Charlotte Catholic 1, Providence 1 – Catholic, No. 2 in the Sweet 16, rallied to tie on Sutton Porter’s goal and remain unbeaten (3-0-2). The Cougars are the top-ranked team in the N.C. 3A poll, and reigning state champions.
Providence, No. 9 in the Sweet 16, is 2-1-1. The Panthers’ goal by Niko Haralambous was only the second Catholic has allowed in five games.
North Mecklenburg 3, Concord 2 – Patrick Harrow and Hunter Slaton had a goal and assist apiece as the Vikings, No. 11 in the N.C. 4A poll, won their fourth straight match. Spencer Jackson also scored for North Meck (4-0-1).
Osvaldo Arellano had both goals for Concord (2-2).
Mooresville 4, Lenoir Hibriten 0 – Nic Norment scored two goals as the Blue Devils (5-1) coasted in a home shutoout. Ulises Solario and Ty Haddock also scored, and Max Henry was the winning keeper.
Covenant Day 5, Concord First Assembly 0 – John Varol scored three goals and Jack Hill added two in a home victory. Travis Pagels was in net for the shutout.
Butler 4, Porter Ridge 1 – Kyle Searles pumped in three goals and Robby Beatty scored as the Bulldogs improved to 3-1-2. Porter Ridge slipped to 0-5-1.
Lincoln Charter 3, Queens 2 – The Eagles (2-1) won their second straight on two goals by Nick Clark, one by Lucas King and solid net play by Andrew Campbell.
Hopewell 3, West Charlotte 0 – The Titans improved to 5-1 with a 25-5, 25-5, 25-10 sweep. Adrian Eppley had 21 assists, Rachel Eppley had eight kills and Hannah Early had seven, and Hunter Meakin added 11 digs.
Watauga 3, Avery County 0 – The Pioneers (6-0) continued their hot start with a 25-11, 25-15, 25-11 sweep on the road.
North Mecklenburg 3, Lake Norman 0 – The Vikings (6-0) swept three close games (25-21, 25-23, 25-19) behind Ali Cooke’s 12 kills and 15 digs, and eight kills apiece by Sarah Weise and Cameron Vannoy.
East Burke 3, Draughn 1 – The Cavaliers won behind Erin Collins (11 kills), Katie Bonner (12 assists, four aces) and Savannah Hudson (10 assists).
East Mecklenburg 5, Vance 4 – The Eagles won when Virginia Harris and Mikala Smith won a doubles match 8-5 against Shirley Ho and Precious Dixon. East Meck had singles victories by Pratt, Emily Johnson, Danielle Pratt, Belinda Duong and Smith.
Lake Norman won the boys’ and girls’ team titles among nine schools at a 5-kilomoter meet at McAlpine Park.
Lake Norman’s Michael Marshburn won a close boys’ race in 17 minutes, nine seconds, one second ahead of teammate Sebastien Carpentier. Cameron Wells (South Mecklenburg) was third at 17:16, followed by Gastonia Ashbrook’s Michael Rogers (17:20).
Olympic’s Kenyetta Iveybele dominated the girls’ race. Her winning time of 19:22 was more than 40 seconds ahead of Lake Norman’s Jenny Gallagher (second) and Sabrina Heck.
-- Cliff Mehrtens
Tuesday, September 1, 2009