Match-ups in state soccer playoffs set

Fri, 04/20/2007 - 3:00pm
By: Michael Boylan

The times for next week’s games haven’t all been set yet, but the local teams heading to the state soccer playoffs know who they will be facing.

The Mcintosh boys (15-0-2) ranked number one in Class AAAA and number two in the nation, according to an National Soccer Coaches Association of America poll, will host Glynn Academy (13-5) next Wednesday. Starr’s Mill’s boys (10-2-3), ranked third in AAAA, will host Lakeside-Evans (8-7-3) next Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Whitewater and Fayette County’s boys will be on the road next Wednesday. The Wildcats (11-5) will play at Richmond Academy (11-6) and the Tigers (9-6-1) will play at Greenbrier (17-1). Greenbrier is the second ranked team in AAAA and the seventh ranked team in the nation in the NSCAA poll.

The McIntosh Lady Chiefs, which defeated Harrison, Class AAAAA’s number one team, 1-0 on Wednesday will host Evans (11-5) on Tuesday. Meghan O’Rourke scored the lone goal in the Harrison game, while Erin Pincombe, Tawny Moffatt and Rachel Barnette did a terrific job shutting down a formidable offense.

Starr’s Mill and Whitewater’s girls will be on the road. The sixth ranked Lady Panthers (9-3-1) will play at Greenbrier (16-2), which is ranked fifth in AAAA at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, while the Lady Wildcats (9-5-1), ranked fourth in AAAA, will play at Lakeside, Evans (13-5).
Sandy Creek’s boys and girls, both winners of their last three games, will play in the state playoffs. The boys (7-7-1) will play at North Hall next Friday and the girls (8-8) will take on Gainesville on the road next Thursday at 6 p.m.

In Class AAAAA, East Coweta’s boys and girls, both seeded second in region 4-AAAAA, will host first round playoff games. The boys (10-7) will host Warner Robins (8-6-1) on Wednesday and the girls will host Tift County (8-7) on Wednesday.
In Class AA/A, Our Lady of Mercy’s boys (5-8-1) will play at Aquinas (13-2) next Friday. Aquinas is the seventh ranked team in AA/A.

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