Vikings serve a sweep in state play
CAMERON - Union Pines advanced through the first round of the NCHSAA 3A Dual Team State Playoffs on its home courts Tuesday afternoon, blanking Western Alamance 6-0.
No. 1 singles player John Dangerfield, who won his fourth straight Cape Fear Valley Conference singles championship last week, led the Viking sweep with a 7-5, 6-2 win over Drew Pittard. Dangerfield improves to 143-19 in his UP career and tied for 10th place all-time on the Viking career victory list.
The Vikings (16-0) advance into the round of 16 of the dual team tournament and will host Washington (15-3, No. 2 from the Coastal Conference) on Tuesday at 4 p.m.
The Vikings will have multiple players vying for the NCHSAA 3A Mideast Regional Tournament on Friday and Saturday at the Burlington Tennis Center. Play starts Friday at 2 p.m.
NCHSAA 3A Dual Team State Tournament - first round
Union Pines 6, Western Alamance 0
Singles - John Dangerfield d. Drew Pittard 7-5, 6-2, Ben Williams d. Pieter Van Zyl 6-3, 7-6 (7-4), Dylan Dinkins d. De Wet Van Zyl 6-0, 6-1, Jordan Allen d. Dalton Rhodes 6-2, 6-0, Adam Howard d. Sean Anderson 6-0, 6-0, Matt Lorenz d. Nick Jones 6-3, 6-2
Big turnaround gives O'Neal CFIC win
SOUTHERN PINES - O'Neal got goals from Mary Dixon and Hannah Sullivan five minutes apart in the first half, then survived playing with 10 players for the final stretch of the second half, to avenge an earlier loss to Fayetteville Academy with a 2-1 victory Tuesday afternoon at Mauser Field.
Fayetteville Academy (11-4, 5-2) topped the Lady Falcons 6-0 on March 14 in their first Cape Fear Independent Conference match of the season. O'Neal (5-6-1, 3-4-0) is 4-1-0 in its last five matches.
Fayetteville Academy started strong and Kelly Post scored a goal in the sixth minute.
In the 30th minute, Dixon played a ball up to Sullivan, who then turned and played a through ball back to Dixon making a run up the middle of the field. Dixon took the ball down on the breakaway and slotted a shot past the goalkeeper.
Five minutes later, Sullivan stole a bad pass by Fayetteville Academy's defense and capitalized with a goal for a 2-1 O'Neal lead.
In the second half, the game continued to be a back and forth contest with scoring chances for both sides. About midway through the half, Madelyn Davis picked up her second yellow card for a hard tackle stopping a Fayetteville Academy counterattack. Down a man, O'Neal hung on led by goalkeeper Alex Quevedo making some incredible saves. Quevedo finished with 12 saves.
O'Neal hosts Village Christian today at 4:45 p.m. and will finish its regular season hosting Lee Christian on Tuesday at 4 p.m.
Jets place second in Mid-State meet
Track and field
Mid-State Conference Championships
at Eastern Alamance
1. Cummings 111
2. Jordan-Matthews 104
3. Reidsville 90
4. Bartlett Yancey 75
5. Graham 62
6. Eastern Randolph 60
7. Providence Grove 34
1. Cummings 147
2. Jordan-Matthews 82
3. Reidsville 75
4. Providence Grove 65
5. Graham 60
6. Eastern Randolph 42
7. Bartlett Yancey 35
100 - Maurice Eaddy, JM 10.74
200 - Maurice Eaddy, JM 22.63
400 - Antonio Turner, G 54.34
800 - Bryan Winn, BY 2:10.68
1,600 - Bryan Winn, BY 5:00.78
3,200 - Carlos Tzitzun, G 11:32.72
110 hurdles - Thomas Jones II, C 14.17
300 hurdles - Thomas Jones II, C 42.05
4x100 - Jordan-Matthews 44.94
4x200 - Jordan-Matthews 1:33.47
4x400 - Graham 3:42.58
4x800 - Graham 8:55.90
High jump - Isaiah Moore, C 6-2
Pole vault - Tyler Trogden, PG 9-0
Long jump - Isaiah Moore, C 22-9.5
Triple jump - Josh McSwain, JM 42-11.5
Shot put - Josh Davis, BY 45-8
Discus - William Richardson, C 135-11
100 - Rachel Thompson, G 13.08
200 - RoDaijah Faucette, C 25.76
400 - RoDaijah Faucette, C 59.13
800 - Jasmine Upsher, G 2:46.10
1,600 - Katelyn Steadman, PG 6:21.00
3,200 - Katelyn Steadman, PG 14:04.53
100 hurdles - RoDaijah Faucette, C 15.32
300 hurdles - Samirah Stephens, C 48.08
4x100 - Reidsville 53.32
4x200 - Cummings 1:49.84
4x400 - Graham 4:27.27
4x800 - Providence Grove 11:56.20
High jump - Emily Nona, JM 3-10
Pole vault - Jenna Siironen, PG 6-0
Long jump - Lashonda Tate, C 15-4
Triple jump - RoDaijah Faucette, C 36-2.5
Shot put - Sasha Morphis, JM 31-11
Discus - Sasha Morphis, JM 92-3