Providence Day’s Alex Jessey and Tyler Campbell each scored three goals as the Chargers beat Christ School 10-7 to win the 2021 N.C. Independent Schools boys lacrosse state championship on its home field.
Providence Day was back in the finals after being the runner-up in 2018.
On Saturday, Providence Day led 6-1 before Christ School made a big push in the third quarter, closing the score to 8-5 just as the buzzer sounded.
Keese Zugehoer scored twice for Christ School.
Providence Day, which started its program in 1996, won its first state title in 2007. The Chargers reached the finals in 2009, 2010, 2013 and 2018.
Providence Day finished its season 18-1. Christ School, which lost for the second time to Providence Day, finished 14-2.
Latin rallies past Charlotte Country Day for girls title
Two years ago, Charlotte Latin ended Charlotte Country Day’s six-year reign as N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association girls lacrosse champion.
On Saturday, the Hawks showed that 2019 was no fluke.
Charlotte Latin scored five of the last six goals and downed the Buccaneers 18-12 for the state title.
“It really feels as if the program is rolling now,” said Hawks coach Nikki Williams, whose team finished with a 16-1 record, losing only to Myers Park in March.
“It got a little closer than we would have liked it to be, but we put things away when we needed to,” she added.
Charlotte Latin, which beat Charlotte Country Day 20-11 and 19-7 during the regular season, was up 7-4 at halftime Saturday on its home field.
But the Buccaneers rallied, tying the score at 11 midway through the second half.
Megan Klingenberg scored the go-ahead goal, and the Hawks pulled away.
Williams said Megan and Paige Klingenberg, Elizabeth Rose, Caroline Wall and Lea Troutman led the team Saturday.
Rose and Wall are part of a group of six seniors who had a big role in building Charlotte Latin’s program.
“We’ll miss those seniors, but we have a big group of juniors and some younger players returning next year,” Williams said.
She said the COVID-19 outbreak that scrubbed the 2020 season was a huge disappointment to last year’s seniors.
“But most of those girls were there today, cheering us on,” she said. “How great was that?”
NCISAA Tennis: Country Day wins again
Charlotte Country Day capped a perfect season Saturday by edging Greensboro Day 5-4 for the Division 1 boys state tennis championship.
The Buccanneers (9-0) clinched the victory when the doubles team of Kaelan van Cleeff and Noah McDonald beat Warren McWharter and Noah Hahn 8-3 in No. 1 singles.
Greensboro Day (16-1) won No. 1 singles, with Carter McWharter squeaking pas van Cleeff 6-4, 2-6, 10-7.
Charlotte Country Day scored singles victories at the No. 2 (Noah McDonald), No. 3 (Nathan Jackson), No. 5 (Aaryan Chopra) and No. 6 (Sammie Baumstein) singles positions.
NCISAA Track: Providence Day boys, girls roll
Providence Day’s boys and girls won NCISAA Division I championships in Cary Saturday. The Chargers boys had 151 points, well clear of Christ School (107) and Charlotte Country Day (70.5)
The Chargers girls had 202.5 points, well ahead of Charlotte Country Day (118) and Charlotte Christian (67.5)