OTHER IHIGH SITES
Green Hope is No. 1 soccer team in final Triangle Top 15
November 28, 2012Tri-Nine Conference
Green Hope’s repeat of the 4A state championship makes the Falcons the easy pick for the top spot in the final News & Observer local boys’ soccer rankings.
It was no easy path to a repeat for the Falcons (24-2). In the fourth round, Green Hope had to go through No. 2 East Chapel Hill (17-2-2). The Wildcats were PAC-6 champs, and the loss to Green Hope snapped a 15-game unbeaten streak.
In the third round, Green Hope defeated No. 3 Sanderson (23-2-2).
The Spartans, who held the top rank going into the playoffs, were unbeaten in their first 20 games this year and rolled to a Cap-8 championship. Sanderson also posted 13 shutouts, including eight consecutive.
No. 4 Apex (16-5-1) had three losses against the three teams ranked above it, but also defeated Green Hope once.
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