Latin’s Sudjianto wins golf match
CHARLOTTE – Charlotte Latin’s Alexis Sudjianto won a Sept. 4 tri-team golf match at Cedarwood Country Club involving teams from Cannon, Latin and Country Day.
Sudjianto fired a nine-hole 34 to win the match by three strokes over Cannon’s Elena Jacoby.
Cannon won the match and had the next four lowest scorers including Muskan Uppal, who shot a 38, and Sophie Holland and Mirabella Calabrase, who each carded a 39. Cannon’s Molly Morrison tied of seventh with a 46.
County Day’s Aishwarya Sharma shot a 46 to tie for seventh, and the top 10 was rounded out by Charlotte Latin’s Elyssa Kim and Gaby Cacheris, who tied for ninth with a 48, and Country Day’s Sarah Blair Harner, who carded a 49.
Knights tennis off to good start
CHARLOTTE – Charlotte Christian is used to being a powerhouse in football, but assistant football coach Gary Brown is helping turn the Knights tennis team into a winner thanks to a pair of underclassmen at the top and throughout the lineup.
Junior Margaret Carlton and freshman Lilly McNally have teamed atop the Knights lineup to bring them consistency.
Carlton has already won some big matches including against Wesleyan Christian’s Brinley Bell.
McNally has matched Carlton match for match, and is a big reason why the Knights are 5-0 with wins over Wesleyan, SouthLake Christian, Metrolina Christian, Cannon and Greensboro Day to date.
But the two players up top are not the only stories.
Riley Warupla is the lone senior playing big matches in the Knights typical one through six singles rotation, but she’s done a great job molding the old with new.
Freshman Savannah Perry and juniors Vivian Young and Lara Crosby have spent much of the early season in the top six, and will also be keys going forward.
Although the Knights are off to a great start, they’ll have to continue playing well when conference play begins with Covenant Day and Charlotte Latin, in particular, ready to challenge for the league title.
Panthers volleyball starts up and down
CHARLOTTE – The Providence volleyball team has alternated wins and losses in consecutive games to start the season, but may have found some rhythm after winning two of its past three matches.
On Aug. 23, the Panthers knocked off Butler 3-0 by not allowing the Bulldogs more than 14 points in any game.
Annie Leonard led the attack with a game-high 10 kills, but Sarah Knafelz had seven and Elizabeth Dwinnell added five. Carinne Greco led the way with eight digs while Madison Lark (18) and freshman Katie Cruise (15) paced the team in assists.
Despite 11 kills from Leonard, 10 blocks and nine kills from Knafelz and 18 digs from Grecco, the Panthers lost 3-2 in a 17-25, 26-24,19-25, 27-25, 15-9 thriller to Ardrey Kell on Aug. 28.
Two nights later, the Panthers bounced back with a 3-0 blitzing of Harding where the Rams didn’t score more than eight points in any game and lost 25-6, 25-8 and 25-3.
Dwinnell led the way with seven kills while Katie Bender had six, Madison Cali added five and Lark tallied 21 assists to lead the offense.
They will play at Weddington and at home against West Meck after the South Charlotte Weekly press deadline, but will have games next week at Olympic (Sept. 11) and at home against Berry (Sept. 13).
Buss soccer gets back on track
The Country Day boys soccer team had lost two of three, but rebounded with a pair of blowout wins to get to 4-2 on the year.
The Bucs lost 2-0 to Charlotte Catholic, edged Cary Academy 2-1 in overtime and fell to Ravenscroft 2-1 in overtime but have since righted the ship.
The Bucs began with a 8-0 blowout of Metrolina Christian on Aug. 27 behind four goals from Walker Gillespie.
Stokes Yarbrough, Ethan Richardson, Brice Menichella and James Welsh added solo goals.
Two days later the Bucs defensive effort continued with a 5-0 win over Lake Norman Charter.
Gillespie added a pair of goals in that win, and Richard Gillespie, Taylor LaFar and Will Martin added the other strikes.
The Bucs kickoff conference play at home against Charlotte Latin on Sept. 13.
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