High School Lacrosse
Newnan lineups dominate on Senior Night
Newnan lacrosse teams celebrated Senior Night on Monday with a pair of equally dominating victories over visiting Carrollton at Drake Stadium.
The Lady Cougars rolled out to 12-unanswered goals in the first half en route to a 19-4 win while Newnan’s boys jumped out to an 11-goal lead in its 15-4 victory.
All four seniors for Newnan’s girls lineup scored against the Lady Trojans. Senior Savannah Ohliger led the team with three goals and two assists while fellow upperclassmen Anne Jarrett also finished with three goals in the victory while also assisting on a goal.
Seniors Courteney Darrow and Sable Hawkins also scored in the win in their final home games of the regular season. Jarrett, Darrow and Hawkins all recently signed with Point University, while Ohliger earned a lacrosse scholarship from Newberry, S.C.
Kristal Boyd also had three goals for Newnan while Darrow and Dakota Overton and each finished with two in Monday’s win.
Carrollton defense experienced a steady barrage of shots from the Lady Cougars, who had nine players contribute goals while taking a 12-0 lead at halftime. Darrow closed the first-half scoring with the latter of her two tallies with 15 seconds to play. Hawkins, Overton, Sydney Overton, Boyd, Scarlett Webb and Rachael McMahon also had goals in the opening 25 minutes.
Alice Wisniewski also scored in the win for Newnan while goalie Hope Overton made seven saves in goal. Hawkins led the team with five ground-ball scoops.
The Cougars, despite playing without injured starting goalie Jordan Surrett, gave senior backup Ronald Grooms plenty of support while jumping out to a 8-0 lead after the first quarter against Carrollton’s boys.
Grooms made 11 saves while shutting out the Trojans for the opening 22 minutes. Seniors George Coria and Spencer Smith combined for three of Newnan’s first eight goals while being honored on Senior Night along with teammates Haden Farr, Rudy Hernandez, Jabo Nichols and Junior Smith.
Coria scored both of his goals in the first eight minutes of the game while finishing with two goals and an assist. Spencer Smith gave the Cougars an early 4-0 lead on the first of consecutive tallies set up on assists by junior Mike McMahon, before later setting up J.T. Leake to close the scoring in the opening quarter.
Chris Mapel led Newnan’s offense with a game-high five goals while McMahon had a goal and two assists in the win. Austin Ohliger also scored twice and Brycen Buchanan, Jake Quick and Caleb McHugh also added goals in the win.
Freshman goalie Dillon Shanks had five saves in relief of Grooms. Leake also had four ground-ball scoops to go a goal and an assist.
Lady Cougars 19, Lady Trojans 4
Carrollton 0 4 — 4
Newnan 12 7 — 19
Goals: Newnan — Savannah Ohliger 3, Anne Jarrett 3, Kristal Boyd 3, Dakota Overton 2, Courteney Darrow 2, Rachael McMahon 2, Sable Hawkins, Sydney Overton, Alice Wisniewski, Scarlett Webb. Carrollton — Mariah Bruton, Mamie Crawford, Lauren Sanders 2.
Saves: Newnan — Hope Overton 7.
Cougars 15, Trojans 4
Carrollton 0 1 1 2 — 4
Newnan 8 5 0 2 — 15
Goals: Newnan — Chris Mapel 5, George Coria 2, Austin Ohliger 2, Spencer Smith, Mike McMahon, Brycen Buchanan, Caleb McHugh, Jake Quick, J.T. Leake.
Saves: Newnan — Ronald Grooms 11, Dillon Shanks 5.