Charlotte Catholic, Marvin Ridge and Waxhaw Cuthbertson continued to dominate the Southern Carolina 3A girls’ soccer race Thursday, with each team picking up victories.
Catholic leads the conference with a 7-0 record, and Marvin Ridge and Cuthbertson are 6-2.
Each of the second-place teams will play at Catholic in the closing weeks. Cuthbertson visits the Cougars on Tuesday, and Marvin Ridge faces Catholic on the final day of the regular season, May 3.
In Thursday’s game, Catholic got two goals from Maria Yarruri, in addition to Meghan Lang’s big game (see “Featured Performers” below), and beat Unionville Piedmont 6-1.
Marvin Ridge traveled to Monroe and won 8-0. Cuthbertson edged Indian Trail Sun Valley 3-1.
South Caldwell wins softball showdown
South Caldwell’s fourth-inning run provided all the offense in the Spartans’ 1-0 girls’ softball victory at North Davidson. South Caldwell (14-2) is among the state’s top-ranked 4A teams, and North Davidson, a 2A school, entered the gamer with a 17-0 record.
Reagan Weisner drove in Graclyn Green for South Caldwell, and Jenna Pittman fired a five-hitter for the victory. Losing pitcher Regan Spencer tossed a two-hitter.
Logan Bjorson (Indian Trail Metrolina Christian girls’ softball): Bjorson fired a three-hitter for her eighth victory of the season, leading her team to a 10-0 victory at Concord First Assembly. At the plate, Bjorson went 3-for-3, with two singles and a double.
Brittny Cabalceta (Lincolnton girls’ soccer): Cabalceta scored four goals in her team’s 5-1 victory over Newton-Conover.
Maureen Camacho (Indian Trail Sun Valley girls’ softball): Camacho, who lost a pitching duel against Monroe Parkwood’s Caroline Ruth on Tuesday, came back with a three-hitter in the Spartans’ 6-0 shutout of Concord Jay M. Robinson. Camacho struck out nine.
Meghan Lang (Charlotte Catholic girls’ soccer): Lang, a freshman, scored three goals and assisted on two others as the Cougars beat Unionville Piedmont 6-1.
Cole Salton (South Mecklenburg boys’ lacrosse): Salton scored three goals and added four assists as the Sabres beat Indian Trail Porter Ridge 13-6.
Chloe Thomas (Richburg Lewisville girls’ softball): Thomas fired a one-hitter, allowing no earned runs and striking out 10 in her team’s 7-1 victory over Mid-Carolina. Lewisville, among South Carolina’s top 1A teams, has an 18-4 record.
Hickory University Christian 170, Carmel Christian 177: Playing at Rock Barn Country Club in Conover, Carmel Christian’s Austin Brooks took medalist honors with a 35, but University Christian’s balance prevailed. Connor Matthews shot a 39 and Drew Chamberlain a 42 for the victors. Austin Crotts’ 43 was second-best for Carmel Christian. Brooks has been a match medalist five times this season.
South Fork 2A: Lake Norman Charter took its second league meet this week, beating North Lincoln by nine strokes on a windy day at the Donald Ross-designed Catawba Country Club in Newton. The Knights finished with a 327 team score. Trailing were North Lincoln 9336), West Lincoln (339), East Lincoln (355), Maiden (357), Catawba Bandys (358), Newton-Conover (368), and Lincolnton (524).
East Lincoln’s Lance Rowe was medalist, shooting a 74. West Lincoln’s Dalton Adams was second at 76. Tied at 79 were Jace Arko (Lake Norman Charter) and Stowe Rankin (East Lincoln). Bauer Galloway (West Lincoln) shot an 81.
Butler 13, Independence 3: Mark Chatt’s five goals and two assists led the Bulldogs. Kyle Steiner added three goals. Dylan Barett scored twice for Independence.
Providence Day 20, Covenant Day 2
South Mecklenburg 13, Indian Trail Porter Ridge 6: Blake Hans had three goals and an assist, in support of Cole Salton’s three goals, and Sabre teammate Michael Hoefer added two goals. Jake Leath led Porter Ridge with three goals.
Weddington 25, Indian Trail Sun Valley 1: The Warriors built an 18-0 halftime lead and coasted. Anthony Todaro led the victors with four goals and two assists, and Ryan Goldstein added three goals and six assists. Austin Leonard, Will Shipley and Michael Burns each added three goals.
Cheraw (SC) 8, Richburg (SC) Lewisville 2
Charlotte Catholic 5, Weddington 4
Indian Trail Sun Valley 5, Monroe 4: The No. 5 and 6 singles matches were hotly contested. Sun Valley’s Jeremy Jackson beat Augustin Vivevos 7-6 (7-4), 6-7 (7-9), 10-5 in No. 5 singles, and Monroe’s Eduardo Ruiz took No. 6 singles over Nimlan Submaranian 6-1, 6-7, 10-7.
Otherwise, Sun Valley got victories from Jensen Nicastro, Liam Collins and Nate Stough in singles, and the doubles team of Nicastro-Stough. Monroe’s other winners were Gustavo Soto in No. 1 singles, along with the doubles teams of Soto-Roberto Tenorio and Vivevos-Ruiz.
Marvin Ridge 9, Monroe Parkwood 0
Providence Day 9, Covenant Day 0: Alex Bitter downed Davis Swann 6-2, 6-2 in No. 1 singles, Alex Sandoval beat Rochester Sun 6-0, 6-3 in No. 2 singles, and the Chargers were off to a sweep. Other Providence Day winners were Jake Comisar, Bo Lovett, James Kurani and Kevin Kaspar in singles, and the doubles teams of Bitter-Evan Nalibotsky, Comisar-Sandoval, and Lovett-Kurani.
Charlotte Country Day 17, Providence Day 5: Ellen Ambler Moseley scored four goals, and Charlotte Pedlow and Thea Reddin added three goals apiece for the Buccaneers. Jacquelyn Ives had two goals for Providence Day.
Charlotte Latin 17, Durham Academy 6: The Colombos totaled more than half of Latin’s goals, with Gia scoring four, Gracie netting three, and Cece adding two (and three assists). Goalkeeper Liza Crutchfield made eight saves, and Cecelia Monnin added three goals.
Hough 13, Lake Norman Charter 4: Erika Gonzalez (three goals, two assists) and Colby Dugdale (one goal, three assists) carried the Huskies.
Myers Park 16, Ardrey Kell 5: Becca Riopel’s five goals led the Mustangs. Emma Hardy and Mallory Janka each added two scores.
South Mecklenburg 11, Indian Trail Porter Ridge 10: Belle Hardwick scored nine of the victorious Sabres’ goals and assisted on another.
Providence Day 7, Covenant Day 1: Katerina Peroulas’ two goals and two assists helped lift the Cougars. Teammates Kennedy Jones (two goals) and Morgan Hart (a goal and two assists) also had big games. Katherine Ashley scored for Covenant Day.
CENTRAL CAROLINA 2A
Salisbury 2, West Davidson 1 (OT): The Hornets won the first-place showdown and improved to 12-0 in the conference (14-0 overall). The Dragons fell to 9-2 in the conference (11-2 overall). Freya Obermueller of Salisbury and Mia Davis of West Davidson scored in regulation, and Obermueller tallied again in the second overtime.
ROCKY RIVER 2A
Monroe Central Academy 9, Mount Pleasant 0
SOUTH FORK 2A
Lake Norman Charter 5, East Lincoln 1
Lincolnton 5, Newton-Conover 1: Brittny Cabalceta’s four-goal outburst led the Wolves. Faith Brunner assisted on three goals.
North Lincoln 3, West Lincoln 0: Morgan McPeak posted a shutout in goal, with five saves. Teammates Angie Allen, McCauley Palmer and Dylan Ambrose scored goals.
Belmont South Point 2, Forest City Chase 1: The Red Raiders ran their conference record to 4-0 (9-3 overall), behind two goals from Sophia Demark. Griselda Jimenez scored for Chase.
Shelby 1, East Rutherford 0
YADKIN VALLEY 1A
West Montgomery 9, South Stanly 0
Gaston Christian 7, Northside Christian 1: Favour Spear scored four goals and assisted on two others. Teammate Sydney Foley had a goal and an assist, and Alex Wright scored for Northside Christian.
Statesville Christian 5, Hickory University Christian 0: The Lions improved to 3-0 in the conference.
S.C. REGION 4 3A
Camden 2, Chester 0: Goalkeeper Cherokee Clark registered seven saves for Chester.
Bakersville Mitchell County def. McDowell, PK’s: After a 1-1 tie through two overtimes, Mitchell downed McDowell 4-0 on penalties.
Boiling Springs Crest 2, Newton Fred T. Foard 1: The visiting Chargers improved to 11-1 overall and dropped the Tigers to 8-4-1.
Concord 2, West Rowan 1: The Spiders rallied from a 1-0 deficit late in the first half. Rustyn Orbison scored for West Rowan.
Lenoir Hibriten 3, Hickory St. Stephens 1: Senior Patricia Summers provided the offense for the Panthers, scoring all three goals.
North Stanly 3, East Montgomery 1: Brinn Kimney’s two goals and Emily Hathcock’s single tally lifted the Comets.
Olympic 9, Rocky River 0: The Trojans scored eight times in the first half, improving their overall record to 11-3.
South Rowan 9, West Stanly 0
Charlotte Country Day 16, Charlotte Christian 6: The Buccaneers rolled behind the hitting of senior Harlee Hawthorne (3-for-4, two RBI) and freshmen Sophie Rucker (4-for-4, three doubles, three RBI) and Lindsay Batten (a single, double and triple).
PAC 7 1A
Mooresville Pine Lake Prep 21, Queen’s Grant 6: Teryn Morgan, Kendal Diorio, Gabrielle Fry, Olivia Thomas and Sarah Sweitzer each slammed three hits for the Pride, which totaled 22 hits.
YADKIN VALLEY 1A
West Montgomery 19, North Rowan 1
Indian Trail Metrolina Christian 10, Concord First Assembly 0: Logan Bjorson’s three-hitter carried Metrolina to a road victory.
Butler 11, Lincoln Charter 5: Jazzy Freeman went 4-for-4 in leading the host Bulldogs. Teammates Madison Thomas, Emma Sattison and Hannah Harmon each added a pair of hits.
Concord Cox Mill 5, China Grove Jesse Carson 1
East Rutherford 10, Gastonia Forestview 0: The Cavaliers scored five times in the bottom of the fourth, building an 8-0 lead. They held Forestview to three hits.
Fort Mill 10, Blythewood (SC) 3: Marissa McDermott went 4-for-4, scoring three times, in leading the Yellow Jackets. Emma Tisdale had three hits for Fort Mill.
Indian Trail Sun Valley 6, Concord Jay M. Robinson 0: The Spartans took a 1-0 lead into the sixth inning and scored five times. Delaney Zook slammed a two-run double in the sixth.
Mount Pleasant 11, Concord 1: The Tigers scored three runs in the top of the first and four more in the fifth, improving their overall record to 14-3.
Pfafftown Reagan 11, Mallard Creek 1: The visiting Mavericks were held to four hits.
Providence 8, Weddington 1: The Panthers rolled to their 11th straight victory. During that string, they’ve allowed a total of six runs.
Richburg (SC) Lewisville 7, Mid-Carolina (SC) 1: Ivy McCall and Abby Thomas each had two hits for the Lions, now 18-4 on the season.
South Iredell 8, Catawba Bandys 4: Graycie Bustle had two hits and scored two runs for the victorious Vikings.
South Mecklenburg 11, Rocky River 1: Grace Cuellar went 3-for-4, and Rosalie Maynor had two hits and two runs for the Sabres.
West Florence (SC) 10, Cheraw (SC) 6
West Stanly 5, South Stanly 0: West Stanly broke a scoreless tie with four runs in the top of the sixth. The Colts improved to 14-1, dropping South Stanly to 12-3.
York 3, Clover 1: Freshman Kaiden Quinn tossed a two-hit victory and had two hits. Carlee Shannon also had two hits for York.
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