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Lady Mustangs finish second in tourney

East Lincoln soccer
The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs had a strong showing in the St. Stephens tournament recently. The squad coached by Jason Dragoon finished in second place at 0-0-3.
In their first match Erin Smith earned the shutout in net against St. Stephens in a 0-0 tie.
Kim Scercy repeated the shutout effort against Freedom in a 0-0 tie.
The third match of the tournament was against Wilkes Central which ended in a 2-2 tie.
Sara Fleming scored one goal and one assist. Jessica Glenn had one goal and Calli Thompson had an assist.
All tournament team selections for the Lady Mustangs were:
Krystle Kresge Senior Center midfield
Ali Fisher Freshman Striker/Sweeper
Mariah Bell Sophomore Outside Midfield
Erin Smith Junior Keeper/Center Midfield.

Lincolnton tennis
The Lincolnton Wolves tennis team suffered an 8-1 loss at the hands of the Mooresville Blue Devils Wednesday.
The win raises the Blue Devils’ record to an unblemished 4-0. The loss was the first of the year for the Wolves, now 2-1.
Lincolnton head coach Chris Hoffman was not pleased with his team’s performance.
“Although Mooresville has a good team, it was disappointing the way we lost. We did not give our best effort— most of our singles’ players gave opponents only one good set.”
Jason Martin was the Wolves’ only singles player that won his match. Hoffman took notice.
“He came from behind to win a close first set (7-5) and then took charge of the second set (6-1) denying Mooresville a sweep,” he said.
No. 1 seed Will Curtis defeated John James 6-4, 6-1. No. 2 seed Eric Childers defeated Devin High 6-4, 6-0.
No. 4 seed Eli Tyson defeated Lee Campbell 6-4, 6-2. No. 5. Seed Hunter Henley defeated Andrew Mauney 6-1, 6-3.
Rounding out the singles’ play, Blair Belen defeated Adil Huselja 6-1, 6-0.
The Wolves fared no better in doubles losing 3-0. The No. 1 seeded pair of Curtis/Tyson defeated High/Martin 6-2. No. 2 Childers/Kyzer defeated James/Campbell 6-1. Henley/Ritenhour, the No. 3 seeded pair, defeated Mauney/Huselja 6-1.
“We committed way too many unforced errors. This leaves us a lot of room to improve both physically and mentally,” Hoffman said.

North Lincoln tennis
The North Lincoln Knights fell to Bandys 6-2 Wednesday.
Daniel Brown from Bandys defeated Zane Heafner 6-0, 6-0. Trojan Stephen Williamson defeated Joe Fletcher 6-2, 6-3.
North Lincoln’s Daniel Paulk defeated Curtis Edwards 6-2, 6-2.
George Lampron, also a Knight, defeated William Gilleland 6-4 and 6-4.
Stephen LoPresto from Bandys defeated Jay Frushtick 6-4, 6-3. Trojan Matt Stogner defeated Drew Jennings 6-0, 6-0.
The Knights had three near misses in doubles with:
Brown/Edwards (B) d. Heafner/Paulk (NL) 9-7,
Williamson/Gilleland (B) d. Fletcher/Lampron (NL) 8-6,
LoPresto/Stogner (B) d. Frushtick/Jennings (NL) 9-7.

East Lincoln softball
The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs improved their non-conference record to 2-1 on the season with a 7-2 over the Lake Norman Wildcats Thursday.
Lady Mustangs pitcher Nicole Hall allowed six hits and struck out five to earn the win.
Leading hitters for the Lady Mustangs were Stephanie Horne and Leslie Marlowe who each had a triple and two RBIs.

Lincolnton baseball
The Lincolnton Wolves fell to 1-3 on the season losing to the North Gaston Wildcats 5-3 Thursday.
Matt Kuster was a bright spot for the Wolves homering. Brian Ebert tripled and Justin Keever had a single and a RBI— his eighth on the year.
Dustin Weaver picked up the loss for the Wolves. Weaver pitched four innings and struck out two. He allowed three hits.
Head coach Bobby Martin believes his team is on the cusp of success.
“We were in the ball game we just can’t close the deal. We’re having trouble hitting with runners in scoring position. Hopefully that will get better,” he said.
“We’re seemingly having one bad inning on defense that’s hurting us. We’re not scoring many runs, so we can’t afford to give up many.”
The Wolves will host South Point on Friday.

North Lincoln baseball
The North Lincoln baseball team improved their record to 2-4 Thursday with a 7-6 win over Hibriten.
Leading hitters for the Knights were Alex Loftin who was 2-for-4 with a run scored, Trent Hopkins who was 3-for-4 with two doubles, a stolen base and the game-winning run.
Josh Belk was 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIs. He also had two stolen bases.
Chris Hogue picked up the win on the mound.by John Mark Brook

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