Prep Lacrosse: Indians fall to Lassiter, Lady Cougars travel to WaltonBy CHRIS GOLTERMANN
East Coweta's boys ended its most successful season in the four-year history of the program in Friday's Class AAAAA state quarterfinals, losing at Lassiter, this year's Area 2-AAAAA champion, which entered with a 14-2 record.
Lassiter's only losses this year have come to 3-AAAAA runner-up Milton (6-3) and Area 1-AAAA-A champion Lovett (13-3).
The Indians won five of their last six games heading into Friday. It was the second consecutive year that Lassiter eliminated East Coweta.
Meanwhile, Newnan's girls lacrosse team will don goggles this morning and then gowns tonight as the Lady Cougars head to Walton for an early 10 a.m., Class AAAAA quarterfinal game on the day of Newnan High's prom.
It's the second consecutive season that the Lady Cougars have reached the Elite 8 in Class AAAAA. The team advanced with Wednesday's 8-4 victory at home over North Gwinnett behind four goals from McKynsey Douglas and two from fellow senior Maggie McDaniel.
Both athletes are among at least three Lady Cougars players that have earned college lacrosse scholarships. Douglas will play Division I at Coastal Carolina's new program while McDaniel is headed to Piedmont College. Defender Emily Fusan signed earlier this year with Shorter College to join former Newnan teammate Rachel Skinner and former Northgate standout Desiree Watson-Isom.