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Wesleyan girls knocked out of playoffs 4-0

Photo by Brandon Brigman

Photo by Brandon Brigman

MACON -- Wesleyan's girls were still within striking distance of First Presbyterian when lighting delayed their second-round state playoff game for 30 minutes.

Coming out of the break with 17 minutes on the clock and down 2-0, head coach Lacy Gilbert pulled her two best defenders up in an effort to generate some offense.

Instead, First Presbyterian got two more fairly quick goals and locked up a 4-0 win to eliminate the Wolves from the Class A playoffs Tuesday.

"First Presbyterian is definitely a good solid team," Gilbert said. "I think it would have been a good game if we played our game."

It was just a 1-0 deficit for a decent portion of the game, but a call in the box gave First Presbyterian a penalty kick and that 2-0 lead shifted the momentum.

"I'm really proud of how the girls played this season, especially the last couple of weeks," Gilbert said. "It's disappointing, but overall I'm proud of them."

Wesleyan only has two seniors on the roster and just one of those sees significant minutes, so next season is rife with possibilities.