Fall Roundup: Pack Near Top of EPC, Panthers Lead CPC – Washington Daily News
Fall Roundup: Pack near top of EPC, Panthers lead CPC
Published Friday, September 23, 2022 at 9:00 p.m
Washington’s volleyball and soccer teams had a chance to take first place this week, while Northside volleyball and Southside soccer continued strong seasons.
volleyball: The Pack dropped a 19-25, 17-25, 19-25 home game against first-place Ayden-Grifton on Tuesday. WHS (8-5, 4-2) would have claimed part of the league lead with the Chargers with a win but failed to convert in key positions.
“Despite the defeat, it’s the best we’ve played this year,” said coach Kim Rogers. “We started strong and led several times, but made small mistakes at the wrong time. We served, communicated and moved better, but we missed some coverage. They (Ayden-Grifton) are always good and there are a lot of positive things to take away.”
The Chargers lead the Eastern Plains Conference 6-0, Farmville Central 6-1. Washington plays Croatan on Monday, hosts West Craven on Tuesday and stays at home to face Farmville Central on Thursday.
Northside’s 11-match winning streak ended on Wednesday with a 25-27, 21-25, 18-25 loss to 3A South Central. The Panthers (12-2, 4-0) still lead the Coastal Plains Conference by a 4-0 mark after 3-0 losses at Jones Sr. and Lejeune.
Second-place Pamlico County (3-0) arrives on Tuesday and East Carteret visits on Thursday.
Southside (0-10) continue to build after losses to Lejeune and East Carteret.
Soccer: The Pam Pack lost 2-1 to Greene Central in a hard-fought home game on Wednesday. Newcomer Hector Olivares’ goal midway through the first half gave WHS a 1-0 lead, but the Rams responded with two quick goals less than a minute apart early in the second half.
“We showed for 77 minutes that we could compete with one of the best teams in the state, but lost the game with three bad minutes,” said coach Jim Kozuch. “They (Greene Central) definitely upped the heat after half-time and we weren’t ready. Apart from that stretch, our defense played well and we fought hard.
The pack sits 7-4, 2-1 in the EPC while reigning Eastern champions Rams sit 10-3, 3-0.
Southside (9-2) won their only game, 3-0, at West Craven Monday behind goals from Kenny Avila, Gabe Matthews and Jonatan Trevino-Perez. Avila leads the Seahawks with 12 goals and seven assists. Matthews has 10 goals and 11 assists and Pedro Chavez-Pullman has seven. Southside is at Bear Grass Monday.
tennis: Washington is second in the EPC with 7-1 and 9-2 overall after Farmville Central’s 9-0 win on Thursday. Perennial favorite Greene Central is unbeaten at the top. The Pack won 9-0 in West Craven on Monday and 5-4 in north-east Elizabeth City on Tuesday.
Sophomore Avery Thomas is 10-1 in #5 singles, while top doubles Katherine Pollock/Addison Gibbs and No. 2 doubles Thomas/Ana Roberson are 8-2. The pack travel to Greene Central on Tuesday and have a chance to secure the championship lead.
Golf: WHS lost to West Craven, 107-111 in the week’s only match at the Washington Yacht & Country Club. Lilly Davis led the pack with a 55 while Mary Page Moore hit a 56.