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Weddington wins NCHSAA 3A girls soccer state championship

Corinth Holders' Lexie Chase (7) defends against Weddington's Kaelee Van Gundy (2) during the NCHSAA 3A girls soccer state championship match between Corinth Holders and Weddington at NC State University on Saturday, May 27, 2017. Weddington won the game 1-0.
Corinth Holders' Lexie Chase (7) defends against Weddington's Kaelee Van Gundy (2) during the NCHSAA 3A girls soccer state championship match between Corinth Holders and Weddington at NC State University on Saturday, May 27, 2017. Weddington won the game 1-0. newsobserver.com

Weddington only got one goal in Saturday’s N.C. High School Athletic Association 3A state championship game.

But it was more than enough.

Morgan Mecia weaved through four Pirates defenders in the 28th minute. It was the only time Weddington could unlock a back line from Corinth Holders that had not given up a goal in the postseason. Mecia’s goal stood up, though, and Weddington won the state title 1-0.

Weddington, which lost in the 2014 state championship game, won the title for the second year in a row. In 2016, Weddington beat Jacksonville 2-1 in the finals.

Corinth Holders (19-5-1) was the first Johnston County girls soccer team to reach the state finals. The Pirates gave the Warriors (22-2) all they could handle, but Weddington prevailed to complete the repeat. Mecia was named championship game MVP.

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