Juan Quintero has done it again.
The West Lincoln senior scored the eventual match-winning goal against North Lincoln on Thursday, the third time he’s done so against the same team in his career as the Rebels won 3-1 in the boys soccer teams’ only meeting this season.
West Lincoln coach Tom Riley said Quintero, who had two goals on Thursday, scored the match-winner at North Lincoln as a sophomore in 2011 and again as a junior in 2012.
Quintero scored on an assist from Kaylor Garcia in the 34th minute to take a 1-0 lead. North Lincoln answered with a goal by Gill Martin on a corner kick from Jose Lara in the 37th minute for a 1-1 tie at the half.
Quintero gave West Lincoln the lead for good when he scored in the 57th minute on a pass from Timoteo Mejia. Antonia Ramirez wrapped up the scoring with an unassisted goal in the 75th minute.
Walker Boyles had three saves in goal for West Lincoln.
It was the first time the Rebels had defeated the Knights at home, Riley said. It was also just the third win for the Rebels in the series.
West Lincoln (3-0) opens Southern District 7 Athletic 2A Conference play with a home match against Bandys at 5 p.m. on Monday. North Lincoln (0-6) hosts South Iredell to open North Piedmont 3A/4A play.
LINCOLN CHARTER 1, NORTH GASTON 0: At North Gaston, the Eagles knocked off the 3A Wildcats with a late goal.
Daniel Moore scored on an assist from Matthew Brethen in the 74th minute for the victory. Isaiah Smith had two saves in goal.
EAST LINCOLN 4, NORTH LINCOLN 1: At East Lincoln, the Mustangs knocked off the Knights on Wednesday. No other details were reported.
East Lincoln (3-3) opens SD-7 play on Monday at home against Newton-Conover.
LINCOLNTON 3, PATTON 2: At Lincolnton, the Wolves remained perfect on the year with their win on Wednesday. No other details were reported.
The Wolves open SD-7 play at Maiden on Monday.
LINCOLNTON 37, NORTH GASTON 8: At Lincolnton, the Wolves improved to 2-0 with the blowout win on Thursday.
Xavier Littlejohn had two touchdowns while Alex Rhyne, Quentin Hill-Jones and Xavier McLain had a TD each. Lincolnton’s defense was led by Jaleik Littlejohn, Zak Turner, Ty Houser and John Lopez.
WEST LINCOLN 16, CHERRYVILLE 8: At Cherryville, the Rebels picked up a non-conference win.
Noah Marsh threw for a TD, Dalton Brooks rushed for a TD and a two-point conversion and Julian Brown had a TD reception to overcome five fumbles, three inside their own 20.
Tyler Hice, Zane Peterson, Jake Clary and Joe Hoodlee led West Lincoln defensively. Blake Brown had a 49-yard reception that set up a TD.
CHERRYVILLE 3, LINCOLN CHARTER 2: At Cherryville, the Eagles lost for the first time this season. Set scores were 25-20, 25-15, 22-25, 18-25 and 13-15.
Tessa Carr had 11 kills, Haley Hubeli and Hunter Mullis had 14 digs each, Gabby Powers had 16 assists and four aces and Madi NeeSmith had six aces for Lincoln Charter.
The Eagles (5-1, 3-1 Southern Piedmont 1A) host Bessemer City on Wednesday.
NORTH LINCOLN 3, LINCOLNTON 0: At North Lincoln, the Knights swept the Wolves in straight sets on Tuesday. Set scores were 25-13, 25-11 and 25-20.
Courtney Trickle and Olivia Loeffler each had four of North Lincoln’s 15 aces, Liza Sipe had seven kills, Savannah Dishman had six kills, Lyndsi Pound had five kills, Chandler Keller had 16 assists, and Pound added two digs.
Sarah Greer, Lindsey Chapman and Ashley Duncan had two kills each for Lincolnton. Courtney Wright had 11 digs and Kailee Gragg added three assists.
CHERRYVILLE 3, WEST LINCOLN 1: At Cherryville, the Rebels fell in a non-conference game on Wednesday. Set scores were 11-25, 25-23, 19-25 and 16-25. No other details were reported.
LINCOLN CHARTER 3, CHRIST THE KING 1: At Charlotte, the Eagles remained perfect on the year with the win. Set scores were 23-25, 25-12, 25-13 and 25-19.
Tessa Carr had 14 kills, Gabby Powers had 18 assists, Haley Hubeli had 16 digs and Christina Famulari had nine kills and two aces.
Lincoln Charter (5-0, 3-0)
WEST LINCOLN 9, WEST CALDWELL 0: Singles –– 1. Olivia Godfrey (WL) d. Cheyenne Kimberline 6-2, 6-1; 2. Skylar Greer (WL) d. Abby Parsons 6-0, 6-0; 3. Bryanna Powell (WL) d. Jorgie Chandler 6-0, 6-0; 4. Lily Rollins (WL) d. Loryn Rader 6-1, 7-5; 5. Kylee Leonhardt (WL) d. Brittany Staton 6-0, 6-0; 6. Brittany Heavner (WL) d. Myranda Clark 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles –– 1. Godfrey-Leonhardt (WL) d. Kimberline/Chandler 10-0, 2. Rollins-Powell (WL) d. Rader-Staton 8-0, 3. Greer-Heavner (WL) d. Tamia Dame-Clark 8-0.
Records: WL 4-1, match was non-conference.
LINCOLN CHARTER 7, CHERRYVILLE 2: Singles –– 1. Sam Carr (LC) d. Hannah Wilson 6-0, 6-0; 2. Casey Cain (C) d. Katherine Doyle 7-6, 5-7 (10-7); 3. Skye Allan (LC) d. Makenzie Summer 6-4, 6-0; 4. Veronica Allen (LC) d. Lauren Horney 7-6, 5-7 (14-12); 5. Allie Beam (C) d. Stephanie Nance 6-4, 6-1. 6. LC won by forfeit.
Doubles –– 1. Carr-Allan (LC) d. Wilson-Cain 8-5, 2. Doyle-Cline (LC) d. Summer-Horney 8-3, 3. LC won by forfeit.
ALEXANDER CENTRAL 8, NORTH LINCOLN 1: Singles –– 1. Megan Rader (AC) d. Serah Haley 6-1, 6-0; 2. Molly Gantt (AC) d. Marissa Duck 6-1, 6-2; 3. Jodie Cash (AC) d. Sydney Miller 6-3, 6-1; 4. Abigail Keller (AC) d. Kelly Bailey 2-6, 6-1 (10-8); 5. Janisha Howard (AC) d. Mattie Rudd 6-3, 7-5; 6. Hannah Perez (NL) d. Emily Killian 6-4, 7-5.
Doubles –– 1. Rader-Gantt (AC) d. Haley-Duck 8-2; 2. Cash-Killian (AC) d. Miller-Bailey 8-4; 3. Keller-Howard (AC) d. Erin Potter-Morganne Kay 9-7.
CHERRYVILLE 2, LINCOLN CHARTER 0: At Cherryville, the Eagles fell in a conference game. Set scores were 24-26 and 21-25. Miranda Heller had four kills and nine assists, Heather Hubeli had seven aces and two kills and Maddie Hare had three aces and five kills.
WEST LINCOLN 2, CHERRYVILLE 1: At Cherryville, the Rebels picked up a non-conference win. Set scores were 25-15, 18-25 and 25-19. The Rebels lost just two points due to bad serves and were 63 out of 65 for serves.
TWO LOCAL SCHOOLS RECOGNIZED FOR BEING EJECTION FREE: Lincoln Charter School and North Lincoln will be recognized by the NCHSAA during an upcoming regional meeting for being ejection free during the 2012-13 school year, the organization said in a press release on Wednesday.
The schools are two of 128 that did not have a player ejected in any sport during a contest last school year.