First-round updates: Georgia high school soccer state tournament

4:49 pm Apr. 28, 2016

Dunwoody star Josh Bronstorph did it again, scoring the winning goal in the Wildcats’ 1-0 victory over North Atlanta in the first round of the state tournament.

Bronstorph has now scored at least one goal in every game for the Wildcats this season and has 43 total.

Dunwoody goalie Trey Dolder recorded the shutout, lifting the Wildcats to their first playoff win in 20 years, according to DeKalb County Athletics. http://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/athletics/2016/04/27/wildcats-shutout-north-atlanta-1-0-in-class-5a-state-playoff-opener/

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Alpharetta pulls off dramatic comeback | Georgia state soccer tournament news

8:11 am Apr. 27, 2016

Alpharetta pulled off the biggest upset of the first round of the state playoffs, overcoming a 3-0 deficit and eliminating third-ranked Mill Creek 4-3 on penalty kicks Tuesday night on the Hawks’ pitch.

The Raiders, the fourth seed out of Region 6-AAAAAA, entered the match at just 8-7-2 on the season. Mill Creek, the champions of Gwinnett-heavy Region 7-AAAAAA, entered the playoffs at 15-2, after a perfect 7-0 run through the

Georgia high school state soccer tournament brackets released

11:13 am Apr. 23, 2016

The Georgia High School Association has posted the brackets for the state soccer tournament.

The tournament kicks off Tuesday and will conclude May 12-14 at Mercer University in Macon.

(Saturday is the last day for games to be completed, so there are a few holes in the brackets. This story will update).

Storylines to follow:

–No. 1 Chattahoochee and No. 2 Lakeside enter the AAAAAA state tournament as the only unbeatens. But

Dunwoody soccer: Josh Bronstorph’s amazing season

2:17 pm Apr. 19, 2016

Game after game, two, sometimes three, defenders have lived in Josh Bronstorph’s shadow on the pitch. It hasn’t been nearly enough.

A senior at Dunwoody, Bronstorph scored in every game he appeared in, breaking the school-record for goals in a season and leading the Wildcats to their first region championship in 19 years. He scored his 41st goal Saturday in a 1-0 upset of perennial-region power Clarkston, clinching the 6-AAAAA title

Dalton’s 80-match streak without a loss snapped

2:05 pm Apr. 18, 2016

Dalton’s remarkable streak of 80 consecutive matches without a loss came to an end Friday night in dramatic fashion.

Riverwood knocked off the Catamounts 4-3 on penalty kicks in a semifinal of the Region 7-AAAAA tournament. It was the first loss by Dalton since May 11, 2012.

The Catamounts had been ranked No. 1 in the nation by multiple polls. They fell to No. 3 in the Eurosport rankings, after the

Georgia high school soccer roundup

10:49 am Apr. 16, 2016

Johnson senior Fabian Abarca became the program’s all-time leading scorer with a four-goal performance against Lakeview Academy on Tuesday, according to the Gainesville Times.

Abarca had 104 career goals, heading into Friday’s non-region match against Collins Hill. The program’s previous scoring record was held by Francisco Arellano and set in 2005, according to the Times.

The Knights are unbeaten at 15-0-1 and ranked No. 1 in Class AAAA.

Brookwood defeats Parkview, former

Chattahoochee in command | Georgia high school soccer

8:33 am Apr. 11, 2016

Chattahoochee heads into the final weeks of the regular season undefeated and atop the Class AAAAAA rankings.

The Cougars were one of the biggest surprises last season, coming out of nowhere to rise to the top of the rankings, only to make an early exit in the state tournament. Coach Les Meenan’s team is proving last season was no fluke.

Chattahoochee is 13-0 and can lock up Region 6-AAAAAA title with a

DeKalb County boys soccer leaders

8:27 pm Apr. 1, 2016

Here are your DeKalb County boys soccer leaders, courtesy of Mark Brock, Athletic Specialist for Media Relations:

Goals

Machop Chol, SW DeKalb – 22

Saul Tinoco, Lakeside – 18

Max Wider, Lakeside – 17

Josh Bronstroph, Dunwoody – 15

Sando Monne, Chamblee – 15

Julian Tinoco, Lithonia – 15

Okevious Hawkins, Miller Groves – 12

Oyenuga Abdulfatai, Cedar Grove — 10

Assists

Saul Tinoco, Lakeside – 17

Raul Tinoco, Lakeside – 10

Jorge DeLeon, Lakeside – 9

Geovaughn Myers, Cedar Grove – 9

Marquel Crowder,

Lakeside has outscored opponents 77-5 | Georgia high school soccer

8:26 am Mar. 30, 2016

Lakeside reached the quarterfinals of last year’s state tournament, before falling to eventual runner-up Brookwood. The Vikings appear dangerous again this year.

Five starters are back from last year’s squad and have led the Vikings to a 13-0 start to the season. They’ve outscored opponents 77-5 through 13 games.

The key to their hot start, coach Ben Smith says, has been more offensive firepower. But that offense won’t be at full strength

Dalton’s streak has unified community | Georgia high school soccer

11:49 am Mar. 28, 2016

The Dalton Catamounts lost to Carrollton, 2-1, May 11, 2012 in the state quarterfinals. They haven’t lost since.

The Catamounts have won three consecutive state titles and are 71-0-3 since that loss to Carrollton, including 8-0-1 this season. But they’ll have to continue that run this season without one of their best players. Senior defender Hernan Saldana tore his ACL in a win over No. 2 McIntosh on March 18. Saldana