Swannanoa Valley sports report

Tom Flynn
Special To The Black Mountain News


Warren Wilson’s women’s soccer team captured consecutive wins last week. They earned a 3-2 overtime victory over Hiwassee College (Tenn.) on Oct. 6. Two days later they defeated Georgia’s Toccoa Falls College, 2-1.

Freshman Chloe Riess, a Brevard High School product, has six goals and two assists on the season to pace the Owls. Junior Allyson Nestler has five goals and one assist for Warren Wilson, second-best on the team this season.

Warren Wilson hosted Central Penn in Swannanoa last Saturday and was scheduled to play Regent on October 17. The Owls are now 5-4 on the season.

The Montreat Cavaliers women’s squad enjoyed a 1-0 double overtime victory over Columbia International (5-4-2) on Oct. 6 to move to 4-4-3 on the season. They remain in the AAC postseason picture and have doubled their 2017 win output to date.

The Cavs’ men’s side was 5-6-2 heading into a showdown with the NAIA’s #12 Reinhardt University (10-0-1) on Saturday in Black Mountain. Check back next week for results from the contest.

The Warren Wilson Owls men’s team fell to Hiwassee College, 5-3, on Oct. 6 to drop to 1-8 overall on the season. Freshman Levi Jackson continues to pace the squad with four goals and nine points on the year. The Owls have five games remaining in their 2018 regular season.

Last Friday, the Cavaliers’ men’s and women’s cross country teams, as well as the Warren Wilson squads, were all in Charlotte participating in the Queens Royals Challenge. Updates to follow here next week.

Owen senior Otis Mallory pulls in a touchdown reception on Oct. 12 against Mountain Heritage.

High Schools

The Owen High School boys’ soccer team extended its current winning streak to six games and was 8-4 as of last Oct. 12. They returned to play Mountain Heritage (3-5) on Oct. 15 and following that contest had four games remaining in their regular season.

Asheville Christian Academy’s boys’ soccer team concluded its 2018 regular season with a contest last Friday against Carolina Day (6-10). The Lions are 3-16 on the year and 2-5 within the conference.

The Owen Warhorses (2-4) football team opened their 2018 conference schedule on Oct. 5 with a comeback victory over Polk County, 40-33. They fell to Mountain Heritage (6-1), 58-14 on Oct. 12.            

In the Polk County game, senior running back Ty Davidson ran for 208 yards and two touchdowns and caught a third through the air from quarterback Audun Myers.

Athletic director and Warhorses’ offensive coordinator Anthony Lee described the Wolverines’ final drive with Owen leading 40-33.

“They had to start at their 20-yard line. We went into a little bit of a prevent defense, and we did a really good job keeping everything underneath and they ran out of time,” Lee said. Defensively, Otis Mallory had 12 tackles for the Warhorses.

ACA’s volleyball team is 17-4 and was scheduled to play Polk County (14-7) of the Western Highlands Conference on Monday. 

The Owen volleyball team is in second place in the Western Highlands with a 6-2 conference record and an 11-10 overall mark. They dropped two decisions last week (Enka, Madison) and returned to face conference foes Mitchell (2-15) and Mountain Heritage (6-11) earlier this week.

Both teams they swept in 3-0 matches earlier this season. They will wait to hear their NCHSAA playoff seeding this week – check next week’s Black Mountain News for more updates on the vastly improved squad.