High school soccer: Charlotte Catholic No. 1 in Sweet 16

09/03/2014 6:43 PM

09/03/2014 6:44 PM

Charlotte Catholic returned to a familiar spot Wednesday – No. 1 in the Observer’s Sweet 16 soccer poll.

The Cougars, one of the state’s historically dominant teams, jumped from No. 4 to the top spot after beating former No. 1 Garinger 1-0 on the road Tuesday night. Charlotte Catholic has reached 17 N.C. High School Athletic Association state championship games and won seven titles.

Garinger, seeking its first soccer title this season, fell to No. 4, behind Hough and Providence. Garinger beat Providence and tied Hough this season. Garinger is ranked 25th nationally in one poll, and the Wildcats are ranked No. 1 in the state coaches poll.

Last week, Providence and Hough went a combined 3-0 to maintain their rankings.

Rk. School Class Rec. Prv.
 1. Charlotte Catholic 4A 4-0-1 4
 2. Providence 4A 5-1 2
 3. Hough 4A 1-1-1 3
 4. Garinger 4A 3-1-1 1
 5. Weddington 3A 5-1-1 7
 6. Charlotte Country Day IND 6-2 5
 7. Charlotte Latin IND 3-1-1 6
 8. Statesville 3A 5-0 16
 9. Porter Ridge 4A 5-0-1 NR
10. Providence Day IND 2-1 10
11. Lake Norman Charter 2A 3-2 11
12. Central Academy 2A 4-1-1 12
13. Lake Norman 4A 4-1 13
14. Forestview 3A 3-1 14
15. West Iredell 3A 2-1-1 15
16. Independence 4A 2-0-1 NR

Dropped out: Marvin Ridge (3A, 3-3); South Iredell (3A, 1-2-1). Also receiving consideration: Cannon (IND, 4-2); East Lincoln (2A, 4-1); Queens Grant (1A, 6-0-1); Lincolnton (2A, 4-0-1); West Lincoln (2A, 3-0-1). Eligible teams: Visit charlotteobserver.com/preps to a view a list of eligible schools.

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