Wheeler, Hardin combine for eight goals as Lady Tigers cruise


Cat Wheeler scored five goals in a game for the second time this season and Megan Hardin found the back of the net three times as the Adairsville girls routed visiting Rockmart Friday night in Tiger Valley, 12-2, to celebrate the team’s senior night.

Rockmart scored both of their goals in the first half, but Adairsville still controlled most of the action taking a 6-2 lead by the intermission. Wheeler and Hardin had three goals each to complete first half hat tricks. Sadye Johnson and Hardin were credited with assists on the Johnson goals. Wheeler assisted on two of Hardin’s first half scores.

Kaylee Jordan scored twice in the second half for the Lady Tigers. Lillie McBride and Jordyn Hartline added goals. Wheeler also scored twice in the second half.

Elle Causby assisted on two goals. Ansley Self, Maddie Gossett, and Wheeler also picked up assists in the second half.

“Cat Wheeler had her best game,” said Adairsville coach David Sexauer. “Every time she touched the ball, something great resulted. She and Sadye Johnson are a great combination when working together.”

The one-side win enabled Sexauer to continue working on his lineup. “We continue to experiment in these games to find our optimal line up for our skills set,” Sexauer added.

The loss dropped Rockmart to 1-4-1 on the season and 1-1 in region play.

Adairsville (7-1, 2-0) continues Region 6-AAA play Tuesday evening at North Murray.

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