High School Soccer

Indians fall to Harrison 1-0 in Sweet 16

East Coweta held on for a one-goal win in the first round of the GHSA Class AAAAAA state playoffs. But on Tuesday, the Indians once again found themselves on the short end in the same situation.

Harrison, this year's Region 4-AAAAAA champions, scored the only goal of the game in a 1-0 decision, East Coweta's 14th one-goal game, to advance to the Class AAAAAA state quarterfinals at home.

The Hoyas (13-5-2) will travel to play Region 5-AAAAAA champion and second-ranked Walton (19-2).

The loss, meanwhile, ended the Indians' season at 10-10 overall in a week that has started sour for soccer teams from Coweta County.

On Monday, Newnan's girls succumbed to Tift County, the No. 2 seed out of Region 1-AAAAAA, in a delayed firstround game in Tifton. Despite controlling the tempo early on, the Lady Cougars couldn't take advantage of its opportunities in a 4-0 loss that closed their 2014 season at 9-8 overall.

Tift's girls improved to 16-2 while advancing to face No. 2-ranked Harrison in Kennesaw for a quick turnaround.

East Coweta and Northgate's girls are well rested from last week's respective first-round victories while returning for Sweet 16 matchups tonight.

In Class AAAAAA, the Lady Indians (13-5-1) will host Hillgrove, the No. 3 seed out of 4-AAAAAA behind undefeated Harrison. The Lady Hawks (10- 6-1) defeated Luella (6-8) in the first-round of the state playoffs.

East Coweta's girls are coming off an impressive 6-0 shutout over Colquitt County.

In Class AAAAA, Northgate travels to play Region 1-AAAAA champion Harris County (13-5-1) in Hamilton. The two teams played a non-region game on March 21 in Harris County, won by the Lady Vikings 5-0.

Last week, Northgate (16-3) dominated Houston County 4-0 at Henry Seldon Field while continuing to defend its state title from 2013.

Both teams played Newnan this sea son. Northgate defeated the Lady Cougars 4-1 in Coweta Cup action, while Harris County lost 7-0 in a game played Feb. 22 at Drake Stadium.



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