The Lady Tigers winning goal was scored by Cassidy Greene, off an assist by Hayley Pittman, at the 61st minute of play.
“She [Greene] buried it from about 25 yards out,” said Lance Hall, the Lady Tigers’ assistant soccer coach. “What a goal. What a game. It was an 80-minute battle.”
Greene had scored a hat trick in Adairsville’s 4-0 win over Trion Wednesday.
Heading into Friday night’s final region game for the Lady Tigers (10-7, 7-7), one game separated fourth-place Adairsville and fifth-place Gordon Central.
Because the Lady Warriors owned the tiebreaker, Gordon Central would have headed to state had it won.
Instead, it is Adairsville who will playing a yet-to-be named opponent from Region 8-AAA in the first round of the state playoffs.
The Lady Tigers conclude their regular season next week against non-region foe Pepperell.