High School Sports

Community School of Davidson captures N.C. 1A girls’ soccer title

From the start, Community School of Davidson dominated its N.C. 1A girls’ soccer championship match against Franklin Academy.

Julia Grainda scored in the first minute off a corner kick from Lissi Gordon and Community School built a five-goal lead before winning 5-1.

Grainda, named MVP of the championship, scored twice and had two assists. Anna Lavella, Lissi Gordon and Kendall Miller all scored for Community School, which led 3-0 at halftime.

Community School ends the season 23-0-2 and won its second state title in three seasons. CSD beat East Cateret 2-1 in the 2014 state final. This season, the Spartans allowed but three goals in their final nine games.

Franklin Academy scored on a penalty-kick goal Saturday from freshman Kennedy Capps with about 18 minutes to play. It ended its season at 22-2 after having a 12-game win streak snapped.

▪ Saturday’s 3A state championship between Weddington and Jacksonville was not over in time for Sunday’s print edition. Coverage will be available online at charlotteobserver.com/sports/high-school.

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