KERNERSVILLE — Host Bishop McGuinness scored on a free kick midway through the second half to take a 2-1 lead and the eventual win over Starmount Monday evening.
The Villains went out in front off a set play in the first half before Ulises Lopez - on a penalty kick - evened the score for Starmount. It was Lopez’s third goal of the season.
“I thought they were a pretty good team,” Starmount Coach Edgar Zamora said. “We have a chance to correct our errors. We have to be able to defend a set play.”
All four goals the Rams have given up this season have come as a results of set plays. “We know exactly what we need to work on,” he said.
While the Villains came in 0-2, their record comes with an explanation. Both of their losses have been by two goals to 4A schools, East Forsyth and West Forsyth. Starmount’s showing is a reason for optimism.
“You’ve got be excited with these guys,” Zamora said. “They gave their all until the last whistle.”
Zamora was particularly impressed with defender Erick Teodoro. In the second half, Zamora said, Teodoro had been asking for a sub for about five minutes. Without a dead ball, Teodoro had to continue to play. “He was exhausted,” Zamora said. “He never gave up. He played his heart out. He had a cross on the last ball he touched.”
Starmount, now 1-1, hosts Atkins Wednesday at 7.
North Surry 5, East Wilkes 1: In Mount Airy, Hector Zuvieta scored two goals and North Surry pulled away from East Wilkes in the second half to win 5-1 in nonconference soccer action Monday night.
Junior Alfredo Vazquez got North on the scoreboard with a goal off a corner kick in the 23rd minute to make it 1-0. For Vazquez, it was his third goal in three games this season. The Cardinals (0-3) scored the equalizer on a break-away goal with just under a minute to go in the first half.
North Surry is now 3-0. East Wilkes, 0-3, hosts Mount Airy Wednesday at 6.
Forbush 6, Elkin 0: In East Bend, Oscar Varona scored twice as the Falcons defeated the Buckin’ Elks.
Despite the score, Forbush Coach Seth Davis said Elkin impressed him. “Elkin played a really solid game,” Davis said. “Even though we put four or five goals up in the first half. They played the entire 80 minutes.”
Elkin hosts North Surry today at 6.
Starmount off to 2-1 start:”So far we have had three really good matches!” wrote Starmount Coach Ryan Norman in a recent email. The Rams edged Alleghany, 5-4; defeated Forbush, 7-2; and fell to Wilkes Central, 6-3.
Norman said his team played well against Forbush and played well against Wilkes Central even though they lost.
Starmount was at East Wilkes Tuesday. They’ll be at North Wilkes Thursday. Both matches start at 4:30.
Surry Central 8, East Wilkes 1: In Dobson, Maggie Weatherman picked up the lone East Wilkes win as the Golden Eagles defeated the Cardinals.
“We competed much better today,” East Wilkes Coach Aaron Simmons said. “We lost two our singles matches in third-set tiebreakers.
“They (Surry Central) are a good team. I can live a lot better with today than what we did last week.”
Surry Central is now 2-0. East Wilkes, 0-2, hosts Starmount Tuesday at 4:30.
Surry Central 8 (2-0 Overall, 0-0 Conference) East Wilkes 1 (0-2 Overall, 0-1 MVAC)
Singles —No. 1: Marlee Wilmoth (SC) d. McKenzie Stokes 6-3, 4-6, 10-8; No. 2: Summer Chilton (SC) d. Amber Parks 6-2, 7-5; No. 3: Mallory Wilmoth (SC) d. Abby Burchette 6-0, 6-0; No. 4 Olivia Fowler (SC) d. Brooke Sealey 6-3, 6-3; No. 5: Maggie Weatherman (EW) d. Hope Hinson 2-6, 6-2, 10-6; No. 6: Stephanie Boone (SC) d. Bethany Testerman 6-3, 3-6, 10-4. Doubles —No. 1: Marlee Wilmoth/Chilton (SC) d. Stokes/Weatherman 8-1; No. 2 Mallory Wilmoth/Fowler (SC) d. Parks/Sealey 8-2; No. 3: Hinson/Boone (SC) d. Burchette/Brie Jarvis 8-6.
Bishop McGuinness 3, Elkin 0: In Elkin, the Villains defeated the Elks in a non-conference volleyball match.
The Villains won 25-19, 25-15. and 25-17.
Bishop McGuinness in now 4-0. Elkin, 0-3, hosts West Wilkes Thursday.