The Point After

Point After: Cary Academy field hockey raises record amount

mblake@newsobserver.comAugust 26, 2013 

Sports Editor J. Mike Blake

The annual Play 4 The Cure field hockey tournament at Cary Academy doubled its fundraising from last year.

Cary Academy Athletics Director Kevin Jones called it the “most successful to date” as the tournament helped raise $2,526 for Susan G. Komen for the Cure for breast cancer research.

Every year, the tournament hosts the top public and private field hockey teams in the state.

Charlotte Providence Day School, led by tournament MVP Meredith Clay, won this year’s tournament by defeating Carrboro in the championship game.

After pool play, the teams were divided into different brackets. Chapel Hill and Winston-Salem R.J. Reynolds won the other two brackets.

Cary Academy’s Morgan Goetz was named to the all-tournament team.

Cary Hall of Fame: Cary High School has selected five former athletes to be inducted into the hall of fame this season.

Josh Adams (football, class of 2006), Zach Schliawski (boys’ soccer, 2006), Phil Gray (wrestling, 1987), Bill Rogers (football, basketball, 1953) and Jennifer Sage Goodman (diving, 1999) will be inducted officially into the Cary Hall of Fame at halftime of Cary’s home football game Oct. 4 against Panther Creek.

Jaguars soccer: Playing in the Battle at the Beach tournament in Wilmington, Athens Drive boys’ soccer took a 3-1 win against New Hanover and a 1-1 tie against Wilmington Hoggard. Senior Mac Garrett had two goals in the tournament to lead the Jaguars.

Chargers soccer: Cary Academy played only two matches in the annual Orange-Chatham Invitational due to rain last week.

The Chargers (1-1) defeated Burlington Williams 5-0 then lost to Chapel Hill 4-0 in the semifinals.

“It was definitely still worth it to come over here and play,” Cary Academy coach Jeff Costa told Chapel Hill News.

“It’s nice to play the public schools. We don’t get to do that much, and the competition helps us prepare for the season.”

Blake: 919-460-2606; Twitter: @JMBpreps

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