Tuesday, May 3, 2011
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Photo: David McGregor. Mill Creek's Cortney Emmert fights for possession of the ball with Alpharetta's Lauren Pinion (7) during the first half of the Hawks' match with the Raiders.
HOSCHTON -- Mill Creek's girls soccer team started quickly for the second straight playoff game with a goal in the fifth minute, but weather halted the hosts' momentum.
Taylor Scalera scored off a Cortney Emmert assist as the sixth-ranked Hawks took a 1-0 lead over seventh-ranked Alpharetta on Tuesday night, only to see a lightning delay hit in the 19th minute. The game was eventually postponed until today, where it will be completed beginning at 7:30 p.m.
The Hawks (15-3) dominated the early stages of the Class AAAAA second-round matchup, putting three quality shots on goal to Alpharetta's none.
The game's only goal came when Emmert slipped a ball through to a sprinting Scalera, who lofted a high shot that tipped off Alpharetta goalkeeper Jill Maloney's hands. As the ball trickled over the line, Maloney dove to swat it out but couldn't get there in time.
It was another nice start for Mill Creek, which scored early in a first-round win over Lassiter.
Eagles play 25 seconds before game delayed
Despite forecasts of heavy rain and thunderstorms, Collins Hill tried to get its second-round Class AAAAA state playoff soccer game with Roswell in Tuesday.
But the two teams made it just 25 seconds after the opening kickoff before a lightning flash halted play, and the game was officially postpone about an hour later.
The Eagles and Hornets will try it again tonight at 7:30 at Fahring Field, a move that will force the boys team's second round game against Dacula to change venues.
The Eagles and Falcons will now square off at Dacula's Barron Field tonight at 8 p.m. for the boys game.
Hebron game postponed
SUGAR HILL -- Tuesday's Class A state tournament girls soccer game between Hebron Christian Academy and The Walker School was postponed due to inclement weather.
The game has been rescheduled for today at 4 p.m. at Lanier High School, followed by the Class A state tournament boys game between Hebron and Whitefield Academy at 6 p.m.