CFCA sweeps MCC contests with Cresset

by | Mar 30, 2023 | Cape Fear Christian Academy

Alexis Crumley had three goals for CFCA on Tuesday.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Cape Fear Christian Academy swept Mid-Carolina 1-A Conference competition on Tuesday with wins over visiting Cresset Christian in varsity baseball as well as middle school girls soccer and varsity girls soccer.

The Eagles also won an MCC varsity boys golf match with Lee Christian at Keith Hills.

CFCA split nonconference softball games at Wayne Christian, remaining unbeaten in middle school play before falling to the defending NCISAA 2-A champions on the varsity level.

Varsity Girls Soccer

CFCA improved to 3-0 in league play with a 6-4 win.

Coach Michael Breslin shared his perspective on the match.

“We are still looking for a decisive victory,” Breslin said. “We have yet to come out and dominate all aspects of the game. I know that sounds odd considering we are 3-0 in conference play, but I’m always looking for improvement.

“On the plus side, we scored six goals; however, we surrendered four. The six we scored were in addition to the 18 shots we took (nine of which were on frame) that did not go in. We have the opportunities to score but continue to have some difficulty finishing.

“Having said that, I continue to see improvement with every match we play. We were better offensively (Tuesday) than we have been in other matches. Lexie Crumley had a hat trick, with assists from Charlotte Aldredge, Courtney Butts, and Ella John Dupree. Lexie also had two assists — one on a goal by Gwynn Young, and another by Ella John Dupree. Our sixth goal came from Charlotte Aldredge, assisted by Gwynn Young.

“I’m pleased that five different players were involved in our goals. That shows we are moving the ball and passing rather than relying on individual efforts.

“Defensively, we played well. The score includes two goals of opportunity by Cresset and their third goal resulted from a defensive error on our part. Our defensive midfielders did a good job breaking up the opponent’s attacks and the backs were effective in holding their ground against a couple of very fast, aggressive players. We will continue to work hard during practices and I’m confident we will play well against Crossroads on Friday.”

Varsity Baseball

CFCA improved to 6-1 overall and 3-0 in the MCC with a 17-0 win as Rhett Alphin and Trevor McLamb combined on the shutout.

Alphin allowed no hits with six strikeouts in three innings. McLamb yielded one hit while fanning six in the fourth and fifth.

Fisher Stancil went 3-for-4 with six RBIs on a single in the first, a double in the second and a single in the third.

The hosts scored seven runs in the third with hits from Cason Pope, Stancil and Cole Godwin as well as walks to Rhett Alphin and Kayden Dunkins.

CFCA had 13 hits as Stancil and Godwin had three each. Alphin had three RBIs and Godwin had two. Eli Burns and Pope each had two hits.

Landon McLamb had three stolen bases. Burns, Godwin and Stancil had two steals apiece.

Shortstop Zeke Brock and outfielder Conner Parrish were out due to leg injuries.

The Eagles play for the league lead at Crossroads on Friday at 5 p.m.

Varsity Boys Golf

The Eagles topped Lee Christian, 130-164, as Wyatt Medlin and Tripp Selph each shot 43. Michael Shook added a 44.

CFCA is scheduled to host an MCC match at Keith Hills on Tuesday.

Middle School Girls Soccer

CFCA was a 5-0 winner with two goals and an assist by Gwynn Young. Harper Shook had a goal and two assists. Sammie Crumley and Charlotte Aldredge had goals.

Christianna Wynns and Sloane Young contributed assists.

Hannah Taylor had three saves in the shutout.

The Eagles (4-0) visit Crossroads in the first game of a doubleheader on Friday at 3:30 p.m.


CFCA’s middle school team remained unbeaten with a 22-0 win.

The hosts took the varsity game, 9-1.

“Their varsity infield is very strong,” said CFCA coach Craig Autry, who was filling in while CFCA varsity coach Sterling Holmes dealt with a stomach virus. “We put the ball in play. We only had two strikeouts, but they made plays.”

Glenna McLamb and Kristina Kennedy had two hits each for CFCA (3-2). Rhyleigh Horne had a hit. McLamb scored a run and Aubrey Multerer had an RBI.

The Eagles host Mintz for a middle school/varsity doubleheader on Thursday (March 30) beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Middle School Baseball

The Eagles travel to Sandhills Classical on Thursday for a 4 p.m. game to be played at Sandhills Community College.

CFCA plays at Crossroads on Friday at 3:30 p.m.

Fisher Stancil had six RBIs for CFCA in a 17-0 win.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Trevor McLamb rounds first on an RBI double against Cresset.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Cole Godwin had three hits for Cape Fear Christian.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Eli Burns is backed up by Landon McLamb in center field.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Trevor McLamb finished on the mound for the host Eagles.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

CFCA goalkeeper Grace Vyox sends the ball out with a punt.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Charlotte Aldredge had the final goal for the CFCA varsity on Tuesday.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Gwynn Young has control for the CFCA varsity on Tuesday.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Ella John Dupree pushes the attack for CFCA against Cresset.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Hannah Taylor makes a save in a shutout for the CFCA middle school team.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Gwynn Young shoots in CFCA’s 5-0 middle school victory.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Christianna Wynns makes a throw-in in the middle school match.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Harper Shook had a goal and two assists on Tuesday.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)


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