Soccer: Top-ranked Lassiter streaks to 9-0 start

by Stephen Black

Score Atlanta

David Cho, Robby Cutchin, Clay Demick and Trey Lusce each scored as No 1 Lassiter shut out Cherokee 4-0 Tuesday night. The Trojans are 9-0 this season and will travel to Roswell on March 19 for a crucial Region 5 battle. … Brookwood’s Ebun Taylor scored the lone goal in the No. 7 Broncos’ 1-0 triumph over No. 3 Peachtree Ridge Tuesday night. After starting the season with a loss to Woodward Academy, Brookwood has won six of seven games. … Central Gwinnett, ranked No. 5, was Brookwood’s lone loss during that stretch and the Black Knights have streaked to an 8-1 start to the season. Goalie Ricky Ortiz has two straight clean sheets in the Broncos’ consecutive 1-0 wins. The latest was over Dacula, as Rigo Gudiel scored the lone goal. … Class AA No. 2 Greater Atlanta Christian was held scoreless by Whitewater Tuesday night. Whitewater, which is traditionally a force in soccer, has struggled to a 2-2-1 start against tough competition from quality sides from multiple classifications. The Spartans are now 6-0-2, with consecutive draws against Whitewater and North Gwinnett. … Promising Walton, which began the season 5-1 in giving up just two goals, lost two games over the weekend to No. 9 Roswell (1-0) and Brookwood (3-0). … Both Paideia squads, boys and girls, defeated Mount Vernon Tuesday by 10-0 scores. The boys squad is ranked No. 1 in Class A. … Pope edged Osborne 1-0 Tuesday after a Colin Huber header that accounted for the game’s only goal. Sean Hatcher pitched the shutout in goal with six saves. … Class A No. 2 Atlanta International beat Mount Vernon 10-0 on Feb. 26 four days after an impressive 1-0 victory over Woodward Academy. … Colin Guerten had a hat trick for Harrison Tuesday in an 8-1 thrashing of Hillgrove. Nathan Vickroy scored twice for the Hoyas. … Sprayberry edged Sequoyah 4-3 in a Region 7 game Tuesday as Rodrigo Lopez found the net twice. … Pebblebrook’s Fredy Grande has scored eight goals through six games this season, more than half his team’s scoring production. Grande’s Falcons are 3-2-1 thus far heading into a key Region 4 contest against McEachern Friday night in Mableton. … In girls action, Walton beat No. 1 Brookwood in penalty kicks 4-2 Saturday after Michel Fernandez saved a penalty kick and the Raiders made all four of their PKs. … North Cobb dominated Marietta 10-0 Tuesday on the strength of a hat trick by Scarlett Rendon. Rachel Overley had two goals and three assists for the Warriors while Alana Algcaoili scored twice. … Kennesaw Mountain beat Woodstock 3-0 Tuesday as Olivia Guajardo, Madeline Monroe and Vannah Moreland each scored goals. … Lovett rebounded from a 2-0 loss to Class AAA No. 5 Woodward Academy on Feb. 26 with a 10-0 destruction of Walker Tuesday. … Class AAA No. 1 St. Pius beat North Gwinnett 5-2 Tuesday. … Class AAAAAA No. 2 Collins Hill defeated Greenbrier 1-0 Saturday night as Nicole Entinger scored the lone goal for the Eagles. On Monday, the Eagles beat Class AAAAA No. 2 McIntosh 2-1 with goals from Desiree Bowen and Paige Hoover. … No. 3 Buford beat Decatur 2-1 Tuesday night as Ceely Coker and Lindsey White each scored for the Wolves.

7 comments Add your comment

Rev Al

March 13th, 2013
10:07 pm

Nice information, but it reads like one LONG run on sentence. Difficult to follow…..

joe

March 14th, 2013
6:16 pm

nobody should complain about information on soccer,,,,,,even with run on sentences It is nice to see anything on the sport. The Atlanta area has some amazing talent. UGA and Georgia Tech could field teams exclusively with local talent and make a run for NCAA Title. The more news the better. Maybe one day those 2 schools will get a clue.

ChrisATL

March 15th, 2013
5:28 pm

Rev Al.. Gotta agree with you. I realize its not the most popular sport, but come on. What a mess.

HS1

March 17th, 2013
8:11 pm

William & Chris If trashing a sport makes you feel better – that’s fine.

Joe has it right. Georgia fields some pretty good talent. Tech or Georgia could do ‘quite well’ by putting a team on the field. Add to it, that many soccer players qualify for ‘hope’ – it would allow them more flexability with scholarships verses most schools. Title 9 kills Georgia; but would not affect Tech at all.

Awful lot of Georgia talent playing at Top Ranked schools around the country. Would be nice to see them stay home.

HS1

March 17th, 2013
8:11 pm

William & Chris If trashing a sport makes you feel better – that’s fine.

Joe has it right. Georgia fields some pretty good talent. Tech or Georgia could do ‘quite well’ by putting a team on the field. Add to it, that many soccer players qualify for ‘hope’ – it would allow them more flexability with scholarships verses most schools. Title 9 kills Georgia; but would not affect Tech at all.

Awful lot of Georgia talent playing at Top Ranked schools around the country. Would be nice to see them stay home.

HS1

March 17th, 2013
8:11 pm

William & Chris If trashing a sport makes you feel better – that’s fine.

Joe has it right. Georgia fields some pretty good talent. Tech or Georgia could do ‘quite well’ by putting a team on the field. Add to it, that many soccer players qualify for ‘hope’ – it would allow them more flexability with scholarships verses most schools. Title 9 kills Georgia; but would not affect Tech at all.

Awful lot of Georgia talent playing at Top Ranked schools around the country. Would be nice to see them stay home.

soccerfan

March 20th, 2013
11:18 am

William will learn a lesson. Don’t try to make a joke. People will jump all over you.

there is a lot of talent here. But most go out of state. My son is and it’s only going to cost us three times as much compared to staying in georgia, using hope,and not playing. Unless you play division III or lower, there really are few options. North Carolina appears to be the hot bed in the south.

The new Acadamy teams have also hurt the talent in high schools. Some of the top talent is now playing on these teams. The problem is these kids learn to “show case” their individual skills rather than how to compete as a team. I hope Academy changes their stance on letting them play both.