Hoggard 6 Topsail 0
Siara Southerland recorded the hat trick in an impressive effort for Hoggard on Thursday night as the Vikings blanked Topsail 6-nil in Hampstead.
Blair Barefoot made one stop in goal. Caroline Lemly, Kiley Barr and Merritt Lemley also tallied in the victory.
Hoggard moved to 4-0-1 in conference and 8-1-4 on the year. The Vikings were ranked sixth in this week’s Maxpreps.com 4A poll.
Laney 3 Clinton 1
Laney had three different players find the back of the net in a 3-1 non-conference result against Clinton on Thursday.
Ranked at No. 8 among 4A schools in North Carolina, according to Maxpreps.com, the Bucs moved to 9-1-2 overall. Laney has 46 total goals on the year compared to 15 goals against.
Haley Shand notched her 15th score of the season against the Dark Horses, while Anna Rae Porcelli and Cass Hamed added to their stat sheet. Porcelli now has 11 goals through 12 matches. Sydney Young made four stops for Laney as the Bucs fired 12 shots in the contest.
The Bucs play host to the defending 4A State Champion Panther Creek Catamounts on Saturday, April 9 before returning to league play next week with home games against Topsail (4/12) and New Hanover (4/14).
New Hanover 5 West Brunswick 0
Sally Sloan and Liza McLatchy each had two scores for the Wildcats on Thursday in a 5-0 win against West Brunswick.
Caitlin Lanzi added to the scoring sheet and Abbey Campbell has three assists. Sloan increased her goal total to five in the result, while McLatchy has four tallies on the year.
New Hanover moved to 2-3 in the division and 3-7-2 overall.
Ashley 3 South Brunswick 1
Lindsey Williams, Haven Lewis and Kendall Farrior kept Ashley within striking distance inside the division as each scored one goal apiece on Thursday night.
The Screaming Eagles improved to 4-1 in conference and 6-3-1 on the year.
Parrott Academy 3 Cape Fear Academy 1
Carter Broderick scored the lone goal for Cape Fear Academy in a 3-1 setback on Thursday. Delaney Mitchell made six saves in net. The Hurricanes fell to 1-1 in conference and 2-5-2 overall.
Fayetteville Academy 5 Coastal Christian 0
Ashley 11 Freedom Christian 5
Laney 9 North Brunswick 6
Laney closed an impressive three-game week with its third win in as many days following a 9-6 victory against North Brunswick.
The Bucs rallied for six runs in the second to grab an early lead. Savannah Capabianco and Makayla Beray had two hits apiece for Laney. Kirstie Langley and Tristen Horrell each hit a triple, while Paige Cruse smacked a double.
North Brunswick had 10 hits in the ballgame, but committed three errors. Jesse Williams and Alleigh Himes delivered extra base hits for the Scorpions, who scored three runs in the bottom of the third to close the deficit to 8-3. Williams went 3-for-4 at the plate.
Cruse moved to 4-1 on the stripe as Laney improved to 9-5 overall.
Laney 062 010 0 9 9 1
North 003 030 0 6 10 2
Hoggard 9, Topsail 0
The Vikings improved to 8-3 overall and 7-1 in the Mideastern Conference with the shutout victory.
Hoggard got 6-0, 6-0 singles victories from Miles Hirchak (No. 4), Jake Ferner (No. 5) and Tim Dixon (No. 6).
The Vikings return to the court against Ashley on Tuesday, April 12.
Singles: No. 1 Eddie Janosko (H) def. Hudson Smith 6-1, 6-2; 2. Dom Scialabba (H) def. Sam Garland 6-1, 6-0; 3. Holland Baynard (H) def. Jason Loher 6-0, 6-1; 4. Miles Hirchak (H) def. Thomas Rogers 6-0, 6-0; 5. Jake Ferner (H) def. Tyler Smith 6-0, 6-0, 6. Tim Dixon (H) def. Austin LaPiana 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles: No. 1 Janosko/Scialabba (H) def. Smith/Garland 8-3; 2. Ferner/Ben Encina (H) def. Loher/Rogers 9-7; 3. Yue Zhang/Colby Styers (H) def. Smith/Noah Glester 8-3.