Lincoln Charter picked up its first girls soccer playoff win in school history in its 2-0 win over Cherryville in the opening round of the NCHSAA state 1A playoffs on Wednesday.
The fifth-seeded Eagles (17-6) travel to No. 4 Avery County High (13-9) for a second round match on Saturday at 6 p.m.
The win not only gave Lincoln Charter its first playoff victory, but it also gave it three wins in three matches this season over the Lady Ironmen (6-15-1).
Caitlyn Miller scored on an assist by Tori Jackson in the 21st minute, and Rachel Medina scored on a corner kick by Kali Snider in the 56th minute. Katherine Doyle had the shutout in goal, as the Eagles outshot Cherryville 31-4.
A win Saturday will pit Lincoln Charter against the winner of top-seeded Community School of Davidson and Mint Hill Queen’s Grant in next week’s third round. Avery County defeated Boonville Starmount 5-0 to advance.
LINCOLN CHARTER 5, HIWASSEE DAM 2: At Lincoln Charter, the Eagles used a three-run third inning to advance to the second round of the NCHSAA state 1A playoffs for the second straight year.
Nathaniel Scoggins (2-for-3, solo home run), Kameron Reynolds (2-for-3, RBI), Zach Hollar (2-for-2, run), Andy Jones (hit, RBI), Nick Roser (RBI), Adam Hutson (hit) and Ian Chryst (hit, RBI) led the Eagles. Scoggins gave up two unearned runs on six hits, walked three and struck out three in five innings in the win. Christian Hilty gave up one hit and struck out two in two scoreless innings for the save.
Lincoln Charter (17-7) travels to Hayesville (17-2) today for a second round game at 5 p.m. Hayesville defeated Andrews High 8-4 to advance.
WEST LINCOLN 11, R-S CENTRAL 8: At West Lincoln, the Rebels withstood a late rally to advance to the second round of the NCHSAA state 2A playoffs.
Raeven McCrodden (3-for-4, two RBIs), Karsen Leonhardt (2-for-3, RBI), Heather Truesdale (2-for-4, RBI), Erin Huff (2-for-4, RBI), Katie Hively (2-for-4, two RBIs), Meredith Ferguson (1-for-4, RBI), Kylee Leonhardt (1-for-4, two RBIs) and Lyla Sain (1-for-3, RBI) led the Rebels, who led R-S Central 10-1 after three innings. Cassidy Wise gave up five earned runs on 12 hits, struck out six and walked three in the win.
West Lincoln (21-3) hosts Franklin County (8-11) at 6 p.m. today in a second round game. Franklin County defeated Burnsville Mountain Heritage 4-2 to advance.
POLK COUNTY 2, EAST LINCOLN 1: At Polk County, the Mustangs had their season come to an end in the first round of the NCHSAA state 2A playoffs.
Booth Braswell (1-for-3), Kaelyn Edwards (1-for-2), Heidi Parker (2-for-3, run), Maddie Hatfield (3-for-4), Carly Johnson (1-for-3) and Payton Mills (1-for-3) led the Mustangs, who left seven on base. Johnson gave up two earned runs on five hits, walked none and struck out seven in the loss.
East Lincoln finished its season at 13-9.
LINCOLN CHARTER 17, MONROE UNION ACADEMY 0, 5 INN.: At Lincoln Charter, the Eagles advanced to the second round of the NCHSAA state 1A playoffs with an easy win. No other details were reported.
Lincoln Charter (17-4) hosts Swain County (14-8) at 5 p.m. today in a second round game. Swain County defeated Cherokee 5-0 to advance.
NORTH LINCOLN 4, COX MILL 0: At North Lincoln, the Knights advanced to the second round of the NCHSAA state 3A playoffs. No other details were reported.
North Lincoln (18-6) hosts Morganton Freedom (14-10) at 6 p.m. today in a second round game. Freedom defeated Waxhaw Marvin Ridge 6-3 to advance.
BLACK AND GOLD CLUB
MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS: Lincolnton High’s Black and Gold Club is in the process of securing members for next school year. Membership is $300, and includes four football season tickets or one all-sports pass, one reserved parking pass for football, one-quarter-page ad in football program, two LHS T-shirts, name on a sign at the stadium and public address announcements during home football games.
For more details or to sign up, contact Wolves Athletic Director Scott Cloninger at 704-735-5003, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.