Lady Crusaders net seven for rivalry victory
Grace Christian 7, Lee Christian 2
Madison Bolen scored four Lady Crusader goals and Torie Boyte scored a hat trick to lead Grace Christian (4-3-1, 2-0-0) to a victory over visiting Lee Christian (2-5, 2-2) Monday afternoon.
After going through a 0-3-1 record leading up to conference play, the Lady Crusaders have won their first two Carolina Christian matches by a total of 17-2. Monday's city rivalry match was the first for the Lady Crusaders and Lady Falcons as CCC rivals.
Whitney O'Quinn and Makayla Gillum scored one goal each for Lee Christian.
Bolen assisted each of Boyte's three goals. Boyte and Bridgette Angeles had two assists each. Sarah Beard made four saves for the Lady Crusaders.
Lee Christian played a CCC game at Cresset Christian yesterday and will then have a break in their schedule until a home game against Community Christian on April 9.
Grace Christian played at Community Christian last night and will host Faith Christian on Thursday at 4:30 p.m.
Holly Springs 2, Lee County 0
The Lady Yellow Jackets held Holly Springs (6-3-1, 4-3-1) to a 0-0 score at halftime and played their closest game of the season so far, but still fell in a Tri-Nine match at home Monday evening. Lee County (0-8, 0-7) hosts Apex tonight at 6:30 p.m.
Gray's Creek 3, Overhills 0
Gray's Creek (4-3-1, 3-1-0) got a clean sheet and won a Cape Fear Valley match at Overhills (2-5-1, 0-2-0) Monday night. Overhills hosts Southern Lee tonight at 7 p.m.
Northwood 8, Hoggard 3
Robert Straughn's complete game on the mound led the Chargers (9-1) to a victory on the first day of the Ashley Spring Break Baseball Tournament in Wilmington Monday.
Facing N.C. State signee Joseph O'Donnell for the first four innings, the Chargers claimed a 3-1 lead. Against the Hoggard (7-1) bullpen, Northwood tacked on three runs in the fifth and two in the sixth.
The tournament at Ashley continues through today.
Pinecrest 5, Laney 3
Also in Wilmington, the Patriots (9-2) rallied from a 3-0 deficit going into the fifth inning to top the Buccaneers (7-3).
Aaron Reimer got the win for the Patriots and Joe Lewis got the save.
Terry Sanford 12, Western Harnett 0
Terry Sanford (11-0, 6-0) remained perfect on the season by beating the visiting Eagles in a non-league game Monday night. Western Harnett (3-7, 2-3) faced Westover in a CFVC game last night.
Harnett Central 8, West Johnston 7
The Trojans (6-3, 3-1) trailed West Johnston (4-3, 3-1) 7-1 in the sixth innings before fighting back to hand West Johnston its first Greater Neuse River loss of the season Monday night.
Harnett Central scored two runs in the sixth and five to win in the bottom of the seventh.
The Trojans played at Smithfield-Selma last night and will play at Overhills Thursday at 7 p.m.