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McGuinness ends CSD’s streak and 1A title hopes


CSD's Liza Robinson (24) and Hunter Cashion (7) collide with Sam Marsh and Kally Saffer of Bishop McGuinness Friday night. (Justin Parker/Lake Norman Citizen)

CSD’s Liza Robinson (24) and Hunter Cashion (7) collide with Sam Marsh and Kally Saffer of Bishop McGuinness Friday night. (Justin Parker/Lake Norman Citizen)

By JUSTIN PARKER
Lake Norman Citizen

There were some smiles and even some laughs among the tears and heartbreak of Community School of Davidson’s post-match team huddle Friday night.

The Spartans’ 34-game win streak and their chance at a soccer state championship repeat were over, after a 4-3 fourth-round 1A playoff loss to Bishop McGuinness. But for coach Chad Solomonson and his team, there was also appreciation for what was accomplished the last two seasons. Read the full story

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CSD easily advances, beating Avery, 9-0


CSD's Emily Koch, right, collides with Avery's Ollianne Raney Wednesday. (Justin Parker/Lake Norman Citizen)

CSD’s Emily Koch, right, collides with Avery’s Ollianne Raney Wednesday. (Justin Parker/Lake Norman Citizen)

By JUSTIN PARKER
Lake Norman Citizen

Defending 1A state champion Community School of Davidson averaged a score every five minutes Wednesday and cruised to a 9-0 win over Avery County in the third round of the soccer state playoffs. Read the full story

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Lake Norman Charter beats E. Lincoln, 4-0


LNC's Madeline Iknayan controls the ball against East Lincoln Wednesday. (Justin Parker/Lake Norman Citizen)

LNC’s Madeline Iknayan controls the ball against East Lincoln Wednesday. (Justin Parker/Lake Norman Citizen)

By JUSTIN PARKER
Lake Norman Citizen

HUNTERSVILLE – Happy but not satisfied.

That was the viewpoint Lake Norman Charter coach Justin Valenti had following his top-seeded soccer team’s 4-0 playoff win over East Lincoln Wednesday night.

“We’re proud to get to the fourth round,” he said. “But that’s not where this train stops.” Read the full story

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Lake Norman Charter out to win another soccer title


Coach Justin Valenti deep in discussion with his team. (Barry Pulver photo)

Coach Justin Valenti deep in discussion with his team during training this week. (Barry Pulver photo)

By BARRY PULVER
DavidsonNews.net/CorneliusNews.net

Lake Norman Charter continues its quest to win another NC High School Association soccer crown Wednesday night, hosting East Lincoln in the third round of the playoffs. The Knights, who won the crown in Division 1A two years ago, are top seeds in 2A this season and boast a record of 14-0 in their conference and 19-3 overall.

  • Audio interviews below with coach Justin Valenti and senior Katie Maxwell Read the full story
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Knights and Spartans easily win soccer playoffs


Lake Norman Charter and Community School of Davidson ran up big scores Saturday and held their opponents scoreless to advance to round 3 of their respective NCHSAA girls soccer playoffs. Meanwhile, Pine Lake Prep got knocked out of the 1A playoffs in another Saturday match. And Hough’s season ended with a heartbreaking loss to Ardrey Kell Friday. Read the full story

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Ardrey Kell knocks out Hough in OT, 3-2


Hough's Ashley Johnson, right, defends Ardrey Kell's Emily Murphy. (Justin Parker/Lake Norman Citizen)

Hough’s Ashley Johnson, right, defends Ardrey Kell’s Emily Murphy. (Justin Parker/Lake Norman Citizen)

By JUSTIN PARKER
Lake Norman Citizen

For just the second time in school history, the Hough High girls’ soccer team will not play in the 4A state final.

Ardrey Kell knocked off the defending state champions 3-2 in overtime Friday in Cornelius, ending a streak of three consecutive state final appearances for the fifth-year program. The second-round loss is also Hough’s earliest postseason exit. Read the full story

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