Prep Roundup: Trojans win east Cobb battle
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Lassiter’s top-ranked boys soccer team scored three second-half goals and clinched the Region 5AAAAAA title with a 3-0 win over Walton on Friday.

Alex Champion finished with two goals for the Trojans (15-0, 7-0). Justin Black also scored, while Robbie Cutchin had an assist.

Goalkeeper Justin Shaw preserved the shutout, the seventh in a row for the Trojans, who will host Norcross on Tuesday.

Walton (10-5, 5-2) will close out the regular season by hosting Starr’s Mill on Wednesday.

Harrison 9, South Cobb 0: The seventh-ranked Hoyas captured their eighth region championship in nine years after winning the Region 4AAAAAA home game.

Cole Guertin had four goals and two assists for Harrison (13-3, 8-0), which scored all of its goals in the first half. Drew Blankenbecler had two goals and an assist, while Nathan Vickroy added two scores. Andrew Deltac had a goal and an assist.

Kevin McKay recorded three saves for Harrison, which will host North Paulding on Tuesday.

Kell 5, Chapel Hill 0: After a scoreless first half, the Longhorns turned up the intensity.

Cameron Rosendahl, Michael Isidoro, Harry Archer, Sheyenne Rad and Aaron Tremble scored after the break. Isidoro, Rad and Tremble contributed assists, as did Shawn Buckley and Will Cullum.

Josue Compean stopped the only two shots he faced for Kell (11-6), which will close the regular season Tuesday at Hillgrove.

Sprayberry 4, Forsyth Central 2: Eliminated from playoff contention, the Yellow Jackets continued to play out the remainder of their season and got the Region 7AAAAA win.

Kalum Eaton scored twice, with Antonio Valenzuela and Michael Rabah also scoring. For Valenzuela, it was his team-leading 14th goal of the season.

Rabah, Isaac Page and Jaime Vazquez had assists, while Eric Aguirre and Romaldo Espino split the goalkeeping duties.

Sprayberry (10-7, 5-4) will close the season Monday, hosting Cambridge.

Pope 4, Coffee County (Tenn.) 1: Franklin Robinson scored a goal and had two assists as the Greyhounds won in Manchester, Tenn.

Robinson scored the game’s first goal 7 minutes in.

The game was tied 1-1 at the half before Pablo Crump put Pope (9-5-1) up for good with a goal that was assisted by Luke Scanlan.

Zach McCown and Jordan Lieberbaum each added a goal for the Greyhounds, who will face Tullahoma, another Tennessee school, today.


Harrison 10, South Cobb 0:
The Lady Hoyas won their 12th straight region championship after scoring 10 first-half goals.

Julia Dupre had three goals for Harrison (14-1, 8-0 Region 4AAAAAA), which has won 12 consecutive games. Hannah Ostman had two goals and two assists, while Monica Herrera finished with a goal and two assists.

Allison Leone didn’t face a shot on goal for Harrison, which will host North Paulding on Tuesday to end the regular season.

Walton 1, Lassiter 0 (PK): Michel Fernandez saved the game, and then helped the ninth-ranked Lady Radiers clinch the Region 5AAAAAA title with a win over their east Cobb rival.

After a scoreless game in regulation and overtime, the teams went to penalty kicks. It extended a dominating stretch in which Walton has allowed only one goal in 10 games.

Shannon DeSantis gave sixth-ranked Lassiter the early advantage when she saved the first penalty kick, and the teams alternated goals until the Lady Trojans’ final shooter. Fernandez saved the fifth shot to prolong the shootout.

Lysette Cooksey put Walton in front for the first time, 5-4, and Fernandez then made the decisive save.

Walton (11-3-2, 6-1) will host Starr’s Mill on Wednesday, while Lassiter (11-3-1, 6-1) will host Norcross on Tuesday.

Allatoona 3, Columbus 0: In a rematch of last year’s Class AAA state championship game, the ninth-ranked Lady Buccaneers came out on top again.

Suzanne Arafa scored the first goal off a Willough Davis assist for a 1-0 lead at the half

Arafa scored her second goal on a header off a Davis corner kick to give Allatoona a 2-0 lead in the second half.

Davis closed the scoring off an Arafa assist.

Emily Jones made 11 saves in goal to earn the shutout for the Lady Buccaneers (9-4-1), who will travel to East Paulding on Monday to close Region 5AAAAA play.

Hillgrove 9, McEachern 0: Maggie Gaughan scored three goals in the first half to help the Lady Hawks to a Region 4AAAAAA victory over their Powder Springs neighbors.

Necee Jennings added a hat trick in the second half, while Kaitlyn Bek had a goal and an assist.

Sydney Clark and Kennedy Thomas each scored a goal, while Sydney Nelson, Gaughan and Jennings added assists.

Hillgrove (14-3-1, 7-1) will host Kell on Tuesday.

Kell 2, Dunwoody 1: Tracey Webster and Elyse Vongdara scored as the Lady Longhorns picked up the non-region win on senior night.

Hailey Hendrickson and Kalyn Petrik had assists on the goals.

Savannah Corr and Lindsay McCarthy combined to save seven shots for Kell (9-7-1), which will travel to Hillgrove on Tuesday.

North Cobb 4, Kennesaw Mountain 3 (OT): In a game that decided the No. 3 seed of Region 4AAAAAA, the Lady Warriors rallied from a 2-1 halftime deficit to post the home win.

With the score knotted at 3-all at the end of regulation, Rachel Overley fed Jordan Pannell for the game-winning goal with 15 seconds left in overtime.

Pannell finished with one goal and one assist for North Cobb (9-7-1, 6-2), which will travel to Tift County when the state playoffs begin April 30.

Overley had one goal and two assists, while Renee Copeland and Whitney Johnson each had one goal. Bianca Diaz had 11 saves for North Cobb.

Olivia Guajardo, Nicole Guajardo and Maddy Giroir scored goals for Kennesaw Mountain (9-7-1, 5-3), which will be at Walker on Monday.


Lassiter 19, Alpharetta 6:
Johnna Fusco played part in eight goals as the Lady Trojans won the non-area game easily.

Fusco scored three goals and assisted on five. Lucy Mills and Alexa Daugherty each added four goals, while Mary Carter Putnam and Alyssa Gattis had two apiece. Mills had two assists and Daugherty one.

Lauren Weatherhead saved five shots for Lassiter (11-3-1, 6-0), which will travel to Walton on Tuesday in an Area 2AAAAAA game.

Kennesaw Mountain 18, Hillgrove 6: The Lady Mustangs led 10-5 at halftime and cruised to the Area 1AAAAAA road victory.

Amanda Griffin led Kennesaw Mountain (11-3, 5-1) with five goals, while Abbi Barnett chipped in five goals and one assist.

Monica Hicks collected 10 saves for the Lady Mustangs, who will host Collins Hill on Wednesday.


Late Thursday

Region 4AAAAAA:
Marietta’s boys and girls teams led in the standings after the opening day at McEachern.

The Marietta boys totaled 52 points to outpace Hillgrove (26), while the girls led Kennesaw Mountain 36-23.

Marietta’s John Thomas, Hillgrove’s Jaylan Reid, Harrison’s Joey Connors and Campbell’s Isaiah Rogers were the top four finishes in the boys discus event.

Harrison’s DeVontre Young, Marietta’s Charles Astin, McEachern’s Arites Clark and Hillgrove’s Dykare Hickey led in boys high jump, while Marietta’s KirVonte Benson, Pebblebrook’s Willie Ramsey, Hickey and Marietta’s Jordan Marion were tops in the long jump.

The girls triple jump leaders were Marietta’s Jenessa Jackson, McEachern’s Zieandrea Bridges, Marietta’s Kehera Wilson and McEachern’s Khaliah Salone. Kennesaw Mountain’s DoVon Johnson and Priscilla Womble and Marietta teammates Bianca Drayton and Haley Richardson led the high jump.

Harrison’s Elyse Bray and Kennedy Sorge led the girls 1,600-meter run, ahead of Hillgrove’s Claire Warren and Marietta’s Mary Jeanne Assinzo.

Marietta’s Jake Bagwell, Kennesaw Mountain’s Turner Ozmer, Marietta’s Ben Pleak and Harrison’s Spencer Borchelt rounded out the top four in the boys 1,600.

Competition in the region championship will conclude today at McEachern.

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