The Myers Park High boys’ soccer team made a statement in 40 minutes Tuesday evening.
Tied 1-1 at halftime of their Southwestern 4A Conference first-place showdown at Indian Trail Porter Ridge, the Mustangs exploded for four goals in the final 40 minutes and trounced the Pirates 5-1.
It was Porter Ridge’s first loss since its season-opening setback to Charlotte Catholic. The Pirates had won 13 straight until Tuesday night.
The outcome left Myers Park atop the conference with a 6-0 record (11-0 overall). Porter Ridge is 5-1, with Independence at 4-1.
The Mustangs’ winning goal – the first tally of the second half – came from Samuel Bass. Daniel Watts later scored on a penalty kick. Bass finished with two goals and an assist, and Bass had two goals. Lucas Scheer scored the other Myers Park goal.
Catholic suffers upset loss
Charlotte Catholic, ranked No. 1 among 3A teams in North Carolina by Maxpreps, was a surprise 3-2 overtime loser Tuesday evening at Monroe. The Cougars rallied from a 1-0 halftime deficit and were tied 2-2 with the Redhawks after regulation. Monroe scored in the second overtime.
Catholic dropped to 11-2-1 overall and 4-1 in the conference. Monroe is 5-4-1, 2-3.
Samuel Bass (Myers Park soccer): Bass scored two goals and added an assist in the Mustangs’ big 5-1 victory at Indian Trail Porter Ridge.
Cvan Than (Independence soccer): Than’s two goals helped the Patriots beat Rocky River 3-0. Than has 11 goals and three assists this season and holds the school career scoring record.
Zoe Weatherington (Charlotte Country Day volleyball): Weatherington had 23 kills, 16 digs and seven blocks in her team’s 3-2 victory over Concord Cannon School.
Hough maintained its half-game lead in the conference, improving to 5-1. Mooresville (4-1) and Vance (3-1) are right behind.
Hopewell 2, Lake Norman 0
Hough 2, Mallard Creek 1: Richie Cano and Ryan Cowie scored for the Huskies.
Mooresville 6, West Charlotte 1: The Blue Devils built a 5-0 halftime lead.
SO MECK 7 4A
Providence 9, Berry Academy 0
Butler 4, Garinger 0: Cole Roberts and Christian Davenport each had a goal and an assist for the visiting Bulldogs.
East Mecklenburg 3, Harrisburg Hickory Ridge 1: Down 1-0, the Eagles battled back, behind goals from Luis Alanis, Collin Thomas and Gustavo Gonzalez.
Independence 3, Rocky River 0: Cvan Than scored two goals, and goalkeeper Adam Ali had a clean sheet.
Richmond Senior 3, Pembroke Purnell Swett 1: The Raiders scored twice in the second half to pull away.
Southern Pines Pinecrest 11, Fayetteville Seventy-First 0
Hickory 2, Alexander Central 1: Brayden Rowland scored two goals and Hector Diaz added an assist, as the Red Tornadoes improved to 4-0-1 in the conference.
NORTH PIEDMONT 3A
China Grove Carson 5, East Rowan 4: Ruben Leslie had two goals and an assist for the Mustangs in a losing cause.
SOUTHERN CAROLINA 3A
Marvin Ridge 9, Indian Trail Sun Valley 0: The Mavericks have allowed only nine goals in 11 matches.
Monroe 3, Charlotte Catholic 2 (OT)
Waxhaw Cuthbertson 8, Monroe Parkwood 5: The wild-scoring match of the night (maybe the season). Cuthbertson led 6-2 at the half and had to hold off a Parkwood rally. Jonpaul Escobar had two goals and Sean Gunsacker added three assists for Parkwood.
Weddington 4, Unionville Piedmont 0: Simon Viler, Andy Arndt, Benlan Yao and Colin Price scored for the Warriors.
CENTRAL CAROLINA 2A
Central Davidson 1, Lexington 0
ROCKY RIVER 2A
East Montgomery 4, West Stanly 1: This was a 1-1 match at halftime.
Marshville Forest Hills 6, Mount Pleasant 0
Monroe Central Academy 4, Anson County 0: This match was halted with 20 minutes remaining due to lightning.
SOUTH FORK 2A
Catawba Bandys 3, Lake Norman Charter 1
East Lincoln 6, West Lincoln 0: Chase Gilley (two goals, two assists), Logan Gilley (one goal, two assists) and Ty Knight (two goals) led the Mustangs. Matthew Kosmala got the shutout in goal.
Shelby 5, R-S Central 2: The Golden Lions scored four times in the first 40 minutes.
Community School of Davidson 9, Mooresville Carolina International 0: The Spartans, ranked No. 3 in Class 1A by Maxpreps, improved to 7-0 in the conference.
Queens Grant 10, Mooresville Bradford Prep 1: Micah Parker scored three goals and Alex Ramsey had three assists for the Stallions.
YADKIN VALLEY 1A
North Moore 3, Misenheimer Gray Stone Day 1
West Montgomery 5, South Stanly 2
Charlotte Latin 1, Carmel Christian 1
Charlotte Latin swept the boys’ and girls’ titles in a meet at McAlpine Greenway Park.
The Hawks’ boys had 23 points, to runner-up Covenant Day’s 47. Trailing were Concord Cannon, Providence Day, Charlotte Country Day, Charlotte Christian, United Faith Christian and Sugar Creek Charter.
Boys’ winner was Cannon’s Tamer Metwalli, in a time of 17:23.99 over a 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) course. Second, in 17:42.29, was Latin’s Rob Schleusner. Chase Harris (Latin), Bryson Mace (Covenant Day) and Will Zwetolitz (Latin) rounded out the top five.
In the girls’ race, Latin had 25 points, to 54 for second-place Concord Cannon. Covenant Day, Charlotte Country Day and Charlotte Christian trailed.
Girls’ individual winner was Latin’s Marion Donald, in 21:22.79. Second was Cannon’s Victoria Schneider, in 21:46.56. Rounding out the top five were Kelsey Troutman (Covenant Day), Ellie Beuley (Latin) and Madeleine Pease (Latin).
Charlotte Country Day 6, Concord Cannon 1: Parker Shelton, Linde Fonville and McLean Sadusky won in singles for the Buccaneers, along with the doubles teams of Josie Shuford and Ellie Sutker, Shelton and Fonville, and Gabby Holloway and Liselotte Stratman. Cannon School’s winner was Taylor McGibbon. The No. 3 and No. 6 singles matches were halted by a thunderstorm.
(individual set scores in parentheses)
SO MECK 7 4A
Providence 3, Berry Academy 0 (21-10, 21-18, 21-10)
Fayetteville Britt 3, Fayetteville Seventy-First 0
Scotland County 3, Pembroke Purnell Swett 1
Southern Pines Pinecrest 3, Raeford Hoke County 0
Charlotte Country Day 3, Concord Cannon 2 (19-25, 22-25, 25-12, 25-19, 15-8): The Buccaneers rallied from two sets down and won this first-place battle. Zoe Weatherington (23 kills) and Kayla Spangler (39 assists, 19 digs) led the way. Country Day is 6-0 in the conference, while Cannon School drops to 4-2.
Boone Watauga 3, Morganton Freedom 0 (25-5, 25-7, 25-9): Grace Hayes had 25 assists for the Pioneers.
Hickory 3, Alexander Central 0 (25-23, 25-14, 25-13): The Red Tornadoes improved to 15-9 overall and 9-1 in the conference. The Cougars dropped to 7-11, 6-4.
Hickory St. Stephens 3, South Caldwell 0 (25-9, 25-20, 25-13): Neila King’s nine kills and nine digs, along with Kenley Killian’s 24 assists and three aces, led St. Stephens.
SOUTH PIEDMONT 3A
Concord Cox Mill 3, Kannapolis Brown 0 (25-15, 25-14, 25-17): The Chargers improved to 4-0 in the conference.
East Burke 3, Morganton Patton 1 (25-15, 18-25, 25-14, 25-22): Erica Clontz totaled 19 kills and Taylor Moody had four blocks for the Cavaliers.
Newton Foard 3, Lenoir Hibriten 0 (25-15, 25-12, 25-12): The Tigers remained atop the conference at 8-0.
Belmont South Point 3, East Rutherford 1 (21-25, 26-24, 25-23, 25-19): Sara Hinson had six kills and two aces as the Red Raiders squeaked past the Cavaliers. Emily Revels added nine digs and 11 assists for South Point.
East Gaston 3, Forest City Chase 0 (25-9, 25-16, 25-18): Tara Barber led East Gaston with nine digs, two aces and five kills.
Community School of Davidson 3, Monroe Union Academy 0 (25-17, 25-19, 25-22)
YADKIN VALLEY 1A
Misenheimer Gray Stone Day 3, West Montgomery 0 (25-17, 26-24, 25-20)
Anson County 3, South Stanly 0 (25-14, 25-16, 25-23): The Bearcats are now 10-2, while South Stanly is 10-5.
Lawndale Burns 3, Cherryville 0 (25-17, 25-22, 25-16)
Lee County 3, Richmond Senior 0 (25-20, 25-18, 25-19)
Mallard Creek 3, Harrisburg Hickory Ridge 1 (22-25, 25-17, 25-21, 25-23): The Mavericks’ hard-fought win left them with a 14-4 record. Hickory Ridge is 11-3.
North Iredell 3, West Iredell 0 (28-26, 25-23, 25-15): North Iredell knocked off the Foothills 2A Conference leader.
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