Charlotte Catholic finished prep work for what is expected to be a grueling Southern Carolina 3A boys’ soccer race with another nonconference victory Thursday night.
The Cougars downed visiting Winston-Salem Mount Tabor 4-2, improving their record to 5-0-1. Mount Tabor fell to 4-2-1.
The only blemish on Catholic’s schedule so far was a 0-0 tie last Saturday with Chapel Hill, in the N.C. Soccer Coaches Association’s Kickoff Classic. The Cougars were missing several players due to injury in that match.
Catholic and Marvin Ridge are preseason favorites in the Southern Carolina 3A, but several other teams are expected to challenge. The Cougars open conference play Wednesday, home against Unionville Piedmont (4-1-1).
In Thursday’s match, Alex Campbell scored twice for the Cougars, and Jackson Kirsch and Nick Pacifici added goals.
Thunderstorms that rolled across parts of the Charlotte area Thursday evening had an impact on the soccer schedule.
The big match between Hough and Providence was called off, due to lightning in the area near Providence High. The teams had played 17 minutes of scoreless soccer. No rescheduled date has been announced.
The West Mecklenburg-at-Independence and Berry Academy-at-Mallard Creek matches also were victims of the storm, as was the Metrolina 8 match between Southlake Christian and Hickory Grove Christian.. West Mecklenburg and Independence will play next Thursday.
Gaston Christian 10, Indian Trail Metrolina Christian 1
Rock Hill Westminster Catawba def. Northside Christian, PK’s: The teams played to a 1-1 tie in regulation, with both goals being scored in the first half. After two scoreless overtime periods, Westminster Catawba edged Northside 5-4 on penalty kicks.
Boone Watauga 5, Asheville Christian 0: The host Pioneers (5-2-1) broke it open with four second-half goals.
Burlington School 10, Salisbury North Hills Christian 1
Catawba Bandys 4, Alexander Central 4
Concord First Assembly 9, Mooresville Bradford Prep 0: The Eagles built a 6-0 halftime lead and improved to 4-1. Bradford Prep is 0-3.
East Lincoln 3, Central Cabarrus 1: The Mustangs improved to 6-0, taking a 2-0 lead in the first half. It was the first loss of the season for the Vikings (2-1-2).
East Montgomery 9, West Montgomery 0
Gaston Day 3, Statesville Christian 1: Gaston Day scored on goals by David Efird (on a corner kick by Alonzo Edmond), Max Wright and Ty Owens, who also had an assist.
Gastonia Forestview 2, Statesville 1: Statesville led 1-0 at the half, but the Jaguars (3-0-1) rallied.
Hickory Christian 3, Arden Veritas Christian 1: Gabriel Walker scored two goals and Luke Ikerd added one for the victors.
Indian Trail Porter Ridge 2, Concord Jay M. Robinson 1: The Pirates (7-1) rolled to their seventh straight victory.
Indian Trail Sun Valley 6, East Rowan 1: The visiting Spartans earned their first victory of the season (1-4-1). East Rowan fell to 0-4-2.
Kings Mountain 2, Concord 1: The visiting Mountaineers remained unbeaten, at 4-0-1. It was the first loss this season for Concord (5-1-1), which had been averaging more than six goals a match.
Lenoir Hibriten 8, West Wilkes 0: The Panthers scored four goals in each half, improving to 5-0-2.
Mooresville 3, Mooresville Pine Lake Prep 2
North Iredell 2, Salisbury 0: North Iredell (3-1-1) handed Salisbury (6-1) its first loss of the season, stopping an offense that had averaged 4.5 goals per match.
Northwest Cabarrus 2, China Grove Jesse Carson 0
Richmond Senior 2, Lee County 1
Surry Central 3, West Iredell 2
West Stanly 2, Misenheimer Gray Stone Day 0
Junior varsity football
Charlotte Christian 55, Monroe Central Academy 0
Davie County 20, Mooresville 6
Kannapolis Brown 34, China Grove Carson 7
Marshville Forest Hills 32, Pageland (SC) Central 20
Marvin Ridge 42, Ardrey Kell 28
Monroe Parkwood 7, Concord Cox Mill 6
Waxhaw Cuthbertson 29, Anson County 0
Weddington 30, Indian Trail Porter Ridge 7
Girls’ field hockey
Charlotte Latin 9, Greenville (SC) Christ Church Episcopal 0: Caroline Juckett and Lauren Foley each scored twice for the Hawks. Single goals came from Myah Pease, Virginia Troutman, Lindsay Flynn, Cece Colombo and Gracie Colombo.
Myers Park 8, Ardrey Kell 0: Sarah Perkinson scored three goals in leading the Mustangs. Megan Frost added two goals and three assists, and Alexanne O’Dell, Flynn Cuthbertson and Caroline Wick had single tallies.
Charlotte Catholic 7, Weddington 1
Christ the King 6, Carmel Christian 3: Passion Kabwe and Allie Spies gave Carmel Christian victories in No. 1 and 2 singles, but the Crusaders rallied for singles victories from Lauren Chandler, Cate Richards, Caroline Clark and Kylie Panizza.
Christ the King’s doubles winners were the teams of Chandler and Richards, and Clark and Panizza. Kabwe and Spies won in doubles for Carmel Christian.
Gaston Christian 9, Indian Trail Metrolina Christian 0: Singles winners for Gaston Christian were Meredith McCraw, Giulia Chitu, Madeline McKinley, Maddie Pospiech, Lily Grace McCollough and Meredith Wirth. Doubles winners were the teams of McKinley and McCollough, Adriana Tharp and Megan Givan, and Pospiech and Wirth.
Newton Fred T. Foard 8, Hickory St. Stephens 1: Singles winners for the Tigers were Alexis Wolgemuth, Claire Boger, Emily Campbell, Hannah Cummings and Maddie Gee. Doubles victors were the teams of Adia Libert and Abigail Matthews, Grace Gunter and Sara Baisden, and Gabi McIntire and Alyssa Davis. Sophie Hainor won at No. 4 singles for St. Stephens.
Spartanburg 9, Gaston Day 0: Isabel Wallwork lost a close match in No. 5 singles for Gaston Day, falling 6-7 (5-7 in the tie-break) and 3-6 to Anna Gramling.
West Rowan 6, China Grove Carson 3
West Stanly 5, Monroe Central Academy 4
Hough 3, Mooresville 0: The Huskies ran their conference record to 2-0 with 25-13, 25-19 and 25-16 victories. Mooresville is 0-2 in the league.
Mallard Creek 3, Lake Norman 0: The host Mavericks won 25-21, 25-18 and 25-16. Alexis Hardison had seven kills for Lake Norman.
North Mecklenburg 3, West Charlotte 0: The visiting Vikings (2-0 in conference) beat the Lions (0-2) 25-6, 25-16 and 25-19.
SOMECK 7 4A
Ardrey Kell 3, West Mecklenburg 0: The Knights cruised 25-7, 25-5 and 25-5. Sydney Domer had aces on nine of her 12 serves, and Jadyn Berry had 17 assists.
Providence 3, Harding 0: The Panthers evened their conference record at 1-1, winning 25-6, 25-8 and 25-3 over the Rams (0-2).
Butler 3, Indian Trail Porter Ridge 0: The visiting Bulldogs prevailed 25-11, 25-23 and 25-14. Porter Ridge’s Savannah McIntosh had 19 digs and 13 assists.
Harrisburg Hickory Ridge 3, Garinger 0: The Ragin’ Bulls improved to 5-2 overall and 2-0 in the conference, winning 25-12, 25-7 and 25-67. Garinger dropped to 0-4, 0-2.
Myers Park 3, Rocky River 0: The Mustangs went to 2-0 in the conference, rolling 25-15, 25-8 and 25-8.
Fayetteville Britt 3, Richmond Senior 0: The Raiders fell 25-23, 25-23 and 25-17, dropping to 1-2 in the conference. Britt is 3-0.
Lumberton 3, Fayetteville Seventy-First 0
Scotland County 3, Raeford Hoke County 0
Southern Pines Pinecrest 3, Pembroke Purnell Swett 1
BIG SOUTH 3A
Gastonia Forestview 3, Gastonia Ashbrook 1: In a battle of winless teams, the host Jaguars prevailed. They are 1-7, 1-1. Ashbrook falls to 0-5, 0-1.
Kings Mountain 3, North Gaston 0: The unbeaten Mountaineers (8-0, 2-0) won 24-12, 25-13 and 25-14.
SOUTH PIEDMONT 3A
Concord Jay M. Robinson 3, Northwest Cabarrus 1: The Bulldogs took the first two sets easily, 25-15 and 25-8, but Northwest Cabarrus prevailed 28-26 in the third set. Jay M. Robinson closed it out 25-15. Eve Frazier had 12 digs and Kelsey Owen 18 assists for Northwest Cabarrus.
SOUTHERN CAROLINA 3A
Charlotte Catholic 3, Waxhaw Cuthbertson 2: Emma Ellis had 16 kills and Lauren Hall had 15 digs and 41 assists for the Cougars, who won the fifth set 15-12.
Monroe Parkwood 3, Indian Trail Sun Valley 2: Parkwood went up 2-0 before the Spartans rallied by taking the next two sets. Parkwood won the finale 15-11.
Weddington 3, Monroe 0: The Warriors won 25-7, 25-12 and 25-17. Monroe’s Zanyale Knotts had 18 digs.
Indian Trail Metrolina Christian 3, Gaston Christian 1: Tied after two sets, the Warriors won 25-23 and 25-17.
Rock Hill Westminster Catawba 3, Northside Christian 2
Southlake Christian 3, Hickory Grove Christian 0: Kennedy Smith had 14 kills and eight digs, as the Eagles won 25-12, 25-11 and 25-10.
CENTRAL CAROLINA 2A
Central Davidson 3, Salisbury 2: The Hornets dropped the decisive fifth set 15-10.
East Davidson 3, Thomasville 0
Ledford 3, Lexington 0
South Rowan 3, Winston-Salem Oak Grove 0: The Raiders won 25-7, 25-12 and 25-13.
West Davidson 3, North Davidson 0
SOUTH FORK 2A
Catawba Bandys 3, Newton-Conover 0: The Trojans won 25-13, 25-18 and 25-19, improving to 3-4 overall and 1-1 in the league. The Red Devils fell to 0-6, 0-2.
East Lincoln 3, Lincolnton 0: The visiting Mustangs remained unbeaten (6-0, 2-0), dropping Lincolnton to 3-4, 1-1.’
Lake Norman Charter 3, North Lincoln 0: The Knights won 25-18, 25-23 and 25-16.
Maiden 3, West Lincoln 0: The Blue Devils stayed in a first-place tie (2-0), winning 25-11, 25-6 and 25-18. West Lincoln fell to 0-2.
PAC 7 1A
Mount Holly Mountain Island Charter 3, Community School of Davidson 2: The Raptors took the fifth set 15-11 and improved to 2-0 in conference. The Spartans fell to 1-1.
SOUTHERN PIEDMONT 1A
Mooresboro Thomas Jefferson Academy 3, Cherryville 0: While it was a sweep, this match was tightly contested. The Gryphons won 25-19, 25-23 and 25-18.
YADKIN VALLEY 1A
North Stanly 3, South Stanly 0: Merris Talbert’s nine kills and Madi Morris’ five aces helped lead the Comets, who won 25-18, 26-24 and 25-23.
West Montgomery 3, North Rowan 0: The Warriors won 25-8, 25-11 and 25-11, improving to 7-1 overall and 5-0 in the conference. North Rowan is 0-6, 0-5.
NATION FORD QUAD MEET
Fort Mill Nation Ford 2, Lexington (SC) 0: Sophie Fischer had 14 kills and Ally Thees totaled 25 assists, as the Falcons won 27-25 and 25-16.
Fort Mill Nation Ford 2, Lexington (SC) River Bluff 0: Sophie Fischer (11 kills) and Ally Thees (four aces) led a 25-23, 25-12 triumph.
Lexington (SC) 2, Rock Hill Northwestern 1: This was a closely-played match, with Lexington winning 27-25, and 25-13. Northwestern took the second set 26-24.
S.C. REGION 4 2A
Lancaster Buford 2, Richburg Lewisville 1: Buford took the first set 25-18, Lewisville rallied for a 25-22 victory, and Buford closed it out 25-20.
Belmont South Point 3, Gastonia Piedmont Community 0: Sarah Hinson (seven kills) and Camryn Harris (12 aces) led the Red Raiders to a 25-11, 25-5 and 25-10 triumph.
Boone Watauga 3, Greensboro Grimsley 0: Rebekah Farthing had nine kills as the Pioneers won 25-14, 25-17 and 25-14.
China Grove Carson 3, West Iredell 0: The visiting Cougars improved to 7-0 with a narrow victory. They took the sets 25-21, 26-24 and 26-24.
Covenant Day 3, High Point Wesleyan 0: Covenant Day scored its first victory in five matches this season.
Davidson Day 3, Asheville Carolina Day 0: Estella Sawyer (35 assists), Sarah Alexander (21 digs, five aces) and Catey Bodick (seven kills, three digs, two blocks) led the Patriots. Davidson Day (11-2) won its sets 25-11, 25-10 and 25-11.
East Burke 3, Shelby 1: Riley Haas had seven kills and 11 blocks, and Ashlyn Stilwell totaled 21 digs for the victorious Cavaliers.
East Montgomery 3, South Davidson 2
East Rowan 3, Concord 2: The Mustangs took the fifth set 15-13.
Gaston Day 3, Statesville Christian 0: Lauralee Hurst had 22 kills, Sidney Bing had 37 assists, and Drew Brown totaled six service aces for the victorious Spartans, who won 25-20, 25-18 and 25-19.
Hickory 3, Statesville 1
Hickory Christian 3, Arden Veritas Christian 0
Monroe Central Academy 3, Monroe First Assembly 0
Morganton Patton 3, Morganton Freedom 0: Patton took this rivalry 25-23, 25-18 and 25-22.
Mount Pleasant 3, Central Cabarrus 1: The Vikings won the first set 25-21, but the Tigers rallied 25-9, 25-16 and 25-15.
Newton Fred T. Foard 3, Alexander Central 0: The Tigers ran their record to 7-1.
Rock Hill 3, Blythewood (SC) 2: The Bearcats took the first two sets, dropped the next two, and rallied with a 17-15 victory.
R-S Central 3, Hendersonville 0: The Hilltoppers took a close match, 25-20, 25-22 and 25-23.
West Rowan 3, East Bend Forbush 1: The teams split the first two sets before the Falcons won 25-23 and 25-20. Tori Hester led the victors (now 9-0) with 24 kills and 11 digs.
West Stanly 3, Charlotte Latin 0: The Colts won 25-15, 25-20 and 25-21.
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