First Posted: 9/1/2009
North Surry 4,
North Stokes 2
Tuesday marked the first time in three years the North Surry boys soccer team took the field. Even better than that was the Greyhounds kicked off the season with win.
It was very big to kind of restore the spirit of the team to the school, North Surry coach Dustin Webb said. To have a group of young players to come out of the gate with a win is a big boost for them and a big boost for the program in its beginning stage.
Sophomore Gadiel Garcia scored the first goal on a penalty kick. The second and third scores were from Ricardo Covarrubias, a freshman. Sophomore Tyler Young found the net a final time.
Facing nothing but teammates in practice situations so far, the Greyhounds had to find their footing before pulling away in the second half with three goals.
It was a challenge and we were slow to start, said Webb, a former Surry Central coach. We didnt score until probably the 25th minute. It was slow start getting used to having an opposing team on the field. But I felt like they kept their composure and once we got into the second half it was like we were a different team.
East Surry 3,
West Stokes 1
PILOT MOUNTAIN Jonah Easter scored a pair of goals and Jorge Falas added a third, as East Surry beat West Stokes. Easter scored in the second minute of the game from an assist by Damian Padron. He scored again when Eric Torres shot hit off the right post and Easter was there to put the ball home. Chris Hardy assisted on Falas goal.
The win sets up Thursdays 6:30 p.m. showdown between the Cardinals (3-2, 1-0 Northwest 1A/2A) and host Mount Airy.
Its a typical Mount Airy-East Surry grudge match, Cardinals coach Bill Hart said. Its going to be a slug fest.
Surry Central 6,
Mount Airy 1
DOBSON Paced by a pair of goals from Joel Gonzalez, Surry Central (5-0, 1-0 Northwest 1A/2A) cruised past Mount Airy.
Antonio Talavera, Edwin Alonso, Bernardo Leandro and Manuel Montero also found the net for the home team. The Granite Bears goal came from Chase Pilcher in the first 30 seconds of the match.
East Surry 3,
Bishop McGuinness 0
PILOT MOUNTAIN The East Surry girls volleyball team played three close games with visiting Bishop McGuinness Tuesday, but came out the victor three times. The Cardinals recorded scores of 25-19, 25-23 and 25-17.
We had some good offense tonight, East Surry coach Deborah Voight said. I was pretty impressed with our offense.
Morgan Chilton and Tia Joyce combined for 14 kills. Joyce also had four aces, while Shelton added three. Kerry Fult recorded five blocks.
Our hitting is improving, Voight said. The girls are starting to finish it off and put the ball away and thats what were looking for: To improve every match.
The Cardinals (4-1, 3-0 Northwest 1A/2A) have the rest of the week off.
North Surry 3,
West Stokes 0
Another match, another victory for North Surry.
The Greyhounds swept away West Stokes, dominating the three sets by scores of 25-3, 25-12 and 25-15.
Courtney Campbell led the way with six kills, followed by Sara Parker with five. Morgan Bunker and Summer Robertson had four kills each. Kara Hodges kept it up with 14 assists. Nicole Rumplasch and Robertson had four blocks apiece.
Where the Greyhounds shined was serving. Ellie Atkins was 11-for-11 with five aces and Emily Culler was 10-for-10 with an ace.
We served really well tonight, collecting 14 aces with only four errors, North Surry coach Shane Slate said.
After a big win over 4A Reagan, Slate was happy to see his girls didnt suffer from a next-day hangover.
We could have passed better, but overall we did not have a big letdown after playing so well (Monday) night, he said.
Up next for the Greyhounds (6-0, 2-0 Northwest 1A/2A) is visiting conference foe Surry Central on Thursday.