Saturday, May 15, 2010

Charlotte Catholic wins 1st NCHSAA girls lacrosse final

CARY-- Charlotte Catholic edged Wilmington Hoggard 12-11 to earn the inaugural North Carolina High School Athletic Association state women's lacrosse championship at WakeMed Soccer Park on Saturday afternoon.

Catholic senior goalie Bridget Hogan was voted the Most Valuable Player of the championship as she came up with 14 saves on the afternoon, including some big ones down the stretch.

Hoggard led the nip and tuck battle 8-7 at the half, although Catholic had cut into a three-goal margin with a pair of tallies in the final 35 seconds of the half.

The victorious Cougars possessed the ball for a long stretch with an 11-10 lead and a goal by senior Carey Flynn with 2:25 to play pushed the margin to 12-10 as Catholic held on.

Junior midfielder Jena Ready had four goals to lead the winners while Cait Baker scored three. Catherine Ellis, who entered the state final with a whopping 83 goals, was held scoreless in the first half and wound up scoring two goals for Catholic.

Charlotte Brown, Erin Fowler and Chrysa Corbett tallied three times apiece for the Vikings.

Charlotte Catholic finished the season at 18-2 while Hoggard wound up 17-2, with a 16-game winning streak snapped.
It was Hoggard's fourth consecutive one-goal game in the playoffs, as the Vikings had won their three previous postseason encounters by a single goal, with the last two going to overtime.
In this first year of NCHSAA-sanctioned championship competition, schools in all classifications competed for one title in an open tournament.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Coach Dee Bier, the athletes of the women's lacrosse team and the Charlotte Catholic family.

Patrice Hawkins said...

We are so proud of our Charlotte Catholic Lacrosse Team and especially so of Bridget Hogan, who we have followed since her days at Holy Trinity. Congratulations to CCHS' Girls Lacrosse and to Bridget Hogan.

All the best to all,

The Hawkins Family