COLUMBIA, S.C. — Wednesday night was a night for the Cardinals as two of their programs won SCISA 3A state titles and they won within an hour of each other.
The Cardinal Newman boys soccer team faced rival Hammond at 6:30 at Heathwood Hall to resume their state championship match from Saturday that was called due to inclement weather.
The game was picked up with 20 minutes left with Cardinal Newman having a free kick from the penalty box.
But pick things up with five minutes left in the game...still score still 0-0 until Jaime Lopez Guiterrez slices his way through the Skyhawk defense kicks and scores the first and only point in the game solidifying another SCISA 3A state championship for the Cardinal.
It's the boys program's second state title in three years.
Then just a short time after that across town, att the home of the South Carolina Gamecocks softball team, Cardinal Newman and Wilson Hall faced off in a rematch of the SCISA 3A softball championship from last season. Wilson Hall won that game but Wednesday night was different.
The Wilson Hall Barons from Sumter get off to a great start. Sydney Jarecki gave the Hall a 2-0 lead with a two-run homer.
But Cardinal Newman answered. Hannah Bostic gets the Cardinals on the board with a rbi double
Later Maddie Dinkins goes deep to right field and the Barons almost got the out but an error leads to two runs for the Cards and Dinkins gets to third base making it 3-2 in favor of Cardinal Newman.
Then Jasmine Hogan took over for the Cardinals. She made a diving catch with a runner on third to end the second frame.
The center fielder wasn't done. She shows off her swing in the top of the third inning with a two-run shot to left field giving the Cardinals a 5-2 advantage.
Cardinal Newman wins big in the state championship game. 15-4 is the final as the Cardinals win their first SCISA softball title in 11 years.
So a great night to be a Cardinal as softball team and boys soccer teams clinch state titles.