High School Lacrosse

Vikings use outburst to top Whitewater 14-6

Northgate used a seven-goal second quarter outburst to turn a tight Area 1-AAAAA/A lacrosse game with rival Whitewater into a 14-6 rout on Wednesday in Fayetteville behind Mitchell Hutton’s five goals.

Nick Abbadangelo finished with nine saves as the Vikings turned a slim 4-3 advantage into a more comfortable 11-4 lead at halftime in the second period.

Abbadangelo and Northgate’s defense held Whitewater to a single goal between the first and final periods while outscoring the Wildcats 7-1. The Northgate goalie had seven of his nine saves during the 24-minute span.

Christian Lowery, who led the Vikings in ground-ball scoops, added two goals and teammates Clayton Francisco and Garrett Klone also added scored twice in the victory.

Jason Pealor and Joe Henry had the others.

Hutton had four of his five goals prior to halftime. Alex Rose led Northgate in turnovers.

IN TUESDAY’S LATE LACROSSE ACTION:

GIRLS

NEWNAN 13, HILLGROVE 12: At home, the Lady Cougars battled back for an Area 1-AAAAAA victory on Savannah Ohligher’s game-winning goal with 2:31 to play in a back-and-forth contest that featured four ties in the second half.

Ohliger’s tally capped off a five-goal effort in the victory.

Down 7-2 in the first 18 minutes of play, Newnan responded with six unanswered goals, the first four of which came in the final 4:30 prior to halftime.

Sable Hawkins added four goals for Newnan including one that gave the Lady Cougars its first lead with 20:58 to play, ahead 8-7.

From there, teams traded the next two goals, with neither team leading by more than two the rest of the way.

Ohliger converted a pass from teammate Dakota Overton for a 12-11 lead with 4:49 to play before Hillgrove tied the game for a final time just 18 seconds later.

Courtney Darrow added two goals and an assist in the victory.

BOYS

HILLGROVE 17, NEWNAN 1: The Cougars dropped the Area 1-AAAAAA contest to undefeated and No. 12 state-ranked Hillgrove at home with Austin Ohliger providing Newnan’s lone goal in the second quarter in an extra-man opportunity off a pass from teammate Spencer Smith.

Jordan Surrett made 10 saves through three quarters for Newnan while Mike McMahon led the Cougars with nine ground-ball scoops.









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