Cleveland tops Smithfield-Selma, Triton
Four goals proved to be a winning formula for Cleveland’s boys soccer team last week. The Rams opened Two Rivers 3A Conference play with a 4-2 win over Smithfield-Selma on Monday and stopped Triton, 4-0, on Wednesday.
The wins bumped Cleveland’s overall record to 3-6 after an 0-6 start.
Smithfield-Selma bounced back and beat Western Harnett 9-0 on Wednesday night.
Princeton blanks Neuse Charter
Princeton’s boys soccer team grabbed a 2-0 victory over Neuse Charter on Monday night. Nick Phillips and Alex Gonzalez scored for the Bulldogs in the victory. Marcos Gonzales assisted on Gonzalez’s goal. The win was Princeton’s first of the season. The Bulldogs are 1-4 in Carolina 1A Conference play.
Garner completes 2-0 week
Garner exploded for five second-half goals in a 6-1 Greater Neuse River 4A Conference boys soccer victory Monday night. The Trojans also nipped Southeast Raleigh 1-0 on Tuesday. Garner enters this week’s matches with a 5-1 mark in conference play.
Clayton-West soccer rained out
Wednesday’s GNRC boys soccer match between Clayton and West Johnston was rained out. It has been rescheduled for Oct. 2.
Clayton played East Wake to a 2-2 tie on Monday.
Panthers win in overtime
North Johnston topped Wilson Beddingfield in overtime for an Eastern Plains 2A Conference boys soccer win Monday night. C.J. Jackson and Marcos Orozco had a goal and an assist each in the victory for the Panthers (8-4-1 overall, 1-0 conference).
Princeton rolls Rosewood
Princeton swept Carolina 1A Conference volleyball rival Rosewood for the second time this season Tuesday. The Bulldogs claimed a 25-10, 25-11, 25-15 victory.
Emily Ricks and Kasey Edwards had four kills each for the Bulldogs (11-1 overall, 8-1 conference) in the victory.
Princeton runners win again
Princeton’s boys and girls cross country team ruled the field at the weekly Carolina 1A Conference meet on Tuesday. Jose Aguillon of Princeton was the boys individual winner in 18 minutes, 26 seconds. Teammate Austin Sullivan finished second. The Bulldogs totaled 23 boys team points on the afternoon and the girls won with a 37-point total.
Altheia Balageo was Princeton’s highest finishing girls runner in third.
Triton takes over Two Rivers golf lead
Triton won its second consecutive Two Rivers 3A Conference girls golf match of the season at Carolina Lakes on Monday, grabbing the season lead from Corinth Holders.
The Hawks finished at 133 for the nine-hole match, 11 shots ahead of Corinth Holders. Individual season leader Peyton Labonte of Corinth Holders was the individual medalist with a 41. Lana Wang of Corinth Holders added a 48.
Smithfield-Selma took third on the day at 146, led by Parker Watson’s 43 and a 48 from Maggie Riley. Cleveland placed fourth (156). Kelsie Baker and Megan Long shot 51s for the Rams.
South Johnston carded a total of 163, led by Sydney Wheeless’ 48.
Rams take two volleyball wins
Cleveland outlasted Clayton in a five-set non-conference volleyball match on Monday, then rode that momentum to a sweep of Two Rivers 3A Conference rival Western Harnett on Tuesday.
The Rams (11-3 overall, 3-2 conference) beat Clayton 17-25, 25-10, 23-25, 25-16, 18-16 on Monday and were 25-19, 25-16, 25-22 winners over Western.