Walton boys, girls both advance to lacrosse semis
by MDJ staff reports
May 10, 2014 04:00 AM | 1106 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Walton came out strong in the first half, taking a convincing 11-4 lead, on its way to a 12-7 win over Peachtree Ridge in Friday’s Class AAAAAA state quarterfinal.

Walton advanced to face Area 2AAAAAA rival Roswell on the road Tuesday.

Michael Gernatt, Justin Peterman and Dylan Boast each scored three goals, while Ryan Jones added two and Jack Whittaker one.

Defensively, William Holt forced four turnovers, and goalkeeper Jake Hornberger had 13 saves.

Lambert 8, Harrison 7: Harrison chased Lambert the whole game and was down a goal in all three quarters before losing by the final score.

Harrison (17-2) won a faceoff with 30 seconds left to get possession, but it couldn’t score the potential tying goal in time.

Artie Lewis, Seth Cowan and Zach Danneman each had two goals for Harrison. Lucas Wittenberg added a goal and dished out four assists.

Mitchell Barnes had eight saves for Harrison.

GIRLS LACROSSE

Walton 24, Mill Creek 6:
The long trip to Hoschton was a successful one as the Lady Raiders dominated the Class AAAAAA quarterfinal.

Walton (13-6-1) took a 15-5 lead into halftime, only adding to the cushion from there.

Erin McBride scored a game-high six goals, while Sydney Baker and Reilly Ewing each had three. Sophia Watkins, Lindsay Epstein and Carly White had two apiece, while four others scored once.

Emily James and Kathryn Sweeden combined to stop three shots for Walton, which will stay on the road for Wednesday’s semifinal, against either Lassiter or Chattahoochee.
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