North Carolina girls blank South Carolina, Tar Heels and Sandlappers battle to draw in boys’ contest
Cary, NC - July 8, 2017
    
July 8, 2017

CARY, N.C. – The 11th annual Clash of the Carolinas took place on Saturday at a sun-splashed Koka Booth Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C. In the girls’ contest, the Tar Heels parlayed a 3-0 halftime advantage into a 4-0 full-time score line, while the boys’ match saw honors even after a see-saw affair that ended in a 2-2 result.

This marked the second consecutive summer that the nation’s only interstate all-star prep soccer event was staged in the Triangle as Cardinal Gibbons High School hosted the 2016 games. The first nine “Clashes” were held at Daniel Island, S.C.

The girls’ series is now led 8-1-2 by the Tar Heels and North Carolina is unbeaten in the past nine meetings. South Carolina stopped the Tar Heels’ six-match win streak in the boys’ series as the Sandlappers actually held a 1-0-3 mark through the first four games (2007-10), but North Carolina had reeled off victories in each match from 2011-16. The Tar Heels lead the series 6-1-4.

After an even opening 20 minutes in the girls’ match, North Carolina took over the first half of play in the 23rd minute when Jacksonville’s Madison Hoopes slotted home a pass from Newport’s Victoria Riggs. 10 minutes later Hayley Garrett of Cardinal Gibbons pushed the lead to 2-0 and moments later it was 3-0 on a score by Garrett on a double-assist from Green Hope’s Bailey Peterson and Riggs. Late in the second half Hoggard’s Siara Southerland tallied the final goal to round out the host state’s largest margin of victory in the series. Brianna Morris, a player with a never ending motor in the middle of the pitch for the Tar Heels, earned Most Valuable Player honors for the winning side while Morrison Trnavsky of Dorman was named MVP for the South Carolina squad.

The boys’ match was a back-and-forth battle that remained scoreless until South Carolina’s Mitchell Myers of South Aiken opened the scoring in the 36th minute when he made a nice move in the box and fired home a pass from J.L. Mann’s Quinn McNeill to give the Sandlappers a 1-0 lead at intermission. Five minutes into the second stanza, Wallace-Rose Hill’s Maynor Espinoza rolled a SC defender and knocked in a well setup play by Asheville’s Aiden O’Brien. Then, in the 64th minute North Carolina took the lead at 2-1 when Reed Hunnicutt of South Mecklenburg completed a full-field transition from a South Carolina corner kick that saw Chapel Hill’s Sam Linker credited with the assist. Moments later South Carolina leveled the game at 2-2 when McNeill converted a penalty kick after a Tar Heel was called for handling in the penalty area. The Sandlappers thought they had scored the match winner with less than 10 seconds remaining in the contest but a throw-in by River Bluff’s Connor Slattery sailed over the Tar Heel goalkeeper and was tapped in by S.C., only for a foul to be whistled on the play that disallowed the goal. Michael Smith of Nation Ford was named MVP for the Sandlappers and O’Brien earned the same honors for North Carolina.

GIRLS BOX SCORE
North Carolina 4-0 South Carolina
Goals: (NC) Madison Hoopes 23, Haley Garett 32, Garrett 35, Siara Southerland 88.
Assists: (NC) Victoria Riggs 2, Bailey Peterson.
Shots: NC 21-8 SC.
Saves: (NC) Abby Stapleton 3, Madison McNally 1; (SC) Ashlyn Harris 11.
Corner Kicks: NC 7-2 SC.
Offsides: NC 3-1 SC.
Fouls: NC 8-15 SC.
Cautions: none.
Ejections: none.
Weather: 81 Degrees, Clear, 74% Humidity
Records: NC (8-1-2); SC (1-8-2).

BOYS BOX SCORE
North Carolina 2-2 South Carolina
Goals: (SC) Mitchell Myers 36; (NC) Maynor Espinoza 51; (NC) Reed Hunnicutt 65; (SC) Quinn McNeill 68.
Assists: (NC) Aiden O’ Brien, Sam Linker; (SC) McNeill.
Shots: NC 13-19 SC.
Saves: (NC) Gray Sutter 3, Colin Bronack 5; (SC) Shane Berson 5.
Corner Kicks: NC 4-6 SC.
Offsides: NC 2-0 SC.
Fouls: NC 8-15 SC.
Cautions: (SC) Myers 52, Drake Byrd 56, Zach Aversano 62.
Ejections: none.
Weather: 92 Degrees, Clear, 48% Humidity.
Records: NC (6-1-4); SC (1-6-4).

Itinerary

Clash of the Carolinas Itinerary
July 6-8, 2017


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Clash of the Carolinas Contacts

NC Coordinator - Gregg George - georgeg@gcs.k12.nc.us / 757-285-5273

SC Coordinator - Kyle Heise - kyle.heise@sc.rr.com / 803-665-2908

Clash of the Carolinas

The Clash of the Carolinas is the nation's only interstate prep soccer all-star event. The 2017 event will be held at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C.

  • Girls - 10 am
  • Boys - 12 noon

Admission - $10

  • Program - $5

Banquet Information - Check the link below for the Clash of the Carolinas Banquet Information.

  • Cost is $25 per person (Players are covered via Clash participation -- no fee necessary for the players).
  • Menu: Italian catered meal with pastas, salads, and breads

Founded in 2007, the match annually features the top boys and girls graduated seniors from North Carolina and South Carolina. The 2007-2015 matches were played at Blackbaud Stadium, home of the Charleston Battery of the USL, on Daniel Island, S.C. The 2016 event was staged at Raleigh's Cardinal Gibbons High School, so this is the second straight Summer that the "Triangle" has hosted The Clash.

Clash Banquet Information
Clash Rosters 2017

Congratulations to the following 36 players who will represent South Carolina in the Clash of the Carolinas versus North Carolina on July 8.

N.C. Boys Roster

Coach - Michael Graybar, Wallace-Rose Hill
Coach - TJ Rennie, New Hanover

  1. Colin Bronack, Raleigh Charter (GK)

  2. Grey Sutter, Clinton (GK)

  3. Evan Ashbrook, Hough (F)

  4. Griffin Brookshire, Green Hope (D)

  5. Michael Davidson, Weddington (F)

  6. Cooper Dean, Hunt (D)

  7. Ethan DeSilva, South Meck (D)

  8. Maynor Espinoza, Wallace-Rose Hill (F)

  9. Gene Garrett-Peter, Durham Jordan (D)

  10. Tyson Hichman, West Henderson (F)

  11. Brendan Holly, Chapel Hill (D)

  12. Reed Hunnicutt, South Meck (M)

  13. Sam Linker, Chapel Hill (M)

  14. Brendan Mann, AC Reynolds (M)

  15. Aiden O'Brien, Asheville (M)

  16. Declan Payne, New Hanover (D)

  17. Cadence Tootle, Swansboro (M)

  18. Ian Walston, North Johnson (M)

S.C. Boys Roster

Head Coach - Ed Khouri, Bishop England
Assistant Coach - Ben Brown, Ninety Six

  1. #1 Shane Berson, Riverside (GK)

  2. #2 Zach Aversano, Wando (M)

  3. #3 Drake Byrd, J.L. Mann (F)

  4. #4 Sam Friedrich, Bishop England (D)

  5. #5 Gareth Greene, Wade Hampton-G (F/M)

  6. #6 Billy Brittelli, Wando (F)

  7. #7 Quinn McNeill, J.L. Mann (M)

  8. #8 Marcelo Malpartida, River Bluff (M)

  9. #9 Will Martin, Nation Ford (D)

  10. #10 Tanner Goshert, Socastee (M)

  11. #11 Mitchell Myers, South Aiken (B)

  12. #12 Aaron Thornton, Academic Magnet (F)

  13. #13 Olufemi Olalere, West Ashley (D)

  14. #14 Cody Prentiss, Woodland (F)

  15. #15 Connor Slattery, River Bluff (M)

  16. #16 Michael Smith, Nation Ford (M)

  17. #17 Adam Watkins, Clover (D)

  18. #18 Nathan Wilcox, Christ Church Episcopal (F)

N.C. Girls Roster

Coach - Amy Green, Durham School for the Arts
Coach - Kenan James, Forbush

  1. #0 Abbey Stapleton, Charlotte Catholic (GK)

  2. #1 Madison McNally, Wake Forest (GK)

  3. #2 Brianna Kropinack, Swansboro (M)

  4. #3 Victoria Riggs, Croatan (F)

  5. #4 Meredith Hamby, Panther Creek (D)

  6. #5 Lauryn Taiwo, Cardinal Gibbons (D)
  7. #6 Laura Sparling, Carrboro (M)

  8. #7 Taylor Cammarate, Green Hope (M)

  9. #8 Natasha Turner, Carrboro (M)

  10. #9 Madison Hoopes, Jacksonville (F)

  11. #10 Siara Southerland, Hoggard (F)

  12. #11 Haley Garrett, Cardinal Gibbons (M)

  13. #12 Isabel Pearce, Woods Charter (F)

  14. #13 Brianna Morris, Millbrook (M)

  15. #14 Lauren Griffiths, Millbrook (M)

  16. #15 Bailey Peterson, Green Hope (D)

  17. #16 Rachel Golden, Leesville Road (D)

  18. #17 Elizabeth Neblett, West Forsyth (D)

S.C. Girls Roster

Head Coach - Shannon Champ, Wando
Assistant Coach - Keith Morris, Airport

  1. #1 Ashlyn Harris, Bluffton (GK)

  2. #2 Kristin Bane, Irmo (D)

  3. #3 Malena Bruno, Wando (D)

  4. #4 Grady Callaway, Lexington (D)

  5. #5 Maddy Chamness, James Island Charter (M)

  6. #6 Meredith Christopher, Fort Mill (F)

  7. #7 Meka Collett, Dorman (F)

  8. #8 Katie Colwick, Mauldin (F)

  9. #9 Eva Dailey, Wando (M)

  10. #10 Josie Gillespie, J.L. Mann (M)

  11. #11 Mackenzie McAvoy, Bishop England (M)

  12. #12 Lizzy McGee, Brookland-Cayce (F)

  13. #13 Emily Mullner, North Augusta (M)

  14. #14 Estelle Murphy, J.L. Mann (D)

  15. #15 Angela Pantuosco, Clover (M)

  16. #16 Isabelle Russell, Riverside (M)

  17. #17 Jordan Thomas, River Bluff (F)

  18. #18 Morrison Trnavsky, Dorman (M)

2017 Clash of the Carolinas Sponsors

Thanks to the following organizations in their support of the Clash of the Carolinas:

 

 

 
 
 

 

Program Ad
MS Word Doc in right-side column above

Clash of the Carolinas Program Ads

Program advertisements must be received by May 31, 2017. All schools that have players participating are encouraged to supply at least one ad for the all-star game program. This is usually funded by a Booster Club or such entity.

  • Full page (8.5x11 black/white) ad is $125

Please make checks payable to SCHSSCA and send payment to:

SCHSSCA
Attn: Kevin Heise
1249 Jessamine Street
Cayce, SC 29033

Make sure to indicate that your ad is for the Clash of the Carolinas program.

To send artwork and/or any questions, please contact Kevin Heise:

Clash of the Carolinas Series History

BOYS: North Carolina leads the series 6-1-4.

Year Score Winner Site
2017 2-2 Tie WakeMed Soccer Park
Cary, NC
2016 4-3 North Carolina Cardinal Gibbons HS
Raleigh, NC
2015 7-0 North Carolina Blackbaud Stadium
Daniel Island, SC
2014 2-1 North Carolina Blackbaud Stadium
Daniel Island, SC
2013 2-0 North Carolina Blackbaud Stadium
Daniel Island, SC
2012 1-0 North Carolina Blackbaud Stadium
Daniel Island, SC
2011 2-0 North Carolina Blackbaud Stadium
Daniel Island, SC
2010 3-2 South Carolina Blackbaud Stadium
Daniel Island, SC
2009 0-0 Tie Blackbaud Stadium
Daniel Island, SC
2008 0-0 Tie Blackbaud Stadium
Daniel Island, SC
2007 2-2 Tie Blackbaud Stadium
Daniel Island, SC

GIRLS: North Carolina leads the series 8-1-2.

Year Score Winner

Site

2017 4-0 North Carolina WakeMed Soccer Park
Cary, NC
2016 3-1 North Carolina Cardinal Gibbons HS
Raleigh, NC
2015 0-0 Tie Blackbaud Stadium
Daniel Island, SC
2014 2-1 North Carolina Blackbaud Stadium
Daniel Island, SC
2013 3-3 Tie Blackbaud Stadium
Daniel Island, SC
2012 2-1 North Carolina Blackbaud Stadium
Daniel Island, SC
2011 4-2 North Carolina Blackbaud Stadium
Daniel Island, SC
2010 3-1 North Carolina Blackbaud Stadium
Daniel Island, SC
2009 2-0 North Carolina Blackbaud Stadium
Daniel Island, SC
2008 3-2 South Carolina Blackbaud Stadium
Daniel Island, SC
2007 3-1 North Carolina Blackbaud Stadium
Daniel Island, SC