On Saturday afternoon, Wayne Country Day avenged last season’s loss to Westchester Country and now is one win from playing for a state title.
Last season, the Wildcats defeated the Chargers 2-1 in the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association 2A playoffs. This season, the teams meet in the semifinals with a trip to the state championship game on the line.
And in a hard-fought game, the Chargers defeated Westchester Country Day 3-2.
Andrew Sherman, Thomas Gurley and Michael Geer each scored one goal, while Sherman, Valentine and Jack Cole all had one assist apiece to lift the Chargers over the Wildcats.
Wayne Country Day (19-2 overall) will look to reach its first state championship game since 2016 against Trinity Academy of Raleigh in the semifinals on Tuesday at 4 p.m.