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Ladybirds shut out Bunn to stay unbeaten

Posted on September 5, 2021

Updated on September 7, 2021

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The Southern Nash High girls tennis team collected its fourth win without a loss Thursday afternoon with a 9-0 victory over 2-A/3-A Big East rival Bunn.

Southern Nash, a 3-A member of the split league, improved to 3-0 in conference play.

Sophomore Hannah Mennig, junior Amber Patterson, junior Anna Brooks Murray, sophomore Maura Kennedy, junior Dari’elle Whitley and sophomore Mackenzie Kennedy swept their respective singles matches and added a trio of doubles triumphs.

The Ladybirds return to play Tuesday by hosting Rocky Mount.

Ladybirds still looking for first win

ROANOKE RAPIDS — Southern Nash remained winless through four matches with a 25-10, 25-6, 25-21 loss Thursday at Roanoke Rapids.

No individual statistics were available for the 3-A Ladybirds, who dropped to 0-2 in The Big East 2-A/3-A Conference.

The Yellow Jackets exited with their first conference win after an opening loss as they upped their ledger to 2-1.

Southern Nash continues Big East play at home Tuesday against Louisburg.

Firebirds win 5th straight

KNIGHTDALE — Three players scored goals for Southern Nash as the Firebirds pushed their winning streak to five with a 3-2 nonconference win at Knightdale on Aug. 31.

Jared Gonzalez scored a goal and made an assist for Southern Nash, which improved to 5-2, while Raul Nunez and Kevin Dominguez each added goals. Frank Gonzalez had an assist. Goalkeeper Alex Benitez made three saves.

Scoring for the Knights (2-4-1) of the 4-A Northern Athletic Conference were David Cervantes and Michael Perez.

The 3-A Firebirds kick off Big East 2-A/3-A Conference play Tuesday at 2-A Nash Central.

Ladybirds drop Big East opener

Facing in-county foe Nash Central as a conference opponent for the first time in four years, the Southern Nash High varsity volleyball team found the going arduous in a 25-17, 25-17, 25-16 defeat Aug. 31.

Southern Nash, a 3-A member of The Big East Conference, remained winless through three matches while Nash Central, a 2-A program in the split league, climbed to 5-0.

Junior Natalie Price had three kills and two aces for the Ladybirds, with freshman Carlee Beckham adding a pair of kills and three aces.

Surging Southern Nash conquers Union Pines 3-1

CARY — Three players found the back of the net for the Southern Nash High varsity boys soccer team Aug. 27 as the Firebirds cinched their fourth straight victory with a 3-1 win over Cameron Union Pines in the North Carolina Soccer Coaches Association Kick-Off Classic at WakeMed Soccer Park.

Senior Jared Gonzalez, senior Raul Nunez and sophomore Frank Gonzalez each scored for the Firebirds (4-2), 3-A members of the split 2-A/3-A The Big East Conference. In goal, freshman Alex Benitez collected five saves.

Union Pines, a 3-A program in the 3-A/4-A Sandhills Conference, slipped to 1-3-2.

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Southern Nash’s Sammy Gandy (6) runs with the ball during the first half of Friday’s game against Roanoke Rapids. Gandy ran for 184 yards and two touchdowns as the Firebirds improved to 4-0 overall and 2-0 in the 2-A/3-A Big East Conference with a 56-14 victory.

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