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1 year ago @ 12:03AM

THE WEEK IN RAPTORS ATHLETICS - August 28 - September 2


The boys' soccer team rebounded from their home loss to Franklin Academy last Friday night by tallying two road wins last week - a 10-0 drubbing of Vance Charter followed by a gutsy 4-2 win over Thales Academy on Friday afternoon in Apex.  Sophomore forward Yousif Sirriyah continues to drive the offense for the Raptors (4-1), leading the team with 8 goals while senior striker Travis Barker has added 4.

The volleyball team dropped two home matches - a straight-sets decision to East Wake Academy on Monday night followed by a 3-1 loss to River Mill in the team's Central Tar Heel opener on Thursday night.  Senior libero Morgan Davis leads the team in both kills and digs, while sophomore setter Caroline Wendelburg leads the team with 14 aces.

The third season of RTHS girls' tennis kicked off Wednesday with a 6-3 loss to former NCAC foe Roxboro Community. Despite losing all three doubles points, the team picked up singles wins from Diane Gildehaus, Reeha Nidamarty, and Grace Ulanch.

Cross country also got underway on Saturday at the Wendell Park Early Bird Invitational hosted by East Wake High School.  The girls' team placed 2nd in the championship race, with freshman Tori Swepson (20:28) taking home the individual title and sophomore Caroline Foley (21:42) placing 3rd.  On the boys' side, the team's freshmen and sophomores won the open race behind a 3rd place finish by freshman Milan Desai (19:56) and two other newcomers, Cole Houck and Josh Lewis, in the top 10.


BOYS' SOCCER (4-1, 0-0 CTHC)

Monday - @ Franklin Academy (3-0) - 5pm, FAHS Field
Patriots lead the all-time series 7-1; FA won 5-0 in the last meeting, 8/18/17

The Raptors look to avenge their only loss of the season thus far against a Franklin squad that is off to a 2-0 start in the NCAC.

Wednesday - @ Raleigh Charter (0-1-2) - 4:30pm, WakeMed Soccer Park
Phoenix lead the all-time series 7-0; RCHS won 5-1 in the last meeting, 10/5/16

RTHS opens the Central Tar Heel schedule against the odds-on favorite to win the league; the Phoenix lost 1-0 to fellow perennial 1A power Community School of Davidson last Saturday in Cary.

Thursday - @ Falls Lake Academy (1-1) - 5pm, Granville Athletic Park
Raptors lead the all-time series 2-0; RTHS won 9-0 in the last meeting, 9/9/16

RTHS resumes the series with a Firebirds squad that played alongside the Raptors in the NCAC for one season a year ago.  Falls Lake remained in the NCAC following realignment.


Monday - vs. Franklin Academy (3-2) - 6pm, Hope Valley Gym
Patriots lead the all-time series 9-0; FA won 3-0 in the last meeting, 8/18/17

RTHS will host their former conference foe for the first time since realignment.

Tuesday - @ Thales Academy (3-4) - 6pm, Thales Gym
First-ever meeting

The Titans are off to a 3-4 start this year. They've already played one opponent from the Central Tar Heel, losing 3-0 to Woods Charter last week.

Thursday - @ Woods Charter (2-0) - 6pm, Woods Gym
Raptors lead the all-time series 6-2; RTHS won 3-2 in the last meeting, 10/18/16

The Raptors play their first CTHC road match against a Wolves squad that RTHS has played many hard-fought matches with over the past several seasons.


Monday - @ Franklin Academy - 4pm, Flaherty Park
Patriots lead the all-time series 4-0; FA won 5-0 in the last meeting, 9/28/16

The Raptors return to an old NCAC rival on Monday to face a Patriots squad that went 15-3 a year ago.

Thursday - vs. Roxboro Community - 4pm, Southern Boundaries
Bulldogs lead the all-time series 5-0; Roxboro won 6-3 in the last meeting, 8/23/17

The Raptors take on the Bulldogs for the second time this year.


Thursday - @ River Mill Home CTHC Match - 3:30pm, Southwick Golf Course
The Raptors' first-ever girls golf match will take place in Burlington on Thursday.  Junior Ameliya Boston, who played last year on the boys' team in the absence of a dedicated girls' squad, leads the way for RTHS.


Saturday - @ Jungle Run Night Races - 6pm, South View HS

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