Final boys soccer rankings

5:47 pm May. 18, 2014

After the state finals, the top two in Classes AAAA-AAAAAA remained the same. The runner-up, however, was not ranked No. 2 in

every class as teams with better overall resumes, such as Greenbrier in Class AAAAA,

Final girls soccer rankings

4:58 pm May. 18, 2014

All six top-ranked teams reached their respective state championship games over the weekend and five of the six emerged victorious to capture titles and remain atop their classifications.

The only exception came in Class A, where

St. Pius wins Class AAA boys state soccer title

7:40 pm May. 17, 2014

St. Pius used second-half goals from David McNabb and Edmundo Robinson to defeat Oconee County 2-0 for the Class AAA boys state championship today at Emory. It is the third state title in four years and fourth in six for the Golden Lions. This one came despite losing several seniors from last year’s state championship squad.

“We had a lot of seniors we lost after last year,” said St. Pius coach David

Harrison girls win AAAAAA soccer crown

7:09 pm May. 17, 2014

Harrison coach Steve Riccard admitted the lockerroom wasn’t a pleasant place for his girls soccer team on Saturday. They took a few minutes to discuss how and why they were trailing for the first time all season. Then they went out and did something about it.

The Hoyas used a big second half to beat Grayson 2-1 and cap an undefeated season to win the Class AAAAAA championship on Saturday at

Pace wins shootout, Class A girls title

5:14 pm May. 17, 2014

The “Sisterhood of Pace” came through in the clutch today. Pace Academy, which has five pairs of sisters on the squad, won its first girls soccer state title since 1997 after a 3-2 victory over previously-undefeated First Presbyterian today at Emory. The Knights trailed 1-0 in the first half and 2-1 in the second before tying the game and sending it into overtime.

“Our team is a sisterhood of a small

Marist girls win AAAA soccer title

2:24 pm May. 17, 2014

Marist gave retiring coach Sergio Stadler his ninth state championship as the defending champion War Eagles overpowered Veterans 3-0 in the Class AAAA girls championship at Kennesaw State.

Stadler stood on the field after the game, posing for photos with his players, waving to fans and even blowing a few kissed their way. Stadler has spent 39 years teaching math at Marist and started the soccer program in 1988. His teams

Undefeated GAC boys win AA soccer

10:34 pm May. 16, 2014

Top-ranked Greater Atlanta Christian got a pair of goals from senior Ryan Marcano and completed a perfect season with a 3-0 win over Westminster in the AA boys final Emory.

The Spartans (23-0) scored 2:30 into the game when Nash Wagdon dropped a long kick over the defense and onto the foot of Marcano, who beat keeper Benton Wood for the goal.

GAC scored again with 12:29 remaining when Kelly Jones stepped

McIntosh wins Class AAAAA girls soccer championship

8:18 pm May. 16, 2014

McIntosh scored three goals in a 14-minute span late in the first half and went on to beat rival Starr’s Mill 4-1 in the Class AAAAA girls soccer championship game Friday at Kennesaw State.

The victory gave McIntosh (19-2) its third title in four years and its ninth overall, and it avenged a 2-0 loss to the Panthers during the regular season.

“It’s awesome,” McIntosh coach Marcia Clark said. “The girls have

GAC girls win AA girls soccer title

7:34 pm May. 16, 2014

It didn’t seem to bother Greater Atlanta Christian’s Kaylann Boyd that she was probably looking at a couple of stitches to close a gash above her left eye. All that mattered was the Class AA championship trophy that was being carted around by her teammates.

Boyd was instrumental in helping GAC beat Region 6-AA rival Lovett 3-0 at Emory to win the Class AA soccer title for the second time in

State soccer championship preview: McIntosh, St. Pius, GAC look for sweeps

11:19 am May. 15, 2014

Defending champion McIntosh brings a 43-game winning streak into a rematch with Houston County in the AAAAA boys championship game today at Kennesaw State.

The Chiefs won their fourth state championship last season by defeating Houston County 2-0 in the title game.

McIntosh, ranked No. 1 in the nation by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, has outscored its three playoff opponents 20-1. The Chiefs (20-0) are led by Georgia Gatorade