Goalkeeper Havyn Isaac made 16 saves behind a hard-working Lady Tigers' defense Friday night in the Class AAA state playoff quarterfinals, but the Lady Lions of Lovett defeated Adairsville 3-0.
Lovett held a 1-0 halftime lead and added a second goal early in the second half on their way to the shutout victory. The Lady Lions' final goal came about 10 minutes later.
As well as Adairsville defended and attempted to counterattack, Lovett was even better. Lady Lions keeper Heitho Shipp was forced to make only one save of a shot on goal the entire evening.
In an Atlanta dominated AAA Final Four, Lovett (12-8) advances to the state semifinals to play at Region 5-AAA rival Pace Academy. Pace defeated Calhoun 3-1 Friday night. Pace was runner up in 5-AAA. Lovett was third. The Region 5-AAA champion, Westminster, will play in the opposite state semifinal against Greater Atlanta Christian.
Adairsville’s season ends with a 14-5 mark and a second straight appearance in the Elite Eight for coach David Sexauer's club.