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Varsity Soccer Finishes in State Final Four

Posted: 5/15/2019

Both girls and boys varsity soccer made a valiant effort in the GISA state tournament this past weekend at Mercer University. Although the girls were defeated in the semifinal game, the boys team competed in the championship game and finished as the state runner-up.

After the girls team ended the regular season as region champions, they blew through the first rounds of the state tournament on their home turf. At the same time, the boys team handled their first two opponents in the state tournament, sending both teams into the final four.

In the semifinal game, the girls played against Deerfield-Windsor, a team they hadn't seen since the 2017 state tournament, when our girls lost to them 7-0. This time around, our girls held their own throughout the game, ending regulation time with a tied score of 1-1. They pushed Deerfield-Windsor into double overtime before ending the game 1-2.

At the end of the first half in the semifinal game, the boys team didn't look like they were going to advance to the championship game: Fugees Academy was up 1-2 and would score early in the second half to make it 1-3. To add to the struggle, our boys went 60 minutes with only 10 men on the field due to a red card. Despite all this, the team managed to come back and defeat Fugees in double overtime with a final score of 5-3.

In the championship game, the boys competed against Westminster Schools of Augusta, who have been the state champions for the last five years. With the game tied 1-1 for the majority of regulation time, Westminster scored a header late in the game. Our boys finished as GISA state runner-ups ending the game 1-2.