Chase Gilley, Logan Gilley and Miller Towson each scored a goal for the Mustangs (16-2-0, 9-1-0), who are just ahead of Newton-Conover (9-1-1). Pearson Cunningham had an assist for East Lincoln.
The South Fork 2A plays a 14-match league schedule.
Jason Jimenez and Ben Joseph scored for Bandys, 6-3-1 in the league and in third place.
East Lincoln next plays on Wednesday at 6 p.m., facing Maiden on the road, and Bandys will be at home to face West Lincoln the same night.
Hickory, Watauga share lead league
Hickory and Watauga are tied for first place in the Northwestern 3A-4A, both at 9-2-0 in the league, after winning on Monday night.
Hickory beat third-place West Caldwell 1-0 in Hickory and the Pioneers won 4-1 at St. Stephens.
On Wednesday, it’s Hickory at South Caldwell and McDowell is at Watauga.
Hickory and Watauga have split in the regular season, Hickory winning 1-0 at home and Watauga winning 3-0 in Boone.
Cavs change match date
Maiden 3, Lincolnton 0
Led by Faith Herman’s 29 assists and five aces, Maiden won 25-12, 25-7, 25-14 on the road to finish second in the South Fork 2A.
Maiden went 12-2 in the conference, finishing a match back of East Lincoln for the second straight season.
The Blue Devils, seeded No. 2 for the conference tournament, play No. 7 Newton-Conover at Maiden on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Lincolnton (3-16, 1-13) finished eighth in the league and opens the league tournament at No. 1 East Lincoln on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Complete pairings: https://hobbsdailyreport.com/east-lincoln-high/high-school-voll…fork-2a-champion/
Bunker Hill 3, Draughn 0
Sarah Houston’s 11 kills and nine digs paced the fourth-seeded Bears as they won a first-round Northwestern Foothills 2A tournament match at home.
Bunker Hill won 25-17, 25-20, 25-12, advancing to a semifinal on Tuesday at 6 p.m. against top-seeded Fred T. Foard (19-2) at Foard.
Fifth-seeded Draughn dropped to 8-15 overall.
Brooke Falowski and Ally Fair each had 12 assists for the Bears, Crystany White had eight digs and five kills and Fair made two service aces.
Third-seeded East Burke won 3-0 over visiting and sixth-seeded Patton and No. 7 Hibriten played at No. 2 West Iredell.
East Burke’s semifinal on Tuesday, also at Foard, begins at 4:30 p.m.
The title match is Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Foard.
JUNIOR VARSITY FOOTBALL
Indians-Pioneers reset for Oct. 29
St. Stephen High’s junior varsity football game postponed last week against Watauga in the Northwestern 3A-4A has been rescheduled for Oct. 29 at St. Stephens.
South Fork 2A championship on Tuesday
The South Fork 2A championships,boys and girls, is scheduled on Tuesday at Southside Park in Newton.
The boys’ race begins at 5 p.m. an the girls’ race starts at 5;45 p.m.