The Kerr-Vance Lady Spartans defended their state title on Saturday coming away with a 2-0 victory against Statesville Christian School. The match was played in off and on rain, but the team controlled the ball the entire match. Nicole Dunkley got the Spartans on the board early in the opening minutes taking a corner kick from Ashley Dickerson and driving it in past the Statesville goalie. The score remained 1-0 until Dickerson netted a penalty kick after a handball call in the second half. From there, the offense and defense buckled down with solid ball control and timely plays to pick up the win. It has been a special season for the team due to the way they handled heightened expectations and strong senior leadership.
Varsity baseball had to wait out numerous weather delays and postponements to finally get to a pressurized, one game, winner-take-all match up against Wayne Country Day. The original format was best of three. The Spartans were up to the challenge with Cam Murphy pitching a complete game, giving up only 2 runs in seven innings. Senior Wil Short, in his last game as a Spartan, went 2 for 3, two walks, 3 RBIs. Kerr-Vance was also led by RJ Johnson’s two RBI’s. Lane White and Shane Garrett each plated runs for the Spartans. The final was a 9-2 victory and a back to back championship.