Schools note impressive wins, hard losses

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Prep Sports Roundup

North Duplin

The soccer team picked up its fourth win of the season beating Princeton on the road, 3-1 on Monday, Sept. 30. Eli Aguirre had a huge match finishing with two goals. The Rebels sit tied for second place in the Carolina 1A conference. The team hosted its conference foe Union on Wednesday. North Duplin played the Spartans closely but were unable to stop Union in the end losing 3-2. The Lady Rebels kicked off their week on Tuesday, Oct. 1 when they traveled to Lakewood. After winning set one, they were unable to maintain the momentum losing the next three sets to fall 3-1. On Friday, Oct. 4 the Rebels football team hosted Spring Creek for Pink Out night and rolled winning 55-18.

Spring Creek

In volleyball, the Lady Gators lost their ninth match in a row on Monday, Sept. 30 in a straight set loss to Clinton. The tennis team faced off against East Duplin in conference play also on Monday where it fell 8-1. Amanda Haggerty continued her impressive season, winning in straight sets to pick up the only win for the Gators against their East Central 2A rival.

Spring Creek’s soccer team has gotten off to a tremendous start and was able to move to 11-1 after an intense matchup with East Central 2A foe Goldsboro. Gators went into the half up 4-1 but with an impressive second half for the Cougars, Spring Creek escaped with a 5-3 win. Jose Reynaga led the Gators with two goals on four shots. Edgar Victoriano, Josue Sanchez and Jairo Hurtado Avila all contributed, each scoring a single goal in the win. On Wednesday, Spring Creek hosted James Kenan in one of the biggest games at Spring Creek this season. The Gators won 3-2 to remain in the top spot of the tight East Central 2A conference. The tennis team was in action once again on Thursday and fell to Clinton, 7-1. Haggerty picked up the lone win for the Gators.

Southern Wayne

In conference play, the volleyball and soccer teams began their weeks on Tuesday, Oct. 1. The soccer team lost at home to J.H. Rose 4-3 while the volleyball team lost in straight sets to C.B. Aycock. Both teams were back in action Thursday: soccer was on the road at D.H. Conley and Southern Wayne hosted the Warriors of Eastern Wayne. The volleyball team once again failed to muster any offense as it lost in straight sets, this time to Eastern Wayne. The soccer team fought extremely hard against the Vikings of Conley and it ended regular time tied at 2-2 but Conley would go on to win 3-1 in a shootout. The football team traveled to play a hot C.B. Aycock team and held it close in the first quarter going into the second down 13-7. C.B. Aycock would catch fire scoring 28 points in the second quarter en route to a 55-19 win.

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