NORTH FULTON/FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Fifteen local soccer teams competed in the second round of the GHSA playoffs May 1-2 with nine teams advancing to keep their championship hopes alive.
Class 7A boys
Meadowcreek 4, South Forsyth 2: South Forsyth’s comeback bid fell short against Meadowcreek May 2.
The War Eagles scored two unanswered goals in the second half to cut the deficit to 3-2, but Meadowcreek scored in the final minutes to quell the comeback.
Lambert 3, Collins Hill 0: Defending state champions Lambert advanced to the quarterfinals May 1 with a shutout win over Collins Hill.
The Longhorns scored three goals in the second half, including two from Kyler Darsey, to advance.
Lambert takes on Hillgrove in the quarterfinals.
Roswell 2, North Cobb 0: Roswell’s CJ Ryan and Liam Reeder scored and the Hornets kept North Cobb off the scoreboard to advance to the quarterfinals. The Hornets’ round three appearance is their second in three years.
Roswell will take on rivals Milton in the third round slated for May 8. The Hornets downed Milton 3-1 on April 16.
Milton 2, Norcross 0: Milton earned its second shutout of the postseason May 2 to advance to the third round.
Michal Gagne scored on a penalty kick two minutes into the second half to give the Eagles a 1-0 lead, and Hunter Dinnall secured the win with a goal with two minutes remaining in regulation.
Milton host rivals Roswell in the quarterfinals.
Lakeside-Dekalb 3, Forsyth Central 0: Forsyth Central was shut out by Region 7 champions Lakeside-Dekalb May 2 to end the Bulldogs’ season.
Central compiled a 13-6 overall record this season.
Class 7A girls
Roswell 6, East Coweta 3: Roswell earned its second straight trip to the quarterfinals April 1 by downing East Coweta at home.
The game was knotted at 2-2 after the first half before Roswell lit up the scoreboard for four goals in the second frame. Mallie McKenzie netted four goals in the contest with Evee Reeder and Anne Lescher also finding the back of the net.
The Hornets will go on the road against Brookwood in the quarterfinals.
Lambert 4, Peachtree Ridge 0: Lambert punched its ticket to the third round and kept its undefeated season alive with a shut-out win May 1 over Peachtree Ridge.
Ellie Prybylski led the Longhorns offensively with two goals. Madison Haugen and Faith Ferrer also scored. Lambert’s shutout was its 16th in 20 games.
North Gwinnett 3, West Forsyth 1: North Gwinnett scored two goals in the second half to break a 1-1 tie and held the Wolverines off the scoreboard to end West’s 2019 campaign.
The Wolverines went 8-7-1 this season.
Parkview 4, Milton 1: Milton was ousted by Parkview for the second straight season May 1 in a rematch of last year’s Class 7A championship game.
Milton’s Brooke Soto scored a goal midway through the second half to cut Parkview’s lead to 4-1, but the Eagles were unable to further their comeback attempt.
Milton compiled an 8-9 overall record this season.
Class 6A boys
Gainesville 2, Chattahoochee 1: Two-time defending state champions Chattahoochee was ousted from another title run May 2 after falling in a close contest.
Hooch tied the game early in the second half, but Gainesville scored a dramatic goal with under four minutes remaining to down the Cougars.
Chattahoochee compiled a 15-3 overall record this season.
Cambridge 7, Dacula 1: After surviving a close game decided on penalty kicks in round one, Cambridge blasted Dacula May 2 to secure a berth in the quarterfinals.
The Bears led 5-0 at the half and cruised to their 14th win of the season.
Cambridge will go on the road against Lakeside-Evans in the third round.
Class 6A girls
Johns Creek 7, Lanier 0: A week after going to PKs to keep their season alive, Johns Creek blasted Lanier in the second round May 1.
The Gladiators opened a 4-0 halftime lead and cruised to their third straight appearance in the quarterfinals.
Johns Creek will host Lakeside-Evans in the third round.
Class 4A boys
Blessed Trinity 2, St. Pius X 1: Blessed Trinity downed Region 8 champions St. Pius X May 1 to earn a quarterfinals berth for the fourth consecutive season.
BT scored two goals in the first half and held the Golden Lions to a single goal in the second frame.
The Titans face Upson-Lee in the third round.
Class 4A girls
Blessed Trinity 6, LaGrange 1: Blessed Trinity has been a fixture in the quarterfinals for over a decade and kept that incredible streak alive with a lopsided win May 1.
The Titans scored two early goals and led 4-0 at the half to power their victory.
BT faces Eastside in the quarterfinals
Class A-Private girls
Pinecrest Academy 3, ELCA 0: Pinecrest Academy is back in the semifinals for a second straight year after shutting out Eagles Landing Christian Academy on May 1.
Ivey Crain scored two goals to lead the Paladins.
For the second straight year, Pinecrest will take on Athens Academy in the semifinals. Athens won last year’s contest 1-0.