Week of April 25

MS BOYS' TENNIS
4/25/22:  
The boys tennis team traveled to Covenant Day to play in the first round of the conference tournament. It was another very close match and almost an exact repeat of their matchup with Covenant Day just six days ago. Heading into doubles play, the score was tied at 3-3. No. 1 Austin Cunningham won 8-3, No. 2 Rohan Manargudi won 8-3 and No. 4 Aaron Wang won 8-5. Lucas Hubert was down 1-5 but fought back to tie the match at 5-5. He would go on to lose the match in a tie breaker. Austin and Rohan also won at No. 1 doubles, 8-5. Anish Yadla and Neil Banahatti played so hard but ultimately lost 7-9 at No. 3 doubles. Lucas Hubert and Ashrith Kattika won their doubles match 8-3. While the loss sadly ended the Knights' season. However, they learned a lot and gained so much experience this season. Way to go, Knights!

Singles
1.    Austin Cunningham  8-3    
2.    Rohan Manargudi  8-3    
3.    Ethan York  0-8        
4.    Aaron Wang  8-5        
5.    Lucas Hubert  8-8 (1-7)
6.    Anish Yadla  2-8        

Doubles
1.    Austin Cunningham/Rohan Manargudi    8-5
2.    Ethan York/Aaron Wang   5-8
3.    Anish Yadla/Neil Banahatti  7-9

Exhibition Matches
1.    Ashrith Kattika/Lucas Hubert  8-3

MS SOFTBALL
4/25/22:  LNC 9 - Charlotte Latin 13 in conference tournament plan. The team finished the season with a 6-2 record
Quinn Clark struck out nine batters, hit a double and scored a run. Silvy Schild got on base three times and scored two runs. Abby Courtney hit a triple and scored a run. Morgan Gadd got on base three times and scored two runs. Mary Grace Brown hit a double and scored a run. Kendall Ruffolo hit a double and scored a run. Grace Hamlin drove a ball to the fence and scored an in-the-park home run. Sarah Negrete, Grace Hamlin, Mary Grace Brown and Silvy Schild had great defensive stops. Abby Courtney threw out multiple runners attempting to steal. The team would like to thank the family, friends, and students for supporting us during the game and throughout the season.  It was not the ending that we hoped for, but we had a great season overall.

HS WOMEN'S SOCCER
4/29/22:  LNC 9 - Carson 0
Starting off the half strong, Eliza Rich (Sr.) scored a goal off a corner kick from Haven Stanley (Sr.) in the 4th minute. 2 minutes later, Rich assisted Stanley for the second goal of the game. In the 10th minute, Rich scored again with an assist from Riley Cook (Jr.). The Lady Knights were unable to score for a while, but Stanley was able to score again in the 30th minute. 4 minutes later, Rich scored again with an assist from Annie Poteat (Sr.). The half ended with the LNC leading 5-0. 

Starting off the second half, Stanley got a rebound off the goalkeeper in the 45th minute. Cook got a goal of her own in the 64th minute with an assist by Rich. 1 minute later, Rich got her 4th goal of the night with an assist by Stanley. Finishing the game in a mercy rule, Kayla Patel (Jr.) got the 9th goal of the game with an assist made by Rich in the 70th minute. 

4/28/22:  LNC 9 - West Rowan 0
Reese Robinson (Sr.) opened up the game in the 5th minute with a goal from a corner kick taken by Haven Stanley (Sr.). Just 4 minutes later, Eliza Rich (Sr.) stole the ball from a West Rowan defender and scored a goal of her own. The Lady Knights struggled to score, but in the 29th minute, the Knights earned another corner kick taken by Stanley that led to the third goal scored by Kayla Patel (Jr.). Finishing the half, Stanley earned two goals of her own in the 38th and 39th minute with both assists being made by Rich. The Lady Knights led 5-0 at halftime.

Starting off the second half strong, Rich earned 3 more goals for herself in the 42nd, 44th, and 46th minute with assists from Stanley, Rylie Cook (Jr.) and Kate Robinson (Fr.). To finish up the game, Cook earned the 9th goal from an assist made by Elle Augier (Sr.). The game ended in a mercy rule in the 51st minute. 

4/26/22: LNC 10 - Central Cabarrus 0
Two minutes into the game, Haven Stanley (Sr.) scored from an assist from Rylie Cook (Jr.). In the 5th minute, Kayla Patel (Jr.) scored from an assist by Peyton Conder (So.). Following up a deflection from the goalkeeper, Reese Robinson (Sr.) got the 3rd goal of the night in the 14th minute. 6 minutes later, Eliza Rich (Sr.) scored her first goal of the night with an assist from Bri Hatch (Sr.). In the 25th minute, Stanley got her second goal of the night with an assist from Cook. Stanley then went on to assist Rich in the 31st minute. 1 minute later, Stanley got her 3rd goal of the night with an assist from Annie Poteat (Sr.). Eliza then had two back to back goals in the 35th and 37th minute with assists from Asha Thamodharan (So.) and Cook. Stanley got the tenth goal of the game with only 19 seconds left on the clock after stealing it from a defender. 

HS MEN'S LACROSSE
4/27/22:  LNC 19 - Independence 2
Jack Dalton had 10 pts in the win (2 goals and 8 assists). The Knights finished the regular season with a record of 15-3 on the year. The Knights had 2 players finish the regular season with over 100 total points each. Jack Dalton (sophomore) finished with 120 points (46 goals, 76 assists) on the season. Tyler Price (Freshmen) finished the regular season with 102 points (58 goals, 44 assists).  

4/25/22:  LNC 19 - Southlake Christian 8
All three attackmen for the Knights had 8 points each tonight. Jack Dalton had 2 goals 6 assists. Jack Dalton now has 110 points on the season.  Riley Cerosky had 6 goals and 2 assists. Tyler Price had 6 goals and 2 assists and 97 points on the season. 

HS WOMEN'S LACROSSE
4/28/22:  LNC 20 - Southlake Christian 7
The Lady Knights finished the season strong!

In midfield, the drive to goal was notably led by senior co-captains Mary Sorvillo and Bryn Shepler, with Sorvillo ending the night with an impressive 9 goals, 2 draw controls, and 3 ground balls, and Shepler finishing with 5 goals, 3 assists, 1 interception, 2 caused turnovers, 1 draw control, and 3 ground balls! Alongside them was junior co-captain Gaby Bernardo who scored 4 goals for the Lady Knights, pitched in 1 assist, fielded 5 ground balls, and controlled 4 draws! Senior Megan Wozniak scored 2 goals, fielded 4 ground balls, and caused 2 turnovers! Junior Meredith Bordeaux controlled 5 draws, picked up 1 ground ball, and caused 1 turnover!

On attack, sophomore Natalie Barry, typically a goalie for the Lady Knights, scored her first career goal on a free-position shot! Freshman Ava Purser caused 1 turnover and helped take the draw for the team, controlling all 3 of the draws she took! 

On defense, senior Peyton Graham caused 2 turnovers for the team and fielded 1 ground ball, along with helping transition several clears up the field! Freshman Olivia Zvanut made some noise as well, causing 2 turnovers and fielding 2 ground balls. Shoutout to sophomore goalie Aubrey Hamm who had a 56% save percentage, saving 9 of the 16 shots on goal!

This team has come so far in the past few months, starting as a team with only 7 returning players from the previous season and 16 almost entirely new players. The improvement and character development that each and every individual on the team has undergone is so significant and goes to show how encouragement and a good team dynamic are building blocks to amazing things. The team grew closer as the season continued, and we are truly thankful for the time, effort, and dedication put forth by every player, parent, coach, and fan. We are incredibly proud of each and every one of our players and look forward to seeing all of them continue to do great things. The LNC Lady Knight’s Varsity Lacrosse Team has come a long way and has truly come so far in such a short amount of time.

4/25/22: LNC 18 - South Iredell 12
The team recognized their 8 amazing seniors on Senior Night and went on to play hard for a big win!

On midfield, junior co-captain Gaby Bernardo scored 4 goals, pitched in 1 assist, caused 1 turnover, and fielded 9 ground balls for the Lady Knights. Junior Meredith Bordeaux had 6 draw controls, 2 assists, 2 caused turnovers, and 3 ground balls! 

On attack, freshman Ava Purser picked up 2 ground balls along with making smart cuts to make space in the critical scoring area!

On defense, sophomore Jordan Cornellier caused 2 turnovers, and fielded a total of 6 ground balls!

 

The MVPs of the night were all of our amazing seniors! Leading the charge was senior co-captain Mary Sorvillo, who played hard, scoring 10 goals for the Lady Knights along with causing 3 turnovers, fielding 6 ground balls, and controlling 5 draws! Alongside Sorvillo was the other co-captain Bryn Shepler who pitched in 4 goals, 4 ground balls, and 2 draw controls! In midfield, Megan Wozniak picked up 2 ground balls to match her 2 caused turnovers! Peyton Graham played strong defense, helped to take the draw, and transitioned the ball up the field from several clears. Georgia Chapman and Victoria Saine each fielded 3 ground balls, with Saine also causing one turnover alongside Hannah Vance who picked up 1 ground ball and caused a turnover as well! Sadly, we were not able to see Morgan Thomas on the field much due to an injury from a previous game, however, she still showed immense team spirit and support from the sideline tonight. 

 

It was a great honor to have these incredible 8 seniors this season, and as the season comes to a close with our last game on Thursday, we owe a lot of what the program has become to these amazing 8 players. Thank you to our wonderful seniors who brought so much energy and encouragement to the team. We know that each of you will go on to do great things in your futures.