Garner Cleveland: Sports

Sports Briefs: Oct. 26, 2014

Garner finshes second in GNRC soccer race

Garner wrapped up a second place finish behind Harnett Central in the Greater Neuse River 4A Conference boys soccer race with a 4-2 win over Rolesville on Wednesday. The Trojans were 12-2 on the conference season and 16-6-1 overall.

Corey Morrison, Bryson White, Junior Ayala and Alejandro Carbajal had goals for the Trojans in the victory. Ayala and Carbajal also assisted on one goal each.

Clayton edged out East Wake (6-7-1) Knightdale (6-8) and Southeast Raleigh (6-8) for third place with a 7-6-1 conference mark. The Comets (8-8-2 overall) dominated Southeast in a 5-1 victory Wednesday night.

Greyson Colclough had two assists on the night, while five Clayton players (Sean Kimble, Stephen Ruiz, Juan Alvarado, Caleb Rogers and Daniel Alioto scored one goal each.

West Johnston was 5-9 in conference matches for the season.

The 4A playoffs begin this coming week with games on either Tuesday or Wednesday.

Rams will be No. 2 seed from Two Rivers

Corinth Holders’ boys soccer team rolled up 16 goals in wins over Triton and Smithfield-Selma last week, finishing off its regular-season schedule with a 19-0 record. The Pirates are expected to be the No. 1 overall seed for the state playoffs in the eastern regional, giving them home field advantage until the state championship match.

Corinth Holders downed Smithfield-Selma 7-3 on Monday and toppled Triton, 9-1, on Wednesday.

Zach Blinson and Dane Martin had two goals each for the Pirates against SSS, while Aaron Lopez, Grant Austin and Pedro Segundo scored one goal each. Lopez had three assists and Austin totaled two assists.

Smithfield-Selma finished 6-4 in the league and in third place, behind Cleveland (8-2). The Rams beat South Johnston 3-0 on Monday and downed Western Harnett 10-1 on Wednesday.

Josue Perez scored twice against South Johnston for Cleveland, while four-goal nights from both Lawson Lamm and Markel Miles made the night against Western much easier for the Rams.