The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs won their first volleyball match of the season on Thursday beating North Gaston 3-0; 25-14, 25-19 and 25-11.
Standout players for Mustangs were Krista Abernathy who had 26 assists, 10 aces and four digs. Lauren Sharpe had 14 kills and two roofs. Dana Griffin contributed with five kills, three aces and three digs.
It was a sweep for the Lady Mustangs as the JV team won 2-1; 21-25, 25-11 and 25-18.
Noteworthy players were: Neely Reid with 15 assists and three aces. Katie Reel had six kills and three aces. Ashley Foster also had six kills, Brittany Lackey chipped in with five kills, two aces and three digs.
The varsity record is 1-7 and 1-2 in the Big South 3A. The JV team improves to 2-6 and 2-1 on the season.
On Wednesday, the North Lincoln Knights swept the Mustangs. The varsity team won 3-0; 25-16, 25-20 and 25-12.
Outstanding performers for North were: Allison Castle who had seven kills, three aces and four digs, Jessica Ward with three kills, three blocks and three aces and Jenny Boyle who had nine assists. Jessie Devine spearheaded the Knightsâ€™ effort recording 10 aces, four kills and two blocks.
For the Mustangs, Krista Abernathy had 10 assists, eight digs and three blocks, while Jessica Glenn chipped in with six kills, three aces and six digs.
The JV team of North defeated East 2-0; 25-9 and 26-24. Standout players for the Knights were: Chasity Morgan with four kills and four aces, Erika Taylor with five aces and Samantha Kropski with four aces.
East was led by: Neely Reid with six assists, Katie Reel with four kills and four aces and Samantha Betts with four aces and one kill.
The Lady Knights improve to 5-4 and 1-1 in the Southern Foothills 1A Conference. The JV team ups their mark to 7-2 on the season and 1-1 in the SF 1A.
EL Middle Softball
East Lincoln beat Kings Mountain 9-8 on Thursday. The winning pitcher was Monica Williamson.
Leading hitters for East were Cindy Benton with a double and single. Nicolette Honeycutt and Megan Dalton both contributed singles. Lindsy Wright chipped in one single and a double.
Wolvesâ€™ JV football
Lincolnton was defeated 27-0 on Thursday night by South Point.
The score was 7-0 at halftime. In the third and fourth quarter the Red Raiders scored once.
Wolvesâ€™ head coach Fred Dalrymple was disappointed by the loss.
â€œThey had a really disciplined ball club. We just have to work harder and see if we can overcome adversity,â€ he said.
The Wolves fall to 2-1 on the season.
The West Lincoln Rebels did not play a JV game due to Cherryville not fielding a team.
North Lincoln will host East Lincoln in a rare Monday JV game at 6 p.m. The game was moved due to excessive rain and fear that the field would be unplayable for the varsity game after four quarters of JV action on Thursday.
by John Mark Brooks