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Prep Roundup: No. 4 Providence takes down No. 1 Pace

Photo by Brandon Brigman

Photo by Brandon Brigman

LILBURN — There will be a new No. 1 in Class A after No. 4 Providence knocked off top-ranked Pace Academy 2-1 in boys soccer Thursday.

The Knights took the lead in the 15th minute with a goal off a free kick. The Stars’ (3-2) answer came with seven minutes left in the first half when Ted Perry headed in a throw-in from Brent Hansen. Hansen would net the game winner in the second half when he pressured a defensive player’s pass back to the Pace goalie, recovered the loose ball and put it in.

Providence keeper Evan Flowers made nine saves, including a clutch block in the final seconds.

BOYS SOCCER

Mill Creek 3, Hebron 0

HOSCHTON — Taylor Scalera scored two goals to lead Mill Creek to a 3-0 win over Hebron on Thursday. Tyler Moody added a goal for the Hawks (4-1-1). Zach Murk, Nick Muntean and Austin Butler each had an assist. Steven Arroyave and Conner Buckley combined to make five saves in the shutout.

GIRLS SOCCER

Mill Creek 7, Hebron 0

HOSCHTON — Tatum O’Keefe scored two goals as Mill Creek beat Hebron 7-0 Tuesday. Lauren Tanner, Amanda Troy, Lora Bruce, Courtney Dobeck and Lindsay Kempf each added goals for the Hawks (6-0). Taylor Cornelius and Courtney Emmert combined on the shutout.

Providence 3, Pace 1

LILBURN — Providence moved its record back over the .500 mark with a 3-1 win over Pace Academy on Thursday. Brooke Kelly and Kenzie Gray each scored goals for the Stars (3-2). The third tally came on a Pace own goal.

GIRLS TENNIS

Dacula 4, South 1

DACULA — Dacula swept the singles matches on its way to a 4-1 win over South Gwinnett on Thursday. Nicki Neal, Mary Moore and Catherine Fernandez won their matches for the Falcons (3-5). Shannon Slovensky and Elizabeth Bennett earned a point at No. 1 doubles.

GAC 5, Decatur 0

NORCROSS — Greater Atlanta Christian swept Decatur 5-0 Thursday. Julia Bryan, Ann Puntkattalee and Stephanie Collins handled the singles matches for the Spartans (2-1). Carri Hobbs and Jenny Armstrong won at No. 1 doubles, as did the No. 2 pair of Kathryn Osbon and Emma Deal.

Berkmar 4, Shiloh 1

SNELLVILLE — Berkmar swept the doubles matches in a 4-1 win over Shiloh on Thursday. Rebekah Wise and Elana Do won at No. 1 doubles, along with the No. 2 team of Jenny Wong and Serena Kurina. Lan Tran and Dalena Nguyen won singles matches for the Patriots (4-3).

Archer 5, Central 0

LAWRENCEVILLE — Archer won its second straight in Region 8-AAAAA game with a 5-0 sweep of Central Gwinnett on Thursday at Rhodes Jordan Park.

Sydnie Madison, Casey Cowens and Kimberly Anderson earned singles points for the Tigers (8-5, 2-0). Kaitlyn Balsadmides and Lauren Dalton won at No. 1 singles, as did the No. 2 pair of Morgan McCalla and Harper Emery.

North 3, Northview 2

SUWANEE — North Gwinnett is still unbeaten after a 3-2 win over Northview on Thursday. Shannon Bettiol and Taylor Clark won singles matches for the Bulldogs (4-0). Chelsea Koch and Isabel Balsavage won their doubles match.

Collins Hill 4, Wesleyan 1

LAWRENCEVILLE — Collins Hill moved to 7-0 with a 4-1 win over Wesleyan on Thursday at Collins Hill Athletic Club. The Eagles picked up doubles points from the teams of Cassie and Maddie Owensby, along with Lina Tibavinsky and Ashley Johnston. Erin Ensley and Abbie Wehr won singles matches.

Megan Kelly earned the Wolves (0-4) point at No. 1 singles.

Providence 4, Pace 1

LAWRENCEVILLE — Providence knocked off Pace Academy 4-1 at Collins Hill Athletic Club on Thursday. Vani Crist, Christy North and Madison DeMoss swept the singles matches for the Stars (4-2). Emma Crist and Robin Ferris won at No. 1 doubles.

Mill Creek 3, West Forsyth 2

CUMMING — Mill Creek edged out West Forsyth 3-2 Thursday. Nela Handac and Allison Weaver won at No. 1 doubles while Cailey Stevens and Lauren Atkinson won at No. 2 doubles for the Hawks (8-1). Kristy Yau won at No. 1 singles.

Hebron 4, Commerce 1

DACULA — Hebron knocked off Commerce 4-1 Thursday for its first win of the season. Michelle Kniffen, Laura McLear and Ashley Whitten won the singles matches for the Lions (1-2). Anneliese Vorpahl and Mini Schulte won at No. 1 doubles.

Brookwood 4, Parkview 1

SNELLVILLE — Brookwood won its second straight in Region 8-AAAAA with a 4-1 win over Parkview on Thursday. Keelie Denson and Gabbie Griffith won singles matches for the Broncos (2-3, 2-0). Molly McClintock and Katie Hedlund earned a point at No. 1 doubles as did the No. 2 team of Sheridan Schuster and Liz Slaughter.

BOYS TENNIS

GAC 4, Decatur 1

NORCROSS — Greater Atlanta Christian remained unbeaten with a 4-1 win over Decatur on Thursday. Hunter Ragland and Andrew Kim won singles matches for the Spartans (3-0). Also winning were the doubles teams of Jake Montgomery and Alex Soh and Joshua Mitchell and Daniel Ray.

Dacula 5, South 0

DACULA — Dacula won its second straight Region 8-AAAAA match with a 5-0 victory over South Gwinnett on Thursday. Matt Nelson, Caleb Barth and James O’Leary handled the singles matches for the Falcons (3-4, 2-0). Joel Salazar and David Anderson won at No. 1 doubles, while Zak Germaine and Spencer Richardson took care of No. 2 doubles.

Central 3, Archer 2

LAWRENCEVILLE — Central Gwinnett moved to 2-0 in Region 8-AAAAA with a 3-2 win over Archer. Chris Morrison and Tyler Nguyen won at No. 1 doubles for the Black Knights. So did the No. 2 team of Aaron Miller and Tony Nguyen. Dongsin Kang won at No. 3 singles.

Aaron Harris and Alex Butenko won the other two singles matches for the Tigers.

Brookwood 5, Parkview 0

LILBURN — Brookwood remained unbeaten with a 5-0 shutout of Parkview on Thursday. Randy Phillips, Mark Guentert and Jody Chan swept the singles matches for the Broncos (5-0). Matt Jones and David Brown won at No. 1 doubles. Brandon Mills and Drew Wendel did the same at No. 2 doubles.

Wesleyan 3, Collins Hill 2

LAWRENCEVILLE — Wesleyan handed Collins Hill its first loss of the year with a 3-2 win Thursday at Collins Hill Athletic Club. Norman and Jeffrey Chang each won singles matches for the Wolves (2-2). Palmer Brasher and Zach Taylor won at No. 2 doubles.

Alec Rahmanian and Jake Inderrieden won at No. 1 doubles for the Eagles (6-1). Kevin Pfeiffer earned a point at No. 3 singles.

Berkmar 5, Shiloh 0

SNELLVILLE — Berkmar swept Shiloh 5-0 Thursday in Region 8-AAAAA play. Jimmy Nguyen, Michael Wong and Armando Tejada won their singles matches for the Patriots (3-4, 2-1). Herguen Pleitez and Steven Chung, and Chen You and Anthony Aguilera won the doubles matches.

Mill Creek 5, West Forsyth 0

CUMMING — Mill Creek handled West Forsyth 5-0 Thursday. Lee Mike Turner, Nick Hallberg and Brad Adkins won the singles matches for the Hawks (2-7). Tucker Fleming and Josh Mellott took care of the No. 1 doubles match. Travis Hanes and Jake Foley earned a point at No. 2 doubles.

Hebron 5, Commerce 0

DACULA — Hebron shut out Commerce 5-0 Thursday. Wes Mendoza, Jarod Beck and Josh Beck each won singles matches for the Lions (2-1). Kyle Donatucci and Cole Maness won at No. 1 doubles. Jack Griffin and Paul Stinespring earned a point at No. 2 doubles.

Pace 5, Providence 0

LAWRENCEVILLE — Providence lost to Pace Academy 5-0 Thursday. The match was played at Collins Hill Athletic Club.

GIRLS GOLF

Collins Hill holds off Duluth

SUWANEE — Collins Hill edged out Duluth 97-108 at Collins Hill Golf Club Thursday. Lauren Court shot a 42 to lead the Eagles.

Blair leads Wesleyan to win

SMYRNA — Taylor Blair shot one-over par to lead Wesleyan to a 70-77 win over Holy Innocents’ on Thursday at Legacy Golf Links. Blair shot a 29 on the par 28 course. Holly Boyd added a 41 for the Wolves (2-0).

Buford takes care of Flowery Branch

HOSCHTON — Buford handled Flowery Branch 70-90 at Reunion Golf Club on Thursday. The match was called because of darkness after six holes. Aly Hicks shot a 34 for the Wolves (2-1).

Dacula moves past Winder-Barrow

BRASELTON — Dacula beat Winder-Barrow 106-116 Thursday at Chateau Elan to remain unbeaten. Kady Clark and Kristen Nowell each shot a 53 for the Falcons (3-0).

North handles Norcross

DULUTH — North Gwinnett took care of Norcross 97-121 Thursday at Berkeley Hills Country Club. Jessica Choi shot a 46 to lead the Bulldogs. Alex Hudson added a 51. Camille Streeter shot a 60 for the Blue Devils (1-1).

BOYS GOLF

Collins Hill holds off Duluth

SUWANEE — Justin Cho fired a 34, but it was not enough as Collins Hill beat Duluth 170-190. Chris Rajek had the low round for the Eagles with a 40.

Buford falls to Flowery Branch

HOSCHTON — Buford lost to Flowery Branch 161-179 Thursday at Reunion Golf Club. Lucas Thompson shot a 43 for the Wolves (2-1).

Norcross defeats North

DULUTH — Jason Mendel fired an even-par round of 36 to lead Norcross over North Gwinnett 155-171 Thursday at Berkeley Hills Country Club. Clay Trocchio added a 38 for the Blue Devils (2-0). Bailey Ulp shot a 39 for the Bulldogs.

Providence takes care of Shiloh

SNELLVILLE — Colin Grant shot 2-over par to lead Providence over Shiloh 173-223 Thursday at County Club of Gwinnett. Patrick Dreher added a 40 for the Stars (2-1).

Hebron handles Lakeview Academy

OAKWOOD — Hebron beat up on Lakeview Academy 163-200 Thursday at Chicopee Woods Golf Course. Casey Price fired a 37 for the Lions (2-1).

Dacula drops Winder-Barrow

BRASELTON — Dacula beat Winder-Barrow 171-191 Thursday at Chateau Elan. Brad Stevens and James McMillian each shot a 41 to lead the Falcons (2-0).

BASEBALL

Peachtree Ridge 6, West Forsyth 0

SUWANEE — Jared Walsh struck out 13 batters and allowed one hit in six innings as Peachtree Ridge beat West Forsyth 6-0 Thursday. Walsh (1-1) didn’t walk a batter and went 1-for-2 at the plate with two RBIs. Donald Frew struck out the side in the seventh to finish off the shutout for the Lions (2-2).

Steven Bowman (2-for-3) scored twice. Brian Hanberry (2-for-3) and Brett Polachek each drove in a run.

GIRLS LACROSSE

North 8, Parkview 7

LILBURN — Ashleigh Clark scored five goals as North Gwinnett held off Parkview 8-7 Thursday. Lauren Aycock added two goals for the Bulldogs (4-2). Mehndi Patel made 12 saves. Kelly Spevacek and Juliet Tang each scored twice for the Panthers (1-4). Parkview goalie Lisa McManus made eight saves.

BOYS LACROSSE

North 10, Parkview 9

LILBURN — North Gwinnett squeaked by Parkview 10-9 Thursday. Matt Palmer, Blaine Tiller and Adam Printz each scored two goals for the Bulldogs (1-2). Ronnie Adams had four assists. Cooper Heeren made 12 saves.

Paul Vance scored foul goals for the Panthers (0-4). Conner Kim added three goals.

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