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Eastern holds top seed for statewide soccer playoffs

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By Bob Sutton

Special to The Alamance News

 

Eastern Alamance’s bid to return to the state championship game in Class 3-A girls’ soccer will be as the No. 1 seed in the East Region.

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The Eagles (14-0-1) have won every game since a season-opening tie with Chapel Hill. On Monday night, they meet No. 32 seed Croatan (4-15).

The Eastern Alamance girls’ soccer team holds practices at 6:30 a.m. Here’s a photo of the team during a March sunrise at the school’s stadium.
Eastern soccer captains Mackenzie Webber and Audrey Hupman.

Several other Alamance County teams are in the tournament based on brackets unveiled Friday.

Western Alamance (16-2-1) is seeded No. 12, opening at home Monday night against Central 3-A Conference rival Orange (8-8-2), which is seeded No. 21. Western, with both its losses coming to Eastern Alamance, won 4-1 and 2-0 in the regular season against Orange.

Williams (9-9-2) starts the postseason on the road as the No. 23 seed and a trip to No. 12 seed Fayetteville Sanford (15-4-1).

 

Class 4-A

Southern Alamance (9-11) holds the No. 31 seed, meaning a visit to second-seeded Chapel Hill (18-0-2). The teams met twice in the DAC-VII Conference, with Chapel Hill winning 10-1 and 9-0.

 

Class 1-A

No. 14 seed River Mill (5-11-1) has a home date with No. 19 seed Pender (4-14-2).

No. 18 seed Clover Garden (5-11-1) opens at No. 15 seed East Wake Academy (2-11), with the winner visiting No. 2 seed Hobbton (18-1-1).

 

North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association

Burlington Christian Academy opened the Class 2-A state playoffs by winning 6-1 against visiting Fayetteville Christian on Thursday at Springwood Park.

Next for the Royals (6-5-1) is a second-round game at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at O’Neal School (13-1) in Southern Pines.

The Burlington School began the state playoffs with Tuesday’s 7-2 loss at Neuse Christian despite two goals from Alex Eguren. The Spartans finished with an 1-11 record.

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