rhyne hits the road again to face Wingate in a South Atlantic Conference contest Saturday evening at 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, 19 October 2017 08:14

Lenoir-Rhyne Men's Soccer Blanks Coker

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men's Soccer Team (8-2-3, 4-2-2) continued its winning ways down the stretch with a 4-0 shutout victory over Coker (2-8-1, 1-6-1) Wednesday evening in a South Atlantic Conference match at the Moretz Sports – Athletic Complex.

Lenoir-Rhyne scored all four goals in the first half by four players: senior defender Chris Pitharas (London, ENGLAND), freshman midfielder Victor Cascon (Salamanca, SPAIN), junior defender Ruben Morillas (Pamplona, SPAIN) and junior midfielder Florian Simon (Oberotterbach, GERMANY).

The Bears held a 24-8 edge in shots taken while senior Zach King (Altamonte Springs, Fla.) picked up his sixth shutout victory of the year and lowered his goals-against average to 0.72.

Lenoir-Rhyne won its third straight contest and improved to 6-0-2 on the year at home.

Earlier in the day, Lenoir-Rhyne was ranked seventh in the initial NCAA Division II All-Southeast Regional rankings.

In the next round of South Atlantic Conference matches on Saturday night at 7:30 p.m., Lenoir-Rhyne plays No. 24 Wingate in Wingate.

For the second time this year, Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Jacob Black has been named the AstroTurf South Atlantic Conference Men’s Cross Country Runner Of The Week.

Black, a senior from Manassas, Va., also wins the honor for the fourth time in his collegiate career. Black finished fourth overall – out of 122 runners – with a time of 24:33 over the 8K course at the Queen City Invitational this past Friday at McAlpine Creek Park in Charlotte, N.C. Black led the Bears to a third-place finish in the meet as well.

Black finished third in last year’s conference championships to earn All-SAC First-Team accolades and also garnered All-Southeast Region honors.

Lenoir-Rhyne University will next host the 2017 South Atlantic Conference Championships this Saturday, October 21, at Southside Park in Newton, N.C. The women’s race begins at 9:00 a.m., followed by the men’s competition at 10:00 a.m.

Northwestern Foothills Conference:
Fred T. Foard: 3
Bunker Hill: 0

West Iredell: 3
East Burke: 0

South Fork Conference:
East Lincoln: 3
Bandys: 0

Maiden: 3
North Lincoln: 2

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Golf Team wrapped up the 2017 fall season with a third-place finish at the Donald Ross Intercollegiate Tuesday at the Mimosa Hills Golf & Country Club.

Lenoir-Rhyne shot an 872 (+32) on the par-70, 6,718-yard course while Newberry won by 29 shots and carded a one-under 839 after 54 holes of play. The Wolves had three of the tournament’s top four golfers.

Lenoir-Rhyne was led by junior Brad Robinson (Newcastle, UNITED KINGDOM) and senior Jackson Bailey (Matthews, N.C.). Both players tied for 10th overall with a five-over 215. North Greenville’s Evan Gfeller was the top individual, firing a three-under 207.

2017 Donald Ross Intercollegiate
October 16-17 - Final Results
Morganton, N.C.
Mimosa Hills Golf & Country Club

Par: 70
Yards: 6,718

1. Newberry 839 (-1)
2. Belmont Abbey 868 (+28)
3. Lenoir-Rhyne 872 (+32)
4. North Greenville 876 (+36)
5. Coker 877 (+37)
6. Barton 878 (+38)
7. Milligan 882 (+42)
8. Erskine 892 (+52)
9. Emmanuel (Ga.) 895 (+55)
10. Anderson 900 (+60)
11. Catawba 902 (+62)
12. Chowan 962 (+122)
13. Felician 969 (+129)

Lenoir-Rhyne's Individuals
10t. Brad Robinson 215 (+5)
10t. Jackson Bailey 215 (+5)
25t. Carlos Lasso de la Vega Jessen 219 (+9)
38t. Dawson Walker 227 (+17)
43t. Jordan Vogler 228 (+18)

43t. Luis Lopez Malo 228 (+18) - I
69t. Blake Childers 237 (+27) - I

The Lenoir-Rhyne University Women’s Golf Team finished fourth overall at the fourth annual LeeAnn Noble Memorial which concluded Tuesday at the Achasta Golf Club.

Lenoir-Rhyne carded a 617 (+41) on the par-72, 5,934-yard course while Lee won the tournament with a 586 (+10).

Lenoir-Rhyne was led by sophomore Ainee O’Connor (Kent, UNITED KINGDOM), who tied for ninth overall after 36 holes of play with a 151 (+7). Lee’s Haverly Harrold was the individual winner with a one-under 143.

The tournament concludes the 2017 fall season for the Bears.

Fourth Annual LeeAnn Noble Memorial

October 16-17, 2017 – Final Results

Dahlonega, Ga.

Achasta Golf Club

Par: 72

Yards: 5,934

North Georgia, host institution

1. Lee 586 (+10)

2. North Georgia 605 (+29)

3. Young Harris 606 (+30)

4. Lenoir-Rhyne 617 (+41)

5. Lincoln Memorial 620 (+44)

6. Columbus State 627 (+51)

7. Tusculum 628 (+52)

8. Erskine 632 (+56)

9. Montevallo 637 (+61)

10. Converse 641 (+65)

11. UNC Pembroke 643 (+67)

12t. Newberry 649 (+73)

12t. Catawba 649 (+73)

14. King 652 (+76)

15. West Alabama 658 (+82)

16. Southern Wesleyan 675 (+99)

Lenoir-Rhyne's Individuals

9t. Ainee O'Connor 151 (+7)

13t. Chelsea Mansel 152 (+8)

28t. Abbey Hartsell 157 (+13)

28t. Laura Morrison 157 (+13)

82. Jordan Young 178 (+34)

Northwestern Foothills Conference:
Bunker Hill: 3
Hibriten: 1

Fred T. Foard: 3
Patton: 0

South Fork Conference:
Bandys: 3
Lincolnton: 0

Maiden: 3
Newton-Conover: 0

Northwestern Conference:
Alexander Central: 3
South Caldwell: 0

Hickory: 3
St. Stephens: 0

McDowell: 3
Freedom: 1

Watauga: 3
West Caldwell: 0

Northwestern Foothills Conference:
Hibriten: 4
Bunker Hill: 0

Patton: 1
Fred T. Foard: 0

West Iredell: 3
Draughn: 1

South Fork Conference:
East Lincoln: 6
Bandys: 0

Maiden: 6
North Lincoln: 2

Newton-Conover: 6
Lake Norman Charter: 1

Northwestern Conference:
Alexander Central: 5
McDowell: 0

Hickory: 3
West Caldwell: 1

South Caldwell: 3
Freedom: 1

Watauga: 2
St. Stephens: 1

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