Soc­cer: LaFayette boys on cusp on state play­off berth


The Catoosa County News - - COMMENTARY - By Scott Herpst

An­other win, an­other step closer to a state play­off berth for the LaFayette Ram­blers.

The Or­ange-andBlack got two goals from Toby Aggeler and one each from Brodie Leiser and Ju­lian Mur­ray in a 4-2 vic­tory at Pick­ens on Fri­day night.

LaFayette (5-2 over­all) is now 3-0 mid­way through their 6-AAAA sched­ule with re­gion dates against Ridge­land, South­east and North­west left on the sched­ule.

A win over Ridge­land on Tues­day would as­sure LaFayette a spot in the Class 4A state tour­na­ment.

LaFayette girls 2, Pick­ens 0

The Lady Ram­blers (4-2, 1-2) be­gan the night with a shutout vic­tory as keeper Shelby Ad­kins had the clean sheet in goal.

Bai­ley Tarvin scored the first goal of the night off an as­sist from Ash­lyn Hag­gard, while Me­gan Wil­son’s third suc­cess­ful penalty kick of the year capped the scor­ing. Caitlin Wat­son was cred­ited with an as­sist as she made the kick that led to the hand­ball call. LaFayette would out­shoot Pick­ens, 15-5, on the night.

LFO girls 6, Ring­gold 0

The LFO Lady War­riors got back in the win col­umn on cold, blus­tery night last Tues­day with a home vic­tory over Ring­gold.

Chelsey Lind­say and Syd­nee Brown knocked home two goals apiece for the Red-and-White, while Han­nah Elle­man and Kaylee Gomez both had one goal.

Elle­man also picked up an as­sist, while Re­becca Leggett, Michelle Dunn and Bai­ley Sul­li­van led the de­fense, who recorded their ini­tial shutout of the year.

Adairsville girls 5, LFO 2

The Lady War­riors lost at home to the Lady Tigers in a Re­gion 6-AAA match on Thurs­day. Elle­man scored both goals for LFO, while Lind­say and Faith Jones had the as­sists.

LFO girls 5, Har­al­son County 0

The Lady War­riors blanked Har­al­son County in Tal­lapoosa on Fri­day night. It was the sec­ond shutout of the week for the Lady War­riors, both in Re­gion 6-AAA play.

Lind­say had two goals and added two as­sist in the win, while Brown, Elle­man and Alyssa Lev­er­rett each had one goal.

Elle­man and Syd­ney Moss also picked up as­sists, while Sul­li­van, Dunn, Isis Cantrell and Shelby Lol­ley led the charge on de­fense.

LFO im­proved to 6-7 over­all and 3-4 in the re­gion.

LFO boys 4, Ring­gold 2

The War­riors got their first vic­tory of the sea­son last Tues­day against their long­time ri­vals. Matthew Davis and Josh Price scored for the Tigers, but no more de­tails had been pro­vided.

Adairsville boys 5, LFO 2

No fur­ther de­tails about the Thurs­day night’s home match had been pro­vided as of press time.

LFO boys 9, Har­al­son County 0

The War­riors (2-10, 2-5) made it two wins in their last three matches by pick­ing up their most lop­sided vic­tory of the sea­son to date on Fri­day.

Elias Rafael had four goals for the War­riors, but no fur­ther de­tails had been pro­vided as of press time.

Ring­gold swept at home

The Tigers and Lady Tigers both suf­fered home losses to Cal­houn on Thurs­day. The Ring­gold boys (0-6, 0-4) dropped a 4-0 de­ci­sion, while the Lady Tigers (07, 0-4) lost by a 7-1 count.

In­di­vid­ual scor­ing for the Ring­gold girls was not pro­vided as of press time.

Her­itage boys 1, Mor­ris In­no­va­tive 0

The Gen­er­als got a solo goal from De­nis Viars and made it hold up as they picked up a 1-0 win over Mor­ris In­no­va­tive on Wednes­day.

There was no girls’ var­sity game.

Cartersville sweeps Her­itage

The Canes proved to be too much for the Navy-and-Red on Thurs­day as they claimed both matches at

Course at the Univer­sity of Ge­or­gia, the Lady Tro­jans fin­ished ninth out of 20 teams in all clas­si­fi­ca­tions at the Athens Clas­sic.

Miller had an 87, Hick­man carded a 97 and Maynor fin­ished with a 105 to com­plete the 289 team score.

Class 7A Mill Creek won the event with a 234, three shots bet­ter than Class 4AWood­ward Academy. Mill Creek’s Tess Davenport was the in­di­vid­ual cham­pion with a 71.

LaFayette girls down Trion

The LaFayette Lady Ram­blers got a pair of 49’s from John­son and Bow­man in an eight-shot vic­tory, 98106, over Trion at the LaFayette Golf Course on Thurs­day.

Whit­tle had a 53 for the Lady Ram­blers, while Emma Moore fin­ished with a 61.

Her­itage girls fifth, LaFayette sixth in LaFayette

The Dal­ton Lady Cata­mounts shot a 247 to win the LaFayette Lady Ram­bler In­vi­ta­tion this past Satur­day.

North Mur­ray was sec­ond with a 260. They also had the day’s low medal­ist, Savannah Sat­ter­field, who shot a 73.

Cal­houn (277) was third, fol­lowed by Car­roll­ton (295), Her­itage (302) and LaFayette (309). Fif­teen schools were rep­re­sented in the event.

Nixon carded a 100 for the Lady Gen­er­als, while Self, Har­rell and Katie Proc­tor all fin­ished with a 101. Her­itage also got a 116 from Traevin Pen­land.

LaFayette got a 98 from Whit­tle, a 101 from John­son and a 110 from Bow­man, while Moore carded a 115.

Ring­gold girls de­feat Adairsville

De­spite bit­terly cold tem­per­a­tures, rain and wind, the Ring­gold Lady Tigers beat Adairsville by 14 strokes at the Barns­ley Gar­dens Course in Bar­tow County last Tues­day.

Mi­randa Rich had the low­est score for Ring­gold, but no in­di­vid­ual or team scores were re­ported.

Adairsville’s scores were not re­ported. home.

Bri­anna Smoth­er­man had the lone goal for Her­itage (9-3-1 over­all) in a 2-1 loss, while the Gen­er­als fell to 2-8 over­all with a 9-0 loss. Lakeshore Park on Fri­day.

Ox­ford and Stead­man both lost their sin­gles matches in straight sets, but Hobbs would get an im­por­tant point for LaFayette with a 6-1, 5-7, 7-6 (4) win at No. 2 sin­gles.

The No. 1 dou­bles team of Bar­ber and Tor­bett pulled out a 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 vic­tory, while Richard­son and Hamil­ton fin­ished it off with a 6-3, 7-5 win.

The Ram­blers weren’t as for­tu­nate as they were stung by an­other nar­row loss.

Sit­ton won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 sin­gles and South­ern picked up

In Tun­nel Hill, Court­ney Durham scored twice for the Lady Panthers, but it was not enough to get past the pow­er­ful Lady Bru­ins last Tues­day.

Alyssa Young had eight saves in net for Ridge­land (1-8, 0-4), while Ri­ley McBee had seven saves. Whit­ney Boehm also had shots on goal for the Black-and-

a com­fort­able 6-3, 6-3 vic­tory at No. 2 sin­gles, but those would be the only two points for the Ram­blers.

Long, play­ing No. 3 sin­gles, lost a tough three-set­ter, as did the team of Hobbs and Brown. Cu­role and Massingill lost in straight sets as the Bru­ins won the match, 3-2.

The Ram­blers dropped to 5-5 over­all and 0-5 in re­gion play.

Ring­gold boys drop close matches

The Tigers lost a pair of tough 3-2 de­ci­sions to Dal­ton and Sono­rav­ille on Tues­day and Thurs­day.

Drew An­der­son had a big win at No. 1 sin­gles against Dal­ton, White.

North­west boys 10, Ridge­land 0

In the night­cap, the Bru­ins went up 5-0 at half­time be­fore five more quick goals in the first 10 min­utes of the sec­ond half, which ended the match.

The Panthers fell to 4-5-1 over­all and 1-3 in re­gion play.

while the No. 1 dou­bles team of Collin Cook and Seth Pittman con­tin­ued their solid sea­son with a win. Cook and Pittman won again ver­sus the Phoenix, while Ed­ward Cho won at No. 2 sin­gles against Sono­rav­ille.

The Lady Tigers dropped a 5-0 de­ci­sion to tra­di­tional power Dal­ton and fell 4-1 to Sono­rav­ille.

The lone point against the Lady Phoenix was scored by the team of Syd­ney Pittman and Rachel Ak­ers.

LFO also played on Thurs­day, but both the War­riors and Lady War­riors suf­fered 5-0 losses to Mur­ray County. No fur­ther de­tails had been pro­vided as of press time.

The LFO boys’ soc­cer team picked up one of its two vic­to­ries last week as they dou­bled up county and re­gion ri­val Ring­gold, 4-2, at Tommy Cash Sta­dium. (Photo by Scott Herpst)

Ring­gold No. 1 sin­gles player Syd­ney Her­mann serves up a ball dur­ing the Lady Tigers’ match against Dal­ton last Thurs­day at Ring­gold. Ring­gold will play its fi­nal two matches this week be­fore the Re­gion 6-AAAA tour­na­ment. (Photo by Scott Herpst)

LaFayette’s Shelby Whit­tle watches a drive dur­ing a re­cent match at the LaFayette Golf Course. (Photo by Scott Herpst) North­west girls 9, Ridge­land 2

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