Saturday, November 16, 2013

Marvin Ridge, Salisbury win NCHSAA 3A and 2A soccer state titles

Courtesy: NCHSAA
RALEIGH— Klint Parker of Waxhaw Marvin Ridge scored the game-winning goal in the 78th minute in a wild 6-5 victory over defending champion Jacksonville for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 3-A men's soccer championship at Dail Soccer Field at North Carolina State University on Saturday afternoon.

            It was the highest scoring NCHSAA men’s soccer final in history, with the 11 total goals, and four goals were scored in the final 10 minutes.

            Senior midfielder Kyle Enoch of Marvin Ridge, who had two goals and an assist, was name the Most Valuable Player of the championship.

            Jacksonville opened the scoring in the first three minutes on a goal by Tyler Moore, but Marvin Ridge erupted for four unanswered tallies to take a 4-1 lead at halftime.  The Cardinals battled back with three unanswered goals themselves, in a 16-minute span, and finally tied the game in the 70th minute on Moore’s second goal of the match.

            The tie didn’t last long, because Enoch scored off an assist from Will Green, who had three assists and a goal on the day, less than a minute later for a 5-4 Maverick lead.

            The Cardinals weren’t through, with Dylan Elliott knotting the game again, this time at 5-5 in the 75th minute, setting the stage for Parker’s dramatic game winner with just 1:27 showing on the clock, his second goal of the day and 24th of the season.

            Marvin Ridge had eight shots on goal to six for Jacksonville.  Both teams were in the attack mode as each had eight corner kicks.

            Jacksonville was making its fifth visit to the NCHSAA finals since 2005, with a 2-2 mark in previous title matches including an overtime win over Hickory in last year’s championship.  Marvin Ridge was in the final for the second time, with its previous appearance resulting in a state title in 2009.

            Marvin Ridge finished the year with a 22-1-1 and a nine-match winning streak. Jacksonville, which had won seven straight entering the final, finished 20-5-1.


            RALEIGH – Senior midfielder Bobby Cardelle knocked in the game-winning goal in the 48th minute to lift Salisbury to a 2-1 victory over Kill Devil Hills First Flight in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 2-A men's soccer championship at Dail Soccer Field at North Carolina State University on Saturday night.
            Cardelle, who scored his 45th goal of the season and also had an assist in the championship, was named Most Valuable Player of the match. The Hornet victory ended First Flight’s dream of an unbeaten season as the Knighthawks finished 23-1.
            The first half ended deadlocked at 1-1. First Flight opened the scoring in the 12th minute on a unique goal by junior midfielder Jay Cueva, who was being shielded from the ball by a defender but was able to poke it through for a 1-0 lead.  Salisbury countered in the 33rd minute when Emmy Turcios tallied his 25th goal of the year off an assist from Cardelle.
            Salisbury’s stout defensive effort kept the high-powered Nighthawk offense at bay for most of the night.
            The Hornets had 11 shots, four on goal, to 12 for First Flight, three of which were on goal.  First Flight had five corner kick opportunities to two for Salisbury.
            Salisbury was in the championship match for the second time in three years, as the Hornets beat Carrboro in overtime to win the 2011 2-A crown.  The Hornets ended the season on a 25-match winning streak and wound up 27-1 overall.
 First Flight participated in its first NCHSAA men’s soccer final.
The Raleigh Sports Consortium served as a host city sponsor for this championship, along with the city of Raleigh and the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors’ Bureau.
Dail Soccer Field, Raleigh

2-A CHAMPIONSHIP                                   
Kill Devil Hills First Flight           1            0            --          1    
Salisbury                                    1            1            --          2

12th minute            FF—Jay Cueva
33rd minute            S—Emmy Turcios (Bobby Cardelle)
48th minute            S—Bobby Cardelle (Clint Comadoll)


Anonymous said...

Marvin Ridge High School is in Marvin, not Waxhaw.

Anonymous said...

No, it's address is Crane Road, Waxhaw, North Carolina 28173

Dean said...

How come this article was not published in the Sunday paper?

Dean said...

Both of you are correct, the mailing address is the Waxhaw post office, the physical address is within the Marvin town boundaries

Anonymous said...

No one from the Observer was even at the game. That's why it wasn't in the paper. This is the NCHSAA game recap, something available on their website.

The Observer sports section, and paper in general, is in a great decline from year's past.