With the dawn of the spring season upon the prep sports calendar, the soccer campaigns of local programs have reached the midway portion of their schedules.
Roswell boys’ team has won seven of its last eight contests including a 4-2 road victory at Brookwood on March 19. Several Hornets have scored four or more goals individually this season including forwards Barrett Cameron and Max Wolverton as well as midfielder Christian Quintana. Other mainstays have been defenders Nick Greene, Mason Griffith and Charlie Tropauer in addition to midfielder Emanuel Arteaga. Roswell has allowed only one goal a contest and posted five shutouts led by goalkeeper Matthew Mullen.
“The start to the season has gone very well,” Roswell boys’ coach Gabriel Chapman said. “ The team has steadily progressed from game to game and we’re blessed with a lot of depth this year.” Next up for the Hornets will be a home tilt with Centennial on April 9.
The Roswell girls’ team is also in strong form with a 10-2-0 mark through March 24. The Hornets earned a region road win at Etowah on March 22. Roswell also earned a 2-1 overtime victory at Brookwood on March 19. The Hornets tied the score on a header by Caroline Claveau off of an assist from Abbie Consoer in regulation. The match came down to penalty kicks with goalkeeper Kristin Loquori making key saves for Roswell while Meghan Connelly, Mallie McKenzie, Maddi Haney, and Consoer converted their attempts to secure the victory. The defensive unit of goalkeepers Lisa DeBeer and Liquori in addition to defenders Grace MacDonald, Kaylee Barckhoff and Consoer have posted six shutouts this season. McKenzie, a University of Georgia-commit has a team-high 15 goals and midfielder Elize Baron leads the Hornets in assists. Roswell’s girls team visits Westminster on March 27.
Cambridge boys’ team earned a 5-2 region road win at North Atlanta on March 22. The Bears’ girls also defeated the Warriors 2-1 the same day. Both squads will visit Etowah on April 8.
Fellowship Christian saw its boys team win 10-0 at home to region opponent Mount Bethel Christian on March 21 to extend its winning streak to four matches. Jack Sawyer and Andrew Miller each scored three goals for hat tricks while Will Peterson had two goals and two additional players in Matt Rodgers and Luke Morcos each scored a goal in the victory. Goalkeeper Jackson Albee made one save in the shutout. Fellowship’s girls team also earned a 10-0 win against Mount Bethel the same day. Both teams visit Kell on April 9.
Wesleyan’s boys team won its region contest at Hebron Christian 3-0 on March 12 as Liam Coxhead scored two goals and Jonathan Lopez had one. Aiden Kresel posted the shutout at goalkeeper. The Wolves’ girls team was also successful that evening against Hebron with an 8-0 victory as Lucy Mitchell posted five goals, Isabelle Moratti notching two scores and Ashley Cowart having one goal. Both Wesleyan teams host Hebron Christian on March 28.
Blessed Trinity’s boys team earned a 2-1 home win over Marist on March 22 and will visit Greater Atlanta Christian (GAC) on March 28.
The Titans’ girls squad fell to Marist 2-0 the same day but have won nine of its first 11 contests.
“We’ve had a pretty strong start to the season,” Blessed Trinity girls’ coach Kate Halliburton said. “Defensively we are very strong this season. We have two key center backs Delaney Brown and Livvie McManes and outside backs Kathryn Woods and Jordyn Bartholomew. Our leadership comes from the back since we do have a very young team with nine freshman featuring Ella McGlynn, Chloe Lynch, and Grace Eatz. Midfielders Zoie Zarganski and Juliauna Bouknight are key players who help us both offensively and defensively. They create a lot of movement and help create a lot on our attack. Taylor Rish has been our top scorer this season.” The Titans’ girls team also visits GAC on March 28.
Milton teams visit Lambert on March 27 while matchups on March 28 include the Alpharetta teams at Tucker and the King’s Ridge squads hosting St. Francis. Chattahoochee’s teams hosts Buford on April 9.