The Varsity Boys Soccer Team brought home the trophy at the 46th annual Ravenscroft Soccer Invitational, beating Raleigh's Wake Christian Academy 2-0 in the finals. The victory marks Ravenscroft's third title since 2013 and 14th win since the tournament's inception in 1973.
The Ravens defeated Carmel Christian School, from Matthews, NC, 3-0 and Georgia's Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School 4-0 on their way to the finals. Goalkeeper Jackson Corigliano '19 posted three straight shutouts.
Forward Samuel Petrov '22 scored both goals in the final game. Defender Matt Edwards '21 and forward Emmanuel Petrov '19 were named All-Tournament.
"I was really proud of the way the boys played this weekend," Alix Charles, head coach, said. "They won the tournament without conceding a goal, and this says a lot about their determination and willingness to excel."
The team came into the tournament 6-0 and was ranked #1 in the HighSchoolOT.com Top 25 Boys Soccer Poll posted on Sept. 3.
More photos and the tournament's results are below. Get more details and the rest of the Ravens' season schedule on our website.
Above, Boys Varsity Soccer Team: (front row, left to right) Kendall Jones '19, Christopher Glenn '22, Brad Taber '20, Varun Atree '19, Payne Gridley '20, Jared Sullivan '21, Shane Olander '22, Matt Edwards '21; (back row) Head Coach Alix Charles, Dean Swift '21, Jake Schneider '19 (co-captain), Evan Bartle '19, Emmanuel Petrov '19 (co-captain), Samuel Petrov '22, Jackson Corigliano '19, Christian Welch '21, Oliver Sheikhli '21, Thomas Barker '21, Alex Marchi '20, Ethan Howell '20, Asst. Coach Will Byrd, Asst. Coach Dan Ressner. Not pictured: Jack Barnes '19.46th Annual Ravenscroft Soccer Invitational
Thursday, Sept. 6
Game 1: Wake Christian vs. Greenfield, 7-0
Game 2: North Raleigh Christian vs. Charlotte Christian, 2-1
Game 3: Ravenscroft vs. Carmel Christian, 3-0
Game 4: Rabun Gap vs. Providence, 4-1
Friday, Sept. 7
Game 5: Greenfield vs. Charlotte Christian, 2-5
Game 6: Carmel Christian vs. Providence, 2-3 (2 OTs, PKs)
Game 7: Wake Christian vs. North Raleigh Christian, 4-3
Game 8: Ravenscroft vs. Rabun Gap, 4-0
Saturday, Sept. 8
Game 9: Greenfield vs. Carmel Christian, 0-9
Game 10: North Raleigh Christian vs. Rabun Gap, 1-3
Game 11: Charlotte Christian vs. Providence, 1-3
Game 12: Championship–Wake Christian vs. Ravenscroft, 0-2