DANBURY — While the playoffs may present a new season, it’s beginning to look familiar for North Surry. The Greyhounds (26-0) continued their dominance by sweeping North Stokes in the second round of the Northwest 1A/2A Conference tournament Tuesday at North Stokes.
The Greyhounds got 11 kills from both Courtney Campbell and Morgan Bunker. Kara Hodges passed for 35 assists and Emily Culler recorded four digs. At the service line, Sara Parker was 13-of-13 with three aces and Summer Robertson went 15-of-16 with an ace.
East Surry 3, Surry Central 2
East Surry outlasted a surging Surry Central 3-2 squad Tuesday to advance to the finals of the Northwest 1A/2A Conference tournament.
Central took the first game 25-23 and the third game 25-15 before East Surry closed out the match with wins of 25-18 and 15-10 in the final two games.
“We struggled defensivly at times,” Voigt said. “We didn't have as good a match as I thought we should have. We had to do a lot of adjusting,”
Kelsey Long had an outstanding match. The Cardinals senior setter finished with 27 assists, three kills and six blocks. Morgan Chilton eight kills for East while Tia Joyce had 13 kills and Keri Fulp had 12 kills.
The Cardinals will play North Surry today at 7 p.m. at North Stokes.
Mount Airy defeated defending 1A state champion East Wilkes, 9-0, Tuesday in the first round of the state dual team playoffs.
Granite Bears coach Scott Kniskern said while East Wilkes is not the team it was a year ago, he thought coming in they for sure wouldn’t be a push over.
“Our memories of East Wilkes were that they beat us every time we played them last year,” he said. “I knew they lost of a lot of players but I knew it would be a tough match. We had a couple of the top matches that were very close and I knew we would need to be playing good and be ready for them to win and the girls did a good job.”
Mount Airy will play next Tuesday at Avery County in the dual competition. Friday, Jordan Jackson and the doubles duo of Jordan Gwyn and Ellie Case will play in the first round of the Western Regionals in Greensboro.
Mount Airy 9, East Wilkes 0
Jordan Jackson (MA) def. Jessica Taylor (EW) 6-4, 6-1
Ellie Case (MA) def. Amy Hill (EW) 6-4, 6-3
Merry Kessler (MA) def. Rachael Greene (EW) 6-0, 6-0
Elizabeth Dinkins (MA) def. Sonya Billings (EW) 6-0, 6-0
Jordan Gwyn (MA) def. Audrianna Bauguess (EW) 6-1, 6-1
Alex Rigney (MA) def. Kelly Johnson (EW) 6-1, 6-2
Case/Gwyn (MA) def. Taylor/Hill (EW) 8-0
Jackson/Rigney (MA) def. Greene/Bauguess (EW) 8-0
Kessler/Dinkins (MA) def. Billings/Kayla Martin (EW) 8-1
PILOT MOUNTAIN — Surry Central took a 4-0 decision over East Surry last night.
Bernardo Leandro scored three of Central’s four goals, including a controversial penalty kick in the first half.
Joel Gonzalez scored the Golden Eagles first goal of the night just four minutes in to give Central the early lead.
In the 17th minute the penalty kick was awarded when Leandro was taken down at the edge of the box by an East Surry defender. He booted the ball in and Central took that 2-0 lead into the half.
Leandro scored his second goal of the night off a pass from cousin Edwin Alonso in the 57th minute and added his third just six minutes later, again off a pass from Alonso.
“No. 1 SC has a really good team,” East Surry coach Bill Hart said. “They are really well coached and I hope they do really well in the playoffs.”
Central coach Blake Roth said while his team won the game, he said he has been thoroughly impressed by the way the Cardinals have improved from years past.
As for his team, Roth said he was fairly happy with the win, particularly with his team’s ability to translate strategy from pratice to the field.
“We did a lot of good things,” he said. “I was pleased because the players reacted well to our pratice yesterday. We knew they had Jorge Padron back and I knew he was going to be in the back and he would shut down the middle. We constantly worked on shooting the ball outside and we executed that fairly well. We put together some great touches and had a good mix of subs.”
The Cardinals host North Surry Tuesday night at the home team’s senior ngiht, while Central will finish out their regular season at North Stokes Thursday.