High School Soccer
County's girls lineups breeze to easy victories
If March Madness translated to the soccer field among local high school girls teams on Friday, Cinderella had her glass slippers stomped on.
Girls teams from East Coweta, Northgate and The Heritage School combined to outscore underdog opponents 25-0 over three victories, each in dominating fashion.
The Lady Hawks cruised past Region 1-AAA opponent Loganville Christian 10-0 in the only division contest among the three victories behind Calista Eckert's five goals. The game lasted just 43 minutes with Heritage needing just three to finish off the match by mercy rule with its final pair of tallies.
In non-region play, East Coweta crushed Fayette County on the road 10-0 with seniors Serenity Waters and Nicole Brantley combining for half the total.
Northgate traveled to Harris County for a 5-0 victory over its former Region 3-AAAA opponent. The still undefeated and No. 1 state-ranked Lady Vikings host Lee County today while preparing for Monday's 4-AAAAA showdown against McIntosh.
Boys action was a bit closer locally with East Coweta holding off Fayette County for a 4-3 victory.
FRIDAY'S GIRLS SCORES NORTHGATE 5, HARRIS COUNTY 0: Reese Weaver got the Lady Vikings on the scoreboard and Lily Barron accounted for Northgate's remaining four goals, including a header off a corner kick.
The win pushed the Lady Vikings' record to 7-0 overall heading into today's home game against Lee County (6-3-0) at noon. The defending Class AAAAA state champions have yet to allow more than one goal in a game all season, outscoring opponents 55-4 so far.
Next week's schedule beings with a highly anticipated Region 4-AAAAA match at home with No. 2 state-ranked McIntosh (9-0) in the first meeting between programs since last year's state semifinals in Peachtree City.
The Lady Chiefs have posted six shutouts while winning games over Heritage-Conyers, Lassiter and Greenbrier in 3-2 decisions this year.
EAST COWETA 10, FAYETTE COUNTY 0: Serenity Waters finished with three goals and fellow senior striker Nicole Brandley added a pair to go with three assists as the Lady Indians improved to 7-2 overall with their fifth consecutive victory. The win began a six-game road swing for East Coweta, which travels to Carrollton (6-6) on Tuesday.
Senior Anna Lauzon also added three assists in the win and Tara Frederico had a goal and an assist.
The Lady Indians also received goals from Lynnsey Danford, Kellsey Weaver, Lindsey Spooner and Sam Hoffman. S.K. Palmer and Abby Pepper had assists.
THE HERITAGE SCHOOL 10, LOGANVILLE CHRISTIAN: After being taken to the limit in a 3-2 loss on Thursday against Holy Spirit in a game ultimately decided by penalty kicks, the Lady Hawks got a chance to get back to their winning ways, improving to 3-1 in GISA Region 1-AAA play and 3-2 overall.
Six Heritage players scored in the victory led by Calista Eckert's five goals. Lou Pfundt, Ansley Dieckmann, Maggie Crosby, Sullivan Wilkins and Sara Brillianti has the others.
Eighth grader Jaina Eckert continued her strong start to varsity play chiming in three assists after a multiple-point game in the loss to Holy Spirit.
Dieckmann also had two assists in the win while Pfundt and Catherine Heindel each had one.
FRIDAY'S BOYS SCORES
EAST COWETA 4, FAYETTE COUNTY 3: Austin Cosby scored twice for the Indians, who improved their record to 4-5 this season in the non-region win.
Cole Antley and Todd Davis also added goals for East Coweta and Diego Velazquez, Jairo Ruiz and Nick Davis all added assists in the win.
Friday's boys scores in games including Northgate and The Heritage School were unavailable at deadline.
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