Lady Crusaders sweep CCC soccer titles
Grace Christian completed a perfect 10-0 mark through Carolina Christian Conference play and won its second straight CCC girls soccer tournament championship with a 2-0 victory versus Neuse Christian Monday at Community Christian School.
Freshman Madison Bolen scored both Lady Crusader goals in the first half, one from a penalty kick and one with an assist from Jazmine Urrutia. The Lady Crusader defense got its seventh shutout of the season.
Monday's final and a 3-1 win versus Community Christian back in March were the closest CCC matches the Lady Crusaders have faced this season. The Lady Crusaders (16-1) have won seven straight matches going into the state tournament.
The NCISAA 1A State Tournament begins with first-round matches Friday and Saturday. The top four seeds earn first-round byes and home quarterfinal matches set for Tuesday.