The Rocky Mount Academy soccer team posted a shutout on Wednesday while Southern Nash edged Northern Nash and Nash Central defeated Louisburg.
RMA 3, Freedom 0
The Rocky Mount Academy soccer team played what head coach Eric Gutshall called their best match of the season in shutting out Freedom Christian of Fayetteville on Wednesday.
The Eagles defense was “terrific” throughout, according to Gutshall, led by Thomas Honey and Collin Baker in the middle and Gavin Bauer and Owen Smith on the outside, while Mark Weaver added another shutout in goal.
Hank Berry, Carter Ingram and Collin Agan scored goals for RMA, and Kent Brantley, Will Tharin and Holden Haggerty all had solid matches in the field.
Southern Nash 3, Northern Nash 1
Isidro Leon scored on a free kick while Frank Gonzalez added a goal and an assist and Jonny Diaz chipped in a goal as Southern Nash defeated Northern Nash in a Big East 2A/3A Conference match on Wednesday in Bailey.
Alex Benitez had eight saves in goal and also added an assist for the Firebirds (6-0 conference, 11-3 overall).
Northern Nash dropped to 3-3 in the league and 4-3-1 overall.
Garrett Mehus scored the goal for the Knights with Brennan Lee providing the assist. Carson Richardson made seven saves in goal.
Nash Central 3, Louisburg 0
The Bulldogs earned their first Big East 2A/3A Conference win of the season with a league shutout over Louisburg in Louisburg on Wednesday.
Nash Central (1-4-1, 3-5-2) scored a pair of goals in the first half and added another in the second half.
Louisburg dropped to 0-6 in the conference and 0-11 overall.
Washington 5, SWE 1
The Cougars remained winless in Eastern Plains 2A Conference play (0-4-1) and fell to 0-7-1 overall following the loss at home to the Pam Pack.
Washington improved to 4-1 in the EPC and 9-4 overall.
FCS 8, Oakwood 1
Faith Christian School’s tennis team recovered from its first loss of the season by defeating Oakwood on Wednesday.
The lone loss for the Patriots (12-1, 5-0 conference) came at No. 1 singles, where Olivia Pannell fell 7-5, 6-1 to McKayla Robinette.
FCS won at No. 2 (Molly Ess 6-4, 7-5 over Fernando Olivia); No. 3 (Abbie Hooks 6-0, 6-1 over Whitney Moore); No. 4 Anna Wilson (6-1, 6-0 over Noor Ali); No. 5 (Molly Morningstar 6-0, 6-0 over Sadi Smith) and No. 6 (Avery Clark 6-2, 6-1 over Alyna Sohan).
In doubles, Faith’s No. 1 duo of Pannell and Morningstar won 9-7; the No. 2 pairing of Ess and Wilson won 8-5 and the No. 3 team of Hooks and Clark was victorious 8-1.
SWE 5, North Pitt 4
McKenzie Rogers and Ashelyne Lynch accounted for three of the five wins for SouthWest Edgecombe as the Cougars edged North Pitt in an Eastern Plains 2A Conference match in Bethel on Wednesday.
Rogers, playing at No. 1 singles, and Lynch, at No. 2 singles, both won 8-0 over Edvina Romero-Mendoza and Yubelki Palma-Garcia, respectively.
No. 3 Malena Chapman emerged with an 8-6 victory over Saria Tripp while No. 4 Timira Mayo edged Nidia Barrios-Morales 8-5.
The clinching win came from the No. 1 doubles team of Rogers and Lynch, as the sophomores defeated Romero-Mendoza and Palma-Garcia 8-0.
Ladybirds are first
The Southern Nash girls golf team won Wednesday’s nonconference match at Brevofield Golf Links in Wake Forest.
Mackenzie Gamble and Jasmine Horrigan both shot 47 to tie for low round of the day and emerge as co-medalists for the Ladybirds.
Audrey Jones continued her strong play with a 52 and Mercedes Ledbetter shot 56.
Southern Nash will be back in action Monday for the fifth and final Big East 2A/3A Conference match at Brevofield. The event will be 18 holes and will begin at 1 p.m.