Prep Lacrosse: Smerka's four goals help Vikings down Grady

From Staff Reports
sports@newnan.com
Northgate senior Jake Smerka scored four goals, three in the final two quarters, to help lead the Vikings to a 10-5 Area 1-AAAAA/A lacrosse victory over Grady on the road Friday.
Senior Gage Wozniak’s goal with 3:07 left in the second period gave the Vikings a 4-3 halftime lead and Smerka, senior Cameron Wilson and sophomore Jeff Sargent added three unanswered goals over a five-minute span of the third to break a final deadlock.
Northgate junior Mitchell Hutton added two goals in the victory.
Ahead 7-5 entering the final period, Northgate outscored Grady 3-0 over the final quarter with senior goalie Devan Johns holding Grady to just a pair in the second half while finishing with 12 saves.
Smerka added a team-high seven ground balls in the victory.
Northgate 10, Grady 5
Goals: Northgate — Jake Smerka 4, David Liberacki, Gage Wozniak, Mitchell Hutton, Cameron Wilson, Jeff Sargent.
Goalies: Northgate — Devan Johns (12 saves)

More Sports

Local Golf

Kirby Invitational opens at Newnan Country Club

The annual W.W. Kirby Invitational golf tournament at Newnan Country Club began with the first of two rounds on Saturday. Well over 100 pla ... Read More


A Thunderous finish

Senoia's Johnson wins Thursday Thunder masters title

Tina Johnson closed out her 14-year Thursday Thunder career as a champion. The Senoia driver and series fan favorite captured her first ever ... Read More


High School Football

Indians finding comfort zone after strong debut under Pardue

One season can make a big difference in the development of a high school quarterback. It’s why second-year East Coweta head football c ... Read More


Pan Am Games

Sanchez connects for Puerto Rico to help advance to medal round

Former East Coweta softball player Shemiah Sanchez has a chance to bring home a medal at the Pan American Games after helping her Puerto Ric ... Read More


College Football/Where Are They Now?

Lakes earns preseason Southern Conference honors

Alex Lakes is poised for another impressive football season at Mercer University. The rest of the Southern Conference feels likewise. The fo ... Read More

High School Football

Cougars ‘excited to put the pads back on’

Regardless of finish, Newnan head football coach Mike McDonald knows that one can never rely on past efforts when looking toward the future. ... Read More