Hammerheads set for return to soccer playoffs; Thursday football on our radar, along with Friday rain

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — There’s a chance of rain on Friday night. Scattered storms may be the best way to describe the forecast. There will still be football in our region on Friday, but most of the games have been switched to Thursday.

Rescheduled Games:
6:30 Thursday
Purnell Swett at New Hanover
Sun Valley at East Bladen

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7:00 Thursday
East Columbus at Trask
Croatan at Topsail
West Brunswick at South Columbus

7:30 Thursday
South Brunswick at North Brunswick
West Bladen at St. Pauls

6:30 Friday
Charlotte Catholic at Hoggard

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Wednesday High School Scoreboard

VOLLEYBALL
SW ONSLOW 3 – NORTH BRUNSWICK 1

BOYS SOCCER
WALLACE-ROSE HILL 9 – WEST BLADEN 0
WHITEVILLE 7 – ST. PAULS 2
NORTH BRUNSWICK 9 – EAST COLUMBUS 0
EAST DUPLIN 2 – JAMES KENAN 1
DIXON 6 – KINSTON 0

GIRLS TENNIS
CAPE FEAR ACADEMY 9 – ASHLEY 0

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Wilmington Hammerheads will play Sacramento on Saturday in the first round of the USL Pro playoffs. “We’ve had a tie with them. We lost 2-nil at their place a few weeks back, but they’re a quality team,” Hammerheads general manager Jason Arnold told us. “We’re going into a tough environment, it’ll be a sold out crowd. I think they sold out their stadium in a matter of hours. It’s a playoff game, we’ll be playing in front of 8 thousand plus fans, it’s going to be a great environment for the soccer players. It’s what you live for and play for. So it’ll be exciting for our guys.”

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CHICAGO (WWAY) — Laney grad Tamera Young hopes her Chicago Sky team can make a comeback in the WNBA Finals. Chicago trails Phoenix two games to none in the best of five championship series.

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WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW) — Fueled by 19 kills from senior Morgan Kline and a career-high 34 digs from sophomore Morgan Owney, UNCW edged rival Campbell, 3-2, on Wednesday at Hanover Hall.

The Seahawks raised their record to 7-1 with the non-conference win while the Camels dipped to 3-5 with the road setback. UNCW has now won its last five matches while CU has dropped its last five outings.

For Kline, she was one off tying her career-high of 20 kills and finished with a double-double after recording 18 digs. The Seahawks out hit CU, .223-.126, had saw Leah Gagliardi and Kristen Powell chalk up 13 kills apiece.

Owney paced the Seahawks with a career-high 34 digs, which ranked her second all-time on UNCW’s single-match list during the rally scoring era. Owney added a career-high six assists and had three aces.

The two teams split the first two sets and UNCW jumped in front with a 25-17 win in the third set. With the Seahawks leading 24-22, Campbell rallied for a 28-26 win to force a fifth set.

In the fifth set, UNCW stormed out of the gates and grabbed an 8-4 lead as teams switched ends of the court. Kline pushed that lead to 13-6 with an ace, her second of the match.

Katelyn Layden led the CU offense with 12 kills while Jenny Tait and Jessica Groen added 11 and 10 kills, respectively. Tair hit .409 on the evening, going 11-2-22.

Up next: The Seahawks will open the Wildcat Classic in Davidson against the host Wildcats at 7 p.m. on Friday.

NOTES: Alyssa Desjardins set a season-high with 28 assists, one short of tying her career high … Fellow setter Victoria Phillips added 25 assists, also a season-high, and completed a double-double with 11 digs … UNCW won the battle at the net, 11-6, with Meredith Peacock totaling seven total blocks … Gagliardi added four blocks and Powell had three … The win avenged a 3-2 loss at Campbell last season and raied UNCW’s record in the all-time series to 30-15 … UNCW evened its record at 1-1 in five-set matches this season … UNCW did not commit a hitting error in the second set (15-0-30) … Owney became just the fifth Seahawk to collect 30-or-more digs in a match during the rally scoring era.

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BOILING SPRING LAKES, NC (WWAY) — South Brunswick High is this week’s high school football team of the week. Click the link to see all the excitement surrounding Cougar football. http:wway.wcbi.com/2014/09/10/team-of-the-week-south-brunswick

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