Prep Roundup: Spartans roll over Wesleyan Christian
The Kerr-Vance varsity lacrosse team overwhelmed Wesleyan Christian Academy on Monday, 16-4.
KVA jumped to an early lead, scoring six goals in the first period with Wesleyan scoring once. The Spartans scored three more times in the second period, but gave up two goals with a 9-3 halftime lead.
“I was very proud of our effort today,” said Spartans head coach Scott Burnette. “I could name 20 guys who played well today, but I’m really thrilled with the effort that Emil Bruce gave. He won the most ground balls in addition to scoring two goals and assisting on another.”
Sam Fuquay led KVA in scoring with five goals and an assist.
Colin Pegram added four goals and assisted on six others.
Also scoring for the Spartans were Emil Bruce with two goals and John Carr, Max Perry, Gabriel Carr, Joseph Everette, and James Averette each adding one goal.
Bruce, Gabriel Carr and Perry also had one assist each.
“We got a lot of good play from our young guys,” said Burnette, who substituted freely throughout the game. “And I was especially fired up that James Averette got a big goal today.”
Averette normally plays defense, but took several runs at midfield during the match.
Burnette highlighted the play of goalie Jordan Smith, who had 11 saves during the game.
“He’s just been a stud for us all year,” Burnette said.
The Spartans return to action at home Wednesday against Roxboro Community School.
KVA tennis downed in Cary
The Kerr-Vance tennis team was defeated at Cary Christian last Thursday.
Despite the score line, KVA head coach Dave Donaldson said his team played relatively well.
The Spartans dropped to 2-11 overall, 0-7 in the Eastern Plains Independent Conference and were back in action on Tuesday.
CARY CHRISTIAN 9, KVA 0
No. 1 — CC’s Christian Jacobson def. Taylor Abbott 6-0, 6-0.
No. 2 — CC’s Noah Hayes def. William Parish 6-4, 6-1.
No. 3 — CC’s Colin Lipscomb def. Spencer Turner 6-1, 6-0.
No. 4 — CC’s Wesley Newcomb def. Curtis Murphy 6-1, 6-0.
No. 5 — CC’s Garrett Finnegan def. Pierce Parker 6-2, 6-1.
No. 6 — CC’s Stephen Tester def. Zach Ellington 6-0, 6-0.
No. 1 — CC’s Lipscomb and Newcomb def. Parish and Abbott 8-2.
No. 2 — CC’s Finnegan and Christian Shriver def. Turner and Parker 8-5.
No. 3 — CC’s Tester and Landon Morrill def. Murphy and Ellington 8-5.
Pair of JV soccer wins for KVA
Kerr-Vance followed up a 3-0 win over Wilson Christian Monday with a 3-0 victory over Rocky Mount Academy Tuesday in junior varsity soccer.
Nicole Dunkley scored twice against Rocky Mount Academy and Emma Hogge also found the net with Riley Short and Becca Johnson each registering assists.
Dunkley also scored twice against Wilson Christian and Riley Short added a goal.
Dunkley, Short and Hogge each had assists for KVA.
Spartans drop 3-1 decision to RMA
Kerr-Vance fell 3-1 Tuesday to Rocky Mount Academy in varsity soccer.
Riley Short had the Spartans’ lone goal on an assist from Cassidy Tucker.
KVA returns to action Thursday at Faith Christian.