Baseball no-hitter, girls soccer comeback key CFCA’s MCC sweep

by | Apr 19, 2023 | Cape Fear Christian Academy

Ella John Dupree had a goal and an assist for CFCA at Cresset on Tuesday.
(Photo/John Dupree)

Cape Fear Christian Academy swept its Mid-Carolina Conference contests at Cresset Christian of Durham on Tuesday with a no-hitter in varsity baseball and a comeback from a 2-goal deficit in varsity girls soccer.

Varsity baseball

Fisher Stancil and Rhett Alphin combined for a 5-inning no-hitter in an 18-0 win as CFCA improved to 9-1 overall and 5-0 in the MCC. Stancil went three innings for the win with six strikeouts. Alphin fanned five over the last two innings.

Zeke Brock had three hits with a double, three runs and three RBIs. Cason Pope had three hits with a double and two RBIs. Cole Godwin had three hits with a double and drove in a run.

Eli Burns had two hits. Trevor McLamb and Burns each had triples for the Eagles.

Getting one hit apiece were Conner Parrish, Alphin and Landon McLamb.

CFCA can clinch sole possession of the MCC regular season championship at home against Crossroads Christian on Friday at 5 p.m.

Varsity Girls Soccer

CFCA was dealing with a layoff since April 4 for Easter break. Lexie Crumley and Gwynn Young scored two goals each. Ella John Dupree had one goal as the Eagles regrouped for the second half.

“We were rusty,” said CFCA coach Michael Breslin. “With just one practice since returning from spring break, I think we were simply not ready to play. We started off very slow and did not contest for the 50-50 balls.

“Ten minutes into the first half, Cresset scored on a shot from just outside the 18-yard box. Three minutes later, a shot passed through our goalkeeper’s legs. We did have opportunities to score but continually failed to finish.

“We made it through the rest of the half and went to the midway point down 0-2. At halftime, we made a couple of personnel changes and challenged the players to show their mettle during the second half of the game. I’m happy to report that the players stepped up to the challenge.

“Two minutes into the second half, Gwynn Young brought the ball down the right side and crossed it into the center of the 18, where Lexie Crumley was waiting to finish. Five minutes later, we tied it up when Gwynn scored an unassisted goal. Shortly thereafter, Cresset retook the lead after the ball bounced off of a couple of players on both teams before they put it in.

“In the 68th minute, our goalkeeper, Hannah Taylor, punted the ball to the right midfield where it was collected by Gwynn Young. Gwynn weaved through the defense and scored, tying the game at 3. Five minutes later, Ella John Dupree played a nice through ball to Lexie Crumley who beat the Cresset keeper.

“Three minutes later, Lexie returned the favor with a through ball to Ella John who scored, ensuring a 5-3 victory. While the first half was flat, we played some really nice soccer in the second half. When all is said and done, a victory is a victory.”

CFCA is 5-2 overall and 4-1 in the MCC.

The Eagles host league-leading Crossroads Christian on Friday at 5 p.m.

Middle school girls soccer

CFCA took a 3-0 win to remain unbeaten in the MCC.

Gwynn Young, Hannah Taylor and Sammie Crumley had goals Tuesday. Charlotte Aldredge and Harper Shook scored goals.

Lily Gotlibowski and Taylor each had three saves.

The Eagles travel to Northwood Temple on Thursday for a match at 4 p.m. and host Crossroads on Friday at 3:30 p.m.

Varsity softball

The 1-A Eagles absorbed a pair of losses at 2-A Freedom on Tuesday, 4-2 in the completion of a suspended game from March 20 and 5-3 in the regularly-scheduled contest.

Kristina Kennedy had two hits and an RBI in the suspended game. Megan Harrold had two hits. Melanie Multerer had a hit and an RBI.

Kennedy was 3-for-3 in the second game with two runs and an RBI. Rhyleigh Horne had a hit and scored a run. Aubrey Multerer had a hit and an RBI.

Megan Harrold and Glenna McLamb also had hits for the Eagles (5-4), who host Wayne Christian on Monday at 5:30 p.m.

Middle school softball

CFCA remained unbeaten with a 6-1 win at Freedom and will host Wayne Christian on Monday at 4 p.m.

Varsity boys golf

CFCA was second among three teams in an MCC match at Kerr Lake Country Club on Tuesday as Tripp Selph shot 91, Cade Godwin had a 92 and Will Betts, a 94.

The Eagles have a 9-hole match at Quail Ridge, hosted by Lee Christian, on Tuesday at 2 p.m.

Middle school baseball

The Eagles were edged, 9-8, at O’Neal on Monday and will be looking to bounce back on Thursday at 4 p.m. on the road against Northwood Temple before hosting Crossroads on Friday at 3:30 p.m.

Abby Taylor (right) looks to strike the ball for Cape Fear Christian.
(Photo/John Dupree)

Hannah Taylor had four saves in the second half in a 5-3 win for the Eagles.
(Photo/John Dupree)


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