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Lady Tigers advance in OT thriller

The Adairsville girls soccer team pulled off a big upset Tuesday night in the Class AAA state playoffs, knocking off Region 8-AAA champion and 6th-ranked Jackson County in double-overtime, 1-0.

With the victory, the Lady Tigers have reached the second round of the state playoffs for a third consecutive season.

Emily Collum, Adairsville’s leading scorer all year, found the back of the net with 1:30 remaining in the second overtime off an assist from Chloe Cochran.

Adairsville defenders, led by Mac Stephenson, Macy Hufstetler, Ansley Leker and Katie Lawhorn kept Jackson County off the scoreboard all evening and keeper Havyn Isaac made 10 saves — including a crucial play late in regulation on a breakaway.

The Lady Tigers (13-4) will be on the road again for the second round next Tuesday, May 2 to face either Long County (8-7) or Jackson (6-7). Those two teams are scheduled to play Wednesday at 5pm.

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