Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tuesday's top prep performers

By Cliff Mehrtens
cmehrtens@charlotteobserver.com

Charlotte Catholic’s volleyball team remained perfect in MEGA 7 4A/3A with a 25-14, 25-7, 25-19 sweep against West Mecklenburg on Tuesday.
Alli Strittmater had 12 kills, 12 digs, 10 aces, two blocks and 29 service points for Catholic (13-5), which is 8-0 in conference. West Mecklenburg is 6-7, 4-3.

Unbeaten North Mecklenburg (15-0) rolled to a 25-4, 25-7, 25-9 victory against West Charlotte in an I-Meck 4A match. The Vikings, 9-0 in conference, were led by Amanda Chelko (12 assists), Blair Atkinson (four aces), Kristen Wearsch (five kills), and Bailey Williams and Ali Cooke (five digs apiece).

Fort Mill Nation Ford (16-2) swept Clover 25-19, 25-16, 25-23 in a Region 3 4A match. The Falcons were led by Sara Bebeau (11 kills, nine digs), Caylee Antilley (10 kills, six aces), Ashley Grayson (seven kills) and Ally Lambert (five kills).

Charlotte Latin (17-1) beat Charlotte Country Day 25-18, 25-19, 25-20 to improve to 2-0 in the Charlotte Independent School Athletic Association.

GIRLS' TENNIS

Myers Park extended its winning streak to 28 with a 9-0 victory against Providence. The Mustangs (10-0) are 4-0 in Southwestern 4A, and didn’t lose a set as Grace Baker, Jessica Perez, Anna Rickenbaker, Emily Carpenter, Kelsey Sherck and Samantha Forlenza won singles matches.

Lake Norman (10-3) improved to 4-0 in I-Meck 4A with a 9-0 sweep against Vance. Shruthi Rajan, Lake Norman’s career leader in victories, won at No. 1 singles and teamed with Britta Huibers in a doubles victory.

Charlotte Catholic (14-2) maintained its’ MEGA 7 4A/3A lead with a 9-0 victory against Waddell. Julia Paulson, Ashley Verhein, Ellie Bolton, Blair Cunnane, Bailey Hughes and Paige Ernst won singles matches 6-0, 6-0, helping the Cougars improve to 4-0 in conference.

BOYS' SOCCER

Charlotte Latin, the state’s top-ranked private school team, beat Charlotte Country Day 4-1 on goals by
Alex Wilson, Will Evans, Jonathan Grad and Will McGinnis. The Hawks (14-1) lead the CISAA at 3-0. States Lee had a goal for Country Day (4-6-1, 0-2-1).

Maverick Starkey scored three goals and goalkeeper Nathan Birmingham had a shutout as Northside Christian beat Concord First Assembly 3-0. The Knights (10-4-3) are 5-3 in the Metrolina Athletic Conference.

Gibril Freeman had three goals and Alex Stackhouse two in West Mecklenburg’s 11-0 victory against Harding. Tyler Morentz had his second shutout of the season for the Hawks (2-6).

Olympic won its fifth straight game with a 4-1 victory against Waddell. The Trojans (9-2-2) are 3-1 in MEGA 7 4A/3A. Tyler McMahan had two goals.

CROSS COUNTRY

Katie Lonergan (Providence Day) won the girls race by 56 seconds, and Tim Gruber (Concord Cannon) won the boys’ race by 65 seconds in a CISAA meet in Concord. Providence Day won the boys’ and girls’ team titles.

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