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Millbrook, Heritage and Wake Forest advance to the second round of the NCHSAA girls soccer tournament

Round 1 of the NCHSAA women’s soccer tournament began on May 13.

Four NAC-6 teams, Millbrook, Heritage, Wake Forest and Wakefield, earned a spot in the first round of the tournament, and all but Wakefield advanced.

Millbrook

The Wildcats finished the year 9-0-1 in conference play and 19-0-2 overall, earning them the regular season conference and tournament titles.

This earned them the No. 1 seed. 2 in the NCHSAA tournament, the most among NAC-6 teams.

They took on No. 31 Richmond, knocking them out 6-0. Five of their goals came in the second half, killing any hope of a Raider victory.

Jordan Davis had two goals for Millbrook, while Katelyn Burnette, Gabrielle Sadosky and Sydney Spainhour each had one goal. Caroline Boone led the team in assists with two, while Sadosky and Burnette each had one.

Lauren Hollis and Avery Edwards saw time as goalkeepers, seeing 65 and 25 minutes in goal, respectively.

heritage

No. 15 Huskies defeated No. 18 Topsail 1-0.

With the win, the Huskies move on to face a much more formidable opponent, conference rival Millbrook. This game will come as a rematch of the NAC-6 Conference Tournament Championship.

Wake Forest

The Cougars entered the first round as significant underdogs, facing No. 8 Overhills despite being the No. 25 seed themselves.

Not only did Wake Forest win, but they also shut out Overhills 5-0, the fourth biggest win of the East tournament.

Sadie Barrington and Caitlyn Britt had two goals in the game, while Morgan Smith had the other. Anna Dzielecki led the team in assists with two, while Smith and Riley Cole each had one.

Wake Forest moves on to face the no. 24 Middle Creek, another team that picked up a significant win, defeating No. 9 Willow Spring 2-1 in the first round.

Wakefield

Wolverines no. 21 was the only NAC-6 team to fall, losing to No. 12 Apex 2-0.