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The Walter Johnson boys soccer team was stunned at home by West McDowell (3-3-1) on Thursday in Foothills Athletic Conference play, 2-1, in double overtime. WJ (7-1 FAC) got its only goal from Andy Villanueva, assisted by Calix Pedro.

It was the Yellow Jackets’ first loss in 32 games since the end of the 2016 season, as the team was 28-0-3 in that span.

WJ visits Table Rock in a makeup game Wednesday before Thursday’s first-place showdown at Liberty, who the Jackets defeated 2-1 in overtime at home earlier this season.

 

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Liberty 2, East Burke 0

The Knights (8-1 FAC) slipped into first place in the win column thanks to Thursday’s home shutout triumph of the Raiders (2-5-1 FAC). Both Liberty goals came before halftime, with Colin Callahan corner kicks finding Braxton Reinhardt and Miles Barnsback for a goal apiece. Charles Morales and Brandon Monroy led the Knights on defense.

Liberty visits West McDowell on Tuesday before hosting eighth-grade night on Thursday vs. WJ.

 

Table Rock 2, E. McDowell 0

The Falcons (4-3 FAC) capped a 2-0 week with another shutout Thursday. David Arreleno scored both Table Rock goals and goalkeeper Mason Radcliff had two saves. TR will look to make it three straight when it faces East Burke on Tuesday.

 

GIRLS SOCCER

East Burke 2, Liberty 1

The Lady Raiders (4-3-1 FAC) continued a rollercoaster ride of late by toppling the Lady Knights (4-2-3 FAC) on Thursday for their second win in a week over a first-place squad sandwiched around a loss to the sixth-place squad.

A first-half goal by Isabella DeCato and second-half goal by Ashley Hernandez made it 2-0 in favor of EB before Liberty’s Bella Johnson gave the hosts their lone goal.

 

E. McDowell 1, Table Rock 0

The Lady Falcons (0-6-1 FAC) were edged Thursday in Marion. No more details were available.

 

W. McDowell 6, Walter Johnson 0

The Lady Yellow Jackets (2-6 FAC) lost by shutout Thursday at home. No more details were available.

 

VOLLEYBALL

East Burke 3, Liberty 2

The Lady Raiders (8-1 FAC) had to work to remain a half-game out of first place on Thursday in Icard, edging the Knights, 25-5, 24-26, 25-23, 16-25, 15-12. EB was led in victory by Katherine Greene (seven aces, three kills), Grace Hammack (four kills) and Braelyn Stilwell, the team’s MVP of the contest.

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Liberty (1-8 FAC) was led by Piper Adkins (23 digs, nine aces), Maddie Crouch (11 kills), Lily Setterlind (20 digs, two aces, three kills,), Allison Redwine (five kills, five digs, three aces), Kadence Clontz (10 assists, four digs, two aces) and Carly Setterlind (16 digs, ace).

EB visits Table Rock on Tuesday and hosts first-place Heritage on Thursday seeking to avenge its lone loss.

 

E. McDowell 3, Table Rock 0

The Lady Falcons (3-5 FAC) lost Thursday at home in straight sets, 7-25, 22-25, 14-25. No more details were available.

 

W. McDowell tops Walter Johnson

The Lady Yellow Jackets (0-9 FAC) fell Thursday in Marion. No more details were available.

 

Jonah Severt can be reached at sports@morganton.com.

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