Lady Jackets beat Pinecrest in season opener
Lee County d. Pinecrest 25-22, 20-25, 28-26, 25-13
Lee County (1-0) started its regular season with a victory at home over traditional 4A power Pinecrest Tuesday evening. According to Yellow Jacket head coach Cindy Kelly, it was the first victory versus Pinecrest in at least three seasons. Lee County pulled out a nailbiting third set and cruised in the fourth set to win.
The Lady Patriots (1-1) play at Pine Forest at 6 p.m. this evening. The Lady Jackets host a tri-match Saturday starting at 1 p.m.; welcoming Fuquay-Varina and Pine Forest.
Albemarle d. Chatham Central 25-21, 25-16, 25-19
Senior Akela Branch led Albemarle (1-0, 1-0) with 15 kills in a Yadkin Valley win at Bear Creek. Chatham Central (0-1, 0-1) has another YVC match this evening at 6 p.m. at Gray Stone Day.
Research Triangle d. Chatham Charter 25-12, 25-22, 25-8
Research Triangle (1-1) beat visiting Chatham Charter (0-2) Tuesday in Raleigh. Chatham Charter will host Uwharrie at 5 p.m. Friday.
Union Pines d. Richmond 25-16, 25-15, 25-23
The Lady Vikings (1-0) rolled to a victory starting their season in Cameron Tuesday night. Union Pines played at West Montgomery last night and goes to Western Harnett at 5 p.m. today.
Western Harnett 3, Harnett Central 1
Western Harnett (1-1) prevailed at Harnett Central (0-1) Tuesday night. The Lady Eagles host Union Pines at 5 p.m. today. Harnett Central visits Overhills at 6 p.m. this evening.
South Stanly 3, North Moore 2
South Stanly (2-0, 1-0) pulled out a five-set win at North Moore (0-1, 0-1) in a Yadkin Valley match Tuesday. North Moore plays at Union Academy at 6 p.m. this evening.
Western Harnett 3, Overhills 3
Western Harnett fought back from a 3-0 halftime deficit to get a draw to start its season Tuesday in Lillington in a county rivalry match, but no longer a Cape Fear Valley series. Octavio Romero scored two goals for the Eagles and David Valentene scored one.
Overhills (0-1-1) will host Western Harnett at 6 p.m. Monday. The Eagles (0-0-1) host Pine Forest at 6 p.m. tonight.
Chapel Hill 4, Jordan-Matthews 2
Chapel Hill (1-0) defeated the Jets (0-1) in a match during the Orange County Challenge Tuesday night.
East Chapel Hill 2, Northwood 1
East Chapel Hill scored twice in the second half to overturn a 1-0 Charger lead in an OC Challenge match Tuesday in Pittsboro. Brandon Hubbard scored in the 15th minute to give Northwood the lead. Northwood (0-1) hosted Lee County last night.