High School Soccer Roundup

Adairsville girls jump out early, cruise past Trion

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The Adairsville girls soccer team found the back of the net three times in the first quarter-hour to breeze past Trion, 4-1, in a non-region matchup Thursday on the road.

Sadye Johnson, who assistant coach Lance Hall said has been a "beast" in midfield recently, opened the scoring. Her goal off a Hannah Deboard assist came in the third minute and started the early onslaught.

Cat Wheeler popped up with the next two goals for Adairsville (10-2-1). The sophomore sensation struck in the ninth and 15th minutes.

Wheeler's first goal came almost directly off a punt from goalkeeper Havyn Isaac, who recorded four saves. Following what Hall estimated to be a 60-yard kick and a bounce, Taylor Rhoades got a touch to the ball to send it through to Wheeler, who tucked it away.

Six minutes later, Skye Hancock assisted Wheeler for a 3-0 lead the Tigers carried into halftime.

Rhoades beat the Trion keeper for Adairsville's fourth goal. Her 53rd-minute strike effectively put the game out of reach, although Trion did find a consolation goal on the hour mark.

Thursday's game offered the Tigers a chance to knock the rust off following a two-week layoff ahead of their final two Region 6-AAA contests. Adairsville currently sits atop the region with a 6-0 mark.

A home match with Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe on Tuesday and a road trip to Calhoun next Thursday are all that remain for the Tigers in the regular season.


Trion 1, Adairsville boys 0

A singular first-half strike from Trion proved to be enough to down Adairsville in a non-region match Thursday.

The Tigers unleashed 17 shots on goal but couldn't find an equalizer. Trion had nearly as many shot attempts with Adairsville goalkeeper Tyrek Bryant saving 15 of the 16 shots sent his way.

Adairsville will look to bounce back with a home game Tuesday against Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe.


North Springs 3, Cass girls 1

As the Cass girls wait to learn their playoff fate, the Colonels matched up with a likely playoff team from this season's first-round crossover opponent and fell 3-1 Thursday at home.

Senior Logan Vermaas scored in the first half for Cass to send the game into halftime knotted at 1-1.

However, North Springs struck twice in the second half to earn the road win.

The Colonels (6-8-1) host Heritage in another non-region clash Tuesday.