Girls' soccer playoffs: Carrboro advances, Woods Charter falls
Carrboro advances to state girls’ Elite Eight
ROANOKE RAPIDS — Carrboro raced to an 8-0 second half lead Wednesday night, substituted liberally in the second half and cruised to an 8-2 NCHSAA 2-A third-round girls’ soccer playoff win over Roanoke Rapids.
The Jaguars will travel to Washington for a state quarterfinal match Saturday night at 6.
On Wednesday, Caroline Houser scored three goals and Breighton Magee two to lead the Jaguars.
“We played fantastic,” first-year Carrboro girls’ coach Jared Drexler said. “Roanoke Rapids bumped Carrboro out of the playoffs last year. They scored the tying goal with one second left and won it with a goal in the last 10 seconds of sudden-death.
“When the girls saw that they’d drawn Roanoke Rapids this year, they were super excited to play them. We were fortunate to get it into the back of the net a few times and that deflated them (Roanoke Rapids).”
Woods Charter falls at Whiteville in 3rd round
WHITEVILLE — Woods Charter (14-5-1) saw its 1-A girls’ state title hopes dashed Wednesday night in a 4-0 third-round playoff loss at 19-1 Whiteville.
“They got up 1-nil in the first half and got a second goal right before the half ended,” Woods Charter coach Graeme Stewart said in a phone interview. “We had a penalty early in the second half and couldn’t punch it in and they chipped in a couple late to win 4-nil.
“Our team is pretty much the walking wounded,” he added. “We’ve got five players hurt. I’m proud of my girls. They fought hard to the end.”