Seventh Annual Clash Of The Carolinas Soccer Matches Held

        CHARLESTON—The North Carolina high school all-stars won one and tied one in the seventh annual Clash of the Carolinas soccer matches at Blackbaud Stadium.

        In the men’s game, North Carolina topped South Carolina by a 2-0 count and the women’s game ended in a 3-3 tie.

        Gary O’Neill of Wilmington Ashley, who was named North Carolina’s Most Valuable Player in the men’s game, scored the first goal in the 65th minute.  Jacksonville’s Aaron Sparks made it 2-0 13 minutes later.

        North Carolina has a 3-1-3 edge in the men’s series.

        In the women’s game, South Carolina scored in stoppage time to rally from a 2-0 deficit and earn a tie.

        Christina Gibbons was named the Most Valuable Player for the North Carolina team in the women’s contest. The Cardinal Gibbons graduate figured in all the scoring, tallying two goals and an assist.  She will continue her career at Duke University.

        The North Carolina stars hold a 5-1-1 edge in the women’s series.