High School Soccer
Indians drop fifth straight one-goal game in PKs
St. Patrick’s Day can’t come fast enough for East Coweta’s boys soccer team, especially when it comes to penalty kicks.
The Indians were snakebit for the second time this season and the third since reaching last year’s GHSA Class AAAAAA State Semifinals while battling through extra time at Columbus on Friday.
Just 10 days after taking Harrison to penalty kicks at home in a 2-1 loss, unbeaten Columbus hung on for a 3-2 victory to hand East Coweta its fifth consecutive one-goal loss.
Justin Sharp and Mason Winters scored prior to the penalty-kick round while Jairo Ruiz added an assist.
The Indians have lost to opponents with a combined record of 30-7-3 this season.
A string that began with a slim 3-2 loss against Starr’s Mill (6-3-1) at home on Feb. 28, and con- tinued with back-to-back losses against Area 3-AAAAAA foes Douglas County and Tri-Cities, the latter of which coming on Tuesday in East Point.
The loss dropped the Indians to 2-5 overall heading into Monday’s home game against Druid Hills (4-4-1) on St. Patty’s Day.
LADY INDIANS DEFEAT COLUMBUS: Senior Serenity Waters factored in on all five East Coweta goals as the Lady Indians put together their third consecutive win on Friday by beating Columbus 5-2 on the road.
Waters, who is headed to the University of North Carolina-Greensboro in the fall, scored four goals and added an assist on teammate Lynnsey Danford’s tally.
Seniors Anna Lauzon assisted on two goals while senior Nikki Brandley and Morgan Haase each had one apiece.
The win improved East Coweta’s record to 5-2 overall heading into Monday’s home game against Druid Hills (3-3).
HAWKS ROLL PAST GRIFFIN CHRISTIAN: The Heritage School’s boys soccer team continued its impressive start to the 2014 season on Friday by shutting out Griffin Christian 5-0 at home.
Five players scored for the Hawks and Cole Jones finished with three saves to earn the shut- out in goal as Heritage moved its record to 4-0 overall.
David Martin finished with a goal and two assist while Cole Bridges, Colin Kouters, David Bready and Kyle Shuman also contributed to the scoring in Friday’s victory.
Heritage has now outscored opponents 21-1 this season.
TRINITY SWEEPS REGION DOUBLE-HEADER: Trinity’s boys also stayed unde- feated in Region 1-AAA on Friday by dominating Dominion Christian 5-0 at home.
The Lions (6-0, 3-0) picked up four goals from Keith Lyons and another from Jordan Flagg while continued to roll through their early season schedule.
It heats up, however, next week with games against Holy Spirit and Tattnall Square.
Trinity’s girls equally picked up a region win against Dominion Christian, shutting out the Lady Knights 2-0 on goals by Cora Gwinn and Breanna Barentine.
The victory snapped a two game slide while evening the Lady Lions record in 1-AAA at 2-2.
Trinity will travel to play The Heritage School on Tuesday at Heritage.
The Lady Hawks, whose season got off to a late start due to the school’s trip to the GISA Class AAA Basketball Semifinals, opened the season on Tuesday with a 14-0 blowout over Dominion Christian.
A previously scheduled boys game between Heritage and Trinity was moved to March 25 at Trinity.