3 players make all-star soccer team
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Jun 13, 2014 | 935 views | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Three Bartow County girls have been chosen to play for Team Georgia in the ninth annual Tennessee-Georgia Girls All-Star Soccer Classic, which is being played today.

The players are Mallary Hedden of Cass and Blake Chagon and Cherish Lowery of Adairsville.

Hedden and Lowery are members of the 2014 Daily Tribune News All-County Girls Soccer Team.

Hedden, a four-year starter on offense for Cass, was a prolific scorer for the Lady Colonels throughout her career who also was adept at setting up teammates to score.

Phil Phillips, her coach, said Hedden continually improved at Cass because of her work ethic. She scored 10 goals for Cass and was the team’s assist leader with 11.

Hedden will be taking her game to the next level, signing to play soccer with Troy University, a Division I college located in south Alabama.

Lowery, Adairsville’s No. 1 fullback, was a two-year team captain and four-year starter.

Head Adairsville coach David Sexauer said Lowery was an aggressive, tough player for the Lady Tigers.

He said she was a driving force in the defensive play that limited opponents to only seven goals all season.

Lowery also has plans to continue her career at the next level as she will play college soccer for Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

Chagnon also is a major contributor to the success of Adairsville’s soccer program the past couple of years.

The two teams start play at 4 p.m. prior to the Chattanooga FC Women’s game against Alabama FC at 7:30.

A week ago the Georgia boys’ all-stars claimed a 2-1 win over Tennessee at Chattanooga’s Finley Stadium.

The girls from the Peach State will try to complete the sweep.

Tennessee has won seven of the previous eight matches and has won four matches in a row, including last season’s 5-2 win at Finley. The lone win for Georgia came in 2008 (4-3) at Harmon Field in Dalton.