West Johnston edges South Johnston again
West Johnston, which topped South Johnston 2-1 in overtime last week during the JUSA Cup tournament, grabbed another 2-1 win over the Trojans Thursday.
Both teams had own goals in the contest.
The Wildcats took a 1-0 lead on Christian Torres’ goal in the second half but – while playing with a man advantage – gave up an own goal on a mishandled ball by the goalie with five minutes to play.
With just more than a minute left, the Wildcats got the winner when a South Johnston player deflected a West player’s shot into the goal.
Bulldogs top rival Rosewood
Princeton rallied to down rival Rosewood, 25-22, 24-26, 18-25, 25-14, 15-13 in an early-season Carolina 1A Conference volleyball clash Thursday. Savanna Massengill had 13 kills and seven blocks for the Bulldogs in the win.
Taylor Carroll was a force on offense and defense with seven kills and 11 digs, while Jenna Woodard piled up 18 digs for Princeton, which improved to 5-1 overall and 2-0 in the conference.
South sweeps Aycock
Alexis Massengill had nine kills and five digs as South Johnston swept C.B. Aycock in volleyball on Aug. 28. The Trojans took a 25-15, 25-9, 25-20 victory over their former conference rival.
Kathryn Lee kept the Trojan offense moving with 23 assists, while Lauren Higgins and Katie Barbour had five digs each.
Trojans show some offensive firepower
South Johnston piled up 14 goals in a pair of boys soccer wins last week. The Trojans downed Princeton 9-0 on Aug. 26 and took a 5-2 decision over Hobbton on Aug. 28.
Jorge Barahona totaled six goals in the two matches and assisted on another. Yovani Martinez scored three times in the two-game set, while Jose Correa, Alan Johnson, Dillon Lee, Ivan Vargas and Yovani Herrera picked up single goals.
Correra assisted on four goals in the win over Princeton.
Vessie wins Early Bird girls title
Arden Vessie of Corinth Holders won the girls individual title at the 2013 Early Bird Invitational at Wendell Park last weekend. Vessie finished in 19:16.78, ahead of Becky Meshaw of West Johnston (19:52.05).
West Johnston was third in the girls team standings, while Corinth Holders took fourth and Clayton was fifth. Kaelin Amaya (22:02.25) finished 16th for the Comets.
West ran second in the boys team standings, behind Hope Mills South View. Kyle Christ placed sixth for West Johnston in 16:55.07. Garner finished third in the boys team standings. Senior Justin Burkey finished eighth to pace the Trojans.
Clayton’s boys placed ninth; Cleveland was 10th.
Princeton gets back-to-back wins
Princeton opened Carolina 1A Conference play with a three-set volleyball sweep of new member James Kenan Tuesday afternoon, 25-17, 25-9, 25-12.
Seniors Tori Paul and Savanna Massengill head eight kills each for the Bulldogs, while Jasmine Bombard contributed six kills. Taylor Carroll added seven service aces.
The Bulldogs (4-1 overall) also beat Midway in three sets (25-16, 25-14, 25-4) on Monday. Carroll had eight kills and two blocks in the win, while Paul had seven kills.
North Johnston tops Rosewood
Marcos Orozco put home a penalty kick with 10 minutes to play to lift North Johnston by Rosewood 1-0 in boys soccer on Monday night. The sophomore midfielder’s blast was one of two penalty kicks late in the game.
Rosewood had a penalty kick of its own in the final minutes but missed the shot.
North sophomore goalie Max Kirby had three saves, while Bailey Lail, C.J. Jackson and Hunter Grantham led the Panthers’ defensive effort.
South Johnston sweeps Midway
South Johnston swept by Midway 25-15, 25-11, 25-17 in volleyball on Monday with Kathryn Lee’s 12 assists helping the offensive effort. Emma Blackman led South with six kills, while Alexis Massengill added five.
Garner wins conference golf match
Garner golfers posted five scores in the 40s Tuesday to win the Greater Neuse River 4A Conference girls golf match at Wilmar Golf Club. The Trojans finished at 127, 16 shots ahead of West Johnston. Clayton was the only other GNRC school to register a team score, finishing at 160.
Lauren Ceyrolles led Garner with a 41 for medalist honors, while Nichole Ceyrolles added a 42 and Emily O’Neill shot 44. Alexis Eaddy (46) and Arianna Ceyrolles (47) also scored in the 40s for the Trojans.
Preslee Honeycutt shot 45 for West, while Monika Vidlickova shot 46.
Olivia Hall had a 47 for Clayton.