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AREA ROUNDUP: WCA runners place second in debut meet

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GOLDSORO — The Wilson Christian Academy cross country teams launched their 2018 seasons with runner-up finishes in a six-school meet at Waynesborough Park on Monday.

Host Wayne Country Day claimed both meets. WCD boys amassed 35 points, followed by Wilson Christian with 60 and Friendship Christian of Raleigh with 61.

The Lady Chargers were edged 38-40 by Wayne Country Day.

Eighth-grader Seth Trull paced the Wilson Christian boys with a runner-up finish.

For the girls, coach Dwight Vanderboegh noted: “Freshman Ocean Reece is beginning to turn into a very competitive runner.”

Other schools competing were Faith Christian of Goldsboro and Ridgecroft of Ahoskie.

Wilson Christian returns to Waynesborough for a meet next Monday.

VOLLEYBALL

Lady Demons bounce back to conquer Bunn

BUNN — The Fike High varsity volleyball team, in the first season of head coach Brent Secrest, boosted its record to 2-1 with a nonconference win against visiting Bunn High on Monday.

The Lady Golden Demons of the 3-A Big East Conference were coming off a 25-13, 25-10, 25-8 loss to undefeated 4-A power South Central.

Fike opened with a 25-14, 21-25, 25-13, 25-19 conquest of Farmville Central of the 2-A Eastern Plains Conference.

Against Farmville Central, junior Reece Nelson served for 28 points. Ashley Sage, a 6-foot-3 senior, notched 18 service points, 10 kills and five blocks. Junior Taylor Boykin contributed 22 service points.

“The team played very unselfish and with a lot of energy,” Secrest said. “I was pleased with the overall effort for the first game of the season.”

The Lady Demons serve into their home scheduled against Rosewood on Tuesday afternoon.

Lady Falcons fall to Cleveland in 3 sets

PIKEVILLE — The host Charles B. Aycock High varsity volleyball team was dealt a 25-16, 25-11, 25-20 defeat by Cleveland in a nonconference clash of 3-A rivals Monday evening.

The Lady Golden Falcons of the 3-A/4-A Eastern Carolina Conference fell to 2-3, while Cleveland improved to 3-1.

Top CBA performers included senior Daelyn Brock with eight kills and nine digs, senior Makenzie Norris with two aces, and junior Jenna Oliver with 14 assists.

BOYS SOCCER

Firebirds blanked by Aycock in home opener

STANHOPE — The Southern Nash varsity boys soccer team of the 3-A Big East Conference kicked off its home season with a 4-0 loss to 3-A Charles B. Aycock High of the 3-A/4-A Eastern Carolina Conference on Monday.

The Golden Falcons netted two goals in each half in handing Southern Nash its first loss against one win.

The Firebirds attempt to bounce back when they welcome nonconference foe Bunn at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

JUNIOR VARSITY

Southern Nash gets shutout of CBA, 4-0

STANHOPE — The Southern Nash High boys soccer team improved to 2-0 on the young season with a 4-0 triumph against visiting Charles B. Aycock on Monday.

Rubinson Ochoa led the Firebirds attack with two goals. Lyland Herndon delivered a goal and an assist, while Eric Hernandez, Alan Mendoza and Raul Nunez each contributed an assist.

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