Fort Mill Nation Ford topped a field of 14 teams Saturday and captured its own girls’ volleyball invitational tournament.
The Falcons ran their record to 8-0 on the season, sweeping through three pool-play matches and advancing into the final rounds.
Nation Ford toppled Lexington 2-1 in the semifinals and then beat Charleston Ashley Hall 2-0 in the championship match. Ashley Hall had advanced with a 2-0 semifinal triumph over South Aiken.
Also reaching the quarterfinals were Fort Mill, Indian Land, Rock Hill, and Rock Hill Northwestern.
Mecklenburg County was represented by Olympic, which fell by 2-0 match scores to Rock Hill, South Aiken and Boiling Springs.
Charlotte-area players named to the all-conference team were Nation Ford’s Sophie Fischer, Camryn McDonagh and Emily Lammers; Rock Hill’s Maylen Mitrovich; Olympic’s Ashley Mayfrock; Fort Mill’s Lauren Ambrose; Northwestern’s Anna Lucy Black; Indian Land’s Baylee Vought; and York’s Abby Barker.
NCSCA KICKOFF CLASSIC
Several area teams competed Saturday in the N.C. Soccer Coaches Association’s Kickoff Classic at Wake Med Soccer Complex in Cary. Charlotte Latin and Newton-Conover scored victories in the field, which included soccer powers from across the state.
Charlotte Catholic, Community School of Davidson and Hickory earned ties. Misenheimer Gray Stone Day and Statesville suffered losses.
Charlotte Catholic 0, Chapel Hill 0: Catholic had several players injured in Friday night’s victory over Jacksonville, but the Cougars battled to a tie, leaving their record at 3-0-1. Chapel Hill is 2-1-1.
Charlotte Latin 4, Southern Pines Pinecrest 0: Latin improved to 2-0-2, with Braden Panther scoring two goals. Timothy Summer and Mack Carpenter added goals for the Hawks, and Sam Shumate got the shutout in goal. Pinecrest fell to 2-1.
Community School of Davidson 1, Wallace-Rose Hill 1: The Spartans (4-0-1) netted a tie against Wallace-Rose Hill (1-2-1), battling back from a 1-0 deficit.
East Chapel Hill 4, Statesville 0: McLaren Cantrell scored three goals for the Wildcats, who led Statesville only 1-0 at the half.
Hickory 0, Clayton 0: Hickory, now 1-0-3, has allowed only two goals this season.
Newton-Conover 2, Siler City Jordan-Matthews 1: The Tigers improved to 3-1, scoring in the final 10 minutes.
Wake Forest Franklin Academy 3, Misenheimer Gray Stone Day 1: The Knights dropped to 1-2-1. Franklin Academy was state 1A runner-up a year ago, and Gray Stone Day reached the 1A semifinals.
Gastonia Ashbrook 4, Lincolnton 0: The Green Wave captured their fourth Gazette Cup championship, getting goals from Tristan Mantecon, Jayden Dixon, Dalton Kennedy and Rene Morales.
Gastonia Huss 4, Cramerton Stuart Cramer 2: The Huskies (2-1) took third place.
Belmont South Point 6, East Gaston 4: The Red Raiders bolted to a 3-0 first-half lead in this fifth-place game, then hung on as East Gaston battled back. Canter Beck had a goal and an assist for East Gaston.
North Gaston 4, Gastonia Highland Tech 2: The Rams led 1-0 at halftime of this seventh-place match, but North Gaston outscored them 4-1 in the final 40 minutes.
Raleigh Ravenscroft 2, Charlotte Country Day 1 (OT): Ravenscroft (4-0) took a 1-0 lead in the 11th minute, but the Buccaneers (2-2) evened the score three minutes later on a goal by Johnny Bingham, from Bryce Monichella. Ravenscroft got the game-winner three minutes into overtime.
South Mecklenburg 3, Weddington 1: Tanner Rothenberger had a goal and an assist for the host Sabres, and Leo Chavez and Miguel Alvarez added South Meck goals. Simon Vilar scored for Weddington.
Winston-Salem Mount Tabor 2, Boone Watauga 1: The host Pioneers (4-1-1) suffered their first loss of the season.
Girls’ field hockey
Covenant Day 13, Greensboro Day 0: Jackie Haynes scored two goals and added three assists for Covenant Day. Carolina Dancu added two goals and two assists, and Ellie Pikel, Natalie Wallace and Kendra Jones scored two goals. Audrey Felice had a goal and two assists.
SOUTHLAKE CHRISTIAN VOLLEYBALL BASH
Southlake Christian dominated its own tournament, beating Providence Day 2-1; Winston-Salem Calvary Day 2-0, Community School of Davidson 2-1; and Cary Academy 2-0.
In the Providence Day match, Southlake Christian’s Kennedy Smith had 14 kills and 11 digs, and Abby Peck added 27 assists. In the sweep of Calvary Day, Smith had nine kills and Taylor Geist totaled seven assists and six digs.
Smith (13 kills, 16 digs) and Grace Iannarino (18 digs) led the victory over Community School of Davidson.
In another match, Cary Academy swept Mooresville Pine Lake Prep 25-14, 25-15 and 25-20.
Charlotte Country Day 3, Raleigh Ravenscroft 0: Freshman Sydney Schulze had six kills, as the Buccaneers rolled 25-6, 25-10 and 25-5. Kayla Spangler totaled 22 assists for the Bucs.
Davie County Round Robin: Davie County swept West Iredell 3-0 and edged Statesville 3-2.
Skyland Roberson 3, Boiling Springs Crest 1: The visiting Rams (4-2) edged Crest (3-1) in this hard-fought match. Roberson opened with a 25-23 victory, Crest won 26-24 in the second set, and the Rams finished with 25-22 and 25-21 victories.
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