Adairsville, Colonels, Canes win
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Through six region games, the Cartersville girls soccer team was undefeated and had only allowed two goals to region opponents.

The seventh region game brought more of the same as the Lady Canes won at Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe by a score of 4-0 to improve to 7-0 in the region and 8-1 overall.

“The last couple of games we’ve been playing what I call pretty soccer,” Cartersville head coach Chad Murray said. “We’ve moved the ball really well, possessed it on our half of the field and have gotten a lot of shots on goal. It’s been really fun to watch. We’re possessing the ball about 70 to 80 percent of the time.”

Anna Phillips turned a possession into a goal when she scored in the 27th minute to give Cartersville the lead going into halftime.

The Lady Canes did not need as long to get on the board in the second half as Chloe Davis scored less than three minutes in to give her team a 2-0 lead.

Sydney Miller would then add to the lead in the 52nd minute on an assisted goal from Payton Putzer.

Kaitlyn Abernathy then scored the final insurance goal with 13:29 remaining in the game. Her goal was assisted by Stephanie Will.

Along with the scoring, Cartersville’s defense would shut out its opponent once again.

“The defense has sured up. We have two junior defenders, Victoria Everhart and Molly Acuff,” Murray said. “They have just done a bang-up job.”

The Lady Canes return to the field Friday when they travel to play another region opponent in Coahulla Creek.

Adairsville bounced back from a tough loss last week to defeat Ringgold 2-0 in girls high school soccer play on Tuesday.

Adairsville 2, Ringgold 0

Katie Lawhorn scored off an Emily Sexauer cross in the 16th minute as the Lady Tigers took an early lead in the matchup.

That score held up through the break.

“The rest of the half was played between the 18s,” assistant coach Lance Hall said. “Both teams went back and forth. The midfielders for both teams got after it.”

The Lady Tigers got into the scoring act again in the 69th minute when Victoria Davis scored on a Texas Leaguer.

“She was out about 25 yards and kicked,” Hall said. “The ball looped over the goal keeper and went over her fingers but underneath the bar.”

That ended scoring for the teams but not the effort on the field, which got fierce.

“Ringgold made a press, but our fullbacks fought back and we handled it,” Hall added.

Amber Litteral picked up her seventh shutout of the season for her team.

“Amber’s an athlete who does all the little things right,” the coach added.

The Lady Tigers had lost 1-0 to Cartersville last week in a big region showdown.

Adairsville was able to put the loss in its rear view mirror and resume its winning ways against Ringgold. The Lady Tigers improved to 9-1 overall with the victory. It is 7-1 in Region 5-AAA.

The Lady Tigers next entertain LFO at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Tiger Valley.