It was apparent that the Chapel Hill girl's team's skill set was good enough to put them on the scoreboard early and often. Langston Hughes’ possessions were usually short and abrupt, and they rarely crossed midfield. The first Lady Panther's goal came off a long throw in from Alex Watts, finding the feet of Alyssia Lowers who finished the play, striking the ball through the back of the net.
Ten minutes later, the Chapel Hill scoring frenzy began. Shay Crawford bundled the ball home following a cross from Lowers and 30 seconds later Crawford returned the favor, sending a ball to Lowers for her second goal. Then, as if that scoring gap wasn't slim enough, the Lady Panthers started a play 15 seconds later that mirrored the prior goal, as Lowers earned her rapid hat trick 12 minutes into the game.
Chapel Hill's fifth goal came from Tiana Greer seven minutes later, then following a Panther corner, Chapel Hill took the idea of team effort to another level as a multitude of attackers stormed the box, making the goal scorer difficult to pinpoint with so many feet finding the ball.
Watts, who was spending most of the game doing the little things to ignite scoring opportunities, found the back of the net herself with six minutes remaining in the half. Lowers added her fourth goal 30 seconds later putting Chapel Hill two goals away from the mercy rule. Crawford scored her second goal and the Panther's ninth by sending a whistler past the goalkeeper off a corner feed with three minutes left before the first half.
In the final minute, Lowers finished where she began, weaving through Langston Hughes defenders and scoring her fifth goal and sealing the game in the process.
In the boys game, the first Chapel Hill goal came off a beautiful bend by Steven Campbell past the goalkeeper, and the home Panthers were on the board within the first three minutes.
After the initial goal, the game appeared to be more evenly matched than the girls’ game as both offenses worked the ball into spaces attempting effective runs, but Chapel Hill found their groove again when a familiar scorer put the game at 2-0. Forward Joshua Oduyoye dribbled past several defenders and sent the ball into the net on the play. Oduyoye added another goal 12 minutes later when a perfectly timed run by the forward was rewarded with the intended finish. Campbell added his second goal of the match two minutes later when the accurate cross by Omar Lee found Campbell in mid stride inside the box.
Chapel Hill’s Gerard Forges got in on the scoring group when his tremendous foot skills set him up one-on-one with the goalkeeper and Forges took advantage. Akil Shaw finished off the first half scoring for the Panthers when his goal came with only 22 seconds remaining before the break.
With Chapel Hill leading 6-0, all eyes were on the Panther defense to stay on their toes and not allow complacency to set in. They rose to the occasion as Langston Hughes attacked much more than the prior half but were met by a wall of Chapel Hill defenders. Danny Williams scored the seventh and final goal for the Panthers on a shot coming off his back heel.