Weddington and Community School of Davidson’s girls soccer teams played for N.C. state championships Saturday at N.C. State. Weddington lost by a goal in the 3A final and CSD won the 1A championship in a dramatic thriller after four overtimes.
Weddington, which came in averaging 6.3 goals per game, lost 2-1 to Chapel Hill in the 3A final. Weddington had a 1-0 lead at halftime on a long range goal from Gabby Cormier. Chapel Hill tied the game with 26 minutes to play on a goal from Mia Spencer.
Chapel Hill’s Megan Dell scored with 93 seconds left off a pass from from Sophie Nielsen. Weddington, which lost in the 2007 final to Apex, was denied a state title in its second trip. Chapel Hill won the championship in its first try.
Just after that game ended Community School got down 1-0 to East Cateret at halftime but got a second half goal from freshman Lissi Gordon to tie the game. The teams played two 10-minute overtimes and two five-minute sudden death overtimes. After that the teams went to penalty kicks.
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Community School of Davidson (19-0) made all four attempts – from Anna LaVella, Eliza Robinson, Hayden Wheaton and Cassidy Haddock. East Cateret’s first two attempts were blocked by CSD goalie Madison Good, so when Haddock’s kick found the net, for a 4-1 PK advantage, the game was over and CSD had its first state title.
Good, who had two saves in regulation, was named most valuable player.