The Nash Central volleyball team suffered its first loss of the season on Tuesday.

The Bulldogs lost to Bunn, 3-2, in a road Big East Conference match.

Nash Central (9-1) is off to the best start in school history as it won the first nine matches of the season. The Bulldogs, who finished above .500 last season for the first time, were so dominant to open this season, they didn’t drop a set until their eighth match.

On Tuesday, Nash Central battled to extend the match to five sets. The Bulldogs won the first set, then dropped the next two. They won the fourth to force a decisive fifth set, where they ultimately lost.

Nash Central lost, 13-25, 25-18, 26-24, 18-25, 15-10.

Bunn improved to 6-1. The Wildcats’ lone loss this season came in straight sets to Franklinton. For comparison, Nash Central beat Franklinton in straight sets.

Girls golf

The Southern Nash girls’ golf team won a Big East Conference match on Monday held at Northgreen Country Club in Rocky Mount.

The Firebirds finished with a team score of 133. Franklinton finished second with a 186, Northern Nash was next in third with a 196, and Bunn finished fourth (210).

Southern Nash sophomore Mackenzie Gamble was the medalist with a 41. Also for the Firebirds, Samantha Puckett carded a 44, with Tabatha Tomaszewski tuning in a 48 as the three golfers claimed the top three scores of the match.

Jasmine Horrigan finished with a 52, with Mercedes Ledbetter and Caroline Thornton adding a 57 and 67, respectively.

Southern Nash continues its conference season with a match on Wednesday at Brevofield Golf Links in Wake Forest.


Boys’ soccer

Rocky Mount High 3 Nash Central 1

The Gryphons got three goals from different players in a Big East Conference home win.

David Daughtry scored a goal for RMH (3-3-2). Adam Everett and Griffin Perry also added one goal apiece for the Gryphons in the win. Brian Nowell and Joshua Martinez each added an assist.

It was the second victory in three matches for RMH, which will go for its first two-match win streak when it plays at Roanoke Rapids on Wednesday.

John-William Bulluck scored for Nash Central (0-4).

Southern Nash 11 Louisburg 0

The Firebirds earned a blowout victory with their highest-scoring output of the season. It was also the third consecutive match that Southern Nash hasn’t allowed a goal.

Southern Nash (7-2-1) has now won seven matches since losing two straight to open the season.

Roanoke Rapids 6Northern Nash 4The Knights played a tight match with their Big East Conference opponent, but couldn’t hang on in a road loss.

Northern Nash trailed 4-3 at halftime, and was outscored 2-1 in the second half. The Knights (1-3) will travel to Nash Central for a 4 p.m. start on Wednesday.

Roanoke Rapids senior Coleman Neal had a huge match, scoring five goals.