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Ashley 2    New Hanover 1

Ashley remains the team to beat atop the Mideastern Conference standings as the Screaming Eagles overcame a one-goal deficit to pick up a 2-1 result over New Hanover at Legion Stadium on Tuesday.

Zack Smith. File photo.
Zack Smith. File photo.

Shaffer Lisle put the Wildcats in front on an assist from Foster Willis in the 29th minute, but Drew Walters equalized for Ashley just before the break to even the score.

Zack Smith set up the Walter’s goal, while Duenis Aviola found Josh Barnello for the game-winner just nine minutes into the second half to put the Screaming Eagles in front.

A pair of yellow cards issued to the same player forced Ashley to play with just 10 on the field for the final half-hour of the match, but the Wildcats were unable to take advantage of the opportunity.

Ashley extended its unbeaten streak to 12 straight games and improved to 5-0 in league play. New Hanover dropped to 2-2 in conference and 10-5-1 overall.


Hoggard 2     West Brunswick 0

Hoggard broke a scoreless game with two quick goals early in the second half and found the back of the net once more to post a 3-0 shutout over West Brunswick.

Cesar Cruz gave the Vikings a 1-0 lead in the 53rd minute off an assist from Austin Redenbaugh and Andrew Robinson made it a two score advantage minutes later as Kyle Makely set up the opportunity. Redenbaugh picked up his second assist on a pass to Sawyer Royal, who tallied in the 67th minute to put the game in check.

Austin Redenbaugh. Photo courtesy- John Crouch
Austin Redenbaugh. Photo courtesy- John Crouch

The Vikings remain tied atop the division standings at 4-0 in league play and improved to 7-3-3 overall. West Brunswick fell to 1-3 in conference and 7-5 on the year.

Coastal Christian 9    Harrells Christian 0 


Topsail 8    South Brunswick 1

Singles: No. 1 Carmen Jordan (T) def. Sarah Costa (SB) 6-1, 6-0; No. 2 Caroline Harris (T) def. Hannah Pieper (SB) 6-0, 6-0; No. 3 Stephanie Athanas (T) def. Eliza Douglass(SB). 7-5,6-1; No. 4 Xueyang Li (T) def. Morgan Stone (SB) 6-1, 6-0; No. 5 Sierra Dougherty (T) def. Michaela McIntyre (SB) 6-1, 6-1; No. 6 Elvie Parra (T) def. Kezia Matson (SB) 6-2, 6-0

Doubles: No. 1 Jordan/Harris (T) def. Costa/Matson (SB) 8-0; No. 2 Pieper/Douglass (SB) def. Li/ Parra (T) 9-8 (7-2); No. 3 Dougherty /Sarah Major (T) def McIntyre/Stone (SB) 8-1


Hoggard 9     West Brunswick 0

Lindsay Diab won 8-0 at No. 3 singles and the Vikings finished off the season sweep of West Brunswick. Lauren Traflet (No. 2), Anna Phelps (No. 4) and Christie Scialabba (No. 6) each dropped one game for the Hoggard, who improved to 5-3 in conference and 5-6 overall.

Singles: No. 1 Claudia Opper (H) def. Olivia Rutter 8-2; 2. Lauren Traflet (H) def. Allie Madison 8-1; 3. Lindsay Diab (H) def. Bianca Desimona 8-0; 4. Anna Phelps (H) def. Emily Long 8-1; 5. Monae Duplessis (H) def. Logan Locklear 8-4; 6. Christie Scialabba (H) def. Hannah Capps 8-1.

Doubles: No. 1 Scialabba/Sarah Kingman (H) def. Rutter/Long 8-6; 2. Madison Lee/Molly Bennett (H) def. Madison/McKenzie Windberg 8-5; 3. Olivia Kingman/Addie Duplessis (H) def. Desimona/Locklear 8-5.