Soccer: Top-ranked Spartans defeat Class AAAAAA giant

By Stephen Black

Score Atlanta

Girls news

Class AA No. 1 Greater Atlanta Christian defeated Class AAAAAA No. 6 Brookwood 2-0 as Elizabeth White scored both goals. GAC defeated Lovett March 15 in a 7-0 shellacking. … Class A Providence Christian beat Class AAAAA No. 8 Cambridge 5-3 on the strength of four assists and  a goal by Katherine Slayton. … Class AAAAAA No. 7 Lassiter beat Roswell 1-0 as Kalli Vogel scored the lone goal in the second half. … Class AAAAAA No. 4 Grayson beat Dacula 1-0 as Brittney Bennett scored. … Walton beat Milton 1-0 Tuesday night as Maddie Westhead scored the game’s lone goal. … Kennesaw Mountain walloped South Cobb 10-0 on Tuesday. Tayler Hartrampf scored six goals and Olivia Guajardo had seven assists, both school records. … Class AAA No. 3 Buford beat White County 3-0 as Elexa Bahr had two goals. … Hillgrove beat North Cobb 3-0 as Maggie Gaughan had two goals. … Class AAAA’s top-ranked team, Marist, tied Class AAAAA McIntosh at one Saturday in an interclassification dual that drew a lot of attention from around the state. The War Eagles then beat Pope 3-0 on Tuesday. … Class AAAA No. 8 Chestatee was humbled by Class AAA No. 6 Jackson County 6-0 Tuesday. Katie Phillips had five goals for Jackson County.

Boys news

The top-ranked team in the state’s largest classification survived Tuesday night in penalty kicks as Lassiter came back from a 3-1 second-half deficit to force overtime at Roswell. The Trojans then won after a scoreless overtime as Munear Abousand scored the game-winning penalty kick to give Lassiter the 5-4 penalty kicks edge. The official final was 4-3. … The No. 2 team in Class AAAAAA, Lambert, has not given up a goal in its four most-recent wins over Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Chattahoochee and North Forsyth. … East Coweta moved up to No 6 in the most recent rankings after a 2-0 win over Class AAAAA-power Tucker. … Unranked Mill Creek upended Class AAAAAA No. 7 Peachtree Ridge 2-1 as the Marinque brothers each scored for the Hawks Tuesday night. … Class AAAAAA No. 5 Brookwood tied Class AAAAA No. 9 Heritage-Conyers at one on Tuesday. … Thomas Cook had a hat trick as Harrison plowed past McEachern 7-0 on Tuesday night in Powder Springs. … Greg Carbo and Sommy Khalej each scored as Walton shutout Milton 2-0. Goalie Michael Jurick kept the clean sheet for the Raiders. … Kell beat Sprayberry 2-1 in double overtime on Tuesday night in a battle of east Cobb rivals. Will Cullom scored the game-winning goal with four seconds left in the second overtime period. It was Cullom’s second goal of the night. … Class AAAAA No. 10 Pope tied Marist 2-2 Tuesday. Zach McCown gave Pope a 2-0 second-half lead before the War Eagles rallied to tie. … Edgar Martinez scored twice as Kennesaw Mountain beat South Cobb 2-0. … South Gwinnett edged Parkview 4-3 in penalty kicks after a scoreless game. South Gwinnett goalie Max Catamaglia had two saves to preserve his team’s penalty kicks win. … Class AAAAAA No. 4 Central Gwinnett beat Shiloh 4-0 as goalie Ricky Ortiz had his sixth shutout of the season. … Class AA No 1 Greater Atlanta Christian beat Class AAA No. 6 Decatur 2-0 as Max Gomes and Miller Kettle each scored. On Friday, the top-ranked Spartans beat Lovett 3-1. … Defending state champ Collins Hill improved to 7-3 with a 2-0 win over Habersham Central Tuesday night. Paul Ille and Jordan Brust each scored. … Class AAAA No. 2 Johnson-Gainesville slammed Lanier 5-0 Tuesday as five different players scored goals.

7 comments Add your comment

Max Sizemore

March 21st, 2013
6:27 am

So, whom, exactly, did the Lassiter boys play?

Da Coach

March 21st, 2013
8:00 am

Ignorant question: How come some teams tied in games and others went to penalty shoot outs….can you tie even after doing PK’s?

Andrew Roberts

March 21st, 2013
9:04 am

The reason why some games tie and others go into PKs is because it is the coaches desicion at the beginning of the game when captains are called. Region games have to go into PKs because there has to be a winner.

tyler durden

March 22nd, 2013
8:39 am

see the GHSA rules site about penalties….


March 22nd, 2013
8:56 am

All Class AAAAAA games will always go into a shootout, whether Region games or not. As long as you are playing another Class AAAAAA team.

david ramsay

March 25th, 2013
12:51 pm

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david ramsay

March 25th, 2013
12:52 pm

Jackson is 7-0 after defeating peach county 3-2 in OT. This team needs to be ranked