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Saturday’s area sports briefs

Amelia Jones won the Class AA Lower State girls meet by more than 53 seconds to help Waccamaw to a team victory – and a sweep with the boys also winning – Saturday at Sandhills Research Center.

Meanwhile, Carolina Forest’s Lisa Pieterse dominated the girls’ AAAA race, running 17:47.92 to win by well over a minute.

Jones ran 20:02.16 to outpace Woodland’s Yolanda Smith by over 53 seconds. The Warriors’ Briley Arnold (fourth, 21:15.30), Jamie Barnett (fifth, 21:27.45) and Mary Butler Despain (10th, 21:41.91) also had top-10 finishes.

Aynor’s Hannah Page took sixth (21:34.38) to help the Blue Jackets to a third-place finish.

On the boys’ side, Robert Jones ran 16:35.24 to finish third and help Waccamaw sweep the Lower State titles. The Warriors’ Blake Marsh (17:30.40), Jackson Stacy (17:33.93) and Maddox Wilkinson (17:34.97) took fifth through seventh, respectively.

In AAAA, Pieterse was the lone area runner to finish in the top 10, blowing away the field with Wando’s Rosa Marie Compton (19:12.69) as the closest finisher.

In Class AAA, sisters Benjamin and Drake Jenerette finished second (19:49.69) and third (19:57.97), respectively. Crystal Shimer (fourth, 20:00.35) and Jill Dudley (20:00.71) both placed in the top five to lead Socastee to a third-place team finish.

Myrtle Beach’s Ethan Epstein (eighth, 17:16.18) was the lone boys top-10 finisher in Class AAAA

•  Boys t op 5 teams–1. Wando 28, 2. Ashley Ridge 77, 3. Stratford 81, 4. Fort Dorchester 91, 5. Bluffton 112.

•  Girls top 5 teams–1. Summerville 62, 2. Wando 84, 3. Stratford 88, 4. Ashley Ridge 98, 5. Bluffton 139.

Class AAA

•  Boys t op 5 teams–1. Hilton Head 25, 2. James Island 136, 3. Airport 193, 4. Westwood 202, 5. Socastee 210.

•  Girls top 5 teams–1. Hilton Head 43, 2. James Island 107, 3. Socastee 110, 4. A.C. Flora 116, 5. St. James 120.

Class AA/A

•  Boys t op 5 teams–1. Waccamaw 34, 2. Academic Magnet 66, 3. Bishop England 81, 4. Aynor 125, 5. Cheraw 142.

•  Girls top 5 teams–1. Waccamaw 39, 2. Bishop England 47, 3. Aynor 72, 4. Academic Magnet 76, 5. Woodland 172.

CCU men’s soccer

Despite controlling possession and the pace of play for much of the day, the No. 5 Coastal Carolina men’s soccer team suffered an upsetting 1-0 loss at UNC Asheville. Coastal had won 26 consecutive league matches before Saturday’s loss, and it was the first Big South regular season game they dropped since they fell to High Point on Oct. 27, 2010.

Paul Egle’s penalty kick in the 77th minute proved to be the deciding score of the match, which came after a CCU foul in the 18-yard box. Following the goal, Asheville’s resolute defense held off the hard-pressing Chants to secure the upset.

The Chanticleers owned a 25-4 advantage in shots and 9-1 edge in corner kicks. Asheville’s defense blocked 10 of Coastal’s shot attempts. Asheville’s goalkeeper Zak Davis made three saves in the opening half and Dan Jackson made five saves in the second half to keep the Chanticleer offense off the scoreboard. In addition, to the play of the Bulldog defense and keepers, the Chants were unlucky themselves as three shot attempts were clanked off the posts.

UNC Asheville goes to 5-12-0 (2-6-0 Big South), while the Chanticleers fell to 12-4-0 (7-1-0 Big South).

CCU women’s soccer

The Coastal Carolina women’s soccer team finished its season and was ousted from the Big South Championship following a 4-3 loss to No. 4 seed Winthrop. The teams played to a scoreless draw after regulation and two overtime periods.

CCU volleyball

• (At) Coastal Carolina 3, Presbyterian 1 | Gabriella Horvath had 16 kills and Lian Bernett added 11 as the Chants won in four games (25-17, 25-20, 25-27, 25-11).

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