Ranked soccer teams falling early

Michael Best

Allatoona’s Suzanne Arafa connected on a penalty kick early in the second half and the Buccaneers held off Class AAAAA No. 2 Lakeside-DeKalb to preserve a 4-3 win. Willough Davis netted a hat trick for Allatoona in the win. … Parkview and Collins Hill matched wits in the second round of AAAAAA play. A pair of Parkview freshmen had goals in the second half to push the No. 2 Panthers to a 3-1 victory. Emma Carlson and Katie Hickman scored late to turn a 1-0 advantage into a 3-0 lead. Emily Nixon scored the other Parkview goal while Paige Hoover netted No. 9 Collins Hill’s lone goal. … No. 6 Brookwood dominated No. 3 Mill Creek in a 4-0 victory. Michelle Allen, Francesca Ellis, and Kim Fincher scored for Brookwood. … Four different Harrison players scored as the Class AAAAAA No. 1 Hoyas defeated East Coweta 5-1. Julia DuPre, Monica Herrera and Hannah Ostman each scored a goal and Treva Aycock netted two in the victory. … No. 8 Lassiter and North Gwinnett were locked in a 1-1 tie at intermission, but the Trojans put up a pair in the second half to knock off North Gwinnett and advance. Mirriham Elfakahany, Kalie Hamilton and Kallie Vogel scored for Lassiter while Amanda Delgado netted the Bulldogs’ lone goal. … Breanne Dykes turned away all Newnan shots as Hillgrove posted a 4-0 shutout victory. Maggie Gaughan led all scorers with two goals. … South Forsyth rallied from down 1-0 to beat No. 4 Walton 2-1 in overtime. … Other girls soccer winners included Buford, Wesleyan, Columbus, Calvary Day, McIntosh, Heritage-Catoosa and Marist. … In lacrosse action, Parker Lavelle had four goals as Pope defeated St. Pius X 12-3. … Decatur lived up to its new billing as No. 1 in Class A-AAAAA with a 20-4 win over Kell. … No. 4 Blessed Trinity also advanced past No. 6 Whitefield Academy 13-4. … Greater Atlanta Christian’s first trip to the playoffs was a short one as Class A-AAAAA No. 7 Holy Innocent’s dropped GAC 12-7. … Other first round boys winners included No. 3 Northview, No. 8 Allatoona and No. 5 Lovett. … In a pair of battles between Cobb County and Gwinnett County, the Class AAAAAA No. 8 Lassiter girls bounced No. 9 Peachtree Ridge 19-5 while No. 3 Walton dismissed the North Gwinnett girls 15-6. … Area 3 No. 4 Alpharetta topped Area 1 No. 1 Harrison 14-9. … Meanwhile, No. 2 Centennial crushed Newnan 21-1 and defending champion Milton advanced with a 21-1 win over Collins Hill. No. 7 Chattahoochee also picked up a 12-8 victory over No. 6 Kennesaw Mountain.

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