Saint blanks Asheville, awaits Hickory next

St. Stephens avenged a 1-1 tie earlier this season against Asheville, topping the Lady Cougars 3-0 in the third round of the playoffs in Hickory on Wednesday.

The Lady Indians victory sets up a third game with conference rival Hickory (20-4-1) on Saturday at 6 p.m. at St. Stephens High School.

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