Elleman hat trick lifts LFO girls to win
The LFO Warriors and Lady Warriors made the short drive from Fort Oglethorpe to Rossville last Tuesday and returned home with a pair of nonregion victories over Ridgeland.
LFO girls 6, Ridgeland 1
In the opening match, a goal by Kaylee Gomez gave the Lady Warriors a 1-0 lead after a tight first half. Hannah Elleman scored the first of her three goals to open the second half scoring, but the tallies would come fast and furious in the final 17 minutes.
Chelsey Lindsay made it 3-0 with 16:54 to play. Lindsay followed up her own shot, which was initially deflected by Ridgeland keeper Riley McBee, by heading it in to add to the lead.
The Lady Panthers would finally get on the board with just under 12 minutes remaining. Courtney Durham sent a long ball up the field that was corralled by striker Katie Carruth. Carruth made a move to beat her defender before pushing the ball past a diving Rebecca Leggett to cut the lead to 3-1.
But it only took 72 seconds for the Lady Warriors to answer. After taking a pass inside the box, Elleman scored from the left side on a very tough angled shot that just got over a leaping McBee and just under the crossbar to push LFO’s advantage to 4-1.
Sydnee Brown would redirect a loose ball inside the Ridgeland box with 3:41 play and Elleman completed her hat trick in the final two minutes as she hammered home a penalty kick.
Lindsay finished with two assists on the night, while Brown had one. Leggett stopped 10 shots for LFO and McBee made 17 saves for the Ridgeland.
LFO boys 4, Ridgeland 2
In the nightcap, LFO got a hat trick from Israel Galicia in the first half and the black-clad Warriors took a 4-0 lead at halftime.
Galicia also had an assist in the first half. Bryan Castro scored a goal and assisted on three goals, while Javier Gomez was credited with two assists. Cameron Hardin had five saves in goal for LFO.
Dinelson Bautista scored both of the goals for Ridgeland. The first came in the first five minutes of the second half, while his last goal came with just under five minutes to play.
Heritage girls 4, Woodland 0
The Lady Generals celebrated Senior Night with a win over visiting Woodland (Cartersville) last Tuesday night.
Anna Boley scored twice and added an assist. Brianna Smotherman also found the net twice for Heritage, while Austin Brookshire recorded three assists.
Woodland boys, 2, Heritage 1
In the nightcap, the Class 5A Wildcats spoiled the fun by beating the Generals.
Denis Viars had the only goal for Heritage.
LaFayette girls 2, Trion 0
The Lady Ramblers scored a shutout win over the Lady Bulldogs last Tuesday night in LaFayette.
Senior Ashlyn Haggard and freshman Emma Fielding both found the net for LaFayette, while Bailey Tarvin had both assists. Shelby Adkins picked up the shutout in goal.
LaFayette boys 0, Trion 0
In the boys’ game, the Ramblers played the Bulldogs to a scoreless tie. Jett Harrison came up with five saves, while Beau Thrash added two. Devin Henderson, Trey Henderson and R.J. Sievers were named as defensive standouts.
Ridgeland girls 4, Pickens 0
The Lady Panthers took out some frustration on the Dragonettes in Jasper this past Thursday, getting their biggest margin of victory of the season.
Durham had two goals on the night, while Carruth and Angelica Crowe each added one. Marina Mosgrove, Whitney Boehm and Katie Davis had shots on goal for the Lady Panthers, while Carruth and Brittney Babb collected assists.
McBee (four saves) and Alyssa Young (three saves) combined for the shutout in goal, while Callie Scroggins was noted by the coaches for her defensive effort.
The Ridgeland boys lost in the nightcap, 3-2. Details had not been provided as of press time.
Southeast girls 3, LaFayette 1
The Lady Ramblers both put up a tremendous effort on Thursday night, but came up short against the visiting Raiders.
LaFayette led 1-0 at halftime on a Megan Wilson penalty kick and held the lead until late in the second half. But Bryannie Camacho would find the net in the 67th, 75th and 80th minute for the Lady Raiders, who picked up the region win.
Tarvin was credited with an assist for LaFayette, while Adkins had 18 saves in goal.
Southeast boys 3, LaFayette 1
In the nightcap, it was a 2-1 game late before the defending Class 4A state champs were able to put a final goal in the back of the net with five minutes to play.
Individual scoring for the Ramblers had not been provided as of press time.
Heritage girls 7, Coahulla Creek 3
The Lady Generals picked up the win on Friday after leading 3-0 at halftime.
Smotherman had a hat-trick in the win. Caylee Carpenter had two goals and an assist. Brookshire and Finley Brisendine each found the net once and assisted on two more goals each.
Jillian Roberts, Ansley Peeler and Kynsee Newton also had assists in the win.
Coahulla Creek boys 3, Heritage 1
In the boys’ match, the Colts would pick up the victory. Jacob Sheehee fed Ethan Demo for the only goal of the night for the Generals.
LFO’s Faith Jones (left) battles with Ridgeland’s Marina Mosgrove (right) for possession of the ball during last week’s match in Rossville. The Lady Warriors picked up the 6-1 win. (Photo by Scott Herpst)