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Prep Roundup: Duluth edges North 1-0 in 7-AAAAA opener

SUWANEE — Duluth starter Jeanie Perrucci allowed two hits and struck out seven on Tuesday as the Wildcats held on for a 1-0 win over North Gwinnett to open its Region 7-AAAAA schedule.

Perrucci, who improved to 4-1, helped secure the win by wiggling out of a jam in the sixth after North loaded the bases with no outs.

Lauren Blanco provided the offensive support for Duluth (5-1, 1-0) in the top of the fifth with an RBI double that plated Toni Perrucci. Erin Lipps also went 2-for-3, while Kayla Brown finished 1-for-3.

SOFTBALL

Parkview 1, Providence 0

LILBURN — Amanda Chambers of Parkview struck out seven while allowing no hits on Tuesday as the Panthers slipped past Providence 1-0 in both schools season opener.

Parkview (1-0) picked up its lone run with two outs in the third when Sydney Dalton singled in Patty Dennison. Dennison finished with two hits and a run for Parkview (1-0), while Taylor Muirhead and Morgan Robinson each added two hits.

Bri Canady started for the Stars (0-1) and went seven innings, allowing one earned run on nine hits with two strikeouts. Brittany Tuttle led the defense with an assist from the outfield.

Dacula 15, Norcross 4

NORCROSS — Dacula pounded out 16 hits on offense Tuesday night as the Falcons topped Norcross 15-4 in five innings.

Offensive leaders for the Falcons (1-0) were Taryn Anthony (2-for-4, two runs, RBI), Katy Daniels (2-for-4, three runs, two RBIs), Brittany Taylor (two hits, three RBIs), Katie McMillian (2-for-4, two RBIs) and Kendra Pfister (2-for-3, two RBIs).

Keeli Waugh picked up the win, allowing five hits in five innings with four strikeouts.

Bright spot for Norcross (0-1) on offense was Jean Gillentime with a two-run homer.

Mill Creek 8, Mountain View 2

HOSCHTON — Mill Creek starter Tori Mitchell gave up just two runs (one earned) on six hits with two strikeouts on Tuesday to lead the Hawks to a season opening 8-2 win over Mountain View.

Nikki Sagermann led the offense for Mill Creek by going 3-for-4 with a double, RBI and a run. Other offensive standouts were Alissa Stringer (2-for-3, two RBIs, two runs), Lauren Bennett (two hits, RBI, two steals), Morgan Bell (2-for-3, double, RBI) and Jenna Holland (hit, RBI).

The win was also a Region 7-AAAAA victory for Mill Creek (1-0, 1-0).

Central 27, Meadowcreek 3

LAWRENCEVILLE — Central Gwinnett opened its season Tuesday night with a 27-3 rout of Meadowcreek in three innings.

Taylor Hubbard struck out five in recording the win, while Jackie Finnegan led the offense with two doubles and five RBIs.

Adding to the offense for Central (1-0) were Candi Duran with two hits and three RBIs and Jazznee Cooper with a double and two RBIs.

Berkmar 18, SW Dekalb 10

LILBURN — Megaan Naraine went 3-for-3 with three RBIs on Tuesday to lead Berkmar to an 18-10 win over Southwest Dekalb. Berkmar’s record evened at 1-1.

Queen Briggs and Natasha Smith each helped in the offense with two hits and three RBIs, while Jasmine White recorded the win, striking out five in five innings.

Lanier 13, Gainesville 0

GAINESVILLE — Meghan Kellett went 2-for-3 with two runs and three RBIs on Tuesday in leading Lanier to a 13-0 shutout in four innings over Gainesville at Lanier Point.

Other offensive contributors for the Longhorns (2-8) were Hannah Coursey (2-for-4, two runs, two RBIs), Shelby Threlkeld (2-for-4, run, RBI), Holland Coursey (two hits, two runs) and Kaylee Ramos (2-for-3, run, two RBIs).

Keisha Stone was the winning pitcher, walking two and striking out four in four innings with no hits.

VOLLEYBALL

Brookwood wins two of three

CUMMING — Brookwood won two of three matches on Tuesday, defeating Forsyth Central 25-18, 25-15 and Dacula 25-17, 25-19. The Broncos (2-2) narrowly missed the sweep, falling in three games to West Forsyth 18-25, 25-9, 16-25.

Top players for the Broncos were setter Bethany Easom, middle blocker Sam Gratton and libero Katie Kraft.

Dacula (1-2) came away with one win after it defeated Forsyth Central 25-23, 25-20. Leaders for Dacula were Casey Wilson (five aces), Kimberly MacIntyre (21 digs, 14 kills), Avery Shead (17 assists) and Amanda Preteroti (5.5 blocks). Dacula lost its match to West Forsyth in two games 25-19, 25-16.

Duluth sweeps to start season

NORCROSS — Duluth started 2011 with a 2-0 mark as the Wildcats swept both Meadowcreek 25-15, 25-19 and Arabia Mountain 25-11, 25-13.

Parkview opens 2011 with split, North sweeps

SUWANEE — Parkview kicked off its season with a split on Tuesday, defeating Providence 25-17, 25-21 but falling to North Gwinnett 25-12, 25-15.

Riley Weyher led the Panthers (1-1) with 13 digs, five kills and four aces, while Diamond Waldon added five kills and two blocks. Daron Blankenship finished with 13 digs and three aces with Victoria Petraffi adding 12 assists, three digs and an ace.

After its win against Parkview, North Gwinnett topped Providence in two games 25-22, 25-13. Kristina Nelson led North (2-0) with 15 kills and eight aces, while Miller Howard delivered 12 kills with seven aces. Alex Panks also helped with 34 assists. Providence saw its record fall to 4-3.

GAC perfect to start year

NORCROSS — Greater Atlanta hitters came up strong Tuesday night as the Spartans beat Mill Creek 25-17, 25-17 and Eagle’s Landing 27-25, 25-21 to start the season.

Dede Bohannon led the attack in kills with 21, while Morgan McKnight recorded 12 with Janaya Simmons adding 11. Jess Baker had four blocks up front, while Catherine Chason had 29 digs with Rachel Waldrop dishing 39 assists.

Buford starts season with sweep

BUFORD — Maggie Roper tallied 18 kills, 10 digs and seven aces Tuesday night in helping Buford sweep North Hall 25-16, 25-14 and Lakeview Academy 25-7, 25-12 to start 2011.

Bailey Hicks finished with 29 assists and eight digs for Buford (2-0) with Jessica Falletta chipping in with 13 digs.

Wesleyan wins two

WOODSTOCK — Wesleyan received 22 kills and six digs as the Wolves (2-0) opened their season with wins over Etowah 26-24, 19-25, 25-16 and Creekview 27-25, 29-27.

Adding to 2-0 start were Jennifer Miller with 30 digs and Ansley Maughon with 14 digs and 11 kills. Alana Broe chipped in with 14 kills, while Callie Bivings paced the attack with 48 assists and 12 digs.

Hebron starts year 2-0

JEFFERSON — Hebron picked up 13 kills from Eden Murray and 11 more from Maddi Roof on Tuesday as the Lions beat Jefferson 25-17, 25-20 and George Walton Academy 25-20, 21-25, 25-21 to open 2011.

Savannah Blalock also played well for Hebron (2-0) with 20 assists.

BOYS SOCCER

Killian Hill 1, Trinity Christian 0

LILBURN — Killian Hill’s first match of the year ended on a good note on Tuesday with a 1-0 win over Trinity Christian.

Wes Williams kicked in the lone goal during the 68th minute.