Prep Playoff: DA loses lacrosse final; Carrboro soccer ousted
Durham Academy came oh-so-close to winning a state private schools girls’ lacrosse championship Saturday but ended up losing 11-10 in double overtime to undefeated No. 1 seed Charlotte Country Day 11-10.
The No. 2-seeded Cavaliers (12-6) trailed the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association title game 5-1 at halftime, but tied it with an 8-4 second half run.
Each team scored a goal in the first overtime, CCD’s coming with 8.7 seconds left to force the second OT and CCD (19-0) got the game winner with 20.5 seconds to play in that period — the only goal scored in the second overtime.
Chloe Lewis scored three goals, Elizabeth Eason and Madi Dunk two each and Robin Blazing, Jordan Barry and Hannah Pope each reached the back of the net once for Durham Academy.
Naomi Lerner, Barry and Dunk each had an assist.
For CCD, Anna Comer had three goals, Carolina Allbert, Hannah Krueger and London Vaughn two each, while Riley Harrison and Lucy Pitts each scored once.
Pitts’ goal sent the game into the second OT and Krueger’s second goal won it late.
Dunk scored DA’s only first-half goal, cutting into a 3-0 CCD margin with 14:42 left in the half. Lerner got the assist.
In the second half, Eason opened the scoring and Lewis had two goals to cut the edge to 6-4. DA used a 3-0 run from the 11:28 to the 7:02 mark to finally tie the game at 8. Eason, Dunk and Pope got those goals, Barry assisting on Pope’s game-tying tally.
CCD answered with a go-ahead score with 6:06 to play, but Barry converted a feed from Lerner to knot it up at 9 with 2:58 left in regulation.
Lewis got DA on the board in the first OT, putting the Cavaliers ahead for the first time all day 10-9, but had her potential game-winner erased by Pitts’ tying goal late.
CCD outshot the Cavs 27-25, but the key to the game might have come in the center circle where CCD controlled 15 of 23 draws, a crucial component in the game of lacrosse where the possession edge often determines the outcome.
Each team’s goalie was credited with eight saves.
NCHSAA 2-A Quarterfinal
Roanoke Rapids 3, Carrboro 2 (OT)
ROANOKE RAPIDS — Carrboro saw its bid for a state 2-A semifinal berth go up in flames as Roanoke Rapids tied the game with one second left in regulation and win it with the only goal in overtime.
“It was the worst game ever,” Carrboro coach Mark Kadlecik said of the quarterfinal road loss. “Being a second away from winning ... then giving it away in overtime.”
Caroline Houser’s two second-half goals had given Carrboro (20-3-2) at 2-1 lead before Veronica Edwards goals tied it in regulation and won it in overtime for Roanoke Rapids (17-3-1).
Kadlecik’s Carrboro boys’ team lost in the state 2-A championship game in the fall.
TRACK & FIELD
DA girls take 3rd
RALEIGH — Cha’Mia Rothwell won one event and finished second in three others to lead the Durham Academy girls’ track team to a third place finish in the NCISAA championships at The Ravenscroft School Saturday.
DA scored 91 points to trail Charlotte Providence Day School (142) and Raleigh Ravenscroft (119).
Rothwell won 200 meters in 25.09, finished second in the 100 hurdles (14.95), the 100 (12.36) and the high jump (5-2).
Betsy Wiener defended the championship she won last year in the discus, winning with a throw of 106-1. She also finished second in the shot with a put of 32-6.
Eliza Dekker finished second in the 1600 (5:02.16) and 800 (2:16.66).
Dekker also anchored two relay teams to fourth place finishes. In the 3200 meter relay, she teamed with Katie Concannon, Alice Ward, and Abby Breitfeld to produce a time of 10:10.98. In the 1600 meter relay, she teamed with Carolyn Drewry, Natalie Plonk and Breitfeld to run 4:13.70.
Peyton Dilweg scored in three events. She was third in the long jump (16-5), fifth in the triple jump (33-2) and seventh in the hurdles (16.34).
Charlie Dektar led the DA boys to a twelfth place finish. Dektar finished second in the 400 with a time of 50.86 and seventh in the 100 with a time of 11.48. Stephen Watson also scored for DA, placing third in the long jump 20-7.5.