The Fred T. Foard Tigers took home the top prize at this week’s Freedom Soccer Invitational. The Tigers defeated Asheville 1-0 Thursday on a penalty kick by Brody Ruffner.
Ruffner is the 2010 tournament MVP, and teammates Nick Bolick and Jason Smith were named to the all-tournament team.
Foard finished the tournament with a 2-0-1 record. The Tigers tied Mooresville 1-1 in Monday’s opening match, beat host Freedom 2-1 on Tuesday, and won the championship Thursday.
Foard plays at home Monday against Boiling Springs Crest.
NEWTON-CONOVER 3, BUNKER HILL 0
The Red Devils swept the Bears on Thursday at Bunker Hill in a conference volleyball match.
Newton-Conover won the match 25-11, 25-7 and 25-14.
Haley Null had five digs for Bunker Hill, and Sarah Brown had two blocks. Statistics for Newton-Conover were not available.
ALEXANDER CENTRAL 6, BUNKER HILL 3
Crystal Thao (BHHS) d Kelly Blanton 8-6; May Thao (BHHS) d Regan Spencer 8-2; Shyann Belanger (AC) d Lacy Ballard 8-4; Morgan Whisnant (AC) d Alex Lombardo 8-2; Amanda Bryan (AC) d Nue Xiong 8-0; Anna Dela Riva (AC) d Le Xiong 8-5
C. Thao-M. Thao (BHHS) d Blanton-Spencer 8-6; Belanger-Whisnant (AC) d Lombardo-N. Xiong 8-1; Bryan-Dela Riva (AC) d Ballard-Christina Lo 8-1
South Atlantic League
HICKORY AT KANNAPOLIS, PPD.
Thursday’s scheduled game between the Hickory Crawdads and Kannapolis Intimidators was postponed because of rain.
The Crawdads and Intimidators will make up the game at 6:05 p.m. Friday as part of a doubleheader with back-to-back, seven-inning games. Game 2 starts approximately 30 minutes following the completion of the Game 1.
The Crawdads enter the doubleheader Friday 3-1/2 games behind first-place Lakewood.