Soccer roundup: Tigers, Canes sweep; Wildcats split with East Paulding
Five local high school soccer teams picked up victories on the soccer pitch Thursday evening. The only local loss was in a shootout.
ADAIRSVILLE GIRLS 5, LFO 2
Emily Collum scored a hat trick and Gillian Johnson and Hannah Worley added one goal each as the Adairsville girls soccer team won at Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe Thursday evening.
Lady Tigers’ keeper Havyn Isaac also contributed one of her top performances with multiple saves including a key stop on a breakaway with the game scoreless at the time.
Johnson assisted on two of Collum’s goals and Collum hooked up with Johnson for her tally. Emily Emmons also assisted on a Collum goal.
The Lady Tigers led 3-1 at halftime and pushed their lead to 5-1 in the second half before the host Lady Warriors added a late goal.
With important region games ahead on the schedule against Sonoraville (next Thursday) and Calhoun, Adairsville is tied for second in Region 6-AAA with a 3-1 mark. The Lady Tigers are now 6-1-2 overall.
Adairsville plays at Central-Carroll Tuesday in a non-region contest.
WOODLAND GIRLS 2, EAST PAULDING 1
The Woodland girls soccer team defeated East Paulding Thursday in Dallas, 2-1.
Kaitlin Winnenberg opened the Lady Cats’ scoring with a goal off a Grace Webb corner kick midway through the first half.
After the Lady Raiders tied the game in the second half, but Webb scored Woodland’s winning goal with four minutes remaining.
Woodland is now 6-7-1 overall and 3-5 in Region 7-AAAAA.
CARTERSVILLE GIRLS 2, HERITAGE-CATOOSA 1
In a non-region match Thursday evening, Marissa Mowry scored both Lady Canes’ goals in a 2-1 victory.
The game-winner by Mowry broke a 1-1 tie with about 15 minutes remaining in the game and the Cartersville defenders were able to twart the frenzied comeback efforts of the visiting Lady Generals.
The Lady Canes (6-4, 3-1) host a non-region match with Southeast Whitfield Monday.
CARTERSVILLE BOYS 9, HERITAGE-CATOOSA 0
Canes’ leading scorer Pedro Ghanem scored three goals in the first half and finished with four goals in the game as Cartersville blanked visiting Heritage 9-0 Thursday night.
Grant Farmer scored twice for the Canes. Joel Zazueta, Carter Spivey, and Ricardo Torres each added one goal each.
The visiting Generals dropped to 2-11 on the season.
Cartersville (8-3, 4-0) returns to region action next Thursday, March 29 when the Canes travel to Cedartown.
ADAIRSVILLE BOYS 3, LFO 1
Following a scoreless first half, the Tigers took a 3-0 lead in the second half and went on to a 3-1 victory Thursday night at Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe.
Miguel Garcia, Emmanuel Lopez, and Gabriel Sanchez scored the Adairsville goals. Dani Carrillo finished the night with two assists and Sanchez also added an assist.
Keeper Nic Jackson picked up the win in net. He totaled nine saves.
Adairsville (3-2, 3-1 Region 6-AAA) hosts a non-region match with Fannin County Friday evening. EAST PAULDING BOYS 2, WOODLAND 1 (4-3 in shootout) Woodland and East Paulding battled to a 1-1 tie through regulation and overtime Thursday night in Dallas with the host Raiders eventually prevailing in a shootout, 4-3, for a Region 7-AAAAA victory. Woodland led 1-0 at the intermission and East Paulding’s goal came in the second half. The two teams did not score in overtime sending the region game to a shootout. East Paulding improved to 4-9-1 overall and 3-3 in region action. Woodland (5-6-1, 2-3) plays at Heritage-Catoosa April 10.