Prep Roundup: Harrison gets best of Lassiter in opening round
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Harrison led the whole way, but never left Lassiter’s sights. In the end, the Hoyas just had enought to beat the Trojans 12-8 in Tuesday’s opening round of the Class AAAAAA state lacrosse tournament.

Alex Mowry had three goals and one assist for Harrison. Zach Danneman added two goals and two assists. Artie Lewis had one goal and one assist. Brandon Galgon won 22 faceoffs and scored a goal.

Mitchell Barnes had 12 saves for the Hoyas.

Phillip Gerber led Lassiter with three goals and Pierce Smith added two goals and an assist.

Parker Styles had 14 saves for the Trojans.

Harrison will host Lambert in the state quarterfinals Friday.

Walton 12, Hillgrove 7: Walton built a 10-2 on Hillgrove and thwarted a fourth-quarter rally by the Hawks, despite playing man-down for five minutes of the fourth quarter.

Ryan Jones, Josh Peretz and Tyan Roegge scored two goals each for Walton. Michael Gernatt had five assists.

For Hillgrove, Riley Callaghan led in scoring with two goals.

The Raiders will play at Peachtree Ridge in the quarterfinals Friday.

Milton 18, Kennesaw Mountain 10: Dennis Bell scored six goals, but it wasn’t enough as the Mustangs fell in the opening round of the Class AAAAAA state playoffs.

Bell finished the season with 85 goals to help Kennesaw Mountain (13-6) post the best record in the program’s history.

The Mustangs trailed 3-2 at the end of the first quarter, but Milton outscored Kennesaw Mountain 7-1 in the second to take control of the game.

Ryan Clark scored two goals with an assist, Scott Shultz had a goal and an assist and Josh Davidson added a goal.

Allatoona 13, McIntosh 5: Bannett Jarrett scored three goals with two assists and Connor Carter added three goals to lead the Buccaneers into the quarterfinals of the Class A-AAAAA state playoffs.

Dylan Lowenstein had two goals with three assists, Danny Tessler won 16 of 19 faceoffs and Cole Hanson nine saves in net.

Allatoona (13-6) will play winner of the Northview-Benedictine match.

GIRLS LACROSSE

Pope 12, Starr’s Mill 10:
The Lady Greyhounds came from behind in the second half after trailing 7-5 at the break to oust Starr’s Mill on the road in the first half.

Zoe Szczotka led Pope in scoring with four and also tacked on four assists. Sophia Bowers added three goals and Maddie DeFrank scored two goals and Sarah Lopez, Julia Lanza and Ansley Smallwood had a goal each.

Olivia Kligh finished with 12 saves and had 29 shots taken on her.

Pope will play at St. Pius X on Friday.

Kell 16, Lovett 11: Haley Swift scored four goals with six assists to help lead the Lady Longhorns into the second round of the Class A-AAAAA state playoffs.

Kell (17-1), which advances to the second round for the third straight season, will face the winner of Northview and Lakeside-Evans in the state quarterfinals.

Leslie Ferguson scored four goals with an assist, Talen Francis had four goals, Izzy Palermo three goals and Jessica Armstrong added a goal and an assist.

BOYS SOCCER

Campbell 2, Colquitt County 1:
Campbell advanced to the Class AAAAAA state quarterfinals for the first time in program history with its road win over the Packers.

Following a scoreless tie at halftime, the Spartans (17-2) took the lead behind Monico Hernandez’s goal off Alejandro Hernandez’s assist. Colquitt County knotted the contest at 1-all on a goal with 16 minutes left.

Later, Jerren Nixon was taken down inside the box and Salvador Reyes scored on a penalty kick with six minutes remaining for one-goal lead. Campbell’s defense held on to seal the win.

Liam Grant had two saves for the Spartans, who will visit either Brookwood or Lassiter in the quarterfinals Friday.

Harrison 1, East Coweta 0: Harrison claimed the Class AAAAAA state second round victory at home.

After a scoreless halftime tie, Jake Alexander scored a goal off a header from Jack Schlange with nine minutes left and the Hoyas’ (13-5-1) defense, including Nathan Kaminski and Kyle Phlegar, helped maintain the shutout.

Taylor Mathews’ free kick set up Alexander’s score.

Zach DeFrank had four saves for Harrison, which travels to Walton Friday.

Hillgrove 3, Tri-Cities 0: Andrew Gaughan scored two second-half goals to lead the Hawks to a victory in the second round of the Class AAAAAA state tournament.

Hillgrove advanced to face Mill Creek on Friday in the state quarterfinals.

After a scoreless first half, Gaughan scored his two goals and Mo Jallow added a third. Reed Hall had all three assists and Chip Nettina earned the shuout in goal.

Walton 1, Central Gwinnett 0: Chris Jensen scored on a penalty kick 15 minutes into the second half to put the Raiders in the state quarterfinals.

Goalkeeper Michael Jurick made 10 saves at goal and was tested late in the game after Walton scored when Central Gwinnett began pushing players forward. Jurick came through with a couple of saves late following desperation shots by Central Gwinnett.

Walton will play either Harrison or East Coweta in the quarterfinals Friday at Walton.

Lakeside-DeKalb 1, Allatoona 0 (PK): The Buccaneers came up short in penalty kicks after a promising start, losing a 4-2 decision.

Darnell Oliver made the first penalty kick goal, Griff Rousseau made the second and goalkeeper Mitch Feathers saved Lakeside’s next penalty kick attempt to put Allatoona ahead 2-1.

But the Buccaneers went on to miss the next three attempts, which cost them the game.

Feathers had 10 saves at goal prior to the shootout.

Douglas County 2, North Cobb 1: The Warriors fell on the road in the second round of the Class AAAAAA state playoffs.

Douglas County advanced to play South Gwinnett in the state quarterfinals.

Brookwood 2, Lassiter 0: Lassiter had scoring opportunities, most coming in the first half but was unable to capitalize. Both Brookwood goals came in the second half.

South Gwinnett 1, Wheeler 0: The Wildcats lost at home in the second round of the Class AAAAAA state playoffs.

South Gwinnett will face Douglas County in the quarterfinals.

Paiedia 2, Mount Paran Christian 1: The Eagles were upended at home in the second round of the Class A state playoffs.

Paiedia advanced to face the winner of Hebron Christian-Fellowship Christian in the quarterfinals.

BOYS TENNIS

Savannah Country Day 3, Mount Paran Christian 1:
Patrick Weindorfer won 6-0, 6-1 in his match at No. 3 singles, but that was not enough to carry the Eagles to victory in the Class A private school state semifinals.

Savannah Country Day advanced to Saturday’s final and will face the winner of the Brookstone-Pace Academy match.

Mount Paran Christian, which started four freshman this season, ends the year 15-2.

Pope 3, Glynn Academy 0: Michael Busby’s 6-2, 6-3 victory at No. 3 singles lifted the Greyhounds into the state championship match for the second time in four years.

Mark Fisher and Harrison Watkins were the first players off the court after winning 6-0, 6-2 at No. 2 doubles in Pope’s Class AAAAA state semifinal in Brunswick.

Austin Bates closed out the Greyhounds’ (18-2) victory with a 6-0, 6-2 win at No. 1 singles.

Pope will face Northview in the finals on Saturday at the Clayton County Tennis Center in Jonesboro. The Greyhounds lost to the Titans twice this season.

GIRLS TENNIS

Whitefield Academy 3, Darlington 2:
Rachel Hicks and the Lady Wolfpack doubles teams won their matches to lead the Lady Wolpack into the Class A Private School state finals.

The team of Caroline Holliday and Megan Schwarzkopf won 6-2, 6-2 at No. 1 doubles, Megan Smith and Amanda Braseleiro won 6-3, 6-3 at No. 2 and Hicks won her singles match 7-5, 6-4.

Whitefield Academy will face Providence Christian for the state title Saturday at the Clayton County International Park.

GIRLS GOLF

Late Monday

Walton, Williams runner-up at sectionals:
Abbey Williams scored a 72 to help lead Walton to a runner-up finish at the Class AAAAAA sectional held at Heron Bay Golf Course in Locust Grove.

By finishing among the top eight teams, the Lady Raiders advance to the Class AAAAAA state championship which will take place May 19 at Gordon Lakes Golf Club in Fort Gordon.

Walton moved on to the state tournament for the sixth straight year after shooting a team score of 250. Milton carded 243 to win the sectional.

Williams’ 72 positioned her as the individual runner-up. Lindsay Seagraves carded 86 and Autumn Gage fired 92.
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