Tiger volleyball goes 2-2 in tourney
Perennial western N.C. volleyball power Northwest Guilford came away from the Chapel Hill Invitational Tournament with the weekend’s best record, going 4-0 with wins against Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Cedar Ridge and East Chapel Hill. Despite going 2-2, the Tigers had some great performances.
The Tigers’ loss to Northwest was razor thin, with the Vikings winning 25-23, 25-27, 27-25, 25-23. Katharine Esterley dominated the net for Chapel Hill, with 11 block solos and one block assist.
Chapel Hill’s game scores against Hoggard were almost as close, losing 25-19, 25-22, 25-23 despite 11 kills by Catherine Romaine.
Romaine also led the Tigers in a tournament opening 3-0 win against Durham Riverside. She had 12 kills and four aces against the Pirates.
Perry Ramsey led the way for CHHS in a 3-0 win against N.C. Science & Math. She served up three aces on top of 17 kills and 17 digs.
Carrboro plays for the Cure’s title
Carrboro’s Katie Wilson and Maddie Smith were named to the Play for the Cure’s All-Tournament team after helping the Jaguars field hockey team reach the event’s title game.
Carrboro opened the tournament with a 5-0 win against Forsyth Country Day and then shut out Durham Jordan 4-0.
Carrboro needed two goals from Wilson in the semifinal’s last 10 minutes of regulation to send it into overtime at 2-2. It eventually came down to penalty strokes; Goalie Bri Merrigan denied Latin’s Sarah Barry with a great stick save, and Wilson sealed the victory by lifting her stroke into the left side of the net.
Providence Day School ended the Jaguars’ run in the championship game, downing Carrboro 4-2.
Carrboro returns to action on Wednesday, hosting Jordan in the season’s first conference game.