West Forsyth roundup: Girls lacrosse, soccer still dominating

Published 7:32 pm Monday, March 25, 2024

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By Jay Spivey

For the Clemmons Courier

CLEMMONS — West Forsyth swept its three games last week and remained undefeated through its first eight games in girls lacrosse. West Forsyth (8-0, 6-0 Central Piedmont 4-A) defeated East Forsyth 21-6, Mount Tabor 24-5 and Lake Norman 15-14. 

Last Tuesday against East Forsyth (3-5, 2-4) in a Central Piedmont 4-A game in Clemmons, West Forsyth took a 13-3 lead at halftime and dominated the rest of the way. Alivia Gurley led the Titans with six goals and Gaby Vestal chipped in with five. Bailey Fox and Tatum Snow added three each.  

“They came out, they fought hard, but we were definitely the stronger team,” Coach Doug Brawley of West Forsyth said. “Didn’t have much trouble there.” 

Lily Pike led the Eagles with four goals.  

This past Thursday in Clemmons, Vestal led visiting West Forsyth with six goals as it routed Mount Tabor in another conference game. Gurley, Brighde Mullen and Kayleigh Mutkus added four goals each for the Titans. West Forsyth led 15-3 at halftime. 

“There again it was just a good, solid performance from our girls,” Brawley said. “We were definitely the stronger team that day.” 

Mount Tabor fell to 1-8 overall and 1-6 in the conference.  

West Forsyth traveled to Lake Norman in Mooresville this past Friday and played a nonconference game in the rain. Gurley scored the winning goal with 1:01 left. 

According to Brawley, Lake Norman (2-3) took a 13-12 lead in the fourth quarter, but West Forsyth tied it with 6:34 left on a goal by Fox. Vestal gave West Forsyth the lead with 5:52 left, but Lake Norman knotted it with just under 4 minutes left. 

Gurley led the Titans with four goals. Fox, Mullen and Snow scored three goals each.  

“We’re getting a lot of consistent scoring with Alivia Gurley and Bailey Fox,” Brawley said. “Gaby Vestal and Brigdhe Mullen have all been contributing.” 

Meg Klinger led the Wildcats with four goals.   

West Forsyth was scheduled to play at Reagan (7-3, 5-1) on Monday in a conference game, home against Charlotte Myers Park on Wednesday in a nonconference game, and Thursday at Glenn in a conference game. The game at Glenn is West Forsyth’s last scheduled game until April 9 because of spring break.


Girls soccer

West Forsyth routed Parkland and Glenn in Central Piedmont 4-A games this past week to finish the week undefeated.  

Ashley Johnsen led visiting West Forsyth with three goals as it defeated Parkland 9-0 last Monday. Milly Garcia Olmedo, Hannah Hanes and Aislynn Maguire added two goals apiece. 

Parkland fell to 0-7 overall and 0-3 in the conference. 

This past Wednesday at home against Glenn, Maguire scored three goals to help lead West Forsyth to a 9-0 win. The Titans (4-2-1, 3-0) also had six other players score one goal.  

“It just presented new challenges as a team,” Coach Jeffrey Williams of West Forsyth said of the two wins. “We got a lot of people a lot of playing time this week. And also, I thought we had some fairly good training sessions this week between the games and after the games.” 

Glenn fell to 3-4-1 overall and 1-2 in the conference. 

West Forsyth is scheduled to play home this against Reagan (7-0, 3-0) on Monday night in a battle of the two undefeated teams in conference play. It is also scheduled to play at Davie County (3-2-1, 0-2-1) on Tuesday in another conference game. 

“I think it’s important (the Reagan game), but I didn’t talk anything to the girls, ‘You know, this is an important match, or this is, you know, we need to win this next one,’” Williams said. “It’s just more about making sure we do the things we want to do and not stressing about the outcome.” 

Because of spring break next week, West Forsyth has no scheduled games after the Davie County game until April 11 at home against East Forsyth (2-4-2, 1-1-1). 



It was another tough week of games for the West Forsyth baseball team. 

It played two games against rival Reagan in the Central Piedmont 4-A, and it traveled to play at Cornerstone Academy in a nonconference game. 

In this past Tuesday’s first game of the series against Reagan in Clemmons, West Forsyth scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to help it win 5-3 for Reagan’s first loss of the season. West Forsyth scored two runs in the first, but Reagan knotted it at 2-2 in the top of the second with two runs. West Forsyth regained the lead with a run in the third, but Reagan tied it again in the fourth. 

“Tuesday, we executed on a lot of things that we needed to do to beat a good ball team,” Coach Kevin McIntosh of West Forsyth said. “We had a couple sac flies that scored some runs. Jack Vest (the starting pitcher for West Forsyth) was great. Greyson Jones came in in the sixth. He came in, they got runners on second and third and gets a strikeout to end the inning. And Parker Trexler came on in the seventh and nailed it down for us after we’d taken the lead in the bottom of the sixth.” 

West Forsyth traveled to Reagan this past Thursday and lost 2-0 after Reagan scored single runs in the second and third innings. 

Reagan improved to 10-1 overall and 5-1 in the Central Piedmont 4-A. 

“On Thursday, a 2-0 loss was tough, but again, Greyson Jones pitched phenomenal,” McIntosh said. “We left nine guys on base, and against a good team you know, you can’t leave that many on base. You’ve got to take advantage and when you get people on base, and unfortunately it just didn’t happen.” 

Last Friday, West Forsyth scored five runs in the third inning to help it defeat Cornerstone Academy 6-0 in a five-inning, rain-shortened game. 

Cornerstone Academy fell to 6-1 overall. 

West Forsyth (7-2, 5-1) is scheduled to play conference games against Glenn (5-3, 3-2) this week. Tuesday’s game is scheduled to be played in Clemmons and Friday’s game is scheduled to be played in Kernersville. 

“This week, we’ve got Glenn,” McIntosh said. “Glenn’s playing pretty good right now. East (Forsyth) beat them twice, but they were close ballgames. As a matter of fact, Glenn was leading both games into the sixth inning and East had to come back and beat them.” 



The West Forsyth softball team had two shutouts this past week — at Davie County in a Central Piedmont 4-A and at East Surry in a nonconference game. 

West Forsyth defeated Davie County 2-0 last Tuesday in Mocksville. 

“Morgan (Maxwell) pitched well. She didn’t give up a hit, had a no-hitter until the last inning,” Coach Kevin Baity of West Forsyth said. “She had a one-hitter and had nine strikeouts.” 

Davie County is 6-5 and 3-2 in the conference as of Monday.  

The following day, West Forsyth routed East Surry 16-0 in Pilot Mountain. The Titans scored a run in the first inning and two more in the second. They added nine runs in the third inning and four more in the fourth. Maxwell also had a one-hitter against East Surry. 

The Cardinals fell to 2-4. 

West Forsyth has a busy week scheduled. It was scheduled to play a Central Piedmont 4-A doubleheader at Mount Tabor (1-5, 1-4) on Monday, followed by a conference home game against East Forsyth (6-2, 5-0) on Tuesday, and a nonconference game Thursday at South Stokes (2-7). 

“East is big,” Baity said. “They’re the only team in the conference that has not lost.” 

West Forsyth, because of spring break, is scheduled to have no games after the game at South Stokes until it will travel to Hillsborough on April 8 to play Orange County High School (6-0). 


Boys lacrosse

It was another tough week for the West Forsyth boys lacrosse team as it remained winless through the first eight games.  

West Forsyth lost 14-7 against East Forsyth last Tuesday in a Central Piedmont 4-A game in Clemmons, and last Thursday, it lost at Mount Tabor 7-5.  

In the game against East Forsyth, East Forsyth led 4-1 after the first quarter and 7-3 at halftime. East Forsyth dominated the third quarter, outscoring West Forsyth 5-0, to seal the win. Cooper Walker and Jay Devonmille led the Eagles (7-2, 4-2) with three goals apiece.  

Thursday’s game at Mount Tabor (2-7, 2-5) was closer than the first meeting in February, but West Forsyth (0-8, 0-7) lost by goals. Mount Tabor won the first game 11-4 in the opening game of the season.  

Also in the Mount Tabor game, according to his father, Grayson Brandon broke the scoring record at West Forsyth. 

This coming week, West Forsyth is scheduled to play Monday night at Hickory (5-2) and Thursday at Glenn (5-4, 2-3) in a Central Piedmont 4-A game.