Uwharrie Charter Academy’s Rowley Cordier, left, and Wheatmore’s Luarel Ortiz compete for the ball during last week’s Piedmont Athletic Conference boys’ soccer game. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record)
Providence Grove’s girls’ tennis team won the Piedmont Athletic Conference championship by going undefeated with one match remaining.
Last week’s victories for the Patriots came by 8-1 scores against both Trinity and Randleman. In both of those matches, Audrey Frazier, Maya Barber, Noelle Swaim, Abby Greeson and Caroline Tidwell were singles winners for Providence Grove.
A showdown between Asheboro and host Southwestern Randolph didn’t solve a whole lot in a matchup of teams with the top two overall victory totals among Randolph County teams.
The teams finished in a 1-1 tie in the non-conference game Friday night.
Alan Alcantara scored for Asheboro, with Daniel Resendez assisting. Fernando Hernandez had the Southwestern Randolph goal, with Kaleb Freeman credited with an assist.
** Asheboro is off to a 2-0 start in Mid-Piedmont Conference play, topping host Oak Grove 2-0 with goals from Carlos Gonzalez and Tyler Smith.
Then came a 5-0 whipping of visiting Central Davidson with Alcantara scoring twice and Smith, Arath Gomez and Diego Bustamante had the other goals. Bustamante supplied three assists.
** Randleman made it through half of its PAC schedule with a perfect 6-0 mark.
That included Owen Leonard scoring all the goals in a 4-0 trouncing of visiting Providence Grove and a 1-0 nipping of host Trinity. Chris Lopez had two assists.
In the Trinity game, Ivan Collazo scored off Leonard’s assist.
** Wheatmore’s Hayden Hemming scored three goals in a 5-3 loss to visiting Southwestern Randolph and four goals in his team’s first PAC victory of the season in a 5-3 result against host Uwharrie Charter Academy.
Southwestern Randolph stayed on pace in the PAC by ending Trinity’s seven-match winning streak with a 25-21, 25-22, 25-20 road victory as Gracie Hodgin registered 14 kills, Coley Shiflet made 29 digs and Madelyn Smith provided 11 kills and 10 digs.
The Cougars followed that by sweeping visiting Randleman with Hodgin notching nine kills, Smith had eight kills and Riley Key racked up seven kills.
Earlier in the week, Southwestern Randolph swept visiting Asheboro in a non-conference match despite Eva Vuncannon’s 14 assists and Piper Davidson’s 11 digs and five kills for the Blue Comets.
** Uwharrie Charter Academy also topped Trinity with a home sweep boosted by Lizah Moore’s 14 kills, Kenzie Hill’s 12 digs and four aces and Chloe Painter’s 19 assists, seven kills and six aces.
** The last victory in Trinity’s winning streak came after dropping the first set and then winning at Jordan-Matthews as Avalynn Johnson provided 24 assists and Kaitlyn McCoy had 16 kills and six aces. Against Southwestern Randolph, Johnson had 20 assists and Faith Powell had 17 digs.