Top-ranked Westminster takes first loss

By Stephen Black

Score Atlanta

State girls Class A-AAAA No. 1 Westminster was handed its first loss of the season in a 17-4 defeat to Victor (N.Y.) in Buckhead on Wednesday (rankings courtesy Victor is ranked No. 22 nationally by The loss ended the Wildcats’ 17-game winning streak. However, Westminster (12-1) rebounded to dominate Pope (9-3) Friday 16-3. Eve Knapp led Westminster with six goals while Caroline Heys tallied five and Ansley Walker scored three. The Wildcats have a tough week ahead, as they will travel to face No. 8 Kell Tuesday and Class AAAAA No. 2 Lassiter Saturday. … The Class A-AAAA No. 3 Chattahoochee boys edged No. 9 Blessed Trinity 8-7 in overtime Saturday to win their eighth straight game. Sophomore Ben Corrigan scored the game-winner in the extra period. Quentin Johnson scored twice for the visiting Cougars (12-2) while Tommy Stanton and Grayson West each had two assists. Chattahoochee is now 5-1 in Area 3, while the Titans fell to 7-3 (4-1). On Tuesday, the host Cougars dominated Wesleyan 17-2. Stanton, a sophomore, scored three goals. … The Class A-AAAA No. 1 Lambert boys dominated McCallie (Tenn.) 14-6 Saturday as Cory Phillips and Brady Wilson each had three goals. Kyle O’Donnell was 21 of 24 on faceoffs, scored a goal and had three assists. … The Class A-AAAA No. 8 Holy Innocents’ girls scraped by No. 15 Lovett 15-13 on Thursday. Junior Leslie Espenshied scored a game-high nine goals for Lovett. … St. Pius had a successful week, as the No. 9 girls team beat Dunwoody 18-4 Wednesday, then Riverwood 8-7 in overtime the following day. The Golden Lions (11-1) will play rival Marist for the region title on Wednesday. The No.11 boys team (7-5) bested McIntosh 10-4 Tuesday.

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April 16th, 2012
10:11 pm

Exactly, to what sport is this referring? Softball? Lacrosse? Soccer? Water polo?

This is a basic fact in any column. Learn to write.


April 17th, 2012
3:22 am


April 18th, 2012
6:54 am

Agree w/ P’s criticism, though softball and water polo are fall sports in Georgia high school (and softball is not a boy sport in high school), and, 16 goals sounds like a lot for soccer. I’m guessing lacrosse.