Area soccer teams all advance to 3rd round of playoffs Saturday
Jordan tops Heritage in 4-A 2nd Round
DURHAM — Kaushik Puranam and Huntley Munn scored in the second half as No. 5 seed Jordan put away visiting No. 12 seed Wake Forest Heritage 2-0 to advance to the third round of the state 4-A playoffs.
Spencer Bruce and Christian Aguilera assists on the two Jordan goals and William Morgenlander had four saves in posting the shutout.
Jordan (16-2-3) will travel to face No. 4 seed Wilmington New Hanover (19-2-2) either Tuesday or Wednesday night.
Chapel Hill routs Northwood in 3-A
CHAPEL HILL — Ben Fisher scored two goals and Luke Ciocca, Alex Walker and Connor Albrecht one each as No. 1 seed Chapel Hill crushed No. 16 Northwood 5-0 to advance to the third round of the state 3-A playoffs.
John Walden assisted on two of the goals and Albrecht on a third.
Justus Heizer had two saves and Hugh Kelley one in a combined shutout.
Chapel Hill, 23-1-1, will host No. 8 seed Boiling Spring Lake South Brunswick (7-10-3) either Tuesday or Wednesday night in a third round matchup.
NCSSM tops Croatan, Carrboro nips Graham
DURHAM & CARRBORO — No. 5 seed N.C. School of Science & Mathematics and No. 7 seed Carrboro each advanced to the third round of the state 2-A playoffs with home wins Saturday night.
In Carrboro, the Jaguars eked out a 1-0 win over Mid-State rival and No. 10 seed Graham (13-3-2) and advance to a third round playoff game Tuesday or Wednesday at No. 2 seed Washington (18-1-2).
In Durham, Jake Magill, Cameron Pharr, Ben Carlin and Jarod Glover scored to help NCSSM past No. 12 seed Newport Croatan (15-6) 4-2 in the state’s standard non-sudden death, two-overtime tiebreaker.
Science & Math (16-3-2) will also take to the road Tuesday or Wednesday and will meet Beulaville East Duplin (18-3-1), the No. 4 seed in the 2-A East Regional.
Granville Central to host 3rd round 1-A tilt with Woods Charter
STEM — No. 1 seed Granville Central slipped past No. 8 Hobbton 1-0 in overtime on a goal by Noe Geronimo Saturday night and will host a 1-A third-round playoff game either Tuesday or Wednesday.
The Panthers will host No. 5 Woods Charter (13-3) a 5-1 winner at No. 4 Whiteville (12-10-1) Saturday night.
NCHSAA 2nd Round
Jordan 2, Heritage 0
Wake Forest Heritage 0 0 — 0
Jordan 0 2 — 2
Goals — Jordan, Kaushik Puranam, Huntley Munn.
Assists — Jordan, Spencer Bruce, Christian Aguilera.
Saves — Heritage 6 (Calvin Hamblet 6), Jordan 4 (William Morgenlander 4). Corners, Heritage 2, Jordan 5. Shots — Heritage 7, Jordan 14. Shots on goal — Heritage 4, Jordan 8.
Next game (3rd Round) — No. 5 seed Jordan (16-2-3) at No. 4 Wilmington New Hanover (19-2-2) Tuesday or Wednesday, TBA.
NCHSAA 2nd Round
Chapel Hill 5, Northwood 0
Northwood 0 0 — 0
Chapel Hill 3 2 — 5
Goals — Chapel Hill, Ben Fisher 2, Luke Ciocca, Alex Walker, Connor Albrecht.
Assists — Chapel Hill, John Walden 2, Albrecht.
Shots — Northwood 3, Chapel Hill 30. Saves — Northwood 12 (Brent Svendsen 6, Ian Webster 6); Chapel Hill 3 (Justus Heizer 2, Hugh Kelley 1). Corner kicks — Northwood 0, Chapel Hill 8. Cards — Northwood 1 yellow; Chapel Hill none.
Records — No. 16 seed Northwood 12-8-1, No. 1 Chapel Hill 23-1-1.
Next game (3rd Round) — No. 8 Boiling Spring Lake South Brunswick (7-10-3) at No. 1 Chapel Hill Tuesday or Wednesday, TBA.
NCHSAA 2nd Round
NCSSM 4, Croatan 2, OT
Goals — N.C. Science & Math, Jake Magill, Cameron Pharr, Ben Carlin, Jarod Glover. Croatan, Nathan Marks 2.
Assists — NCSSM, Glover 2, Matt Nichols. Croatan, Garrett Bridgewater.
Records — No. 12 seed Croatan 15-6, No. 5 NCSSM 16-3-2.
Next game (3rd Round) — No. 5 NCSSM at No. 4 Beulaville East Duplin (18-3-1) Tuesday or Wednesday, TBA.