Christian Thomas and Luis Alanis-Arroyo each scored goals to lead East Mecklenburg’s boys’ soccer team to a 2-1 come-from-behind home victory against Hickory Ridge on Tuesday in a battle of NCHSAA state playoff teams last season.
East Mecklenburg, a 4A school, gave coach Tim Long a victory in his debut.
Luke Trivette scored for 3A Hickory Ridge (0-1-1), which led 1-0 before the Eagles scored both of their goals in the second half.
Charlotte Christian downs Metrolina
Nathan Collins scored four goals and Grant Kiker added two goals and one assist to lead Charlotte Christian to a 7-2 victory at Metrolina Christian.
Amani McLain added a goal and an assist and Casey Odenbeck added two assists for Charlotte Christian, which finished 10-6-2 last season and made it to the first round of the NCISAA playoffs after missing the playoffs the previous season.
Ardrey Kell sweeps Weddington in volleyball
Ardrey Kell’s volleyball team took a season-opening straight-sets victory against visiting Weddington.
Sylvia Duggan had 16 kills, Maddie Sweeney had 28 assists and seven kills, and Ella Duggan had 18 digs to lead Ardrey Kell to the 26-24, 25-16, 25-14 victory.
East Mecklenburg 2, Hickory Ridge 1
Goals: EM: Christian Thomas, Luis Alanis-Arroyo; HR: Luke Trivette. Records: EM 1-0; HR 0-1-1.
Charlotte Christian 7, Metrolina Christian 2
Goals: CC: Nathan Collins 4, Grant Kiker 2, Amani McLain.
South Mecklenburg 4, North Mecklenburg 0
Goals: SM: Tanner Jordi, Ethan DeSilva, Collyn Carpenter, own goal. Shutout: Cesar Bonilla, Daniel Escartin; Records: SM 1-0; NM 0-3.
Ardrey Kell 4, Union Academy 0
Goals: AK: Shane Reihl 2, Alex Coley, Luke Murdock. Shutout: Ben Cassell.
North Lincoln 1, East Lincoln 0
Goal: NL: Nate Brown. Records: NL 1-0; EL 0-1.
CATA 3, East Montgomery 0
Goals: CATA: Roberto Fleming 2, Joey Ridge; Shutout: Brandon Melchor. CATA 1-0; EM 0-1.
Christ the King 4, Pine Lake Prep 1
Goals: CTK: Stanley 2, T. Seeling, Saltrick; PLP: Wilkins. CTK 3-0;P LP 0-1.
Charlotte Latin 2, Asheville Christian 1
Goals: CL: Daniel Watts, Andrew Calton; AC: Max Gompers. Records: CL 1-0; AC 0-1.
Girls’ Tennis (Late Monday)
Porter Ridge 8, Monroe 1
SINGLES: Emmy Woodson (PR) d. Estefary Colmenares 6-1, 6-2; Shayna Farris (PR) d. Fatina Carroll 6-1, 6-0; Rosalba Buanjos (M) d. Taylor Stedem 2-6, 7-5, 1-0; Miryam Tesfai (PR) Emily Peredo 6-0, 6-0; Carlota Chewning (PR) d. Jessica Walker 6-0, 6-1; Isa Lucarelli (PR) 6-0, 6-0.
DOUBLES: Woodson/Farris (PR) d. Colmenares/Carroll 8-0; Stedem/Tesfai (PR) d. Buanjos/Peredo 8-0; Olivia Schwartz/Victoria Riabtseva (PR) d. Walker/Marlan
Ardrey Kell d. Weddington 26-24, 25-16, 25-14. Records: AK 1-0; W 0-1.
Gaston Christian d. Charlotte Country Day 25-18, 23-25, 25-21, 20-25, 15-5. Records: GC 1-0; CCD 0-1.
Alexander Central d. St. Stephens 25-19, 25-13, 18-25, 25-18. Records: AC 1-0; SS 0-1.
East Mecklenburg d. Berry 25-9, 25-12, 18-25, 25-20.
Mooresville d. North Mecklenburg 20-25, 25-15, 19-25, 25-18, 15-7.