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Lady Canes, Hurricanes split games at Rome

The Cartersville Lady Canes soccer team battled through a rainy evening at Rome Tuesday night to come away with a 2-1 victory. Cartersville scored the only second half goal after the contest went to intermission tied 1-1. Kalyn Donegan, who now has six goals through the Lady Canes first three games, scored both goals for Cartersville. Abby Craig assisted on one of the goals. The other was unassisted.

“We were missing some key players, but Trista Kelly stepped up to play in goal -- for the first time in her high school career -- while Kelly Betancourt and Alexandra Peters played a lot of minutes to help us to this win,” said Cartersville coach Chad Murray. “I was stuck on a plane from Denver and assistant coach Eric Helms guided the girls to their win.”

The Lady Canes (3-0) host Chestatee Friday at 6 p.m.


The Cartersville boys lost a last-minute thriller at Rome Tuesday night, falling 4-3. After Rome took a 1-0 lead in the game’s fifth minute, Alex Rios tied the score with a breakaway goal off an assist from Joel Zazueta. The two teams battled scoreless through the remainder of the half for a 1-1 tie at the intermission. Brady Craig gave Cartersville its first lead of the night in the 45th minute off a feed from Joan Vargas, but the host Wolves regained their lead with back-to-back goals at the midpoint of the second half and again with eight minutes remaining. The Hurricanes tied to score 3-3 on a header by Craig off a cross from Zazueta, but Rome scored the final goal with only seconds remaining on a 30-yard free kick. The Cartersville boys (3-1) travel to North Springs Wednesday for a 6 p.m. kickoff and the girls and boys will host Chestatee Friday in games that begin at 6 p.m.


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