Prep Roundup: Spartans net varsity soccer win
The Kerr-Vance varsity soccer team defeated Oakwood School of Greenville 3-1 Monday evening with all three goals coming in the first half.
Sam Fuquay opened the scoring on a free kick less than four minutes into the match.
Oakwood answered on a free kick of their own just a few minutes later to knot the score at one.
The game remained tight for much of the rest of the half until KVA’s Juan Lopez found the back of the net off of several ricochets right in front of the goal.
Joseph Burnette added to the scoring four minutes later off of an assist from Emil Bruce.
“We saw less pressure in tonight’s game than the two previous games,” Spartan head coach Devon Honeywell said. “We could move the ball around. We looked really good.”
Honeywell pointed out the defensive effort of James Averette, as well as the play of Sam Fuquay, Colin Pegram and Joseph Burnette.
“John Robert Carr hustled a lot tonight,” Honeywell said in naming Carr the “man of the match.”
The Spartans return to action against Crossroads Christian today and also play at home on Thursday against conference rival Cary Christian.
Himmel strike lifts KVA to win
Brian Himmel scored twice and tallied the winner Monday as the Kerr-Vance junior varsity soccer team defeated Oakwood School 2-1.
The Spartans were down 1-0 at halftime before Rafael Negron leveled the match on an assist from Himmel.
Head coach Jesus Peralta credited Charlie Averett and John Averette with strong play defensively.
Spartans fall to Parrott in tennis
The Kerr-Vance varsity tennis team opened Eastern Plains Independent Conference play Monday with an 8-1 loss to Parrott Academy.
The Spartans (3-1, 0-1) host Cary Christian Thursday.
PARROTT 8, KVA 1
No. 1 — APA’s Katherine Stallings def. Cassidy Tucker, 7-5, 6-3.
No. 2 — APA’s Teigha Bailey def. Price Wester, 6-1, 6-0.
No. 3 — APA’s Alex Murphy def. Claire Freeman, 6-1, 6-1.
No. 4 — APA’s Kayla King def. Macy Lee Johnson, 6-0, 6-3.
No. 5 — KVA’s Betsy Murphy def. Mia Minges, 6-2, 6-4.
No. 6 — APA’s Caroline Murphy def. Maggie Thompson, 6-1, 6-2.
No. 1 — APA’s Stallings and Bailey def. Wester and Freeman, 8-3.
No. 2 — APA’s Murphy and King def. Tucker and Thompson, 8-5.
No. 3 — APA’s Minges and Murphy def. Murphy and Johnson, 8-4.