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NCHSAA Men’s Soccer Championship Summaries: Weddington, Franklin Academy, Salisbury, South Meck Win

3-A NCHSAA MEN’S SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP

WEDDINGTON BLANKS LEE COUNTY 2-0 IN NCHSAA MEN'S 3-A SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP

     RALEIGH— Weddington made two second-half goals stand up for a 2-0 victory over Lee County for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 3-A men's soccer championship at Dail Soccer Field at North Carolina State University on Saturday night.
     Lee County may have had the better of play in the first half, but the teams battled to a scoreless tie after 40 minutes. Then Weddington scored early in the second half when Mitchell Van Dyne ran on to a through ball from Michael Davidson, timed it perfectly, sand scored just inside the far post for a 1-0 Warrior lead in the 45th minute. 
     Van Dyne, a senior forward who was a scoring threat throughout the night, was named the championship Most Valuable Player.
     The Warriors opened up a 2-0 lead in the 62nd minute when Jay Peeler played the ball deep to senior forward Mason Peeler in the box. Peeler then settled it, spun and fired a left-footed shot good for the goal.
     Weddington had a 9-4 advantage in shots on goal, and the Warriors held a slight 5-4 edge in penalty kicks.
     Weddington keepers Ben Fletcher and Lucas Gusmao split time in the shutout, with Fletcher credited for a save in the first half and Gusmao getting two saves in the second half.  
     Lee County closed out its season at 25-4-1 and had a 14-match winning streak snapped, while Weddington wound up 20-1-2 and ended the season with a 10-match winning streak.
     Both schools were making their initial appearances in the NCHSAA men’s soccer state championship match.
     The Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance and the city of Raleigh served as primary host city sponsors for this championship, and Time Warner Cable SportsChannel was the presenting sponsor.
NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
2015 STATE MEN’S SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS
Dail Soccer Field, Raleigh

3-A CHAMPIONSHIP
Lee County        0    0– 0
Weddington        0    2– 2

SCORING
 45th minute    W—Mitchell Van Dyne (Michael Davidson)
 62nd minute    W—Mason Peeler (Jay Peeler)

 

1-A NCHSAA MEN'S SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP

HUGHES HAT TRICK LEADS FRANKLIN ACADEMY TO NCHSAA 1-A MEN'S SOCCER TITLE 

    RALEIGH—Senior striker Nick Hughes had a huge game Saturday evening, scoring a hat trick to lead Franklin Academy of Wake Forest to a 3-1 triumph over Community School of Davidson in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 1-A men's soccer championship at Dail Soccer Field at North Carolina State University.
    Hughes, the Patriot co-captain, was the unanimous choice for Most Valuable Player in the championship match and ended the season with 55 goals.
    Hughes opened the scoring in the seventh minute with an unassisted tally to give Franklin Academy a 1-0 advantage. Then in the 31st minute, Community School of Davidson tied the game on Francisco Prado’s 43rd goal of the season, as he made a great one-on-one move to elude a defender and slid the shot inside the far post.
    But the victorious Patriots came right back just three minutes later, taking a 2-1 lead on Hughes’ second goal of the night, this one on an assist from sophomore Zach Hanson.  
    The third goal came from the same combination just five minutes into the second half, with Hughes scoring on an assist from Hanson for the 3-1 advantage. .
    Both teams had nine shots on goal, with Patriot goalkeeper Ben Voorhis coming up with eight saves.   Both teams also had five corner kick opportunities. 
    Franklin Academy, which defeated two-time defending state 1-A champion Wallace-Rose Hill in the Eastern Regional final, ended the season 22-1-3 while Community School of Davidson finished 22-3-1.
    Both schools were making their first appearance in an NCHSAA men’s soccer championship match.
    The Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance and the city of Raleigh served as primary host city sponsors for this championship, and Time Warner Cable SportsChannel was the presenting sponsor.

NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
2015 STATE MEN’S SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS
Dail Soccer Field, Raleigh

1-A CHAMPIONSHIP                          1    2           F
Franklin Academy                             2    1    —    3
Community School of Davidson        1    0    —    1

SCORING
7th minute        FA—Nick Hughes
31st minute        CSD—Francisco Prado
34th minute        FA—Nick Hughes (Zach Hanson)
45th minute        FA—Nick Hughes  (Zach Hanson)

2-A NCHSAA MEN'S SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP

SALISBURY BLANKS WASHINGTON 3-0 IN NCHSAA 2-A MEN'S SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP

     RALEIGH – Senior midfielder Landon Goodman was the Most Valuable Player as he helped lead Salisbury to a convincing 3-0 victory over Washington in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 2-A men's soccer championship at Dail Soccer Field at North Carolina State University on Saturday afternoon.
     Goodman scored the second goal of the game in the 55th minute off an assist from Kevin Flores, his 66th tally of the season, and then the Hornets iced it eight minutes later when freshman Brandon Ibanez lofted in a goal to make it 3-0.
     Goodman’s single season total of 66 goals is tied for third place all-time in the NCHSAA Record Book.
     Salisbury had taken a 1-0 lead in the 10th minute when senior Chris Uribe scored off a set piece, assisted by Joshua Lynch.
     Senior goalkeeper Arturo Ramirez recorded the shutout in goal and was credited with four saves. The Hornets had 13 shots on goal to four for the Pam Pack and had six corner kick opportunities to four for Washington.
     Salisbury was making its third appearance in the NCHSAA state men’s soccer final and second visit in the last three years, with previous state titles in 2013 and ’11. The Hornets finished the season 27-0-2 and ended the year with a 25-match win streak.  
     Washington, in the finals for the first time, ended the year 26-2 and had its 18-match winning streak snapped in the championship. 
     The Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance and the city of Raleigh served as primary host city sponsors for this championship, and Time Warner Cable SportsChannel was the presenting sponsor.

NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
2015 STATE MEN’S SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS
Dail Soccer Field, Raleigh

2-A CHAMPIONSHIP

Salisbury             1    2    –3

Washington         0    0    –0
 

SCORING
10th minute    S—Chris Uribe (Joshua Lynch)
55th minute    S—Landon Goodman (Kevin Flores)
63rd minute    S—Brandon Ibanez

 

4-A NCHSAA MEN'S SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP

SOUTH MECKLENBURG BLANKS WILMINGTON LANEY 2-0 IN NCHSAA 4-A MEN'S SOCCER

      RALEIGH – Marco Garcia scored the initial goal and South Mecklenburg played a solid all-around game as the Sabres shut out Wilmington Laney 2-0 on Saturday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A men's soccer championship at Dail Soccer Field at North Carolina State University.
      Garcia opened the scoring for the Sabres in the 18th minute as he received a service off a corner kick from Collyn Carpenter, settled it from chest to foot and then slammed it home for his 39th goal of the season and a 1-0 lead.  A senior tri-captain, Garcia was selected as the Most Valuable Player of the championship.
       Senior defenseman Brad Scharf made it 2-0 for South Meck in the 46th minute, with a scramble in front of the net resulting in a deflection and a goal.
       Laney had a chance to cut the margin in half with a penalty kick with 12:40 left to play,  but failed to convert. The Bucs continued to press forward after that in an attempt to get back in it, but South kept Laney at bay.
       Sabre goalkeeper Harish Amatya had three saves en route to the shutout.  South had six shots on goal to three for Laney and had four corner kicks to two for the Bucs.

       South Meck returned to the state championship match for the first time since 1985, and the Sabres earned their first state crown since an open classification championship in 1971. The Sabres ended the season 23-0-2.  Laney, the eighth-seed in the Eastern bracket, made a strong playoff run and was in the championship for the first time, closing out a 20-4-3 campaign.
       The Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance and the city of Raleigh served as primary host city sponsors for this championship, and Time Warner Cable SportsChannel was the presenting sponsor.

NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
2015 STATE MEN’S SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS
Dail Soccer Field, Raleigh

4-A CHAMPIONSHIP          1    2          F  
Wilmington Laney              0    0  —    0
South Mecklenburg            1    1  —    2

SCORING
18th minute    SM—Marco Garcia (Collyn Carpenter)
46th minute    SM—Brad Scharf.