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Laney 2   Topsail 0

 Baley Edwards netted two scores and Courtney Dwertman assisted on both goals as Laney finished the regular season with a 2-0 shutout at Topsail.

Baley Edwards.
Baley Edwards.

The Bucs improved to 10-0-2 in league play to earn a share of the Mideastern Conference Championship. Laney heads into the 4A state tournament with a favorable seed in the playoffs after posting a 16-1-3 overall mark.

They will learn their first-round opponent on Monday, May 9.


Boys’ lacrosse playoffs

Hoggard 14     Athens Drive 7

Luke Frankeny and Gunner Philipp combined for 10 goals to lead Hoggard to a 14-7 win against Athens Drive. The Vikings improved to 16-2 overall heading into the next round of the state tournament.

Hoggard stats: Luke Frankeny 6 goals; Gunner Philipp, 4 goals; Cullum Crowley, 2 goals; Sklyer Magsig, 1 goal, 1 assists; Carson Whitaker, 1 goal; Donovan Jones, 5 assists; Jake Sharbaugh, 1 assist;

Trenton Novelli, 12 saves


Girls’ lacrosse playoffs

 Hoggard 14     East Chapel Hill 8

The Vikings moved to 17-1 overall following a 14-8 victory over East Chapel Hill in their playoff opener on Friday.

Hoggard stats: Kendall Goldblum  6 goals 3 assist; Madison Kosh 3 goals 2 assist; Lindsey Yelton 2 goals; Morgan Lennon 2 goals; Emma Hall 1 goal

Abbey Brown 17 saves

Ashley 22   Green Hope 8

New Bern 15   Topsail 4