The Weddington High boys soccer team maintained its perfect start in Southern Carolina Conference play with a 1-0 victory over Piedmont at home Wednesday night.
The Warriors (6-2-2 overall, 2-0 SCC) entered Wednesday’s game having gone 1-2-2 in their previous five matches. Scoring the lone goal for Weddington on Wednesday was senior Gavin Scott, while senior Jalen Simon had the assist.
Scott has been Weddington’s primary goal-scorer this season, totaling 12 goals to go along with four assists. The next closest Warrior, sophomore Everett Scott, has three goals.
Weddington is back in action Monday night against Cuthbertson, while Piedmont (4-5-2, 0-2 SCC) plays Sun Valley the same night.
Cuthbertson 3, Porter Ridge 1
Cuthbertson improved to 5-2-1 overall and 2-0 in SCC play Wednesday with a 3-1 win over Porter Ridge. This marked the Cavaliers’ first time playing the Pirates since a 2-1 win back on Aug. 30, 2012.
Scoring the goals for Cuthbertson were junior Matthew Sykes and senior Gabe Of and senior Barrett Klapprodt. Sophomore Corwin Shore and senior Wilson Schmidhausler both had an assist.
The loss snapped a nine-game stretch without a loss for Porter Ridge, which is now 9-2-1 overall and 1-1 in SCC play. The Pirates will try to get back on track Monday with a home match against Marvin Ridge, while Cuthbertson plays Weddington.
Sun Valley 3, Marvin Ridge 2
Sun Valley defeated Marvin Ridge, 3-2, at home Wednesday night. The Spartans improved to 9-3-1 and 1-1 in the SCC.
Sun Valley sophomore Vincent Gallardo scored a hat trick Wednesday in the win over the Mavericks. For the season, Gallardo has 12 goals and seven assists.
Marvin Ridge is still winless on the season at 0-9-2 (0-2 in SCC). The Mavericks have a rich tradition of success in boys soccer, winning three state championships in an eight-year period from 2009 through 2016.
Forest Hills 7, Parkwood 1
Forest Hills cruised past Parkwood in both teams’ Rocky River Conference opener on Tuesday night. The Yellow Jackets (8-2-2 overall) has six different players score at least one goal.
Junior Oscar Mendoza has two goals for the Yellow Jackets, while senior Humberto Dominguez, juniors Lucio Carillo and Daniel Quintero and sophomore Jair Lopez all had one goal each.
The loss marked Parkwood’s fifth in a row since tying back-to-back games with Queen’s Grant and Metrolina a little over a month ago. The Wolf Pack lost to West Stanly, 5-2, on Thursday night.
Parkwood will look to turn things around Tuesday against Monroe, while Forest Hills faces West Stanly the same night.
Central Academy 4, Monroe 3
Central Academy pulled out a thriller against Monroe, 4-3, in double overtime Thursday to improve to 7-4-2 overall and 2-0 in Rocky River Conference play. The Redhawks are now 1-1 in league play and 4-8 overall.
Central Academy has won back-to-back games by one-goal margins after falling to Porter Ridge, 4-0, on Sept. 24. The Cougars will try to stay undefeated in conference play when they host Anson on Tuesday.
Monroe, meanwhile, will face Parkwood on Tuesday.