Cary Academy’s Collin Dworsky apparently is in scoring range when he steps off the bus.
The senior defender scored two key goals from beyond midfield last week as the Chargers came from behind to beat Wake Christian 4-2 on Tuesday and rallied in the final two minutes to tie Ravenscroft 1-1 in boys’ soccer games.
Dworsky, whose identical twin Cohen also plays in back for the Chargers, tied the game against Wake Christian off a free kick from behind the midfield line.
“The idea was to send the ball into the box and try to get a head on it,” said Cary Academy coach Jeff Costa. “Their keeper came out on the ball. The kick was really driven, not a pop-up, and they misjudged it a little. The ball took a good bounce for us.
“We could exhale a little. The game was tied. It was a big goal.”
The goal against Ravenscroft was even bigger. The Ravens took a 1-0 lead with about three minutes left in the game, and about 90 seconds were left when Dworsky delivered another bomb.
“Their keeper played great. He was stopping everything,” Costa said. “He was out just a little and Collin hit it pure. The keeper ran back, but the ball got past him by inches.”
Collin and Cohen, Nos. 14 and 15, had played up in the past, but were moved back this season.
“We play what they call modern soccer style,” Costa said. “The twins help us on defense and you have to account for them because they can start the attack.”
Cary Academy is 4-1-3.
Gibbons unbeaten: Cardinal Gibbons remained undefeated in girls’ tennis last week when it dashed past previously unbeaten Cary Academy 7-2 last Thursday. Gibbons (16-0) won five of the six singles matches and two of three doubles.
Gibbons’ Lizzie Galush, Jenna Knors, Natalie Freeman, Summer Jacobs and Kate Freed won at Nos. 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. Cary Academy’s only singles winner was No. 1 Jessie Liu, who defeated Devin Knors 6-4, 7-6.
“I thought we competed well. There are some things we could’ve done better that we’ve been working on in practice,” said Cary Academy coach Stryling Strother. “We got down early in doubles and it’s one of those things where we were fighting and we just came short.
“We can really learn from this loss. It’s always a humbling experience. I think we can take this and refocus on some areas like maintaining our intensity and maintaining our effort level. We’ve got to shake off those points we lose and keep moving forward.”
Harnett Central soccer: Harnett Central leads the area in boys’ soccer scoring with 5.2 goals per game and is second in scoring defense, allowing 0.5 goals per game. The Trojans (8-0) have four shutouts and have allowed one goal in four other games.
Millbrook hall: The Millbrook High Athletic Hall of Fame will induct six athletes, one family and one team during ceremonies on Oct. 3 at the school’s auditorium.
Clem Williams, a 1965 gradaute, was a two-time N.C. High School Athletic Association long jump champion. Craig Keith, 1989, played in the NFL for three seasons. Joshua Trexler, 1996, was a two-time NCHSAA diving champ and led the Wildcats to two state team titles.
Jamie Parsons-Fayard, 1994, was the NCHSAA Athlete of the Year in 1994. She was all-conference for two years in soccer, three times in basketball and a four times in volleyball. She was the league player of the year in volleyball and basketball.
Jonathan Moore, 2000, is the No. 2 scorer in boys’ basketball with 1,158 points. Justin Allen, 2006, was undefeated in the heavyweight class in wresting in 2005. He is the school’s career leader in wins.
The Walton family has been involved in the Millbrook program since the late 1930s. Twelve members of the family have played at the school.
Millbrook also is inducting the 1957 football team that was 8-0-1 during the regular season.
Cary hall: Cary will induct five members into its Sports Hall of Fame on Friday during halftime of its football game against Green Hope.
Multiple track champion Melissa Council Howald, all-state soccer player Kirk Hudgins, former NFL offensive lineman Scott Kooistra, state champion wrestler Mike Robertson and two-time state champion wrestler Anthony Walton make up this year’s class.
Diving: Area diver Jordan Windle, who is home-schooled, had some top 10 finishes in the 20th Junior World Diving championships on Sept. 9-13 at Penza, Russia.
Windle was fourth in platform, sixth in 3-meter springboard, fifth with partner Cameron Thatcher of Powell, Ohio, in 3-meter synchronized, and 10th in 1-meter springboard.
Holly Springs High’s Andrew Capobiano was 13th in 1-meter springboard.
Basketball field: The fifth annual South Granville Holiday Invitational has announced a 16-team field for its two basketball tournaments on Dec. 26, 27 and 29.
The field includes Athens Drive, Burlington School, Enloe, Fayetteville Academy, Green Hope, Heritage, Durham Hillside, Durham Jordan, Huntington Beach (Calif.) Marina, Grundy (Va.) Mountain Missions, Northern Durham, Northern Vance, Fayetteville Northwood Temple, Sanderson, South Granville and Fayetteville Village Christian Academy.