Uwharrie Charter Academy’s Anna Brewer goes up for a block against Randleman’s Mollie Hall during a volleyball match last week. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record)
Southwestern Randolph entered the final week of regular-season play in the Piedmont Athletic Conference needing to defeat second-place Uwharrie Charter Academy to go undefeated in PAC competition.
The Cougars already clinched first place in the conference by defeating host Eastern Randolph and visiting Wheatmore on back-to-back nights last week.
Madelyn Smith and Gracie Hodgin both had seven kills in the Wheatmore match.
** Randleman knocked off visiting UCA 25-21, 19-25, 25-22, 16-25, 15-12 to avenge an earlier loss.
Camryn Vickery provided 32 assists, Haley Hinshaw had 14 digs and seven kills and Camden Scott posted 13 kills and 13 digs for Randleman. Karli Kennington added 19 digs and four aces.
The Tigers swept host Providence Grove later in the week behind Vickery’s 38 assists, Kadie Green’s 13 digs, Hinshaw’s 13 digs and nine kills and Scott’s 17 kills.
** Asheboro has been in a good groove in Mid-Piedmont Conference play after struggling in non-conference competition.
The Blue Comets had a chance to finish in second place in the conference going into the final week of the regular season.
Asheboro won three matches last week including a road conference clash with Central Davidson, a non-league home match with Southern Guilford and a home conference meeting with North Davidson. The Blue Comets had sweeps in the final two matches.
In the Central Davidson match, Sion Murrain had 19 kills and 11 digs, Lia George supplied 17 kills, 13 digs and four aces, Ellen Long had 18 kills and five aces and Piper Davidson added 15 digs.
Against North Davidson, Davidson had 16 digs, Anna Grace LeRoy notched 16 assists, Eva Vuncannon chipped in with 14 assists, Long had 17 kills and Murrain cranked out 15 kills.
Multiple goals from individual players became a trend last week for Randolph County teams.
** Trinity topped rival Wheatmore 2-1 in overtime in the PAC. Moises Ventura had both goals for the Bulldogs.
Hayden Hemming had Wheatmore’s goal on a first-half penalty kick, continuing his level of high offensive production.
** PAC leader Randleman had goal-scoring spread out with Chris Lopez, Owen Leonard, Christian Garcia and Chris Ayala.
** Southwestern Randolph’s Fernando Hernandez scored twice in a 4-0 victory against visiting UCA. David Dominguez and Janaksel Perez had the other goals.
** Asheboro maintained dominance in the Mid-Piedmont Conference, receiving two goals from Daniel Gutierrez in a 2-0 victory against visiting Ledford.
In defeating host North Davidson, Ozmar Martinez and Tyler Smith each had two goals in the 6-1 decision.