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Conley Wraps Up Conference Volleyball Title

DUDLEY — Madison Rupp and Macy Smith delivered seven kills each Tuesday as D.H. Conley wrapped up the Eastern Plains 3-A/4-A Conference volleyball title with a sweep of host Southern Wayne.
The Vikings cruised 25-8, 25-5, 25-16 to win their fourth straight overall and record their 16th sweep in 19 matches. Conley (18-1, 11-0 ECC) closes out the regular season on Thursday at South Central (13-6, 5-6), which fell in five sets at Charles B. Aycock on Tuesday.
Southern Wayne fell to 1-18 overall and 0-11 in league play.
Raegan Williams added 12 assists for Conley, and Darci Anderson was credited with five digs.
Conley’s junior varsity also defeated Southern Wayne, rolling 25-7, 25-5 to improve to 18-1 overall and 10-1 in the ECC.
A’riana Crumpler led the Vikings with nine kills. Cameron Smith and Sara Dees had six kills each.
Bailey Everett dished out six assists, and Anna West served up four aces.

Volleyball: South Central falls in five
PIKEVILLE — South Central and Charles B. Aycock battled for five intense sets Tuesday before the host Golden Falcons prevailed with a 25-22, 21-25, 28-26, 25-27, 15-13 Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference volleyball win.
South Central, which hosts league champion D.H. Conley on Thursday, fell to 13-6 overall and 5-6 in the conference. CBA, which has a non-conference match at Cleveland on Wednesday, improved to 12-7 overall and 6-6 in the ECC.

Volleyball: Ayden-Grifton sweeps North Lenoir

LITTLEFIELD — Ayden-Grifton kept its hold on first place in the Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference on Tuesday with its second sweep this season of North Lenoir, chalking up a 25-10, 25-17, 25-20 victory.
The Chargers (11-2, 9-1 ECC) hold a one-game lead over South Lenoir with matches left at home on Thursday against West Craven and at Greene Central on Tuesday. North Lenoir fell to 12-9 overall and 5-5 in the conference.

Soccer: Southern Wayne blanks South Central
DUDLEY — Southern Wayne struck for three second-half goals to claim its second 4-0 victory over South Central this season in Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A boys soccer.
The Falcons (5-7-2, 1-5-2 ECC) were coming off a big week in which it battled D.H. Conley to a 2-2 overtime draw and defeated J.H. Rose 3-1 but could not take down the Saints in the first of four straight road games.
Shyquell Kornegay knocked in a pair of goals for Southern Wayne (5-8-2, 3-3-1). Luis Gusman and Wilmer Banegas scored one each.
South Central travels to Eastern Wayne on Thursday then visits Northside in Jacksonville for a non-conference match on Monday.

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