Daily Roundup: March 12, 2019

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GIRLS LACROSSE

Ashley 17, South Brunswick 1

Thirteen players scored, led by three goals from Emmie Foxall, and the Screaming Eagles cruised to a road win.

Devon Cavanaugh, Megan Trout and Annalise Saffo each finished with a pair of goals. Ashley (5-0, 4-0 Mideastern) also got three assists from Grace Benfield and two a piece from Kirsten Chalmers and Alexa Burghardt.

South Brunswick is now 0-5 overall and 0-5 in league play.

Topsail 11, Laney 4

The Pirates remained unbeaten thanks to two goals and two assists from Kate Matuza and 12 saves from goalkeeper Jane Hobbs.

Delaney Popella had a hat trick, while Sam Mazzara and Lucy Nestor-Dowling each found the back of the net twice. Topsail (3-0, 1-0 Mideastern) also got a goal and two assists from Lily Ruddell.

Laney dropped to 1-2 overall and in conference play.

Hoggard 17, West Brunswick 4

Senior Sydney Beckwith led the way with six goals and the Vikings had no trouble on the road.

Hoggard (3-1, 3-0 Mideastern) also got four goals, three assists and four ground balls from Katie Witmer. Twin sister Claire Witmer chipped in four goals, one assist and two ground balls. Alyssa Fizer finished with two goals, two assists and five ground balls.

West Brunswick is now 2-2 overall and 1-2 in the MEC.

Other scores

New Hanover 12, Cape Fear Academy 7

BOYS LACROSSE

Laney 10, Topsail 6

Goalkeeper Steven Warshaw made 11 saves and Noah Ehinger scored a game-high three goals to lead the Buccaneers.

Laney (3-0, 3-0 Mideastern) also got two goals and an assist from Camden Knowles as well as two goals from Daniel Livermore.

Eli Copeland had two goals and an assist and Jake Volpe found the back of the net twice for Topsail (1-1, 1-1).

Hoggard 18, West Brunswick 0

Hunter Williams, Scout Philipp and Devin Noonan each found the back of the net four times and the Vikings picked up another shutout victory.

In its four Mideastern Conference games, Hoggard (4-0, 4-0 Mideastern) has outscored its opponents 81-5.

West Brunswick (1-3, 1-2) got 16 saves from goalkeeper William Pickard.

Ashley 14, South Brunswick 3

Jack Marshall scored a game-high six goals and added an assist and the Screaming Eagles had no problem on the road.

Max Hunt had a hat trick and Parker Harris and Walker Edwards each had two goals. CJ Tyson scored and dished out four assists for Ashley (2-2, 2-2 Mideastern).

South Brunswick fell to 0-4 overall and in the MEC.

Other scores

New Hanover 20, North Brunswick 0

BASEBALL

Laney 10, Topsail 4 (8 innings)

The Buccaneers scored three runs in the top of the seventh to force extra innings and then exploded for six runs in the eighth to earn the road victory and remain unbeaten.

With two outs in the eighth inning, Toby Stone, Sam Garcia and Grayson Irwin all walked and Chris Kondrady reached on an error to give Laney (5-0, 2-0 Mideastern) the lead. Brooks Byers followed with a double to tack on two more insurance runs.

Byers and Jake Ettefagh each had a pair of hits. Jared Peterson earned the victory by striking out seven and allowing only one run over the final three innings.

Topsail (1-3, 0-1) got two hits a piece from Shane Nolan and Aidan Smith.

West Brunswick 5, Hoggard 4

Jordan Wilkes went 3-for-3 with a run and three pitches combined for nine strikeouts in the road victory.

West Brunswick (2-2, 1-1 Mideastern) scored three runs in the top of the fourth to build a 5-1 lead and they were able to hold on thanks to a dominant three innings out of the bullpen from Tanner Babson, who struck out six and allowed only one hit.

Hoggard (0-1, 0-1) got two hits a piece from Zack Zabriskie, Spencer Nolan and Jerryd Jones.

South Brunswick 4, Ashley 3

A two-out single to right from Cameron Burgess scored Mason Phillips for what turned out to be the game-winning run in the fifth inning.

The single from Burgess put South Brunswick (4-2, 1-1 Mideastern) on top 4-2. Ashley (4-1, 1-1) scored a run in the bottom of the sixth on a fielder’s choice from RJ Hunt, but they left the bases loaded.

Burgess also earned the victory by allowing only one earned run with seven strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings. Aubrey Smith got the final four outs to get the save.

New Hanover 15, North Brunswick 0

Alex Sniffen hit a grand slam in the seventh inning and Kyle Smith went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run and three runs in the lopsided victory.

Jac Croom and Blake Walston each had a pair of hits, including a double. Walston added two walks and three runs while also striking out 10 and allowing only an infield single in five innings.

Sniffen struck out five over the final two innings. New Hanover (4-0, 1-0 Mideastern) also got a pair of doubles from Riley Estes and a triple from Chase Nixon.

North Brunswick fell to 5-2 overall and 0-1 in the MEC.

Other scores

Trask 11, Croatan 10

SW Onslow 7, Pender 6

SOFTBALL

Topsail 3, Laney 2

A two-run bottom of the sixth lifted the Pirates to a hard-fought victory.

Darbie Lisk and Tyesha Williams each went 2-for-3 and Annalee Hart drove in a pair of runs. Topsail (2-0, 1-0 Mideastern) pitcher Addy Howard struck out six and allowed only one earned run in a complete game.

Laney (3-1, 1-1) got a double from Tristen Horrell, who also struck out five in the circle.

Ashley 14, South Brunswick 3

Junior Katie Floyd blasted a pair of home runs and drove in four runs to help the Screaming Eagles cruise at home.

Ashley (2-2, 1-1 Mideastern) also got three hits, three RBI and two runs from Madi Berry. Cameron Rivenbark had two hits and two RBI and Abby Morris went 2-for-2 with a pair of RBI.

Katelyn Thigpen and Ryleigh Gleason each went 2-for-3 to lead South Brunswick (0-3, 0-2).

North Brunswick 16, New Hanover 1 (5 innings)

Haley Potter went 3-for-3 with a walk, two triples, four RBI and four runs and the Scorpions opened Mideastern Conference play with a mercy-rule victory.

North Brunswick (2-3, 1-0 Mideastern) also got two hits, two RBI and a run from Makayla Himes. Jamie Reece walked twice, stole three bases and scored a pair of runs. Jordyn Rascoe scored three runs and stole two bases.

New Hanover is 0-3 overall and 0-1 in the MEC.

Other scores

Pender 10, SW Onslow 0

Croatan 11, Trask 4

GIRLS SOCCER

Laney 6, Topsail 0

Courtney Dwertman opened the scoring in the eighth minute and added another in the 32nd minute to help the Buccaneers earn a shutout victory.

Dwertman also finished with a pair of assists. Zoe Pitts added two goals, while Parker Ormsby and Lina Vasquez each found the back of the net once.

Laney (3-1-1, 2-0 Mideastern) goalkeeper Ashley Ellington stopped both shots she faced to earn the clean sheet.

Topsail (2-3, 0-2) got five saves from Briana Vreuls and three from Makayla Ahart.

Hoggard 6, West Brunswick 0

The Vikings cruised to a home victory thanks to a pair of goals and an assist from Erin Willis as well as a goal and two assists from Maggie Stephens.

Claire-Emma Britt, Lilly Smiley, and Blair Barefoot also scored for Hoggard (3-2, 2-0 Mideastern).

West Brunswick is now 0-3 overall and 0-2 in the MEC.

Ashley 3, South Brunswick 0

Mia Hogan scored all three goals in the final five minutes of the first half to help the Screaming Eagles improve to 3-2-1 overall and 2-0 in the Mideastern Conference.

South Brunswick dropped to 2-2 overall and 0-2 in league play.

New Hanover 2, North Brunswick 1

Joanie Richardson scored the game winner off an assist from Mary Archer Boyd and the Wildcats opened Mideastern Conference play with a road win.

New Hanover’s (4-1-1, 1-0 Mideastern) first goal come from Carter Howard off an assist from Richardson. Goalkeeper Frances Coleman made four saves.

North Brunswick is now 3-2 overall and 0-1 in the conference.

Other scores

SW Onslow 9, Pender 0

Croatan 9, Trask 0

BOYS GOLF

Mideastern Conference Match at Country Club of Landfall

Junior standout Walker Isley shot a 1-over-par 73 to earn medalist honors and help South Brunswick pick up a second straight MEC victory.

The Cougars also got an 82 from Stephenson, 84 from Jack Boldt and 85 from Luke Boldt to finish with a total score of 324.

Hoggard was second at 331 thanks to a 76 from freshman Stewart Kinlaw, who tied for second with Topsail’s Max Johnson.

Topsail was third (333), followed by New Hanover (335), West Brunswick (340), Ashley (359), North Brunswick (436) and Laney (447).

BOYS TENNIS

Hoggard 9, Ashley 0

Hoggard lost only four games in singles and got victories from 12 different players in the home victory.

Jake Ferner (No. 1), Noah Berg (No. 2), Jake Morris (No. 3) and Aidan Schraff (No. 4) all won their singles matches 6-0, 6-0. Hoggard (4-1, 3-0 Mideastern) also got victories from Ben Boyd (6-1, 6-2 at No. 5) and Logan Bolduc (6-0, 6-1 at No. 6).

Ashley fell to 2-2 overall and in the MEC.

New Hanover 9, Topsail 0

The Wildcats got 6-0, 6-0 singles wins from Griffith Waren (No. 1), Holland Baynard (No. 2) and John Hewlett West (No. 4) to remain unbeaten.

Alan Dimock (6-1, 6-0 at No. 3), Emerson Woolwine (6-0, 6-1 at No. 5) and Lamar Knox (6-2, 6-0 at No. 6) were also victorious. New Hanover (3-0, 3-0 Mideastern) got 8-0 doubles wins from Waren/Dimock at No. 1 and Baynard/West at No. 2.

Topsail is now 2-3 overall and 2-3 in conference play.

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