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Parents Bulletin Board

Cavs Corner: Three Teams to Compete in NCISAA Quarterfinals Friday
Posted 10/18/2018 10:00AM


By Andy Pogach, 
Assistant Director of Athletics 
and Sports Information Director, Varsity Girls Tennis Coach 
Twitter: @daathletics
Instagram: @dacavsathletics   

Our varsity teams’ regular seasons are complete and post-season play has begun. While the boys soccer team had its season come to a close on Tuesday in the first round of the state tournament, the girls tennis, volleyball and field hockey teams will all be competing Friday in the state quarterfinals. This week also saw our golf team finish fourth in the conference tournament, while the cross-country teams will run this afternoon in the conference meet.    

Week in Review

Girls Golf

The girls golf team kicked off our big week with the Triangle Independent Schools Athletic Championship at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary. While senior Haley Leversedge led the Cavs with an 18-hole score of 88, the team finished in fourth position, 22 strokes behind conference champion Ravenscroft. The performance leaves the team on the outside looking in for next week’s state tournament at the Country Club of Whispering Pines. The Cavs finished eighth in the team rankings, with only the top six teams advancing to the team championship. However, all is not lost, as Leversedge, senior Jinger Callwood and eighth-graders Ona Lukes and Kayley Kim will compete in the individual state tournament. All three are among the top-12 ranked golfers whose teams did not qualify.

Boys Soccer

The boys soccer team’s season came to a screeching halt Tuesday as all of the momentum of a six-game win streak came to an end with back-to-back one-goal losses to finish the year. The Cavs lost 2–1 in a penalty kick shootout to North Raleigh Christian Academy on Friday in the regular season finale. The loss cost DA a share of the TISAC title and a probable first-round state tournament home game. After the Knights scored first early in the second half, the Cavs answered on a goal from junior Crosby Williams. The game remained tied through two overtime periods, and while the Knights converted on all four of their penalty kicks, only junior Ryan Kirschner and senior Mac Lang made their attempts. The Cavs faced No. 8-seeded Providence Day School on Tuesday in Charlotte in the first round of the 4A state tournament. The DA offense was shut down in the rain, and the two teams were scoreless late in the game. Unfortunately, the Chargers put the ball in the back of the net in the final minute of regulation and ended the Cavs’ season.

View the NCISAA boys soccer bracket.

FINAL TISAC SOCCER STANDINGS

TEAM

CONFERENCE RECORD

OVERALL RECORD

RAVENSCROFT

7–1

16–1

DURHAM ACADEMY

6–2

10–4

WAKE CHRISTIAN

4–4

11–8

NORTH RALEIGH CHRISTIAN

3–5

6–11

CARY ACADEMY

0–8

2–11

 

Field Hockey

The field hockey team earned the No. 4 seed and received a first-round bye into the quarterfinals of the state tournament. The Cavs will host No. 5-seeded Ravenscroft on Friday afternoon. It will be the third meeting between the two teams, with each winning on the opposing team’s field. A win for DA will send them to the state semifinals and a probable matchup with top-seeded Charlotte Latin School on Tuesday. The Hawks defeated the Cavs in overtime early in the season.


View the NCISAA field hockey bracket.


FINAL TISAC FIELD HOCKEY STANDINGS

TEAM

CONFERENCE RECORD

OVERALL RECORD

CARY ACADEMY

5–1

12–5

RAVENSCROFT

4–2

9–7

DURHAM ACADEMY

3–3

7–5–1

SAINT MARY’S

0–6

4–10

 

Volleyball

The DA girls volleyball team advanced to the state tournament quarterfinal round and, in the process, won a tournament match for the first time since 2011 as they took down TISAC rival Saint Mary’s School in three sets Tuesday. The Cavs were 25–10, 25–15, 25–9 winners and will battle Cannon School in the state quarterfinals on Friday in Concord. The Cavs and Saints also battled in the regular-season finale last week, with DA winning 25–19, 25–13, 25–17. In the win, sophomore Elizabeth Kohn and her sister, eighth-grader Hannah Kohn, each had a team-high 10 kills. Junior Millie Loehr added nine kills. Eighth-grader Olivia Kohn had 36 assists and three aces, while junior Adriana Kim led the team with four aces and 20 digs.


View the NCISAA volleyball bracket.


CURRENT TISAC VOLLEYBALL STANDINGS

TEAM

CONFERENCE RECORD

OVERALL RECORD

NORTH RALEIGH CHRISTIAN

10–0

24–6

DURHAM ACADEMY

7–3

13–8

CARY ACADEMY

5–5

10–11

WAKE CHRISTIAN

5–5

11–12

SAINT MARY’S

3–7

3–14

RAVENSCROFT

0–10

2–19

 

Girls Tennis

The girls tennis team will return to the courts Friday for the first time in 15 days as they host Cary Academy in the state quarterfinals. The top-seeded Cavs had their final two regular-season matches wiped out due to rain, giving them this long layoff. The 16–1 defending state champs remain third in the latest High School OT poll and are still No. 6 in the statewide “Best of the Best” poll from the North Carolina High School Tennis Coaches Association.


View the NCISAA girls tennis bracket.


FINAL TISAC GIRLS TENNIS STANDINGS

TEAM

CONFERENCE RECORD

OVERALL RECORD

DURHAM ACADEMY

7–0

16–1

RAVENSCROFT

7–2

14–4

CARY ACADEMY

6–4

9–11

NORTH RALEIGH CHRISTIAN

4–5

6–12

SAINT MARY’S

2–7

3–7

WAKE CHRISTIAN

0–8

0–14

 

Cross-Country

The cross-country teams will run in the TISAC meet at WakeMed Park this afternoon, and both teams have opportunities to win conference titles. On the boys side, sophomore Jay Shanahan and junior Mac Hays have the third- and fourth-fastest times in the TISAC this year. The DA girls hold the top three individual times in the conference, led by ninth-grader Stella Stringer. Sophomore Anna Catherine Wilson and seventh-grader Allison Hall are second and third, respectively.

Please continue to follow all of our platforms (da.org/athletics, @DAAthletics on Twitter and @DACavsAthletics on Instagram) for scores and updates as our teams compete for conference and state titles.



Keeping up with the Cavs

As always, you can keep up with the Cavs on Durham Academy’s website and the DA App: 

www.da.org/athletics: Schedules and Results

  • For a list of all teams, their schedules and directions to games, visit www.da.org/teams.
  • Click on an individual team to subscribe to automatic alerts about athletics results, postponements and cancellations, calendar and athletic event reminders. You can also import team schedules into your electronic calendars.
  • For a recap of athletics results and scores, visit www.da.org/scoreboard.
  • All information about the daily athletics schedule is also available on DA’s Athletics Hotline: 919-489-2534 (ext. 5).

The DA App: Schedules and Results

  • The DA App allows you to keep up with athletics wherever you are. You can download the app from iTunes at http://bit.ly/DACavaliers. The DA App pulls athletics content directly from the DA website and delivers it to iOS-based devices including iPhone and iPad.
  • The Athletics portion of the DA App (after launching, click Menu, then click Athletics to open) features results of recent games, a list of upcoming contests and team records.
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