Soccer: Top-ranked St. Pius teams sweep BT

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Class AAA No. 1 St. Pius beat No. 2 Blessed Trinity last Wednesday 2-1 in a Region 6 clash in Roswell. J.D. Manzo and Calvin Jackson each found the back of the net for the visiting Golden Lions. … The St. Pius girls, also top-ranked in AAA, won big games last week against No. 2 Blessed Trinity (2-0) and Class AA No. 9 Lovett (3-0). Amanda Vocelka and Carolina Wooten scored in each game while goalie Hannah Smith kept the clean sheet in both outings. … Berkmar beat No. 4 Brookwood 1-0 Tuesday to clinch to Region 8 championship. Sophomore Israel Lopez scored early in the second half for the Patriots. … Also in Region 8 on Tuesday, Parkview beat No. 5 Central Gwinnett 1-0 as senior Abel Nguyen scored late in the second half. The win by Parkview helped allow Berkmar to clinch the region. … Class AA No. 9 Lovett beat previously unbeaten Baylor (Tenn.) 4-1 Saturday in Chattanooga. Alan Floyd, Andrew Kring, Jack O’Neal and Brody McGowan each scored for the Lions. Harrison Leeson scored on a penalty kick to help Lovett tie McCallie (Tenn.) Friday. On April 10, Lovett beat Marist 3-1 behind goals from William O’Neal, Jack O’Neal and McGowan. In goal, junior James Foster has given up just one goal per game in the past four contests. … In girls soccer, Class A No. 3 Mt. Paran beat Walker 1-0 Tuesday. Charlotte Dayton notched the game’s only goal. … No. 4 Woodward Academy goalie Alex Robinson has helped the War Eagles pitch five shutouts this season, but will use his talents in a different arena at the next level. The senior has signed to play football for the University of Pennsylvania next fall. In addition to playing keeper for Woodward, Robinson also kicked and punted for the football team and will do so for the Ivy League school next year. … Tucker senior Josiah Saydee leads DeKalb County with 15 goals and 13 assists, while M.L. King senior Yanick Herman-Kra is second with 14 scores. Class AAA No. 8 Cross Keys is led by freshman Gilbert Ramos’ 10 goals. Junior Juan Herrera has nine assists for Cross Keys. … Sophomore Ashley Graham of Lakeside-DeKalb has allowed just two goals this season for the Vikings, the No. 3 team in Class AAAAA. Fellow sophomore Brittanie Evans leads DeKalb County with 23 assists. The Lakeside-DeKalb boys, meanwhile, have been guided by goalies Susjed Garcia and Ryan McDaniel, who have allowed just eight goals all year. … Kristin Peagler has an astounding 43 goals this year for Southwest DeKalb, a county best.

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April 18th, 2013
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