The Cedar Ridge Red Wolves volleyball team is moving on to the 3-A state quarterfinals.
On Thursday night at Red Wolves Gymnasium, CRHS defeated the Topsail Pirates 3-0 on scores of 25-16, 25-19 and 25-20.
Cedar Ridge will face Lee County Saturday for the Sectional Championship in Hillsborough. The Yellow Jackets ruined a potential All-Hillsborough match in the playoffs by sweeping Orange in Sanford.
It was the third straight sweep for the Red Wolves in the playoffs. CRHS defeated Swansboro and Eastern Alamance in the opening rounds.
Courtney Eckmann had 13 kills. Meg Anderson added eight kills, six digs and two assiss. Alexis Dumain had 19 assists Karsen Lee registered eight digs. Lily Henry finished with four kills, six digs and nine assists. Kayla Robinette had six kills.
With the win, Cedar Ridge has captured its first district championship in the 3-A ranks. They won two district championships, two sectional championships and a regional championship as a 2-A school. The Red Wolves are 23-3. The school record for wins is 26, set by the 2009 team that won the 2-A Eastern Regional Championship and lost to East Surry for the state title.