Not sure what’s going on and who’s still left in the various state playoffs going on around the state? No worries, we got you covered. Below is a school-by-school look at how each team is progressing through the post-season in all non-football sports.
Note: Neither Butler, Queens Grant nor Rocky River had any post-season involvement. Also, the NCHSAA hasn’t announced seeding for its boys soccer tournaments, which kick off Nov. 3 across the state.
The Lions field hockey team was knocked out of the playoffs in the opening round following a 1-0 loss to Cary Christian. Covenant Day finished its season with a 5-11 record.
Covenant Day had lots of success on the soccer field, as the team finished the regular season with a 14-4 record.
Sophomore Luke Engstrom found the back of the net in overtime to propel the Lions to a 1-0 win over Charlotte Christian to open the NCISAA 4A playoffs.
In the quarterfinals, Rabun Gap ended Covenant Day’s season with a 2-0 win, leaving the Lions 15-5.s
Senior Davis Harrelson was named to the all-state team.
The Covenant Day volleyball team caught fire in the middle of the season and put up an 11-14 record to close the season.
In the NCISAA 4A playoffs, the Lions opened with a 3-1 victory over Charlotte Latin, but fell 3-1 to Providence Day in the second round.
Senior setter Meg Hopkins was named to the NCISAA all-state team.
In tennis, the Lions shut out Providence Day 5-0 in the opening round, but fell 5-1 to Charlotte Latin, the eventual runner-up.
Senior ace Anna Daniels was named to the all-state team.
The Cougars had a great season on the pitch, and entered the NCISAA 3A playoffs having won nine of their past 10 games.
In the opening round, Carmel Christian kept the momentum going with a 4-0 shutout of Asheville School behind goals from Praise Kabwe, Ty Morgan, Adam Dartnall and Ryan Lynch and a shutout in goal from Harrison Floyd.
Eventual runner-up Gaston Christian stopped the Cougars with a 3-0 defeat in the second round.
Kabwe was named the the NCISAA 3A all-state team.
Maggie Fowler represented the Patriots at the 4A individual and doubles championship and opened with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Green Hope’s Rindha Sudhini. In the second round, Sanderson’s Sibel Tanik moved on with a 6-1, 6-1 win.
Sylvia Mihailescu represented the Panthers tennis team at the individual and doubles championship, but fell 6-0, 6-0 to Panther Creek’s Bella Steffen in the opening round.
In girls golf, Providence was well represented by Sophie Marijono and Erica Boyd.
Marijono tied for 25th after rounds of 87 and 83 gave her a two-day total of 171. Boyd carded a 94 the first day, but came back with an 85 and a two-day 179, which tied her for 43rd.
The Providence volleyball team is making noise and still alive in the 4A playoffs.
They were a little disappointed to receive the No. 12 seed after knocking off Ardrey Kell to win the So. Meck 7 title, but they have let their play on the court do their talking.
In the opening round of the 4A West bracket, the Panthers blanked Richmond 3-0 and backed that up with another impressive 3-0 win, this time over Hickory Ridge.
The win was the school’s 80th all-time playoff win, which have been amassed in just 30 postseason appearances, including this season.
The Panthers continued their strong play in a harrowing 3-2 win over Northwest Guilford.
Providence jumped out to a 2-0 lead, but had to win the fifth set after Northwest tied the game at 2.
Annie Leonard (15 kills), Ava LaPata (16 digs), Katie Crusie (44 assists) and Carinne Greco (14 digs) had standout games.