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STATE CHAMPIONSHIP REVIEW 
 
State championships were decided over the weekend in baseball, lacrosse and soccer. Recaps of each game are below. You can find the final scores of each championship game/match on the left panel.  


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How many total goals did the Marist girls soccer team give up this season? 
 
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Friday's Answer: 
St. Pius X and Blessed Trinity have combined to win 13 girls soccer state championships. 
SCORES FROM THE WEEKEND

Friday, May 16 

 

Boys soccer

GAC 3, Westminster 0
McIntosh 8, Houston County 1
 
Girls soccer 
GAC 3, Lovett 0
McIntsh 4, Starr's Mill 1

 

Saturday, May 17

 

Baseball

Gordon Lee 13-3, Charlton County 3-7 (Game 3 tonight)

King's Ridge 10-7, Mt. Paran 3-2

 

Boys soccer

Dalton 2, Johnson-G-ville 2

Paideia 4, Atlanta Int'l 2

St. Pius X 2, Oconee County 0

 

Girls soccer

Harrison 2, Grayson 1

Marist 3, Veterans 0

Pace Academy 3, First Presbyterian 2 (4-3 PKs)

 

Boys lacrosse

Northview 9, Lovett 8

Roswell 6, Lambert 5

 

Girls lacrosse

Kell 11, Westminster 10

Milton 16, Walton 13

 

 
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Monday, May 19, 2014


STATE FINALS REVIEW: SOCCER
By Stephen Black
Twelve soccer titles won over the weekend

 

SATURDAY'S GAMES

 

St. Pius X swept boys and girls state titles while six other schools claimed

Photo by Billy Laube

state soccer championships Saturday in action at Kennesaw State and Emory. The Class A, AAA, AAAA and AAAAAA finals were played Saturday and each recap can be found below.

 

Class AAAAAA boys

Brookwood 2, Mill Creek 1: At Kennesaw State, Brookwood won its first boys state title since 2004 and third overall Saturday in overtime. Senior Alfredo Rivera scored just one minute into the first overtime period and the Broncos held the lead for the rest of the two overtime periods. Mill Creek looked like it would win when Jack Giles scored on a header with eight minutes left in regulation. The Hawks then missed on a penalty shot before Brookwood tied the game on a header by Jordan Locke to send it to overtime.

 

Class AAAAAA girls

Harrison 2, Grayson 1: The Hoyas (22-0) finished their season undefeated after a dramatic comeback win over previously unbeaten Grayson 2-1 Saturday at Kennesaw State. Harrison trailed at the half for the first time all season, but just 2:31 into the second half, Audrey Tanner tied the score. Treva Aycock then scored the game-winner with 28:59 left. Grayson, the 2007 state champion, scored in the first half on a Jennifer Westendorf goal. The Hoyas won their second state title; the other came in 2011.

 

Class AAAA boys

Dalton 2, Johnson-Gainesville 0: Dalton completed its second straight undefeated season (44-0-1 in two years) and won its second straight state championship Saturday at Kennesaw State. Justen Macias and Javier Rodriguez scored goals for the Catamounts, Macias' just before the half and Rodriguez's just after the half. Goalkeeper Lueri Fraire kept a clean sheet for Dalton and made a sensational save just five minutes into the game.

 

Class AAAA girls

Marist 3, Veterans 0: Marist won its ninth girls state title Saturday at Kennesaw State. All of the War Eagles' championships have come under retiring coach Sergio Stadler, who has been with the program since starting it in 1988. Kelsey Carrier started the scoring less than 10 minutes into the game when she found the back of the net off an assist from Laine Keough. Meredith Selvey and Caroline Snyder added first-half goals. The War Eagles gave up just four goals all season and outscored the competition 37-0 in the playoffs.

 

Class AAA boys

St. Pius X 2, Oconee County 0: St. Pius X used second-half goals from David McNabb and Edmundo Robinson to defeat Oconee County 2-0 for the Class AAA boys state championship Saturday at Emory. The game was scoreless at the half before McNabb, a senior midfielder connected on a free kick with 15 minutes left in the match. After St. Pius X (18-5) senior striker J.D. Manzo was red-carded and subsequently ejected with 11 minute left, the Golden Lions were down to 10 men. But Robinson struck with just over six minutes left to clinch the Golden Lions' 10th boys soccer championship. It was the first state finals appearance for the Warriors (19-4) since 2007.

 

Class AAA girls

St. Pius X 1, Blessed Trinity 0: St. Pius X won its fifth girls state title in six years Saturday at Emory after a Grace May first-half goal gave the Golden Lions a lead they would not relinquish. It is also the second straight state title for St. Pius X. May scored with five minutes left in the first half and goalkeeper Sarah Chin made it stand.

 

Class A boys

Paideia 4, AIS 2: Of all the repeat state soccer champions this weekend (there have been six), Paideia may have been the most surprising. The Pythons were 7-7-1 just one month ago but reeled off seven straight victories, including five in the playoffs, to take home the boys Class A crown for the second straight year. Paideia lost eight seniors off last year's squad, but matured throughout the season and played its best when it mattered most. The Pythons defeated AIS for the second time in three weeks Saturday at Emory.

 

AIS, which had been ranked No. 1 for much of the season in Class A, led 2-0 late in the match Saturday after second-half goals by Nick Rath, but the Eagles watched as Paideia scored twice in four minutes to tie the game with 12 minute left. Lagos Kunga and Thompson Race scored the goals for Paideia. Phillip Galonsky gave the Pythons the game-winning goal in the first overtime period before Kunga added insurance with three minutes left in the second overtime period.

 

It is Paideia's second state title in program history.

 

Class A girls

Pace Academy 3, First Presbyterian 2: Pace Academy won its first state title since 1997 after a 4-3 edge in a shootout over previously-undefeated First Presbyterian Saturday at Emory. The teams were tied at 2 headed into overtime, which ended without a goal.

 

Senior defender Kandace Thomas headed Pace to a 2-2 tie with 12 minutes left in regulation. In the penalty kick shootout, Cater Carlton, Jessice Haidet, Thompson and Cadie Schiffer each converted their attempts while goalie Avery Queller, a freshman, made a save. Schiffer's conversion clinched the win for the Knights.

 

It is Pace's first state soccer title since 1997 and third overall.

 

FRIDAY'S GAMES

The McIntosh and GAC boys and girls teams each won state championships Friday.

 

Class AAAAA boys

It was the McIntosh boys' second straight championship and the Chiefs now

Photo by John Bernard

have a 45-game winning streak in tact over two full seasons. The Chiefs had little trouble with Houston County by winning tonight's final 8-1. McIntosh went wire-to-wire as the No. 1 team in AAAAA. It is the fifth state championship for McIntosh.

 

Class AA boys

The GAC boys also completed an undefeated season and were also ranked No. 1 throughout the season in Class AA. The Spartans beat two-time defending champ Westminster 3-1 tonight in the third game of the season between the Region 6 rivals. It is the fourth boys soccer title for GAC.

 

Class AAAAA girls

McIntosh's girls team beat Region 4-nemesis Starr's Mill 4-1 Friday night. The Panthers actually won the region and held its top seed in the state tourney while the Chiefs came in as the third seed. It is the ninth state title for the McIntosh girls team.

 

Class AA girls

Photo by Glenn Martin

GAC's girls won the state championship 3-0 over Region 6-rival Lovett on Friday. The Spartans outscored their playoff foes a combined 38-2. GAC's coach, Troy Bendickson, has retired now that the season is over. It is the second title for the Spartans in girls soccer; the other came in 2012.



STATE FINALS REVIEW: LACROSSE
By Craig Sager II
Three first-time winners make history 

 

The boys crowned two first-time state champs on Saturday and the girls saw history as well.  Milton won their ninth state title in the 10-year history of the trophy and the Kell girls defeated Westminster 11-10 to became the first girls lacrosse team from Cobb County to ever win a state title.

 

GIRLS

Class AAAAAA

Milton 16, Walton 13: Brooke Winsness and Emily Velez scored four goals apiece to lift host Milton over Area 2 rival Walton. The top-ranked Eagles beat Walton 18-8 in the regular season and finished the season undefeated against in-state opponents. Walton chipped away at its early deficits until finally tying it up at 10-10 with 15 minutes remaining. Milton doused the Raiders rally with a 5-0 scoring run and put the game out of reach with under eight minutes to play and the five goal advantage.

 

Class A-AAAAA

Kell 11, Westminster 10: Kell took an 8-7 lead into the half and Sarah Bialecki broke a 10-10 tie with the game-winning goal with 2 minutes to lead the Longhorns to their first state title. Westminster goalie Katie McGahan made another great save, but was flagged for 10 seconds as she looked for the outlet pass after the save. Kell received the possession and took advantage of it seconds later when Bialecki netted the game winner. Leslie Ferguson led Kell with three goals and one assists and Talen Francis, Haley Swift and Hannah Nemeck each scored a pair of goals. Four-time defending state champion Westminster was led by Cabell Zakas, who scored a game-high five goals. Kell finished the season 20-1, setting a school record for most wins.

 

BOYS

Class AAAAAA

Roswell 6, Lambert 5: Host Roswell took a 5-3 lead into halftime and won a

Photo by David Weaver

defensive battle in the second half to hold off two-time state champion Lambert. The Longhorns outscored Roswell 2-1 in the third quarter, but Roswell held Lambert scoreless in the final period. Roswell fell to Lambert 10-9 during the regular season and finished the season (17-3). The battle-tested Hornets had a brutal end of the season schedule, but managed seven consecutive wins heading into the championship, all against teams with winning records.

 

Class A-AAAAA

Northview 9, Lovett 8: Matt Biondich led visiting Northview (21-1) with three goals as the Titans held off Lovett for their first-ever state title. Biondich scored netted his hat-trick with 3:37 remaining to give Northview a 9-7 lead and the Titans held on. Northview goalie Connor Redmond had 15 saves and Chad Johnson sparked the offense with a pair of timely goals. Lovett has won three state titles and finished the season 18-4. This was the only state championship game that featured unfamiliar opponents and was not a regular season rematch.

 


STATE FINALS REVIEW: BASEBALL
By Craig Sager II
King's Ridge shocks Mt. Paran; Charlton/Gordon Lee split

 

Class A-Private

King's Ridge 10-7, Mt. Paran 3-2: Visiting King's Ridge swept Mt. Paran to win its first state championship. King's Ridge went 17-13 last season and capped off a school record

Photo by Lisa McGuire

26-win season (26-4) in the deciding Game 2. In Game 1, Connor Burns belted three homers in three at bats and The Tigers jumped to a lopsided 10-1 lead after the third inning. After a dominating 10-3 Game 1 victory, King's Ridge took a 1-0 lead into the fourth inning of Game 2. The Tigers strung together four runs and took a 5-2 lead into the sixth inning. Grayson Byrd sealed the game with another Tigers homer and made it 7-2 before the Tigers got their final three outs.

  

Class A-Public

Charlton County 7-7, Gordon Lee 13-3: Defending Class A-Public state

Photo courtesy Charlton Co. HS

champion Charlton County was dominated in Game 1 by visiting Gordon Lee 13-7. The Indians needed a solid outing from pitcher LJ Talley in Game 2 to keep their season alive and he delivered. Talley struck out eight batters and surrendered just two runs over seven innings and Charlton County took a 7-3 victory. Game 3 of the championship series will be Monday at 2 pm.

 
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