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Matches of the week

Matches of the week



at Wakefield

5:30 p.m. Tuesday

Both teams enter this conference match undefeated and looking to take sole possession of first place in the Cap Eight. Broughton is led by a scrappy group of sophomores while Wakefield boasts hard-hitting seniors.

Girls tennis:


at East Chapel Hill

4:30 p.m. Wednesday

The Caps are back on the road to face another ranked opponent. No. 1 Broughton, the NCHSAA 4A defending champion, travels to No. 7 East Chapel Hill.

The Caps have already handled ranked opponents in No. 6 Greensboro Grimsley, No. 9 Millbrook and No. 10 Wakefield.


Cary Academy

at Ravenscroft

5:45 p.m. Friday

Ravenscroft topped Cary Academy for last weekend’s Volley with the Knights tournament championship at North Raleigh Christian. Now the two teams are back in action for a conference matchup.

Despite the Ravens’ recent win, Cary has held the upper hand in this rivalry, winning seven of the past eight conference matches.

Outstanding players

Maddie Plumlee

St. Mary’s, outside hitter, Sr.

St. Mary’s senior outside hitter Maddie Plumlee set the school record with 36 kills Tuesday night in a 3-1 victory over Wake Christian. The 6-foot-1 Notre Dame recruit had only five errors in 60 hitting attempts.

Maddie Plumlee, the younger sister of Duke’s Miles, Mason and Marshall Plumlee, had held the St. Mary’s record with 30 kills in a 2012 win over Ravenscroft.

St. Mary’s is 10-4 heading into Monday’s match at North Raleigh Christian.