Woody McKay and the Watauga High boy's soccer team just keep chugging along. The Pioneers (8-0
overall; 1-0 Northwestern 3A/4A Conference) won their eighth consecutive game Monday night by knocking off Hibriten 2-0 in Lenior, N.C., in the NW3A/4A opener for both teams.
Logan Raichle put WHS on top to stay with a goal at the two-minute mark of the first half. Came Linnville, who picked up an assist on Raichle's goal, closed things out with a goal 22-minutes later on a feed from Tucker Chasteen.
"And that was basically it," McKay said. "They had a couple of scoring chances, but we did a good job keeping them in check, defensively. We're playing with a lot of confidence right now, but we're also pretty steady. We know what we need to do going into a match, and we're were getting it done on a consistent basis."
The Pioneers have been extremely stingy this season. They've only given up six goals, and they earned their third shutout of the season in Monday's win. The Pioneers travel to Morganton-Patton Wednesday night.
The Pioneers won the JV match, 5-0. Freshman Kobe Araica and Andre Leeder each scored twice to pace the Pioneers. Freddy Aguilera had two assists. Trevor Reep had the other WHS goal; Powell Glidewell and Mario Mendez each had an assist.
WHS VOLLEYBALL WINS THIRD STRAIGHT
It has been a rollercoaster-ride of a season, at least so far, for Watauga High volleyball coach Kris Hagaman. And at the moment, the Pioneers (7-3 overall; 2-2 Northwestern 3A/4A Conference) are going uphill.
The Pioneers won their third straight match Monday night by knocking off Hibriten in a three-game sweep, 25-9, 25-23, 25-10, in a NW3A/4A match in Lenior, N.C. Sarah Combs led the way with 14 assists; Whitney Dunnigan chipped in with ten. Rebecca Hayes had 12 kills and six aces to pace the offense. Abby Hicks had five aces; Sierra Hill had six kills and four blocks.
The Pioneers won the JV match in two games, 25-21, 25-23. Savannah Rusher, who has played in two varsity matches recently, led the way with 12 assists and seven aces. Kinley McCoury had nine kills and six aces, and Reina Marze had seven assists.
The Pioneers travel to Morganton-Patton for a NW3A/4A match Wednesday night.
Watauga JV Volleyball defeated Hibriten 25-21, 25-13
Savannah Rusher 7 aces, 12 assists
Kinley McCoury 6 aces, 9 kills
Reina Marze 7 assists
Alexis Villarosa 4 kills
Watauga Varsity Volleyball defeated Hibriten 25-9, 25-23, 25-10
Abby Hicks 5 aces
Rebecca Hayes 6 aces, 12 kills
Whitney Dunnigan 10 assists
Sarah Combs 14 assists
Sierra Hill 4 blocks, 6 kills
Meredith Farthing 6 kills
Kiersten McClannon 5 kills, 3 aces
WHS GIRL'S GOLF @ BOONE GOLF CLUB, 3:30 P.M.
WHS BOY'S SOCCER @ PATTON, 5/6:30 P.M.
WHS VOLLEYBALL @ PATTON, 4:30 P.M.
WHS GIRL'S TENNIS @ PATTON, 4 P.M.
WHS XC RELAY MEET @ WHS, 4 P.M.
WATUAGA MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL @ EAST ALEXANDER, 5 P.M.