Mellor Scores Only Goal as Cedar Ridge Soccer Beats Northwood; East Edges Orange

Updated: September 8, 2017

Cedar Ridge boys soccer waited 18 days for its first win of the season. Now they have two in four days.

Henry Mellor scored the only goal on a penalty kick as the Red Wolves defeated Northwood 1-0 on Friday night in Pittsboro. Jesus Yanez posted the clean sheet for the Red Wolves to win its Big 8 opener and improve to 2-5 overall.

If there was a time for results for Chris Walker’s team, it was now. Conference favorite Chapel Hill and archrival Orange are on tap for next week.

Speaking of the Panthers, they dropped a hard-fought Big 8 opener at East Chapel Hill 2-1 on Thursday night. R.J. Pherribo scored the only Panther goal on a penalty kick, set up by a combination play from Jamar Davis and Malcolm Phillips that led to a breakaway. Pherribo was tripped in the box, leading to the goal.

East is now 3-2. Orange falls to 3-3-2 and 0-1. The Panthers host Hillside on Monday.

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