UC has 8 girls soccer teams ranked in state
To get an idea of how much girls soccer talent there is in Union County, look no further than the state rankings.
Eight UC teams are ranked in their respective classifications by eurosportscoreboard.com, which released its latest polls on Monday.
Central Academy is 12th (3-4) while Union Academy (4-1) is 14th in the 1A poll. Three of CATA’s four losses have come to 3A and 4A schools.
Cuthbertson (4-2-2), which was the state runner-up a year ago, is second in the 2A poll. The Cavaliers started the season 0-2-1, but have gone 4-0-1 since.
Piedmont, which is 3-2 overall, is ranked ninth in 2A.
Marvin Ridge (5-1) and Weddington (4-2-1) are both ranked in the 3A poll — the Mavericks are second while the Warriors are ninth.
Sun Valley is eighth in 4A while Porter Ridge is ranked 14th. Both teams are off to a 6-1 start.
The Spartans’ only loss was a 3-2 decision to Providence, which is seventh in the 4A poll.
Mavs ranked in softball
Marvin Ridge, which is off to a 5-1 start, is the only softball team in UC ranked in the state.
The Mavericks are fourth in the latest 3A poll, which was released by the North Carolina Softball Coaches Association on Monday.
Marvin Ridge won its first five games by a combined score of 35-9 before dropping a 3-2 decision to Olympic last Wednesday.
Porter Ridge, which is the defending 4A state champion, is an honorable mention selection in the 4A poll.
The Pirates were ranked No. 1 in the preseason rankings, but have dropped after starting 4-2 with a pair of one-run losses to 2A West Stanly.
Cavs third in 2A
Cuthbertson’s baseball team has moved up to third in the 2A poll.
The Cavaliers, who were 3-1 heading into Tuesday’s home game against Forest Hills, were ninth in the preseason.
Weddington was ranked first in the preseason 3A poll but has since dropped out after starting 2-4.
WHS did get a lift by avenging an earlier loss to Ardrey Kell (9-5) on Saturday, highlighted by Alex Bostic’s grand slam.
The Warriors are the defending 3A state champions.