Canes' pace too much for rival Tigers in 9-1 win
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With an eye toward speed, the Cartersville Purple Hurricanes reached a tempo Thursday that county rival Adairsville failed to match in their Region 5-AAA boys soccer match. The visiting Canes released a flurry of attacks, many ending with ball in net, en route to a 9-1 victory.

The win, Cartersville’s third straight, moved the needle on the Canes’ record to 11-2 overall, 10-1 in region play.

Senior Matthew Bryson spearheaded Cartersville’s offensive onslaught, finishing with four goals. Also chipping in were juniors Ross Pasley (two goals), Javier Alonso (two goals) and Carson Read (one goal).

Canes coach D.J. Paradis noted his team has played at quite a breackneck pace lately, which continued in Tiger Valley.

“We just played fast and open, and it’s the way our team has been working the last couple weeks,” said Paradis, whose team scored an 8-0 win over Adairsville on Tuesday. “[We try to] make sure we play with a creative style that opens us up to take shots on goal.”

The coach added his players keep the ball moving and apply pressure on the defense.

Cartersville, which defeated Gordon Central 1-0 last Thursday before sweeping the Tigers this week, will aim for its fourth consecutive victory when it returns from spring break.

The Canes will face another county foe in their first game back from break — a Tuesday, April 9, matchup at Woodland. The game is scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. start.

Lady Canes 2

Adairsville 0

Stefanie Will scored a goal in the game’s first nine minutes and Cartersville took a 2-0 victory over Adairsville in girls high school soccer play.

In other action, Cass earned a 4-0 shutout over Gilmer County.

“Adairsville played a really good, hard fought game,” Cartersville coach Roger Lowe said. “It was a lot of fun. The weather was beautiful. We were able to have a good game and nobody got frozen out.”

Will scored the game’s first goal with an assist from Abby Ingram.

Cartersville carried that 1-0 lead into halftime and it stood as the game’s score until about the 87th minute, when Anna Phillips fired a 25-yard shot that floated just over the keeper’s outstretched arms.

She was assisted by Ingram.

Adairsville threatened several times with one-on-shots against the keeper but couldn’t find net.

Lowe said the team will use spring break to hopefully get healthy and then prepare to make its final push to close out the season.

Cartersville now is 8-3 overall and 7-3 in Region 5-AAA.

The loss dropped Adairsville to 6-6 overall and 6-6 in their Region 5-AAA play.

Cass 4, Gilmer 0

Led by Mallary Hedden’s hat trick, the Cass High girls soccer team shut out Gilmer County, 4-0, in high school soccer play Thursday.

Camey Kirkland scored the game’s first goal in the eighth minute to give the Lady Colonels a 1-0 lead that they carried into halftime and was all they needed for their victory.

In the second half, Hedden scored in the 49th minute with an assist by Kirkland to put her team up, 2-0.

She scored a third goal in the 58th minute with an assist from Lacey Owens.

Hedden closed out scoring in the 61st minute with an assist from Sidney Vermaas.

Cass is 3-1 in Region 7-AAAA and has a 4-6 overall record.

The Lady Colonels play Heritage after spring break.