Daily Roundup: May 14, 2019

GIRLS SOCCER

No. 1 Hoggard 1, No. 8 Laney 0

Third round NCHSAA 4A playoffs

Ainsley Norr scored the game’s only goal in the 34th minute off an assist from Maggie Stephens to send the Vikings into the fourth round for the fourth time in six seasons.

Hoggard (23-2) will host the winner of No. 20 Apex/No. 21 Apex Friendship on Saturday at a time to be determined. Senior goalkeeper Blair Barefoot earned the clean sheet by stopping all three shots she faced.

Laney finished the season with an 18-5-1 record.

SOFTBALL

No. 4 Hoggard 6, No. 5 South View 4

Third round NCHSAA 4A playoffs

Sophomore shortstop Icess Tresvik blasted a grand slam in the fourth inning and added a solo homer in the sixth to put the Vikings back in the fourth round for a second straight season.

The game was tied at 1-1 before Tresvik’s big blast that scored Isabella Colbert, Naomi Boring and Kira Soodek. Tresvik finished the game 3-for-4 with five RBI and three runs.

Jesse Mathis was her usual dominant self in the circle. She allowed only one earned run on four hits and struck out 14. The senior also had three doubles at the plate.

Hoggard (16-7) will play at No. 1 South Central on Friday night at a time to be determined.

No. 5 Southern Alamance 6, No. 4 Topsail 3

Third round NCHSAA 3A playoffs

The Pirates weren’t able to to dig out of a 4-1 hole, finishing the season with a 20-4 record.

Darbie Lisk had a big game at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a pair of runs. Annalee Hart, Tyesha Williams and Lauren LaBelle each drove in a run.

Addy Howard finished with eight strikeouts in the circle. Only four of the six runs she allowed were earned.

BASEBALL

No. 3 Corinth Holders 16, No. 6 Laney 4 (5 innings)

Third round NCHSAA 4A playoffs

The Buccaneers ran into a buzz saw as Corinth Holders pounded out 13 hits and scored at least three runs in three of their four turns to the plate.

Laney (15-10) got a two-run single from Brooks Byers in the fourth inning that cut the deficit to 7-4, but the Pirates enacted the mercy-rule by scoring nine runs in the bottom of the frame.

Grayson Irwin and Chris Konrady each had an RBI.

BOYS GOLF

NCHSAA 3A State Championship at Firefox Resort & Golf Club

South Brunswick junior Walker Isley carded a final round 4-over-par 76 to finish in fourth place and help the Cougars end up tied for fifth as a team.

Isley, who opened with an even-par 72 on Monday, finished four strokes behind champion Brady Hooks of Clayton and one stroke behind Charlotte Catholic teammates Jack Heath and Drew Hackett.

The Cougars also counted scores from Ralph Stephenson (78), Jack Boldt (79) and Luke Boldt (85) to finish with a 318. Taylor Combs also carded an 85.

Topsail senior Max Johnson had the best final round in the field, making five birdies en route to a 1-under-par 71. He finished in a tie for 15th.

Teammate Harrison Wierse shot 76 and finished in a tie for 11th.

NCHSAA 4A State Championship at Pinehurst No. 8

Hoggard was again led by freshman Stewart Kinlaw, who shot a final round 82 to finish in a tie for 44th.

Fellow freshman Tate Bowyer carded an 85 and the Vikings also got an 88 from Jack Lantz and a 94 from Jakob Batchelor to finish with a team score of 349.

NCISAA 3A State Championship at Bryan Clark Golf Club

Cape Fear Academy got a 79 from Vance Young and an 83 from Pierce Underwood to finish the final round with a team total of 336 and a fifth-place finish.

Young and Underwood tied for ninth individually with a two-day total of 158. The Hurricanes also counted a pair of 87s from Harris Dozier and Miles Lindstrom.

BOYS LACROSSE

No. 2 Cape Fear Academy 11, No. 3 St. David’s School 10 (OT)

Semifinals NCISAA Division II playoffs

Caelin Bahner put home the game-winning goal off an assist from Preston Meehl and the Hurricanes are back in the state championship match for the fourth year in a row

CFA (14-4) got three goals a piece from Colin Moore and Henry Murtagh as well as two goals from Bahner and Cameron Arne.

Preston Meehl dished out three assists and Murtagh added two. Freshman goalkeeper Owen Johnson made 11 saves for the Hurricanes, who will play at No. 1 SouthLake Christian Academy on Saturday at a time to be determined.

Chapel Hill 7, Topsail 5

NCHSAA 1A/2A/3A East final

The Pirates’ magical run came to a close with a heartbreaking home loss.

In his final high school game, senior Eli Copeland scored two goals and added an assist. Classmate Jake Volpe had a goal, seven ground balls and three caused turnovers. Tucker Parks and Cooper Case had the other goals.

Topsail (13-6) goalkeeper Car Sessoms made seven saves.

BOYS TENNIS

No. 2 Cape Fear Academy 5, No. 6 Cary Christian School 1

Semifinals NCISAA Division II playoffs

The Hurricanes won two doubles courts and then picked up three straight set singles victories to reach the state championship for the first time since 2015.

Seventh graders Hayes Gilbert and Algernon Butler won 8-5 at No. 2 doubles and JR Johnston and KJ Kernan picked up an 8-2 victory at No. 3 to put CFA (13-3) up 2-1.

Butler (6-0, 6-0 at No. 3), Evan Das (6-1, 6-1 at No. 4) and Kernan (6-3, 6-0 at No. 6) were the singles winners.

The Hurricanes will take on No. 1 Carmel Christian School at 10 a.m. Saturday at Salem Academy.

Clayton 5, New Hanover 2

Third round NCHSAA 3A playoffs

Holland Baynard won 6-7(8), 6-2, 10-3 at No. 3 singles and Knox Lamar earned a 6-2, 6-3 victory at No. 6 but the Wildcats were handed their first loss by the defending state champions.

Clayton wrapped up the match with a hard-fought 10-8 victory at No. 2 doubles. New Hanover (15-1) led 9-5 at No. 3 and trailed 10-9 at No. 1 when play was halted.

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