Hurricanes' second half surge not enough in Round 2 loss


The ninth-ranked Cartersville boys soccer team rallied in the second half, but came up a goal short in a 3-2 second round loss to visiting Chestatee Wednesday night at Weinman Stadium.


Chestatee built a 3-0 first half lead with three goals in just over a six-minute span.


The second-ranked War Eagles found the back of the net in the 12th, 14th, and 18th minutes off a corner set play, a crossing pass header, and a breakaway.


The Canes got a pair of early second half goals from Pedro Ghanem — one off a Chestatee turnover and the other on a header of a Jonathan Cruz free kick — to narrow the margin to 3-2, but Cartersville could not find the equalizer over the final 25 minutes.


Chestatee advances to the Class 4A quarterfinals where the War Eagles will host Woodward Academy Saturday. Woodward, a 3-seed from Region 4-AAAA was a 5-1 winner over Spalding in the second round.


The Canes season comes to a close with a 12-7 mark and a Region 5-AAAA championship.

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