Pine Lake Prep takes down another high school soccer giant Thursday

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Nobody can accuse Pine Lake Prep’s boys’ soccer team of playing an easy schedule.

The Mooresville-based 2A charter school’s schedule has included six 4A opponents in the first 10 matches.

The most recent of those big schools was South Iredell, whom the Pride beat 3-0 Thursday evening.

The Vikings were the fifth consecutive 4A opponent for Pine Lake Prep, which has a 3-3 record this season against the big schools and is 4-5-1 overall.

The Pride also beat Hopewell and Mooresville, and lost to Lake Norman and unbeaten Cox Mill during that stretch. Last month, Pine Lake Prep lost to powerhouse Hough.

For the rest of the season, the competition will be from smaller schools. Pine Lake Prep opens play next Monday in the Catawba Shores 1A-2A Conference, traveling to Mountain Island Charter.

In Thursday’s match, Colby Plattner, Tyler Romanata and Krish Dandu scored goals, and Michael Heis had three assists. Goalkeeper Trey Brownewell got the shutout.

Thursday’s standouts

Leah Hinceman (East Rowan volleyball): Hinceman had 14 kills, two aces and nine digs in her team’s 3-0 sweep of Concord.

Amelia Knab (Corvian Community volleyball): Knab’s service was on-target Thursday. She had 14 aces in her team’s 3-0 sweep of Cabarrus Charter. Knab also had six kills.

Marco Wright (Gaston Day soccer): Wright, a junior striker, is among the area’s most prolific scorers, and he was at it again Thursday in his team’s 4-2 victory at Concord Academy. Wright had two goals and two assists. In 10 matches this season, he has 27 goals and five assists. He has scored three or more goals in six matches.

Boys’ soccer


Mooresville 2, Hickory Ridge 1: The visiting Ragin’ Bulls suffered their second straight loss after a 7-0-1 start to the season.


Concord 9, East Rowan 0: The Spiders (8-2-1, 2-0), ranked second in 3A by Maxpreps, cruised past the Mustangs (0-4, 0-2).

Lake Norman Charter 3, Central Cabarrus 1: Jake Magnusson, Andreas Racziu and Mitchell Tucci scored for the Knights, and goalkeeper Arie Conder made 10 saves.

South Rowan 6, Northwest Cabarrus 3: South Rowan (2-7, 1-1) outscored the visitors (0-5-1, 0-3) 4-1 in the second half. David Diaz had all three Northwest Cabarrus goals.


Fred T. Foard 3, St. Stephens 2: The host Tigers (4-2, 2-0) broke a 2-2 halftime tie and downed St. Stephens (5-2, 1-1).


Gaston Christian 3, Metrolina Christian 2: The Eagles (2-5, 2-1) scored the second half’s only goal and held off the Warriors (1-7-1, 0-2).

Gaston Day 4, Concord Academy 2: Marco Wright’s two goals and two assists led the Spartans (8-2, 3-0). Jack D’Amore and Trent Klinger added single goals. Alex Guzman and Valentino Segovia scored for Concord Academy.


Salisbury 9, South Davidson 0


Burns 2, East Gaston 1: The visiting Bulldogs (5-1-1, 2-1) scored the second half’s only goal. East Gaston fell to 2-8, 1-2.

Shelby 4, Thomas Jefferson Academy 0: The Golden Lions (7-1, 2-0) got a goal from Greg Arce late in the first half, then added three goals in the second half. Jack Berkowicz had a goal and an assist, and Manny Torres and Parker Dixon each added single goals.


South Stanly 5, Albemarle 3

West Stanly 10, North Stanly 1


Corvian Community 9, Carolina International School 0: The Cardinals (5-5, 4-0) maintained their conference lead. The Cardinals fell to 0-2, 0-2.

Queens Grant Charter 9, Cabarrus Charter 0: Liam Lorenzotti’s three-goal hat trick led the Stallions (2-5-1, 1-2). Gabe Massey and Anthony Armas each added two goals and an assist.


Bunker Hill 1, Alexander Central 0: Christian Garela’s goal was all the Bears needed for this home victory.

Carmel Christian 1, Wesleyan Christian 0: The host Cougars ran their record to 6-0-1.



Charlotte Catholic def. East Mecklenburg 3-0 (25-11, 25-20, 25-21): Mya Sellers led East Mecklenburg with seven kills.


South Iredell def. Lake Norman 3-1 (25-12, 25-15, 24-26, 25-19): The Vikings (9-2, 5-0) handed Lake Norman (5-6, 4-1) its first conference loss. Lake Norman is tied with Cox Mill for second in the conference behind South Iredell.


Pinecrest def. Hoke County 3-0


East Rowan def. Concord 3-0 (25-15, 25-16, 25-23): Leah Hinceman had 14 kills and Carrie Jo Lytton added 35 assists for the Mustangs.

Lake Norman Charter def. Central Cabarrus 3-0 (25-9, 25-7, 25-7): Molly Burse had nine kills and a block for the Knights (9-1, 5-1). Nyla Smith added three aces and 10 digs, and Cadee Pierce had 23 assists.

South Rowan def. Northwest Cabarrus 3-0 (25-7, 25-1, 25-7): The Raiders logged an easy sweep, behind Meredith Faw’s service (nine aces) and Cameron Black’s offense (11 kills). The victory left South Rowan tied for the conference lead with Lake Norman Charter. Jesse Carson is 4-2. Northwest Cabarrus fell to 1-9, 1-5.

West Rowan def. Jesse Carson 3-0 (25-15, 25-17, 25-13): The Falcons knocked Jesse Carson out of a share of first place, behind Noe Gaeta (30 assists), Brooke Kennedy (21 digs) and Kelcie Love (nine kills).


Gaston Day def. Concord Academy 3-0 (25-5, 25-7, 25-15): The Spartans’ sweep left them 9-1 overall and 3-0 in the conference.


Maiden def. Lincolnton 3-0 (25-13, 25-10, 25-13): The Blue Devils (6-7, 5-0) remained in a first-place. Lincolnton is 2-4, 2-2. Maiden and conference co-leader Bandys meet next Wednesday at Bandys.

Newton-Conover def. Bunker Hill 3-2 (23-25, 25-23, 16-25, 25-14, 16-14): The Red Devils (5-4, 4-2) had to go to overtime in the fifth set to edge the Bears (4-6, 3-3).

West Lincoln def. East Burke 3-0 (25-23, 25-13, 25-19): Each team is now 2-4 in conference play.


Patton def. Chase 3-0 (25-14, 25-18, 25-11): Patton improved to 3-1 in conference play and remained right behind league-leader Hendersonville (3-0).


Mountain Island Charter def. Langtree Charter 3-0 (25-12, 25-14, 25-17): The Raptors (3-9, 1-3) snapped their four-match losing streak and dropped the Lions to 2-5, 0-4.


East Davidson def. Thomasville 3-0

Lexington def. North Rowan 3-0 (25-11, 25-16, 25-13): The Hornets improved to 9-1, 3-1. North Rowan is 2-6, 1-3.


C.D. Owen def. Avery County 3-2


Gray Stone Day def. South Stanly 3-0 (25-15, 25-18, 25-17): Keeli Crisco had 16 kills for South Stanly (7-4, 3-3). Gray Stone Day (7-3, 3-2) is second in the conference behind 4-1 Mount Pleasant.

Union Academy def. Mount Pleasant 3-1 (25-22, 21-25, 25-20, 25-22): The host Cardinals knocked off the state’s No. 1-ranked 2A team in this tightly-contested match. Union Academy, ranked No. 2 in 1A by Maxpreps, improved to 15-5, 5-0. Mount Pleasant is 12-1, 4-1.


Corvian Community def. Cabarrus Charter 3-0 (25-12, 25-13, 25-7): Amelia Knab had six kills and 14 aces as the Cardinals improved to 5-1 in the conference. Bradford Prep (5-0) leads the Metro 8 1A.

Queens Grant Charter def. Carolina International School 3-2 (25-19, 23-25, 24-26, 25-19, 15-11): The Stallions took this marathon match, improving to 2-10, 2-4. Wyleigh Huffman had 10 kills for the Comets (2-5, 2-5).


Alexander Central def. Draughn 3-0 (25-23, 25-20, 25-20)

Fred T. Foard def. Watauga 3-2 (30-28, 20-25, 25-20, 20-25, 15-13): This meeting of state-ranked teams didn’t disappoint. The visiting Tigers, North Carolina’s second-rated 3A team, survived by squeaking by in the fifth set. Fred T. Foard is now 9-1. Watauga, ranked fifth in 4A, fell to 8-3.

Hough def. West Cabarrus 3-0 (25-11, 25-11, 25-20): The visiting Huskies, ranked eighth in 4A by Maxpreps, improved to 11-1 overall.

Legion Collegiate def. Hickory Grove Christian 3-0 (25-10, 25-13, 27-25)

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