Nine area girls’ soccer players have been named to 2014 all-state teams by the N.C. Soccer Coaches Association.
The votes are in for the best players in the 3-A Big Eight and 1-A North Central Athletic conferences.
All they do is win over there at Chapel Hill High School.
Chapel Hill's girls' soccer team figured the best parting gift they could give retiring 73-year-old coach Ron Benson was a 3-A state championship, and they delivered Saturday with a 2-1 win over Waxhaw’s Weddington High School at N.C. State’s Dail Soccer Field.
CHAPEL HILL GIRLS WIN STATE 3-A SOCCER TITLE IN COACH RON BENSON'S FINALE
Senior Megan Dell scored with 1:33 left to play to lift Chapel Hill High School to a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Weddington Saturday in the 3-A girl’s soccer state title game at N.C. State’s Dail Soccer Field.
Senior Megan Dell scored with just 1:33 remaining to lift Chapel Hill to a dramatic 2-1 victory over Weddington on Saturday afternoon in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 3-A women's soccer championship game at Dail Soccer Field at North Carolina State University.
Chapel Hill will face Matthews Weddington for the state 3-A girls' soccer championship at 2:05 p.m. Saturday (Time Warner Cable 323) at N.C. State University's Dail Soccer Field. The Tigers have never won a state title in the sport, nor has veteran coach Ron Benson who'll be coaching his last game before heading into retirement.
Alex Kimball and Mia Spencer scored late second half goals that snapped a nil-nil tie and sent visiting Chapel Hill past Wilson Fike (21-3-1) 2-0 in the NCHSAA 3-A Eastern Regional women's soccer title game Tuesday night.
No. 9 seed Chapel Hill overcame a 1-nil first-half deficit with three second-half goals to beat No. 5 seed Swanboro 3-1 Saturday night in the state 3-A girls’ soccer quarterfinals.
Chapel Hill bounced Cardinal Gibbons 2-1 in the 3-A state playoffs on Wednesday, the road win getting the Tigers a step closer to their goal of sending Coach Ron Benson into retirement with a state title.
And in a punishing state championship quarterfinals playoff Friday night, Jordan won 10-8 to advance to the semifinals on Tuesday against the winner of Apex and Green Hope.
Carrboro is returning to the state 2-A dual-team tennis championship today and the Jaguars hope to come away with a title — something that eluded them the last two seasons. ... Voyager Academy is eliminated in 1-A semifinals in Raleigh ... Durham Academy eliminated in 3-A NCISAA semifinals ... Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill and Carolina Friends School were both eliminated in 2-A NCISAA semifinals.
POWERHOUSE CARDINAL GIBBONS ENDS CHAPEL HILL TENNIS DREAMS 6-0
A tornado apparently was whirring somewhere beyond Duke University’s indoor tennis facility, and the twister inside was Cardinal Gibbons High School blowing past Chapel Hill 6-0 in the dual-team semifinals of the 3-A tennis playoffs.
East Regional champion Cardinal Gibbons, a private school in Raleigh, will play for another state championship on Saturday at Burlington Tennis Center.
“They’re just really good,” Chapel Hill coach Neil Alderman said. “They’ve won seven out of the last eight state titles.”
Alderman said Cardinal Gibbons is the only team he’s lost to in the playoffs.
This season’s Chapel Hill squad was the best edition of the Tigers in quite some time, Alderman said, but Chapel Hill’s best couldn’t handle what Cardinal Gibbons brought to the court.
Christofer Chang was Chapel Hill’s No. 1 player, and Robert Kelly, the Crusaders’ No. 1 — who won the state 3-A individual singles championship a week ago — beat him 6-3, 6-1.
Chapel Hill sweeps Southern Nash on the road Wednesday to complete a 6-for-6 sweep of area teams in their respective NCHSAA and NCISAA playoff quarterfinals.
The Carrboro doubles team of Max Fritsch and Jake Zinn completed a perfect run through the state 2-A individual boys’ tennis championships Friday, downing North Lenoir’s Evan Kramer and Will Hardy 6-2, 6-0 for the state title at Cary Tennis Park.