Five locals left in AAAA boys and girls soccer quarterfinals

Thu, 05/01/2008 - 2:27pm
By: Michael Boylan

Friday, May 2, 2008

Starr’s Mill Panthers (13-3) vs. Lakeside-DeKalb Vikings (17-1-1), 7 p.m.

The Panthers, ranked number two in AAAA, host the top ranked Vikings in one of the premier match-ups of the state tournament.
Starr’s Mill shut out the Lakeside, Evans Panthers 4-0 on Tuesday to make the AAAA quarterfinal. Goals were scored by Derek Williams, Sam Martin, Hunter Hayes and Gray Phelps.

The Panthers have won 11 games in a row and have only given up one goal in that span. Two of those wins were in penalty kicks against fourth ranked Marist and Harrison, ranked second in the state of Georgia. Starr’s Mill has hosted five ranked teams during their winning streak and are a perfect 5-0. They have outscored their opponents 77-6 this season.

Lakeside, DeKalb has won five games in a row. They defeated Hillgrove 1-0 to make the Elite Eight. During their winning streak, the Vikings are 2-0 against ranked opponents and have only allowed one goal. Lakeside, Dekalb has outscored their opponents 88-6.

Whitewater Wildcats (10-7-2) @ Dalton Catamounts (15-2)

The Wildcats got a 1-0 win over 14th ranked Evans on Tuesday to make the AAAA quarterfinals. It was the second win in a row for Whitewater, ranked fifth in Class AAAA. They are 5-1-2 over their last eight games, five of which were played against ranked opponents.

Dalton, ranked sixth in Class AAAA, creamed the fourth ranked Marist team 6-1 on Tuesday to advance to this game. The Catamounts are 4-1 over their last five games. Dalton has outscored their opponents 97-16 this year.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

McIntosh Lady Chiefs (14-3-1) vs. Marist Lady War Eagles (16-0), 6 p.m.

The Lady Chiefs have won 11 games in a row and have given up two goals in that span. They have outscored their opponents 16-0 in the state playoffs and had Kate Marnock and Emily Husted score four of the eight goals against Thomas County Central on Monday. McIntosh is ranked third in Class AAAA and 10th in all of Georgia.

Marist has not lost a game this year. They defeated Sequoyah, ranked 11th in Class AAAA, 6-1 to make the quarterfinals. Marist outscored their opponents 95-4 this season. The Lady War Eagles have also faced six ranked opponents this season and outscored them by a score of 22-4.

Starr’s Mill Lady Panthers (11-3-1) @ Salem Lady Seminoles (15-2-1), 5 p.m.

The Starr’s Mill Lady Panthers, ranked fourth in Class AAAA, got two goals from Carlie Banks and one from Laura McCalla to defeat Lakeside, Evans 3-1 on Wednesday night. It was the second win in a row for the Lady Panthers and their fourth over a ranked opponent this season. Starr’s Mill has outscored their opponents 65-7 this season.

Salem, ranked fifth in Class AAAA, has won eight games in a row since falling to Whitewater in penalty kicks. They have given up one goal during their winning streak. Salem has won both of their state playoff games by a score of 3-0. They have outscored their opponents 95-10 this season.

Whitewater Lady Wildcats (11-7) @ St. Pius X Lady Golden Lions (17-1), 6 p.m.

Whitewater beat Lee County 3-2 to advance to the state quarterfinals and all three of their goals were scored by Erin Emerson. Jewelia Strickland and Lacey McGowan assisted on the goals. The Lady Wildcats, ranked sixth in Class AAAA, have won two games in a row. The wins snapped a four game losing streak against some of the best teams in the state, including a 4-2 loss to St. Pius on Apr. 16.

The Lady Golden Lions, ranked second in Class AAAA, have won three games in a row since a 3-1 loss to the top ranked Marist Lady War Eagles on Apr. 15. St. Pius has outscored their opponents 132-10 this season and are 4-1 against ranked opponents.

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