Hough soccer

See who Lake Norman girls soccer teams are playing in the first round of playoffs

The N.C. High School Athletic Association released the playoff brackets for girls soccer Friday. Last year’s 2A state champion, Lake Norman Charter, is the top seed in the 3A West after only losing to Hough this season. In 4A, 3-seed Hough will look to at least replicate the boys team’s run to the state title. All six schools from the […]

How Hough’s all-star midfield overwhelms the opposition


CORNELIUS – Hough’s most dangerous weapon isn’t the one scoring the most goals for the top girls soccer team in the Queen City conference. The Huskies (15-1-1) feature a balanced, pick-your-poison lineup up front, with the electric Kennedy Bell not at forward, but as a midfielder. Bell, a junior Maryland commit, uses her abilities to set up forwards like Lane […]

DiPietro named state Coach of the Year; 8 LKN players named all-state

The soccer-rich Lake Norman area boasted the 1A state champions and 4A runners-up this fall. As home to top teams, several players landed on the N.C. Soccer Coaches Association All State team, and Hough, Pine Lake Prep and Christ the King all had two players each. There are 14 players selected for each classification. On the regional level, Christ the […]

Brown-Murray among Hough’s many Queen City conference honorees


After winning its second consecutive conference championship, the Hough football team took the majority of the individual league awards this fall.  Hough’s Isaiah Brown-Murray was named Specialist of the Year in the Queen City 3A/4A conference. Beyond his duties in the secondary, Brown-Murray scored four touchdowns on returned or blocked kicks and averaged 26.5 yards on kick returns. He also […]

Huskies fall to imposing New Hanover in championship game

CARY – Hough ran into a team that was too fast, too big and too good in the 4A soccer state championship game. The Huskies entered the game coming off a streak of dramatic wins, but they fell 3-0 Saturday night to an undefeated New Hanover team that featured the top goal scorer in the state and hungry to avenge […]

Goalie’s return sparks Hough’s run to soccer title game


CORNELIUS – A player who missed two-thirds of the regular season has been red-hot for a Hough soccer team preparing for the 4A state title game. Goalkeeper Eric Kniple has been the anchor of a back end that has shut out four of its five playoff opponents. As the Huskies prepare for a potent New Hanover offense Saturday, they’ll have […]

SOCCER PLAYOFFS: Hough stuns Providence; CTK heads to semifinals

Christ the King and Hough have advanced to the state semifinals, scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 16. Here’s how local teams fared in the quarterfinals Wednesday and Thursday. 1A • Christ the King scored by far their fewest goals of the postseason in the quarterfinals, but the Crusaders still advanced to the 1A semifinals. Top-seeded CTK defeated No. 4 Gray Stone […]

SOCCER PLAYOFFS: Hough shutout streak continues; CSD knocks out Pride


CORNELIUS – Hough did what Lake Norman High could not, and took out Ardrey Kell at home Monday in the third round of the 4A soccer playoffs. The 8-seeded Huskies defeated the No. 17 Knights 2-0 with goals from their two leading scorers, Eugenio de la Parra Polina in the first half and Nic Patrignani with 3 minutes to go, […]

SOCCER PLAYOFFS: No. 1 Wildcats fall in overtime; another CSD-Pine Lake matchup coming

MOORESVILLE – Lake Norman High’s run as the No. 1 seed ended early when the Wildcats’ soccer team fell 2-1 in overtime to Ardrey Kell in the second round of the 4A playoffs. After a scoreless regulation, the 17-seed Knights drew first blood with 2:21 remaining in the first of two required extra periods. The deep Lake Norman team responded […]

SOCCER PLAYOFFS: Lake Norman escapes in first round; Pride, Mustangs dominate

The first-round of the state soccer playoffs took place Nov. 1. Lake Norman High, champions of the Greater Metro 4, landed the top seed in the 4A West. Christ the King claimed the No. 1 seed in the 1A West after sweeping through the Catawba Shores 1A/2A, which saw all six members qualify between the two classifications. The second round […]