Posted: 9:14 am Friday, April 25th, 2014
Lacrosse: Lee sets Peachtree Ridge boys’ all-time scoring record; No. 1 Kell girls beat No. 2 Northview
By Adam Krohn
Here are some highlights from top teams and performers in GHSA lacrosse:
Boys: The Centennial Knights lost to No. 5 Lambert 10-8 in AAAAAA action. The No. 6-ranked Knights were led by Nathan Solomon and Brendan Spence, who each scored 3 goals. … The Roswell Hornets picked up a pair of wins over AAAAA-A’s No. 6-ranked Greater Atlanta Christian and Walton to improve to 11-3 and 6-1 in Region 2-AAAAAA. Junior attacker Preston Tippett scored 6 goals and 4 assists and leads the team with 42 goals and 34 assists on the season. … AAAAA-A’s No. 2-ranked Westminster Wildcats beat Riverwood 15-2 to improve to 14-2 and 6-0 in Region 2. Senior midfielder Read Ziegler scored 5 goals. … Senior attacker Steven Lee’s 3 goals in the No. 9-ranked Peachtree Ridge Lions’ win over Collins Hill gave him the school record for career goals with 143. Junior attacker Ben Briggette added 3 goals and senior midfielder Matty Ledon added 2 goals. The Lions are 11-3 and 8-0 in Region 4. …The Allatoona Buccaneers – ranked No. 9 in AAAAA-A – defeated Sprayberry 23-3 to improve to 10-5 and 6-0 in Region 2. They were led by sophomore midfielder Danny Tesler (2 goals, 90% faceoff percentage), junior attacker Bennett Jarrett (5 goals, 1 assist) and sophomore attacker Ben Galloway (3 goals, 3 assists). … The No. 1-ranked Milton Eagles defeated No. 8 Cambridge 17-4, led by Nick Newell (4 goals), and Justin Newell, Jake Jenkins, Charlie Gallagher and Conner Skelton (2 goals each).
Girls: The Milton Lady Eagles – ranked No. 1 in AAAAAA – earned split decisions this week against Pennsylvania schools, losing to Strath Haven and beating Radnor. Leaders for the Lady Eagles were Mackenzie Lech (4 goals, 4 assists), Jessi Masinko (4 goals) and Hannah Davis (13 draws won, 2 goals). … The North Gwinnett Lady Bulldogs outscored Parkview and Greater Atlanta Christian by a combined score of 40-3 in a pair of wins, improving to 11-5 and 3-1 in Region 4-AAAAAA. Senior attacker Lauren Aycock scored 7 goals, bringing her season total to 50. Senior midfielder Katie Verret added 5 goals and 10 ground balls. … AAAAA-A’s No. 5-ranked Starr’s Mill Lady Panthers defeated Newnan 19-2, improving to 12-1 and 8-0 in Region 1. Sophomore midfielder Alyssa Sack had 2 goals, 3 assists and 9 ground balls and attackers Meghan Mills, a junior, added 3 goals and 4 assists and junior Morgan Craig had 3 goals and 2 ground balls. … The No. 1-ranked Kell Lady Longhorns defeated the No. 2 Northview Lady Titans 15-11 in a AAAAAA showdown. The Lady Longhorns (14-1, 8-0 in Region 2) were led by junior midfielder Haley Swift (4 goals, 4 assists) and sophomore midfielder Izzy Palermo, junior attacker Leslie Ferguson and freshman attacker Talen Francis, all of whom scored 3 goals. The Lady Titans were led by Alexa Rivard (3 goals), Colleen O’Connell, Carly Connors and Jessie Kallish (4 goals each). … The Westminster Lady Wildcats – ranked No. 3 in AAAAA-A – defeated No. 4 Pope 16-14 in overtime. The Lady Wildcats (12-4 and 7-1 in Region 2) were led by freshman midfielder Julia Grady’s 4 goals and sophomore attacker Cabell Zakas, who scored the go-ahead goal in overtime. … The Lambert Lady Longhorns beat Roswell and lost to Chattahoochee, moving to 11-4 and 3-4 in Region 3-AAAAAA. Senior midfielder Danielle Dollar scored 3 goals in each game and freshman attacker Peyton Smith scored 8 goals. … The Collins Hill Lady Eagles – ranked No. 10 in AAAAAA – beat Mountain View and Peachtree Ridge, improving to 12-3 and 5-0 in Region 4. Leaders were sophomore midfielder Abby Squires (5 goals, 72 goals on the season), sophomore attacker Emily Napierala (5 goals) and freshman attacker Kate Dougherty (7 assists). … AAAAAA’s No. 4-ranked Walton Lady Eagles lost to Loyola Academy (Ill.) 14-13, falling to 11-5-1 and 6-1 in Region 2. They were led by sophomores Erin McBride (7 goals), Kylie Holthaus, Hunter Corvin and freshman Riley Ewing (2 goals each).
Misc: The Legacy Lacrosse Cup tournament takes place this weekend at seven different metro-Atlanta venues. It’s designed to showcase elite lacrosse at the high school level. For more information, including the tournament schedule, visit http://www.legacylacrossecup.com/home.html.
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