HPU men turn back Gardner-Webb, 2-1
BOILING SPRINGS — The High Point University men’s soccer team beat Gardner-Webb 2-1 late Saturday. Senior Adam Sewell scored the game-winning goal for the Panthers.
“This was a massive result for us,” said HPU head coach Dustin Fonder. “We have spent a lot of time on set pieces in practice and we saw the result of that on the second goal when they executed it perfectly.”
HPU improves to 6-7-3 on the season and 4-2-2 in Big South play. Gardner-Webb drops to 9-7-1, 6-4.
Gardner-Webb got on the board first, scoring in the 10th minute.
Sonny Mukungu evened things for High Point in the 14th minute. Kody Palmer made six saves in the win. The Panthers play host to Presbyterian on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
DCCC STORMS PAST LIMESTONE JV, 132-64
LEXINGTON — Davidson County Community College doubled its pleasure against the Limestone Junior Varsity in Brinkley Gym on Sunday.
The Storm surged to a 132-64 win to improve to 2-0 on the season.
C.J. Woodberry led DCCC with 26 points and 11 rebounds, while Gary Hairston netted 20 points, Ace Chalmers chipped in 13 points and 13 assists, and Robert Story pumped in 24 points.
DCCC plays host to Mt. Zion on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
NEWTON-CONOVER SOCCER TRIPS TRINITY
TRINITY — Newton-Conover downed Trinity 3-1 in the second round of the NCHSAA 2A boys soccer playoffs on Saturday night.
The 13th-seeded Red Devils improved to 17-4-2. The fourth-seeded Bulldogs capped a stellar season with a 19-4 record.
HPU WOMEN TOP GARDNER-WEBB IN VOLLEYBALL
BOILING SPRINGS — The High Point University volleyball team beat Gardner-Webb 3-1 (25-12. 16-25, 25-16, 25-22) on Saturday. Junior Kristin Heldt had 18 kills to lead three Panthers with double-digit kills.
Junior Chelsea Davis tallied 14 kills, nine digs and one block. Junior Katie Vincent hit .364 with 10 kills and three blocks. Sophomore Annemarie Chin had a match-high 21 digs.
The Panthers improve to 12-13 overall and 6-4 in Big South play. GWU stands at 15-13, 6-4.
High Point travels to Liberty on Friday at 7 p.m.
ECU FOOTBALL ROLLS TO VICTORY
MIAMI — Shane Carden tossed three first-half touchdown passes as East Carolina pulled away for a 34-13 win over Florida International on Saturday.
Carden connected with Justin Hardy for a 44-yard score on East Carolina’s first drive, putting the Pirates (6-2, 4-1 Conference USA) up 7-0. Later in the half Carden threw touchdown passes on consecutive drives, hooking up with DaQuan Barnes for a 26-yard score and then Vintavious Cooper for a 2-yarder. Carden tallied 264 yards passing.
FIU fell to 1-7, 1-3. ECU reached bowl eligibility for the seventh time in the last eight years.