Prep roundup: Spartans net varsity, JV soccer wins
Kerr-Vance picked up its third Eastern Plains Independent Conference win Tuesday in a 1-0 varsity soccer win over Faith Christian.
Rebecca Ross moved from the back line up to left midfield and netted the winner about 20 minutes into the match on an assist from Shannon Ayscue.
The Spartans improved to 3-5-5 overall as they battle for a state tournament bid. KVA had three conference games left and next face Rocky Mount Academy on the road Friday.
KVA tied with Rocky Mount Academy in the previous meeting.
In junior varsity action, KVA topped Faith Christian 1-0 behind Holly Steg’s goal on a free kick.
Vikings fall to Webb in softball
Northern Vance dropped a 16-4 decision to J.F. Webb in softball Tuesday in Oxford.
Mel’leeah Robinson and Rishanna Cheek were each 2-for-3 for Northern. Robinson had two doubles and Cheek knocked in a run.
Jesse Edwards had a double for the Vikings and Kara Reese added a hit.
Chloe Norton got the win for Webb and Warrior head coach CeCe Duke said Brooke Wheeler, Lauryn Williams, Ellen Blevins, and Bre Lewis were her leading hitters.
Northern hosts Cardinal Gibbons Thursday and Webb visits Chapel Hill Friday.
KVA lacrosse rolls over Parrott
Kerr-Vance’s varsity lacrosse team took an early lead against Parrott Academy Tuesday evening, scoring five goals in the first period on the way to an 11-3 victory.
Sam Fuquay opened the scoring just 40 seconds in off of an assist from Luke Pegram.
Less than two minutes later, Franklin Irvin scored on another assist from Pegram.
Fuquay and Irvin continued to dominate early play with Fuquay scoring on an assist Irvin, and Irvin having an unassisted goal about halfway through the first period.
Parrott got on the board with four and a half minutes to go before John Robert Carr ended the early scoring on an unassisted goal with just over one minute left in the period.
Action slowed down in the second quarter. Parrott added its second goal about four minutes into the quarter. There was no other scoring in the quarter until John Robert Carr added his second unassisted goal right at the buzzer for the 6-2 halftime lead.
“It was nice to be the better team on the field tonight,” said KVA coach Scott Burnette. “We’ve had a tough couple weeks and it felt good to get back to winning. We truly controlled the entire game, and it was nice to see us be able to do that.”
The third quarter ended up mimicking the first with Hayes Griggs scoring on an unassisted goal about four minutes into the half.
Fuquay scored his third goal off of an assist from Griggs just 12 seconds later. Griggs added another quick score off of an assist from Colin Pegram less than 35 seconds later.
Parrot finally got on the board again with two minutes left in the third quarter, but Griggs quickly scored for the Spartans off of an assist from Luke Pegram, completing a hat trick in the third quarter.
The scoring slowed down considerably in the fourth quarter with Fuquay scoring his fourth goal of the game off of another assist from Luke Pegram, who had four assists for the game.
“We ran our fast break and did a great job of setting the ball and getting into our offense when the fast break wasn’t there,” Burnette said. “That made a difference.”
Burnette also credited the play of the Spartan defense, particularly that of James Averette.
“James did a great job on defense,” Burnette said. “It was one of his best games of the year. It was really good to see our defense play as well as they did.”
The Spartans return to action on Friday for senior night against Davidson Day School.
Spartans edged by Faith Christian on JV diamond
The Kerr-Vance junior varsity baseball team was defeated 5-4 in six innings Tuesday against Halifax Academy.
The game was shortened due to time limit.
Banks Conde started for KVA and threw four innings, striking out three. Jon Ross Holland pitched the next two innings and struck out two, allowing no hits.
Conde led the Spartans at the plate with two hits and two RBI and Damon Stevenson and Akshar Patel each added a hit.
KVA (3-3) visits Rocky Mount Academy Thursday.