Prep sports roundup
It was a busy week of action for teams in the Tribune coverage area.
The soccer team kicked off the week on a high note as it defeated Neuse Charter 3-1 on Monday. North Duplin picked up its second win of the week and of the season on Wednesday, Sept. 18 with a 2-1 win over conference foe Lakewood.
The volleyball team struggled out the gate on Monday, Sept.16 as it fell in straight sets to Lakewood. The team fell in its second straight match in straight sets to conference foe Princeton the following day. On Thursday, Sept. 19, the Lady Rebels got back on the winning track with a 3-1 win over Union in conference play.
The Rebels football team went on the road to face off against the Seahawks of Southside and held the lead going into the fourth quarter, but a strong fourth quarter from the Seahawks helped them down the Rebels 41-32, handing North Duplin its second loss of the season. North Duplin was set to travel to play Jones Senior (0-4) Tuesday night, Sept. 24.
The soccer team continued its impressive start to the season by beating conference rival East Duplin 3-0 on Monday, Sept. 16. In its second matchup of the week, the Gators lost their first match of the season, falling 2-0 on the road to Wallace-Rose Hill.
The Lady Gators volleyball team kicked off their week on Tuesday, Sept. 17 as they welcomed in rival Goldsboro. The Lady Cougars came in undefeated and kept it that way as they beat Spring Creek in straight sets.
The Gators football team went on the road and came up short against South Lenoir, losing 49-14. Spring Creek will host undefeated Midway this week.
The Saints soccer team pulled out an impressive win on Monday, Sept. 16 beating C.B. Aycock 4-3. The team followed up that performance by beating rival Eastern Wayne 5-1 the following day. On Thursday, the Saints were unable to knock off the Falcons of South Central, losing 4-0.
While the soccer team was able to knock off C.B. Aycock, the volleyball team was unable to as they lost in straight sets to start off the week. The Lady Saints traveled to Rosewood the next day and fought hard, but were unable to pull off a win losing 3-2. They redeemed themselves on Wednesday, Sept. 18, beating Kinston 3-0 to move to 3-9 on the season.
The Saints football team hosted its second-straight game against a Lenoir County team as it welcomed in Kinston last Friday. Kinston controlled the game from start to finish, winning 44-9, moving the Saints to 1-4 on the season. Southern Wayne is hosting conference foe D.H. Conley on Friday.