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Tuesday’s Roundup: late goal lifts Butler past Providence

The football team gets most of the attention in autumn at Butler High, but the Bulldogs’ soccer team made a little news Wednesday evening.

Butler scored a goal in the final 90 seconds of the match and upset host Providence 2-1.

It was the second straight loss for the Panthers (3-2-1), who fell to powerhouse Myers Park last week. Providence travels Thursday evening to Concord Cox Mill and then faces 3A state title contender Charlotte Catholic at home Saturday evening.

Butler (3-2) took a 1-0 lead Wednesday on a goal by Erick Arroyo. The Panthers tied the match on Jackson Youngstrom’s penalty kick in the second half, but Butler got the game-winner with 1:30 remaining from Niche Cruz Torres.

The Bulldogs resume action Tuesday, opening Southwestern 4A Conference action at Rocky River.

Featured performers

Madison Dagenhart (Statesville volleyball): Dagenhart, a senior Jacksonville commit, had 15 kills, 17 digs and 19 assists in her team’s 3-1 victory over Alexander Central.

Liam MacKinnon (Monroe Union Academy): MacKinnon, a freshman, was the epitome of a “helper” in the Cardinals’ 6-1 victory at Mooresville Bradford Prep. He had four assists in the match.

Mario Portillo (Queens Grant soccer): Portillo scored five goals in Queens Grant’s 9-0 rout of Mooresville Langtree Charter.

Jade Rouse (Rock Hill volleyball): Rouse, a sophomore, had 19 kills and 11 digs as the Bearcats beat Indian Land 3-1.

Zoe Weatherington (Charlotte Country Day volleyball): Weatherington had 25 kills, four aces, three blocks and 20 digs in her team’s 3-1 victory over Concord Cannon School.

Volleyball State Rankings

Here are MaxPreps N.C. rankings for volleyball, all classes

1. Cary Green Hope 11-1

2. Marvin Ridge 21-1

3. Winterville South Central 11-0

4. Greenville Conley 10-0

5. Davidson Day 14-2

6. West Henderson 13-2

7. Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons 5-1

8. China Grove Carson 5-1

9. Chapel Hill 12-3

10. Cary Christian 14-0

14. Boone Watauga 11-0

17. Gaston Day 12-6

18. Hickory 9-0

19. South Iredell 6-1

21. West Rowan 9-1

23. East Lincoln 8-0

26. Ardrey Kell 6-2

34. SouthLake Christian 16-2

40. North Iredell 4-1

41. Charlotte Country Day 7-2

Full rankings here

Boys’ soccer


Charlotte Country Day 4, Concord Cannon 0: Johnny Bingham got the Buccaneers off to a good start, scoring in the fourth minute. Taylor Lafar added a 21st-minute goal, Bingham scored in the 32nd minute, and Lafar closed the scoring four minutes later. Country Day (5-2 overall, 1-0 conference) got the fourth shutout of the season from goalkeeper Connor McPhilliamy. Cannon dropped to 7-3, 1-2.


Community School of Davidson 2, Mooresville Pine Lake Prep 1 (OT): The Spartans scored in the second five-minute overtime for the victory. They improved to 5-1-2, 1-0. The Pride fell to 3-3, 0-1.

Monroe Union Academy 6, Mooresville Bradford Prep 1: The visiting Cardinals built a 5-1 halftime lead. Freshman Liam MacKinnon had four assists, and Hayden Brown scored three goals.

Mount Holly Mountain Island Charter 7, Mooresville Carolina International 1: Max Novytsky scored three goals and had an assist for the Raptors. Adding a goal and assist apiece were Gio Bernard and Alex Verastegui.

Queens Grant 9, Mooresville Langtree Charter 0: Mario Portillo scored five goals for the Stallions, and Josh Tichauer added a goal and an assist.


Charlotte Catholic 5, Unionville Piedmont 1: The Cougars improved to 6-0-1, 1-0. Piedmont had been allowing only 1.3 goals per match.

Marvin Ridge 5, Monroe 1: The Mavericks (5-1, 1-0) are allowing an average of one goal per game this season.

Waxhaw Cuthbertson 2, Indian Trail Sun Valley 0 (OT): After a scoreless opening 85 minutes, the Cavaliers scored twice in the second overtime, winning their conference opener.

Weddington at Monroe Parkwood: This match was postponed due to a thunderstorm.


Berry Academy 4, West Charlotte 1: The visiting Cardinals led 3-0 at halftime.

Concord Cox Mill 3, East Mecklenburg 3: The host Eagles got two goals from Luis Alanis and one from Walter Gomez. For Cox Mill, Connor Moll scored twice and Ryan Sullivan once.

Rocky River 0, Olympic 0

South Iredell 0, Hopewell 0: Hopewell (1-4-2) managed a draw with a tough Vikings’ squad (4-1-2).

Vance 3, Garinger 1: Geovany Maldonado added to his blistering scoring pace with three Vance goals.


Lumberton 6, Fayetteville Seventy-First 1

Raeford Hoke County 7, Scotland County 2

Richmond Senior 3, Fayetteville Britt 0: Richmond led the Buccaneers 3-0 at halftime and improved to 2-1 in conference.

Southern Pines Pinecrest 1, Pembroke Purnell Swett 0


North Davidson 5, West Davidson 1

Salisbury 3, Central Davidson 0: The Hornets improved to 8-1, 4-0.

South Rowan 3, Winston-Salem Oak Grove 1: The Raiders (2-2 conference) broke a halftime tie with two second-half goals.

Thomasville 5, East Davidson 0


Asheboro Uwharrie Charter 4, South Stanly 0: This was a 1-0 match at halftime.

Misenheimer Gray Stone Day 7, South Davidson 1: The host Knights built a 5-0 halftime lead and improved to 2-1 in the conference.

North Moore 7, Albemarle 1: North Moore (6-0, 3-0) handed the Bulldogs their first loss (4-1, 2-1).


Central Cabarrus 5, West Stanly 1: The Vikings improved to 4-1-2.

East Burke 8, North Wilkes 1: The Cavaliers exploded for six second-half goals. Anthony Salgado scored three goals, and Anthony Thao and Micah Chrisco added a goal and two assists apiece.

East Rutherford 1, Lawndale Burns 0: The Cavaliers stopped a Burns offense that had been averaging more than five goals per match.

Gastonia Forestview 5, Belmont South Point 1: The Jaguars (4-0-1) have allowed only six goals in five matches.

Indian Trail Porter Ridge 4, Monroe Central Academy 1: Porter Ridge lost its opener 3-2 to unbeaten Charlotte Catholic on a last-minute goal. Since then, the Pirates are 8-0 and have outscored opponents 29-4.

Kings Mountain 8, Gastonia Highland Tech 0: Danny Carley (three goals, two assists) led the Hilltoppers. Tristan Stenger added a goal and three assists, and Christian Quevedo-Jones had two goals.

Lake Norman 1, Statesville 0: It was another low-scoring match for Lake Norman, which has scored six goals in five outings and allowed only seven.

Lenoir Hibriten 9, West Wilkes 0: The Panthers improved to 7-0-2.

North Iredell 4, Boonville Starmount 2: The Raiders (5-1-1) led 2-0 at halftime and hung on.

R-S Central 4, Brevard 3: Austin Alexander scored three goals for the victorious Hilltoppers and had six of the team’s 13 shots. Caleb Taub had the other goal.

Shelby 2, North Lincoln 0

West Caldwell 7, Claremont Bunker Hill 0: The Warriors led 5-0 at halftime and improved to 5-2.

West Iredell 4, Hickory St. Stephens 1

Girls’ golf

Providence Day 130, Hickory Grove Christian 183: Rhea Bagia’s 40 took medalist honors for the Chargers in this match at Cedarwood Golf Club. Kaela McConnell added a 44 and Claire Steigerwalt a 46 for Providence Day. Sarah Dasham’s 60 topped Hickory Grove Christian.

South Fork 2A event: Maiden had the medalist honors, but Lake Norman Charter took the team title in a five-school match at Deer Brook Golf Course near Shelby. Maiden’s Kayal Yang shot a 35 as low score, but Lake Norman Charter (147) edged Maiden (148) for team honors. West Lincoln, East Lincoln and North Lincoln trailed. Lake Norman Charter’s scorers were Georgia Chapman (44), Josie Fisher (47) and Tess Palmer (56).

Girls’ tennis

Belmont South Point 7, East Rutherford 2: The Red Raiders scored a Southwestern 2A victory, getting singles victories from Brooke Cox, Anna Spurrier, Dezi Kauer and Grace Nehring in singles. East Rutherford’s Hannah Scruggs beat Bailey Phillips in No. 1 singles, and the Cavaliers’ Ashlyn Bowen won at No. 4 singles.

The South Point doubles’ winners were the teams of Phillips and Cox; Spurrier and Holland Leonhardt; and Kauer and Nehring.

North Iredell 6, Alexander Central 3: North Iredell winners were Jana Whicker, Keeli Morrison, Sydney Tuthill and Kiley Gaither in singles, and the doubles teams of Macie York-Whicker and Emily Holland-Gaither.

Alexander Central’s Kristin Ratliff beat York in No. 1 singles, and the Cougars also had victories from Hannah Maltba in singles and the doubles team of Emma and Hannah Maltba.

Girls’ volleyball


Charlotte Country Day 3, Concord Cannon 1: Zoe Weatherington had 25 kills and 20 digs, Sydney Schulze added 11 kills, and Kayla Spangler totaled 47 assists, 14 digs and four kills for Country Day (7-2, 1-0). Cannon (5-2, 2-1) took the first set 25-23 before the Buccaneers rallied 25-12, 30-28, and 25-18.


Berry Academy 3, Independence 0: The Cardinals (6-2) won 25-1, 25-11 and 25-187 over the Patriots (1-6).

Hopewell 3, West Mecklenburg 0: Lauren Smith (seven kills), Ayla Armiger (seven kills) and Maggie Dillon (15 assists) led the Titans to a 25-20, 25-17, 25-9 sweep.

Indian Trail Porter Ridge 3, Olympic 0: Tyler Anderson had 23 digs and Daisy Henson 12 assists for the Pirates in their tough 25-16, 26-24, 25-22 victory.

North Mecklenburg 3, Butler 2: The Vikings (8-2) took the fifth set 16-14 over Butler (3-5).

Providence 3, Weddington 2: The Panthers won the second and third sets, then took the fifth set 15-12. Sarah Knafelz had 12 kills and six blocks, and Alex Butters added 13 digs for the victors.


East Burke 3, Claremont Bunker Hill 1: The visiting Bears won 25-22, but East Burke rallied 25-19, 25-22 and 25-7. Erica Clontz had 14 kills, converting on 48 percent of her attempts. She also had three blocks and 12 assists.

Valdese Draughn 3, Lenoir Hibriten 0: Draughn improved to 2-1 in conference.

West Iredell 3, Morganton Patton 0: The Warriors (3-0) swept Patton (0-3) 25-12, 25-15 and 25-14.


Belmont South Point 3, Cherryville 0: Camryn Harris had 15 digs and 15 assists as the Red Raiders swept 25-17, 25-8 and 25-11.

China Grove Carson 3, Northwest Cabarrus 0

Cramerton Stuart Cramer 3, Kannapolis A.L. Brown 1: The Wonders won the opening set 25-21, but the Storm rallied 25-21, 25-14, and 25-19.

Fort Mill 2, Blythewood (SC) Westwood 1: Julianna Crane had 11 kills and 10 digs as the Yellowjackets narrowly won 25-23, 8-25, 25-20. This was part of a four-team meet at Westwood.

Fort Mill 2, Dutch Fork (SC) 0: Gianna Cespedes had nine assists and Lauren Ambrose five kills as Fort Mill improved to 7-4.

Hickory 3, Newton Fred T. Foard 0: The Red Tornadoes won this battle of Catawba County powers 28-26, 25-16 and 25-18. Hickory improved to 8-0, dropping Foard to 7-2.

Kings Mountain 3, East Gaston 0: The Hilltoppers (10-0) swept 25-13, 25-18 and 25-17.

Lee County 3, Richmond Senior 1

Marshville Forest Hills 3, Albemarle 2: The Yellow Jackets took the fifth set 15-10. Zycoria Tillman had six kills and five aces for Albemarle.

McDowell 3, Avery County 1

Mount Pleasant 3, Concord Jay M. Robinson 0: The Tigers swept 25-23, 25-18 and 25-18. Keah Green had nine kills for Robinson.

Rock Hill 3, Indian Land 1: Jada Rouse (19 kills, 11 digs) led the Bearcats.

R-S Central 3, Asheville Christian 1: The Hilltoppers (7-6) are 5-1 at home.

Statesville 3, Alexander Central 1: Madison Dagenhart’s 15 kills led the Greyhounds.

West Stanly 3, East Rowan 0: This sweep was not one-sided, as the Colts won 26-24, 25-20 and 25-20.

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