With Brooke Strickland’s 20 points leading four Lady Crusaders in double-figure scoring, Grace Christian cruised to a 66-26 win at city rival, and starting Friday night, Carolina Christian Conference rival, Lee Christian.
Grace Christian 5, Burlington Christian 0
Lee County (3-0) won the Black and Gold Classic at UNC Pembroke Saturday.
Monday, Aug. 25
Lee County at Leesville Road - 6 p.m.
Grace Christian's soccer team already got its new head coach, Rick Frampton, off to an excellent start by winning three straight matches to claim the Greenfield Cup last weekend in Wilson.
Grace Christian ended the last prep boys soccer season with a title. The Crusaders opened this new season with another one.
Grace Christian made it two wins in two nights starting the soccer season with a 4-0 victory, pulling away from a 1-0 halftime edge, against Greenfield School in the Greenfield Cup Friday night.
Jose Leonidez scored what proved to be the game-winning goal in the 58th minute giving Grace Christian's boys soccer team a 2-1 victory against Kerr-Vance Academy on Thursday in the season-opening Greenfield Cup.
Even for state champs, one sports season to another always means some degree of change.
Isaac Kruger has helped Grace Christian’s soccer program to one state championship, this past fall, and two state runner-up seasons. He’s also been a Crusader basketball, golf and baseball player.
Grace Christian senior Anna Murr, the Crusader and Lee County all-time leading scorer in girls or boys basketball, will continue her basketball career in college as she signed with Truett-McConnell College on Tuesday.
Grace Christian senior Rob Fulton will get to continue his basketball career to the collegiate level as he signed to attend and play hoops at Guilford College on Tuesday.
Grace Christian's girls soccer team, playing for its first-ever NCISAA state title, trailed Hickory Christian for all but 25 seconds worth of Saturday afternoon's NCISAA 1A State Championship. The Lady Crusaders (18-2-1) still had every chance to win until the last five minutes of overtime.
Grace Christian 2, Statesville Christian 1
Grace Christian's girls soccer season has been full of new program records and obstacles.
NCHSAA 3A State Tournament first round
- Hunt 7, Northwood 3
Grace Christian's girls soccer team earned its first trip to the NCISAA state semifinals with a 2-0 victory over visiting Wayne Country Day Tuesday afternoon.
Just three days after the highlight of the season for Grace Christian's baseball team, the season came to a sudden end with Halifax Academy rallying from a 7-0 deficit for a 10-8 victory
Cape Fear Valley Conference Tournament semifinals
Union Pines 14, Southern Lee 6
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.
Elisa Carver’s been a team captain for Grace Christian soccer since her freshman year. So as a senior this spring, she’s a certain veteran as a team leader.
Grace Christian 10, Wayne Christian 4
Grace Christian 15, Neuse Christian 0
Grace Christian 14, Cape Fear Christian 3
Grace Christian 12, Wayne Country Day 0
Lee County 12, Cary 7