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NCISAA postseason action continues for track and field, girls soccer, girls lacrosse, boys tennis and boys golf teams
Posted 05/15/2017 05:44PM

Thanks to everyone who has supported the Cavs this season! The track and field, girls soccer, girls lacrosse, boys tennis and boys golf teams all remain in contention for N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association state titles. See below for an update on postseason action courtesy of Assistant Director of Athletics/Sports Information Director Andy Pogach.

Our boys track team won the TISAC conference meet on Saturday. The meet came down to the final race with the Cavs holding a slim two-point lead over Cary Academy. Needing to beat out the Chargers in the 4x400 race, ninth-grader Mark Alkins on the anchor leg, along with teammates junior Wilson Hansen, junior Josh Klein and senior Nijel Hunt defeated Cary by a mere .09 second. Other race winners for the boys were as follows:

  • The 4x100 team of Hansen, senior Bailey Horgan, senior Ben Womble and junior Dylan Peter
  • Senior Erik O'Luanaigh, who won the discus
  • Senior Ben Womble, who won the long jump

In the girls meet, the Cavs finished fourth of six teams. Junior Virginia Capehart took first place in both the 200 m and 400 m races. Next up will be the state meet Friday and Saturday at Winthrop University.  

The girls soccer team advanced to the state semis with a 5-0 home win Friday over Covenant Day. Juniors Erin Dilweg and Kendall Bushick each scored twice while ninth-grader Isabella Strauss added the fifth goal. Ninth-grader Millicent Loehr earned another shutout, as her team has not allowed a goal in more than 440 minutes of action. Next up, the soccer team will travel to Charlotte Latin on Tuesday at 5:15 to battle a very good Hawks team. Both DA and Latin have given up just eight goals each on the year.  

The girls lacrosse team defeated St. Mary's School 17-5 on Friday to advance to the state semifinals. Senior Madi Dunk had a 10-point game with 3 goals and 7 assists. Ninth-grader Charlotte Easley led DA with six goals. The girls lacrosse team will also travel to Charlotte Latin tomorrow to face a Hawks team that they lost to by one goal in overtime in April.

The boys tennis team defeated Cannon School 5-0 on Saturday afternoon. The Cavs came out smoking in doubles play, taking 4-0 leads on all three courts. After sweeping all three doubles courts, juniors Priyan de Silva, on court 2, and Alexander Brandt, on court 4, put the finishing touches on the victory with their singles wins. Next up will be a rematch with Providence Day on Tuesday in Charlotte. The Chargers were 6-3 winners over the Cavs last month.  

The boys lacrosse team had their season come to an end Friday night in Charlotte. The seventh-seeded Cavs lost 15-11 to Providence Day. Junior Tyler Carpenter scored four goals while sophomore Shaffer Woody, junior Drew Hantzmon senior Houston Holland added two goals each. The boys finished the season 9-8.

Our boys golf team, ranked third in the state, is participating in the state tournament at Whispering Pines Country Club in Pinehurst through Tuesday. See live scoring here.

For updates on state tournament action, visit or follow @DAAthletics on Twitter.

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