WWAY’s weekend sports recap


    Saturday High School Scorebord

    NCCSA Soccer State Championship
    Gospel Light 4 – Wilmington Christian 3 in OT.
    Zach Morgan, Patrick Sugg, and Clayton Kaufman were all selected to all-state team. WCA ends season with a record of 20-5.

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    NCHSAA State Volleyball Playoffs
    Broughton 3 – Hoggard 1
    Carrboro 3 – South Columbus 0
    Princeton 3 – Pender 2

    NCCSA Volleyball Div 3 State Title Game
    Wilmington Christian 3 – Vandalia 1
    WCA won 25-19, 25-15, 19-25 & 25-13.
    Shae Upton, Courtney Mullinax and Ellie Kohl were selected to all-state team. Ended with record of 27-5 and back to back state championships.

    NCISSA Girls Tennis State Championship
    St. David’s 5 – Cape Fear Academy 0


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    WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW) — Wake Forest used a record-setting performance to become the first three-time champion in the 13-year history of The Landfall Tradition Sunday at the Country Club of Landfall’s Pete Dye Course.

    The Demon Deacons surged into a tie for the lead after the second round and rode a tournament-record score of 289 during Sunday’s finale to register a four-stroke victory over defending champion Alabama.

    Sophomore Ashley Holder of UCF captured medalist honors with a three-round total of 209, tying the tournament record set by Vanderbilt’s Chris Brady in 2004. Holder’s score over the three-day event was 7-under-par.

    After sharing the top of the leaderboard with Oklahoma State through two rounds, the Demon Deacons broke out front early on Sunday and blew past the rest of the 18-team field in impressive fashion. Sunday’s 289 total snapped the Sunday record shared by Tulane (2004) and Wake Forest (2007) and the three-day score of 864 was 13 shots better than Purdue’s total in 2005.

    Wake Forest finished the tournament at even par with a score of 286-289-289=864. The Demon Deacons ended a six-year drought after winning the event in 2007 and 2008.

    Trailing WFU in the standings was Alabama (868), Notre Dame (871), South Carolina (871), Virginia (872), Oklahoma State (873), Duke (876), Purdue (876), Florida (878), Arizona (881), UCF (881), N.C. State (884), Tennessee (885), North Carolina (889), Ohio State (892), UNCW (913), Michigan State (914) and Penn State (924).

    UNCW finished 16th overall in the competitive field after fashioning a 300 score on Sunday. Meghan Thiess fired a 3-under 69 on the final day to move into a tie for 32nd with a three-round total of 78-74-69=221 on the Par 72, 6,159-yard layout along the Intracoastal Waterway. The junior from LaGrange, Ky., birdied four of five holes at one point on Sunday and was one of 10 players in the field under-par on the day.

    “I thought the tournament was one of the best we’ve hosted in the 13 years,” said Cindy Ho, UNCW’s veteran coach. “The conditions were excellent and the course was in excellent shape. The greens made it perfect for scoring and made for an exciting finish.

    “From a spectator’s point of view, it couldn’t have been better. It was really an electric atmosphere with so many teams having an opportunity to win on the last day.

    “I was really pleased with how we played the last two days. Today’s score was much closer to the other ranked teams. We had some nerves on the first day, but we can build on this performance. I know 16th place doesn’t sound very good, but the last two rounds were very competitive with the other teams. There are so many positives that came out of the tournament, so you can’t use 16th place as a measuring stick. We kept fighting, and closed the gap on Ohio State, and that’s all I can ask.”

    The Seahawks wrapped up their fall season and play the first of our spring tournaments on March 13-15 at the Clover Cup in Mesa, Ariz.

    Individual Leaderboard: 1. Ashley Holder, UCF, 67-70-72=209; 2. Nanna Madsen, South Carolina, 66-72-72=210; 3. Emma Talley, Alabama, 69-71-71=211; T4. Allison Emrey, Wake Forest, 72-69-72=213; T4. Elizabeth Szokol, Virginia, 69-73-71=213; T4. Lakareber Abe, Wake Forest, 70-74-69=213; 7. Leona Maguire, Duke, 72-72-70=214; T8. Ashley Armstrong, Notre Dame, 69-75-71=215; T8. Lindsay McGetrick, N.C. State, 71-172-72=215; T8. A.J. Newell, Tennessee, 68-73-74=215.

    UNCW Individual Results: Meghan Thiess, T32.; 78-74-69=221; Annette Lyche, T66., 76-76-75=227; Kayla Thompson, T74., 82-69-79=230; Elizabeth Hall, 95.; 86-79-77=242; Mallory Warrick, 96.; 79-79-87=245; Alaina Yeatts, 97, 81-86-79=246.; Sydney Boyd, 99.; 85-88-85=258.

    Team Standings: 1. Wake Forest, 286-289-289=864; 2. Alabama, 290-290-288=868; T3. Notre Dame, 290-292-289=871; T3. South Carolina, 293-287-291=871; 5. Virginia, 292-286-294=872; 6. Oklahoma State, 290-285-298=873; T7. Purdue, 283-295-298=876; T7. Duke, 292-293-290=876; 9. Florida, 288-292-298=878; T10. UCF, 289-294-298=881; T10. Arizona, 293-299-289=881; 12. N.C. State, 301-290-293=884; 13. Tennessee, 292-292-301=885; 14. North Carolina, 292-299-298=889; 15. Ohio State, 292-301-299=892; 16. UNCW, 315-298-300=913; 17. Michigan State, 315-303-296=914; 18. Penn State, 308-316-300=924.


    DURHAM, NC (UNCW) — Jenson Egen won both Breaststroke events and newcomer Alex Sabau won the men’s 1000 yard freestyle, but UNCW was swept by Duke on Saturday at the Taishoff Aquatics Pavilion.

    The Seahawk men (2-2) saw their brief two-meet winning streak halted while the women dropped to 0-5. Duke won the men’s meet, 165-128, and the women’s 187-108.

    “I thought the team competed hard and I was especially proud of the energy on the sidelines while cheering,” said UNCW Head Coach Jason Memont. “We are showing a lot of improvements and many of the swimmers are beginning to make the necessary changes that will result in excellent performances during the later parts of the season.”

    Engen posted time of 1:04.62 and 2:19.58 in the 100 and 200, respectively.

    Sabau, who is in his first season with the Seahawks, won the 1,000 Free with a time of 9:47.11.

    Adding wins for the Seahawks in the men’s meet were Adam Salzman (100 Free) and Valtteri Halonen (200 Backstroke).

    Nathan Lane took second in the 1 and 3-meter dives for the Seahawks.

    UNCW hosts James Madison, Delaware and William & Mary Saturday-Sunday in a CAA Pod meet. The meet begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday.


    Weekend sports report from Cape Fear Community College — Cape Fear Community College cruised to a 12-0 win over USC-Lancaster to close out the regular season at the CFCC North Campus on Sunday.
    Four different Sea Devils found the back of the net twice including Feath Wigfall, Kayla Beverly, Sarah Clinard and Karlie Yeoman. Nikki Tiller also added three assists in the result.
    “It’s just a great way to wrap up the regular season,” said CFCC Coach Melissa Anderson. “It’s all about taking the next few days to focus in and get ready for the playoffs.”
    Cape Fear finished conference play with a 9-2-1 mark heading into a match against USC-Lancaster on Wednesday, Oct. 29.

    Men’s soccer
    Cape Fear 6 USC-Lancaster 0
    Brian Pinder scored twice in the opening 10 minutes and George Kartsimans found the back of the net two more times as Cape Fear shutout USC-Lancaster 6-0 at the CFCC North Campus.
    The Sea Devils (5-8-1, 9-9-1) moved back to the .500 mark to finish the season and take on USC-Salkehatichie in the opening round of the conference tournament.
    “I’m real proud of the way our boys came out today and picked up the shutout,” said CFCC Coach Chris Libert. “Our sophomores have been dedicated all season and it was good to see them get a win in their final regular season home game.
    “Hopefully we can take some of this momentum into the conference tournament.”
    Dakota Moore made two stops in the shutout.

    Cape Fear 3 Louisburg 1
    (25-13, 25-18, 14-25, 25-15)
    Brittani Jefferson and Sydney Robinson combined for 19 kills and sophomore setter paced the attacked the 20 assists to lead Cape Fear in a 3-1 win over Louisburg inside the Schwartz Center in downtown Wilmington on Sunday.
    “I’m just real proud of the way of our girls responded after Louisburg started to gain some momentum,” said CFCC Coach Emily Coleman. “We came together and cleaned it up.”
    The Sea Devils improved to 11-4 In conference and 16-8 overall. Cape Fear entertains Lenoir Community College on Friday, Oct. 31.


    WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW) — Senior forward Sarah Cardamone scored the game’s only goal in her final home appearance to lift the College of Charleston past UNCW, 1-0, in the Colonial Athletic Association women’s soccer season finale for both teams Sunday at Patriots Point.

    The Cougars, who snapped a four-game losing streak to the Seahawks, finished the campaign with a 7-11-1 overall record and 2-6-1 mark in the CAA. The Seahawks wrapped up the year with a 7-9-2 ledger in all games and 2-6-1 scorecard in conference play.

    “It’s a disappointing way to close out the season,” said 19-year UNCW Head Coach Paul Cairney. “We played an excellent second half, but we were playing from behind once again. We certainly created some fantastic scoring opportunities, but could not make the chances count. We will now simply dust this off, bounce back and work hard to get better.”

    The Seahawks suffered their eighth shutout of the season after outshooting the Cougars, 14-8, and enjoying eight corner kicks. UNCW had a 9-4 shot advantage after intermission.

    Cardamone provided the difference just 13:20 into the contest when the Downington, Pa., product made a run toward the box, passed the ball to Hannah Huizenga and then received it back before depositing the ball into the bottom-right corner of the net.

    UNCW junior Katrina Guillou launched 10 shots on the day, including eight on goal, but CofC senior goalie Taylor Avery was equal to the task, coming up with a career-high 10 saves in her last home game.

    Defender Allye Mertes, UNCW’s lone senior, started and played her final game for the Seahawks.

    GAME NOTES: Only four players had shots for the Seahawks…UNCW sophomore goalkeeper Carolyn Huddy had three saves in 90 minutes…It was the seventh game of the season decided by one goal for the Seahawks…The Seahawks could not come up with a win in their last four games, which featured three losses and a tie…Neither team qualified for the CAA Tournament…The two teams finished with identical 2-6-1 records in the loop…The Seahawks wound up 2-6 on the road this year and 1-4 in conference road games…UNCW still leads the all-time series by a 7-3-1 margin…Guillou finished as the team leader in goals (8) and points (18) in her junior year.


    BOSTON, MA (UNCW) — Morgan Kline’s double-double of 10 kills and 11 digs led UNCW to a 3-0 sweep of Northeastern to halt a three-match losing skid on Sunday at Solomon Court.

    The Seahawks improved to 16-8 overall and 6-4 in the league. The win also gave UNCW a sweep of the season series with the Huskies (10-14, 2-8 CAA). It was UNCW’s first win on the road against NU.

    Kline (10-1-18) led a balanced offense that hit .341 for the match and committed just 10 hitting errors. Meredith Peacock collected eight kills and tied her season-high with eight blocks. Setters Alyssa Desjardins (16) and Victoria Phillips (17) combined for 33 assists on the afternoon.

    No Huskie reached double digits in kills as Bridgette Burcescu led NU with six. NU hit .050 (28-23-100) for the match.

    Kline and NU’s Natalia Skiba tied for match-high honors in digs with 11 apiece.

    Up next: The Seahawks host James Madison on Oct. 31 at 7 p.m.

    Notes: UNCW won its second straight against NU after losing the first 16 matches of the all-time series … Morgan Kline reached the 900-dig plateau and also moved into a tie for 13th with 95 service aces … The three-match losing streak for the Seahawks was the longest of the season … UNCW is now 1-8 in Boston … Peacock is now seventh at UNCW with 333 career blocks and needs one more to tie Sarah DeLair (1994-97) for sixth with 334 … Kristen Powell added six kills and five assists … Five different Seahawks had blocks on the afternoon.


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    WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW) — Freshman defender Brayden Smith (West Forsyth H.S./Clemmons, N.C.) and senior midfielder Jamie Dell (Chapel Hill H.S./Chapel Hill, N.C.) each scored a goal in the second half as No. 28 UNC Wilmington (11-3-2, 4-2-1) celebrated Senior Night with a 2-0 Colonial Athletic Association victory over Hofstra (9-5-2, 4-2-0) at the UNCW Soccer Stadium on Saturday night.
    With their second consecutive shutout victory, the Seahawks moved into first place in the CAA standings with 13 points. Hofstra, which lost for the second time in the last three matches, dropped to second place in the standings.
    The Seahawks took a 1-0 lead with 22:01 left in regulation when Smith headed in a pass from senior defender Jacob VanCompernolle (R.L. Turner H.S./Dallas, Texas) for the first goal of his college career.
    With 15:35 remaining in regulation, Dell upped the advantage to 2-0 by scoring his team-leading eighth goal of the season off a pass from junior forward Nathaniel Goodwin (Hough H.S./Huntersville, N.C.).
    Junior goalkeeper Sam Williams (Fayetteville Academy/Clinton, N.C.) made one save to earn his seconds straight victory as the Seahawks outshot the Pride by an 8-5 margin.
    Game Notes:
    • Saturday’s match marked the 14th all-time meeting between the Seahawks and the Pride … Hofstra leads the all-time series by an 8-4-2 margin, but has lost three of the last four affairs.
    • The Seahawks scored first for the ninth time in 16 matches this season.
    • The Seahawks improved to 5-3-1 at home this season … Prior to the match, the Seahawks honored their seven-member senior class.
    • UNCW has not allowed a goal in the last 185 minutes, 14 seconds, dating back to a 2-1 loss against Elon on Oct. 15.
    • The Seahawks are now 6-0-0 this season when Dell scores a goal … He scored for the first time since netting a goal against Charleston on Oct. 8 in a 2-0 UNCW victory.
    • UNCW posted its sixth shutout win of the season on Saturday night.
    • UNCW matched its season low with eight shots against Hofstra … The Seahawks also were limited to eight shots at Northeastern last Saturday night.
    • Hofstra was held to a season-low five shots against the Seahawks, eclipsing the previous mark of six shots against Northwestern on Aug. 31.

    Men’s College Soccer: No. 28 UNC Wilmington 2, Hofstra 0
    Hofstra (9-5-2, 4-2-0) 0 0 – 0
    UNCW (11-3-2, 4-2-1) 0 2 – 2
    Goals: HOF – n/a; UNCW – Brayden Smith 1 (67:59), Jamie Dell 8 (74:25). Assists: HOF – n/a; UNCW – Jacob VanCompernolle, Nathaniel Goodwin. Saves: HOF – Patric Pray 3 (90:00, 2 goals allowed); UNCW – Sam Williams 1 (90:00, 0 goals allowed). Shots: HOF – 5; UNCW – 8. Corner Kicks: HOF – 2; UNCW – 3. Attendance: 649.


    CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) – Russell Wilson threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to Luke Wilson with 47 seconds left, lifting the Seattle Seahawks to a 13-9 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday to snap a two-game losing streak.

    It’s the third straight year Wilson has brought the Seahawks (4-3) back from a second-half deficit to beat the Panthers here. In the previous two seasons Wilson threw second-half TD passes to Jermaine Kearse and Golden Tate in tight defensive games.

    Carolina’s defense, which had allowed at least 37 points in four of its previous five games, held the Seahawks in check before Wilson led a nine-play, 80-yard drive for the only touchdown.

    Wilson finished 20 of 32 for 199 yards with one interception and one touchdown.

    Cam Newton was 12 of 27 for 121 yards with an interception and a fumble for the Panthers (3-4-1).

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