Posted: 1:20 pm Friday, March 21st, 2014
By David Purdum
–Senior Cort Coxhead has assisted on 14 of No. 4 Wesleyan’s 19 goals through eight games. Son of coach Billy Coxhead, Cort also has scored three goals of his own. Benji Johnson leads the Wolves with five goals, and goalkeeper Austin Pack has three shutouts this season.
–After ending a six-year playoff drought last season, the Duluth Wildcats appear poised for another postseason appearance. Duluth had won its first 10 games this season, heading into Friday’s game against North Gwinnett. The Wildcats’ hot start is highlighted by a stretch of three wins in three days last week, first-year coach Adel Mohsen said. During that stretch, junior midfielder Carlos Delarosa had a hat trick, highlighted by the tying and winning goals in a tournament win over West Forsyth last Friday.
–Second-ranked Walton improved to 12-0 and 4-0 in Region 5-AAAAAA with a 2-0 win over Milton on Thursday. Noah Langub and Felipe Galarrza tallied for the undefeated Raiders.
–No. 1 Brookwood got two goals and an assist from Alfredo Rivera in a what Broncos’ coach Daniel Klinect described as a “less-than-impressive” 3-2 win over West Forsyth.
–Mount Paran Christian’s Kevin Barajas had a hat trick and an assist, and Cooper Ingram added a goal and two assists in a 6-0 win over North Cobb Christian on Thursday.
–Jordan Byrd and Christian Ramos posted hat tricks, and Henry Hernandez scored twice and had two assists in Carrollton’s 11-1 win at Troup on Thursday.
–Deerfield-Windsor’s Andrew Sullivan signed a letter-of-intent with Maryville College, a Division III school in Maryville, Tenn., on Wednesday.
–Stratford’s Morgan Sowell had a hat trick, and Dylan Ogle added two goals in a 6-0 win over Westfield on Thursday.
–Aquinas’ Justin Thompson scored four goals, and Andy Do and Will Cliatt each tallied twice in an 11-0 win over Lincoln County on Thursday.
–Kyle Jenkins put home a penalty kick with two minutes left in regulation of a 2-1 win over Opelika on Thursday, lifting Callaway to its fifth straight win.