NASHVILLE The Pope John Paul II High girls soccer team saw its season come to an end Saturday with a 2-1 loss at Father Ryan in the first round of the Division II-Class AA State Tournament.
Junior Claire Mertens had the lone goal for the Lady Knights (3-8-3), with senior Catherine Meyer providing the assist.
The Lady Knights were the No. 6 seed from the East/Middle Region, while Father Ryan was the No. 5 seed. The Lady Irish advanced to the quarterfinals, where they will travel to Briarcrest Christian, the top seed from the West Region.
PJP II loses seven seniors to graduation – Meyer, Grace Lascara, Holly Houdeshell, Indigo Barnett, Sophie Kolbe, Maddy Baechle and Izabelle Barnett.
HCA sends two to middle school state cross country meet
NASHVILLE Two runners from the Hendersonville Christian Academy middle school boys cross country team advanced to the state meet based on their results from Sunday’s Mid State Region State Meet Qualifier at Percy Warner Park.
Sixth-grader Easton Thomas (12:07) and eighth-grader Christian Luisi (12:31) qualified for the state meet, helping lead the Crusaders to an eighth-place finish out of 55 teams.
Thomas and Luisi will compete in Knoxville at the state meet on Saturday.