High School Soccer

Indians advance in OT

VALDOSTA — A season dominated by one-goal games finally paid dividends for East Coweta’s boys soccer team during the opening round of the GHSA Class AAAAAA playoffs on Tuesday.

Jairo Ruiz tallied the game winner in the second overtime period as the Indians held off Area 1-AAAAAA runner-up Lowndes on the road 4-3 to advance to the second round.

The Indians, who played 12 one-goal games during a 9-9 regular season, had only won four of those contests while suffering several tough-luck losses along the way.

But behind goals from Zac Slaton, Cole Antley and Austin Cosby, East Coweta was able to stay in its first-round match before Ruiz connected in overtime.

East Coweta, which reached last year’s Class AAAAAA semifinals, now faces Tuesday’s winner between Area 4-AAAAAA champion Harrison and Newton, the No. 4 finisher out of 2-AAAAAA in a game that was postponed due to weather.

The GHSA State Girls Tournament starts today with the Lady Indians hosting Colquitt County. Newnan’s girls travel to Tift County while Northgate hosts Houston County in the Class AAAAA tournament.




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