Prep Roundup: Friday's high school playoffs report

May. 17, 2013 @ 11:11 PM


Providence Day 5, DA 3

NCISAA 3-A Semifinal

CHARLOTTE — Durham Academy fell in the NCISAA 3-A semifinals at Charlotte Providence Day Friday, the loss costing the Cavaliers a shot at a state championship today.

“We ran into the defending state champions and they just had a little too much for us,” DA coach Sean Bilsborrow said. “But it’s been a very successful season (16-3), one of our best in recent years.”

DA’s wins came at Nos. 3 and 4 singles by Jason Lapidus and Jake Tillman and No. 1 doubles by Justin Warren and Sam Lane. Lapidus was leading 7-5, 1-0 at No. 1 singles when the match ended. His match was suspended at that point.


Providence Day 5, DA 3

Justin Warren (DA) led Scott Buie 7-5, 1-0, susp.; Alex Brea (PD) d. Sam Lane 6-1, 6-4; Jason Lapidus (DA) d. Michael Flores 6-1, 6-1; Jake Tillman (DA) d. Richard Lindemanis 6-3, 6-1; Alex Comisar (PD) d. Zach Zweig-Vinegar 6-2, 6-2; Adhish Khanna (PD) d. Kiran Nagar 6-3, 6-2.

Justin Warren/Sam Lane (DA) d. Scott Buie/Michael Flores 8-6; Alex Brea/Alex Comisar (PD) d. Jason Lapidus/Jake Tillman 8-3; Richard Lindemanis/David Sowers (PD) d. Zach Zweig-Vinegar/Kiran Nagar 8-4

Records: Durham Academy 16-3, Providence Day 17-2



Providence Day 3, DA 1

NCISAA 3-A Semifinal

CHARLOTTE — Durham Academy came up short in its bid for a berth in today’s NCISAA 3-A championship match, as homestanding Providence Day scored twice in an 18-second span late in the second half to snap a 1-1 tie.

DA (15-2) had an apparent goal 30 seconds into the game ruled no-goal by game officials and was tied 1-1 at the half on a Lakin Barry goal off a Frances MacDonald assists.

Providence Day got goals with 7:30 left and 7:12 left to win it.

“We got caught in a couple of quick transitions,” DA coach Susan Ellis said.

The Cavaliers were playing in the state semifinals for the first time since 2009 after winning their second Triangle Independent Schools Athletic Conference championship (10-0) for the second time in four years.

“Our senior class bookended TISAC championships, winning in their freshman and senior years,” Ellis said. “I’m very happy for them.”


Providence Day 3, DA 1

Durham Academy     1     0 — 0

Providence Day     1     2 — 3

Goals — Durham Academy, Lakin Barry; Providence Day, Allie Grey 2, Morgan Mosack. Assists — Durham Academy, Frances MacDonald.

Records — Durham Academy 15-2, Providence Day 17-3.



Northwood 5, First Flight 3

PITTSBORO — Northwood High School (22-5) downed the visitors from Kill Devil Hills to advance to Tuesday’s fourth round NCHSAA 2-A playoff game and will host Carolina 12 2-A Conference rival Carrboro (13-11).


Orange 4, Gray’s Creek 1

HOPE MILLS — Orange High School (24-2) downed Gray’s Creek in the third round of the state 3-A playoffs Friday night and advanced to host a fourth-round playoff game Tuesday night against Eastern Guilford (17-11).


Carrboro 9, North Pitt 2

BETHEL — Carolina 12 2-A Conference No. 3 seed Carrboro came back from a first-inning 2-1 deficit, tied the game in the second and scored seven times in the fourth to bury favorite North Pitt in the third round of the state 4-A playoffs.

Lee Mook and Spencer Brown each homered for the Jaguars and Marc Schwartz picked up the win with a save from Ben West.

The game was called because of lightning with Carrboro batting in the top of the sixth inning, but is considered a complete game by the state athletic association.

The Jaguars will travel to rival Northwood for a fourth-round game Tuesday night.


Carrboro 9, North Pitt 2

Carrboro     110     70 — 9     11     2

North Pitt     200      00 — 2     8     3

Marc Schwartz, Ben West (5th) and Spencer Brown; Brinkley, Sutton (2nd), Ables (4) and Bryant. W—Schwartz. L—Sutton. Save — West. Leading hitters — Spencer Brown 2-3 (HR, RBI), Lee Mook 2-3 (HR, RBI), Schwartz 2-3 (2 RBI), Jeff Strongoli 2-4 (RBI); North Pitt, Dudley 3-3.

Records — Carrboro 13-11, North Pitt 20-5.