Cat Wheeler scored four times, including a trio of goals in the second half, to lead the Adairsville girls soccer team to a convincing 6-0 win over Murray County in a Region 6-AAA road game Tuesday.
Wheeler converted a penalty kick she drew herself in the 11th minute for a quick lead. However, she really exploded in the second half, scoring in the 47th, 72nd and 74th minutes to finish off the rout.
The sophomore scored three times in Adairsville's region opener and four times in a non-region match against Darlington earlier this season. Tigers coach Lance Hall said Tuesday that he believes the latest four-goal haul has Wheeler at 18 goals already this year.
She had plenty of help, though, Tuesday, as Adairsville (5-2, 3-0) played a complete game in avoiding a possible stumbling block in between last week's huge win over Sonoraville and Thursday's key road trip to Coahulla Creek, which also entered the day unbeaten in region action.
Taylor Rhoades assisted Kaylee Jordan on the team's second goal in the 13th minute, and Rhoades scored the backbreaking third just before halftime on a deflected shot.
Goalkeeper Havyn Isaac made seven saves to earn the shutout, although the defense in front of her deserved plenty of credit, as well.
East Paulding 5, Cass girls 4
The Cass girls suffered a tough 5-4 home loss Tuesday to East Paulding in a potentially costly result in regards to potential playoff seeding for Region 7-AAAAA.
Leidi Toribio scored twice, Logan Vermaas scored once and Jaden Musacchio scored once for the Colonels. Lupita Pineda had two assists, while Vermaas and Madison Shook had one assist apiece.
Cass will look to get back in the win column Friday at Hiram.
Rome 4, Woodland girls 1
The Woodland girls got off to the perfect start against one of the top teams in Region 7-AAAAA with a goal inside the opening 30 seconds against Rome Tuesday night.
However, the visitors responded with four first-half goals to send the Wildcats to a 4-1 home loss.
Woodland is scheduled to host North Cobb at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
East Paulding 2, Cass boys 1
The Cass boys soccer team fell by a 2-1 margin in a Region 7-AAAAA home match against East Paulding on Tuesday.
A road trip to Hiram is next on the schedule for the Colonels.
Adairsville boys 4, Murray County 0
The Adairsville boys fell behind 3-0 by halftime and couldn't recover in the second half, falling to Murray County on the road by a 4-0 final Tuesday night.
Tyrek Bryant recorded 15 saves in goal for the Tigers.
Adairsville will return to action Thursday at Coahulla Creek.
Rome 7, Woodland boys 1
Miguel Hernandez found the back of the net, but the Woodland boys soccer team fell to Rome by a 7-1 score in a home match Tuesday.
Upcoming for the Wildcats is a road trip to Villa Rica next Tuesday.