O’Neal, Village Play to Tie
The O’Neal School’s girls’ soccer team avenged a 1-0 home loss to Village Christian Academy on Friday. Well, sort of.
The visiting Lady Falcons played Village to a 1-1 draw that saw two scoreless overtime periods. Both goals came in the opening half of play.
Village took an early lead on a 20-yard free kick in the 22nd minute, but O’Neal had the answer 12 minutes later.
Abbey Dahl leveled the score in the 30th minute after receiving a ball from Madelyn Davis, stepping to the right and firing a 25-yard bullet that beat the Village keeper.
It was Dahl’s team-leading fourth goal of the season.
The Lady Falcons, who outshot the home team 21-15, are now 2-4-1 on the season and 1-3-1 in Cape Fear Independent Conference play, while Village moves to 5-5-3 overall and 3-2-1 in league matches.
O’Neal returns to action with three games this week, Monday at St. David’s, Tuesday hosting Fayetteville Christian and Friday at Cape Fear Academy.
The O’Neal School’s boys’ tennis team defeated Village at Mazarick Park in Fayetteville by the score of 9-0.
In singles play, Corbin O’Donnell defeated Tim Malone 6-2, 6-1, Bryce Baldelli defeated Colby Strickland 6-1, 6-1, Evan Davies defeated Luke Monahan 6-0, 6-2, Matthew Friesen defeated Zach Hunter 6-0, 7-6 (3), Ping Virojveerakul defeated Christopher Floyd 6-1, 6-1 and Scott Karan defeated Justin Shanks 6-1, 6-0.
In doubles play, O’Donnell and Davies defeated McCallman and Monahan 8-1, Baldelli and Friesen defeated Malone and Strickland 8-1 and Thomas Griffin and Stephen Coppola defeated Aneson and Dietzon 8-2.
In an exhibition doubles match, Alex Averbook and Andy Jackson defeated Floyd and Hunter 8-0.
O’Neal moved to 5-3 overall and 2-1 in Cape Fear Independent Conference play with the win, while Village dropped to 1-6 and 0-5.
After a road trip on Monday, O’Neal will be home on Tuesday and Thursday of this week.
The O’Neal baseball team fell 14-1 in five innings at Village on Thursday.
The Falcons are back in action Tuesday hosting Fayetteville Christian.
In their previous outing at Harrells Christian Academy, the Falcons gave up four runs in the bottom of the first inning and fell short of recovering.
The home team took a 4-3 win with the tying run stranded at second base.
Witt Redinger pitched a complete game for the Falcons, striking out 11. Derek Ailerson led the offense, going 3-for-4. The Falcons committed just one error.
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