Area sports briefs: Bonilla leads Hornets
From staff reports
Salisbury’s boys soccer team won 4-1 at Carson on Wednesday in a tough match that was tied at halftime.
Kenny Bonilla scored three goals for the Hornets (7-0). Lucas Capito had one goal. Zachary Sukkasem and Philip Simons contributed assists.
“The last 20 minutes of the first half, Carson won all the 50/50 balls and took it to us,” SHS coach Matt Parrish said. “They had more drive than we did in the first half, but we talked about what we needed to do at halftime and executed. It was a good win, but it was a win that showed us we’re not yet where we want to be.”
Bonilla converted the go-ahead goal on a free kick from 25 yards out nine minutes after halftime and cashed in a PK after Capito was fouled in the box three minutes later.
Salisbury’s tennis team lost at Charlotte Catholic 5-4 on Wednesday in a matchup of state champions.
Salisbury won 2A, while Charlotte Catholic won 3Ain 2010. Salisbury beat the Cougars 6-3 last season.
Alexandra Drye and Erika Nelson won in singles for the Hornets (5-1) against the Cougars, who are ranked second in 3A. Katelyn Storey-Madeline Hoskins and Drye-Sallie Kate Meyerhoeffer won in doubles.
East Rowan beat North Iredell 9-0 in an NPC matchup on Wednesday. Singles winners were Lizzie Weaver, Rebecca Agner, Megan Bullins, Kayela Wilson, Hannah Pressley and Lauren Thomas. Weaver-Bullins, Agner-Wilson and Pressley-Thomas won in doubles.
Salisbury’s varsity team evened its record at 2-2 by beating North Rowan 25-16, 25-12, 25-15. Olivia Smith (six aces, two kills), Janaye Hargrave (five digs) and Nyasia Harris (three blocks, two kills) led SHS.
Carson beat Concord 25-19, 27-25, 15-15 on Wednesday to improve to 7-1. The Cougars open NPC play today at home against Statesville.
Carson’s jayvees topped Concord 27-25, 25-14 on Wednesday.
South Rowan’s volleyball teams beat West Rowan on Tuesday.
South’s jayvees won 2-1 to improve to 3-3. South’s varsity topped the Falcons in five games to improve to 6-1.
In NPC matchups today, West Rowan is home against East Rowan, while South travels to North Iredell.
Seventy-one GARS members played at Lexington Country Club.
‘A’ flight winner with a net of 64.15 was Ernest Wagner. ‘B’ flight winner with a net of 66.12 was John Noonan.
‘C’ flight winner with a net of 64.62 was Lanny Corriher. Low ‘D’ flight player was Harold Caudill with a net of 62.87. Jack Swicegood shot five under his age, while O.J. Chandler was one under his age.
Salisbury will have a shuttle service to and from Friday’s home game against West Rowan. Athletic director Joe Pinyan said fans can park at the Hurley YMCA and at High Rock Community Church and be shuttled to Ludwig Stadium on buses. The buses will start running at 6 p.m.
On Friday, the Hornets will honor last year’s four state championship teams in football, girls tennis, girls basketball and boys golf.
On Sept. 9, when South Rowan visits, Salisbury will honor the championship teams from J.C. Price, Boyden and Salisbury. Players on those teams should call Pinyan at the school at 704-633-1221.