Prep Soccer: Raiders improve to 6-0; Greyhounds rebound from tough loss
FROM STAFF REPORTS
North Iredell High School's men's varsity soccer team extended its season-opening winning streak to six games on Thursday with a 4-1 victory over its Bandys for its third win of the week.
Juan Nieto scored three goals to lead the undefeated Raiders. Jerick Moreno added the fourth score, and Froylan Luna was credited with two assists.
Goalkeeper Dane Coltrane had seven saves.
North Iredell, which fell from No. 2 to No. 6 in the Maxpreps 3A class rankings this week, plays host to Surry Central (1-1-1) on Tuesday before traveling to No.10 A.L. Brown (4-0) on Wednesday.
► North Iredell 3, St. Stephens 1: Goalkeeper Dane Coltrane recorded five saves on Wednesday and North Iredell got goals from three different players in a hard-fought win.
Jerick Moreno, Juan Nieto and Jonah Bamberger found the back of the net as the Raiders improved to 5-0.
Coach Tyler Carter was pleased with the work of several reserves. Evan Younger produced a stand-out performance on defense.
► Statesville 1, Enka 0: Camilio Restrepo scored in the match's 62nd minute and the defense blanked the visiting Jets on Wednesday evening.
Edgar Arroyo assisted on the Greyhounds' score.
Freshman goalkeeper made five saves and recorded his first career shutout for Statesville, which entered the Maxpreps Class 3A rankings at No. 18.
The Greyhounds (2-1) travel to No. 12 Concord (3-0-2) on Tuesday.
► Newton-Conover 3, Statesville 1: The Greyhounds fell to 1-1 on the season with a disappointing home loss to the 2A powerhouse on Monday.
William Codova scored the lone goal of the night for Statesville. Jamie Woodard was credited with the assist.
Greyhounds keeper Sam Buckner made six saves.
The Red Devils (4-0) were the Class 2A runnerups in 2018 and the 2A champions in 2017.