HIGH SCHOOL LACROSSE

Indians, Vikings pick up wins

ast Coweta’s boys lacrosse team took another early step in its state playoff hopes as well as those toward a potential Area 1-AAAAAA championship on Friday.

The Indians, now ranked No. 5 in Class AAAAAA, dominated the final two quarters of play in a 11-8 victory at Kennesaw Mountain in a battle of undefeated lineups in area play.

The win kept East Coweta (3-0) on pace with No. 1 ranked Hillgrove (6-0) and No. 3 Harrison (4-0) atop the 1-AAAAAA standings.

Battling back from a 4-3 halftime deficit, the Indians had five players finish with multiple-goal games.

East Coweta outscored Kennesaw Mountain by a 6-3 margin in the third quarter, tying the game when Carter Byrum fed Conner McMeen with 10:38 left in the period. It was the first of two third-quarter assists for Byrum, with McMeen also setting up a pair of goals in the decisive period.

Lee Steed led the Indians with three goals off six shots in the victory.

Byrum, McMeen, Sterling Tyson, and Bryce Durden each finished with two goals apiece. Adam Cahir had an assist on one of the Indians’ two goals in the fourth quarter.

East Coweta senior goalie Brian DeBole and his defense kept the Indians in a tight game through halftime. Kennesaw Mountain built a slim 2-1 lead and the one-goal advantage held over the next 12 minutes of play.

DeBole finished with 19 saves, 10 of which came in the first half, to go with nine ground balls.

NORTHGATE BOYS 12, DUNWOODY 10: Nick Abbadangelo made 14 saves and the Vikings withstood a comeback by Dunwoody for a road victory on Saturday after using a five-goal outburst in the third quarter to pull ahead by three goals.

Chandler Warren scored two of his team-high four goals in a decisive third period after Northgate went to halftime clinging to a 4-3 lead.

Christian Lowery and Mitchell Hutton also contributed in the third quarter while each finishing with three goals apiece. Garrett Klone initially pushed a 5-3 advantage when teams returned from the break on a feed from Clayton Francisco for one of his three assists.

Francisco also had a goal in the victory.

Vikings 12, Dunwoody 10 Northgate 1 3 5 3 — 12 Dunwoody 0 3 3 4 — 10

COLLINS HILL BOYS 8, NEWNAN 2: The Cougars continued a road-heavy start to its 2014 schedule with Zach Keene and Austin Ohliger each scoring goals for Newnan. Spencer Smith added an assist on Keene’s tally.

The Cougars finally open the home portion of their schedule on Wednesday against Grayson.

EAST COWETA JV BOYS 7, CARROLLTON 6: On Saturday, Andrew Ogle set up Indians teammate Dalton Moye with 52 seconds remaining for the eventual game-winning goal as the Indians rallied from a 4-2 halftime deficit.

Cole Watson led East Coweta with four goals, including both the Indians’ tallies before halftime, while Moye’s winner capped off a hat trick.

Goalie Marc St. Germain made six saves to go with eight ground balls.

Madison Duffessy had an assist on Watson’s second goal.



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