Prep Soccer: Northgate Lady Vikings upset No. 5 Starr's MillFrom Staff Reports
Don’t count Northgate’s girls soccer team out of the playoff race in Area 4-AAAAA just yet.
The Lady Vikings, playing in a region that includes the No. 2, 3, 4 and 5 state-ranked teams in Class AAAAA, knocked one from the stack on Monday in a hard-fought 2-1 overtime victory.
Both teams play Union Grove on March 22 at home. The Lady Wolverines are ranked fourth in AAAAA.
Sophomore Katie Mitchell scored the game-winner for Northgate, which tied the match in regulation on Micayla Crenshaw’s goal with three minutes left.
Starr’s Mill, ranked fifth to open the week, led from the sixth minute after an early goal.
The win vaulted the Lady Vikings over the Lady Panthers in the region standings at 4-1 and 5-1 overall.
Starr’s Mill fell to 6-3 and 3-2 in 4-AAAAA.
The Vikings began Monday by nearly pulling off a similar upset before falling 2-1 after penalty kicks to a No. 5 state-ranked Panthers lineup.
Starr’s Mill outscored Northgate’s boys 5-3 in the penalty-kick round to avoid the upset and stay unbeaten in 4-AAAAA at 4-0.
The Vikings fell to 3-3 overall and 2-3 in the region.
INDIANS CRUSH TRI-CITIES: Twins Conner and Ian Antley each scored three times as East Coweta’s boys cruised to an 11-1 victory over Tri-Cities on Tuesday at home in a Area 3-AAAAAA doubleheader.
East Coweta’s girls won via forfeit.
In the boys game, Justin Sharp added two goals and sophomore Jairo Ruiz finished with four assists as the No. 4 state-ranked Indians stayed undefeated at 5-0 and 2-0 in 3-AAAAAA. The team has outscored opponents 29-6 so far this season.
Zac Slaton added a goal and an assist. Ryan Wright and Todd Davis also scored for East Coweta and Nick Martin had an assist.
Indians keeper Luke Oesterle made four saves on a light night in goal.
East Coweta hosts Tucker on Friday in a non-region doubleheader.
HERITAGE SCHOOL LINEUPS ROUT DOMINION: Heritage School soccer teams outscored Dominion Christian lineups by a combined margin of 19-0 in a doubleheader sweep at home in Region 1-AAA play on Tuesday.
The Lady Hawks (3-0, 2-0) continued to gain steam with a 15-0 win, the team’s second straight decided by mercy rule.
Heritage School's girls took a 7-0 lead at halftime.
Freshman Calista Eckert and sophomore Sara Brillanti each finished with three goals while eighth-grader Gina Brillanti scored two goals and added an assist.
Sophomore Phebe Warren led the Lady Hawks with five points, scoring twice and adding three assists. Freshman Kate Everett had a goal to go with three assists in the victory.
Junior Ansley Dieckmann also had two goals while Michaela Cushing and Sullivan Wilkins also scored. Whitney Brown also had two assists.
Heritage School's boys equally dominated in a 4-0 shutout while improving its region record to 1-1.
Senior Daniel Martin led the Hawks with a hat trick while younger brother David, a sophomore, had the other.
Both lineups continue a busy week on Thursday at home in a 1-AAA showdown with Trinity Christian.