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WHS Volleyball, Soccer Remain Unbeaten.... (2018-08-18 22:08:43)

LAKE NORMAN, NC - The Watauga High volleyball team claimed two more victims on Saturday.

The Pioneers (4-0), who have lost only one set this season, first welcomed back one of their best players in junior Brooke Byrd before they disposed of North Iredell and Lake Norman on Saturday in a tri-match.

The Pioneers knocked off North Iredell, 3-1: 25-23, 22-25, 25-14, 25-16. Byrd, who sat out the first two matches of the year with a mild injury, had seven kills, two blocks, three aces and 11 digs. Fellow junior Rebecca Farthing dominated the net with a season-high 25 kills, two aces and 14 digs. Carolyn Murray had another strong effort with 11 kills. Tegan Allen had nine kills and six blocks, Chloe Baldwin had 29 digs and Grace Hayes had 53 assists to go along with six digs.

In the Lake Norman match, the Pioneers beatt the Wildcats, 3-0: 25-23, 25-17, 25-21. Farthing and Byrd led the charge with a combined 29 kills (Farthing had 17, Byrd had a dozen). Farthing also chipped in with nine digs; Byrd had six digs and three blocks.

Allen had six blocks against the Wildcats, Hayes had 32 assists and four blocks of her own, and Baldwin finished with 13 digs.

The Pioneers will play Statesville in their home opener Tuesday night at Lentz-Eggers Gym.


WHS SOCCER....

BOONE - Josh Honeycutt has the Pioneers playing some quality soccer, and the regular season is only three games old.

The Pioneers (2-0-1) won the Mellow Mushroom Tournament on Saturday by beating Statesville 8-7 on penalty kicks at Jack Groce Stadium. The game ended in a 1-1 tie. Saturday's contest will also go down as a tie on WHS' season record.

Tucker Brown, who scored the game winner (on an assist by Gabe Highfield) on Friday night against Asheville-Reynolds, scored on Saturday against the Greyhounds. Simon Aycock picked up the assist.

For his efforts, Brown was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player. Goalkeeper Josh Fuhrman of Statesville won the Most Mellow Award, which goes to the player that exhibits leadership, class and sportsmanship.

The Pioneers take on Enka at home on Monday night.



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