WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW) -– Senior forward Jason Waterman rifled a shot into the left corner of the net with just over five minutes left to lift Elon past No. 18 UNCW, 2-1, in Colonial Athletic Association men’s soccer action Wednesday night at the UNCW Soccer Stadium.
The Phoenix improved to 6-4-3 overall and 2-1-1 in the conference with the road victory. The Seahawks now stand 9-3-2 and 2-2-1.
Elon used an early goal by junior midfielder James Brace to grab a 1-0 advantage just seven minutes into the contest before UNCW’s Mateo Cardona scored the equalizer from 15 yards out at 43:22 off an assist from David Sizemore.
The two teams locked up in a defensive battle for most of the second half before Waterman took a long cross, dribbled against a UNCW defender and launched his game winner past UNCW junior goalkeeper Sam Williams at 84:46.
Williams wound up with two saves on the night and Elon goalkeeper Nathan Dean recorded three saves for the Phoenix.
GAME NOTES: It was the first meeting between the two state rivals since Elon became a member of the CAA this season…Elon built an 11-10 advantage in shots on the night…Waterman led the way for the Phoenix with four shots…Nine different players had a shot for the Seahawks…A total of seven yellow cards were distributed.
WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW) — Meredith Peacock was one of three Seahawks with eight kills and she added a match-high seven blocks as UNCW swept defending Colonial Athletic Association champion College of Charleston on Wednesday at Hanover Hall.
UNCW improved to 15-5 overall and 5-1 in the league with its fourth consecutive win. The Cougars, meanwhile, dipped to 13-9 and 5-2. The victory snapped a seven-match losing streak to the Charleston by the Seahawks, dating back to 1997.
Joining Peacock with eight kills were Morgan Kline and Nicole Lott. Kline added seven digs and four blocks.
UNCW used its game at the net and rode strong serving to the win. The Seahawks outblocked CofC, 11-4, and forced the Cougars into 30 hitting errors.
Sloane White held match-high honors for CofC with 10 kills as the Cougars hit just .024 on the evening (33-30-127). Maddie Hill had seven kills in 16 attempts without an error (.438 havg).
Andi Zbojniewicz recorded a match-high 24 digs for CofC while Morgan Owney and Victoria Phillips led UNCW with 12 and 10 digs, respectively.
Up next: The Seahawks host Delaware on Thursday (Oct. 16) at 7 p.m.
Notes: Setters Victoria Phillips and Alyssa Desjardins handed out 14 and 13 assists, respectively … The Seahawks improved to 6-2 at home and 9-3 in sweeps … The match opened a four-day stretch where UNCW will play three matches … Peaock raied her block total to 109 on the season and is averaging 1.54 blocks per set … Desjardins had three of UNCW’s five services aces on the night … Five of CofC’s six starters hit in the negatives.
Wednesday High School Scoreboard
West Columbus 1
(Whiteville secures #1 seed for 3 Rivers Conference for state playoff seeding purposes in 1A)
(South Columbus will be #1 seed for state playoff seeding purposes in 2A)
Wilmington, NC (Sports Release from Cape Fear Academy) — I am really proud of our cross country runners and coaches. Great performances today.
Congratulations to our Varsity Boys Cross Country team for winning the conference for the second straight year. Congratulations to Coach Colin Hackman for being named the CRC Conference Coach of the Year. Alex Nadaud was named the CRC Conference Runner of the Year (2nd straight year). All-Conference – Alex Nadaud (1), Cameron Stephens (4), Alex Manolukas (8), and Paul Novak (10).
Congratulations to our Varsity Girls Cross Country team for finishing 3rd in the conference. What a spectacular race. I was impressed. 3 points separated 1st and 3rd.
Congratulations to All-Conference performers and top 10 performers Lilli Johnson (6), Yasmine Henneke (7), and Emily Esposito (8)
NCISAA State Meet on Friday, October 24 in Hendersonville, NC (outside of Asheville)
Congratulations to the Varsity Field Hockey team – Earning a bid into the NCISAA State Tournament (All-Classification). CFA is seeded #11. The NCISAA State Field Hockey Tournament is an all-classification tournament. CFA will be traveling to #6 seeded Carolina Day School on Saturday, October 18 at 11:00am. The Varsity Field Hockey team will be leaving class after school on Friday. Congratulations ladies on making the tournament for the sixth year in a row and also with 8 wins ties the 2004 and 2009 and 2013 teams with the second most wins in school history. Cape Fear Academy finished the regular season 8-4 overall.
Admission to NCISAA play-off events is $7.00 per adult and $5.00 per high school student. Children eight years of age and under will be admitted free.
Brackets are listed at http://www.ncisaa.org/Championships/2014-2015/arc_2014FieldHockey.php
If we win on Saturday – we would play at #3 seed Charlotte Country Day on Tuesday, October 21 – TBD
Varsity Girls Tennis – Hosting NCISAA Quarterfinal State Playoff Game on Tuesday, October 21
Congratulations to the Varsity Girls Tennis team – Earning a bid into the NCISAA 2A Girls Tennis State Tournament. CFA is seeded #2. CFA will be hosting the winner of the #7 seed Rocky Mount Academy and #10 seed Carolina Day School on Tuesday, October 21 – Time TBD. Cape Fear Academy finished the regular season 10-5 overall.
Admission to NCISAA play-off events is $7.00 per adult and $5.00 per high school student. All CFA and Visiting fans must pay this admissions fee. Children eight years of age and under will be admitted free. The CFA booster club will pay admissions fee for all students, faculty, and staff to this home game.
Brackets are listed athttp://www.ncisaa.org/Championships/2014-2015/arc_2014GirlsTennis.php
Chris Meehl, Cape Fear Academy AD