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PREP ROUNDUP: Pucciarello leads North baseball past Stars

SUWANEE -- North Gwinnett got a five-RBI night from Robert Pucciarello as the Bulldogs won their baseball season opener over Providence 11-2 on Thursday.

Pucciarello, who went 2-for-4, homered in his first varsity at-bat and also delivered a bases-loaded double to propel North to the win. Michael Haynes got the win for North by going five innings and allowing two earned runs and three hits while recording two strikeouts. Ben Carswell also went 1-for-2 for the Bulldogs.

Steven Slaughter took the loss for Providence (0-2) and allowed five earned runs on three hits in 2 innings of work. Patrick Smith came on for three innings of relief for the Stars and gave up just one earned run on three hits. Christin Stewart went 2-for-3 and homered for Providence, while David Rhodes was 1-for-1 in his first at-bat for Providence.

BASEBALL

Duluth 4, Lovett 3

DULUTH -- Chris Rich hit a two-run homer as Duluth edged Lovett 4-3 in the season-opener for the Wildcats. Zach Erwin got the win by going four innings, striking out six and allowed no earned runs. Edward Willemse, who also went for 2-for-3 at the plate, got the save for Duluth. Noe Garcia added two hits for the Wildcats.

GAC 15, North Atlanta 9

NORCROSS -- Patrick Schultz went 2-for-3 and had a two-run homer and a triple as Greater Atlanta Christian defeated North Atlanta 15-9. Ross Wood also went 2-for-3 with a triple, while John LaMay was 2-for-4 and Greg Burland was 2-for-3 for the Spartans (2-0). Patrick Stone picked up with on the mound for GAC.

GIRLS TENNIS

Mill Creek 4, Wesleyan 1

NORCROSS -- Mill Creek won twice in singles and doubles to defeat Wesleyan 4-1. Allison Weaver won at No. 2 singles and Abbi Jordan was victorious at No. 3 singles. Cailey Stevens and Mallory Kotts won at No. 1 doubles and Natalie Martinez and Jackie Zaczek won at No. 2 doubles for the Hawks (6-1).

Peachtree Ridge 4, Chattahoochee 1

JOHNS CREEK -- Peachtree Ridge got wins at No. 1 singles from Abby Owens and No. 2 singles from Jena Kelly to knock off Chattahoochee 4-1. Jessica Northcutt and Ali Mills won at No. 1 doubles and Rachel Anderson and Erin Mills won at No. 2 for Peachtree Ridge (2-0).

Mountain View 3, Hebron 2

DACULA -- Mountain View took two of three singles and got a win at No. 2 doubles as the Bears edged Hebron 3-2. Courtney Conway won at No. 1 singles and Emily Lopez won at No. 3 singles. Bri Norris and Veran Gogl took the win at No. 2 for Mountain View (3-0).

Sara Schmitt won at No. 2 singles and Savannah Blaylock and Ashley Whitten won at No. 1 doubles for Hebron (0-3).

Lanier 5, Monroe Area 0

MONROE -- Lanier didn't lose a game in the five matches played as the Longhorns blanked Monroe Area 5-0. Lauren Byrd (No. 1), Lindsey Wong (No. 2) and Meg McRee (No. 3) got wins in singles. Jenna Soucia and Victoria Inman (No. 1), and Carlie Overley and Nivein Gobran (No. 2) got the wins in doubles for Lanier (3-2).

Providence 4, Collins Hill 1

SUWANEE -- Providence swept the singles and also got a win at No. 2 doubles as the Stars defeated Collins Hill. Vani Crist at No. 1, Alex Schlesener at No. 2 and Abby Mazza at No. 3 picked up the wins singles, while Robin Serris and Carly Duvay paired up to win at No. 2 doubles for Providence (5-1).

Brookwood 3, Grayson 2

LOGANVILLE -- Liz Slaughter (No. 1) and Katie Kraft (No. 3) won in singles and Kenan Smith and Kerryn Roome (No. 2) got a win in doubles as Brookwood slipped past Grayson 3-2. Brookwood improves to 2-3 overall.

Berkmar 5, South 0

NORCROSS -- Berkmar defeated South Gwinnett 5-0 as the Patriots won all three singles and both doubles. Gabriell Chan (No. 1), Lan Tran (No. 2) and Dalena Nguyen (No. 3) got the wins in singles, while Linh Dinh and Elana Do won at No. 1 doubles and Amy Nguyen and Jenny Wong won at No. 2 doubles.

Archer 5, Apalachee 0

WINDER -- Archer took all three singles and both doubles as the Tigers shut out Apalachee 5-0. Sydnie Madison (No. 1), Kimberly Anderson (No. 2) and Sydney Sorensen (No. 3) won in singles and Caitlyn Balsamides/Lauren Dalton (No. 1) and Harper Emery/Madison Wyngaert (No. 2) won in doubles for Archer (3-2).

BOYS TENNIS

Brookwood 5, Grayson 0

LOGANVILLE -- Brookwood swept through the singles and doubles as the Broncos blanked Grayson 5-0. Will George (No. 1), Matt Jones (No. 2) and David Brown (No. 3) won in singles and Christian Gochnauer/Will McWhirt (No. 1) and Amarin Montry/Ryan Pridgeon (No. 2) took the wins in doubles for Brookwood (5-0).

Wesleyan 3, Mill Creek 2

NORCROSS -- Wesleyan took two doubles matches and got a key win at No. 2 singles as the Wolves got by Mill Creek 3-2. Jeffrey Chang got the win at No. 1 singles and Andrew Dorman/Zach Taylor won at No. 1 doubles and Brooks Prettyman/Palmer Brasher won at No. 2 doubles for Wesleyan (2-2).

Lanier 5, Monroe Area 0

MONROE -- Lanier swept all three singles and both doubles matches as the Longhorns rolled over Monroe Area 5-0. Hindhi Agenor won at No. 1 singles, while Kevin Wagner won at No. 2 singles and Kyle Galloway won at No. 3 singles.

In doubles, Gem Vang and Cullen Moss teamed up to win at No. 1 doubles and Derik Sadowski and Hjun Lee won at No. 2 doubles for Lanier (3-2).

Peachtree Ridge 4, Chattahoochee 1

JOHNS CREEK -- Peachtree Ridge swept the singles and also got a win at No. 2 doubles as the Lions downed Chattahoochee 4-1. Alex Makerenko won at No. 1, Jashith Chappara won at No. 2 and Kevin Lim won at No. 3 in singles for Peachtree Ridge (1-1), while Brock Beisel and Alex Peed got the victory at No. 2 doubles.

Collins Hill 5, Providence 0

SUWANEE -- Collins Hill improved to 6-0 as the Eagles blanked Providence 5-0. Singles wins by Chris Clark (No. 1), Tyler Kallgren (No. 2) and Ian Melnik (No. 3) led the way for Collins Hill. The Eagles also got wins in doubles from Alec Rahmanian/Marcus Maloney (No. 1) and Evan Padvorac/Josh Jackson (No. 2).

Berkmar 4, South 1

NORCROSS -- Berkmar swept singles and won at No. 2 doubles as the Patriots defeated South Gwinnett 4-1 at Hudlow Tennis Center. Jimmy Nguyen won at No. 1 singles, Chang Wei You won at No. 2 singles and Anthony Aguilera won at No. 3 singles for Berkmar (2-1). Kevin Deane and Kevin Tran paired up to win at No. 2 doubles for the Patriots. Chas Reid and Che Estes got South's lone win at No. 1 doubles.

Hebron 3, Mountain View 2

DACULA -- Jerod Beck and Josh Beck picked up wins at No. 1 and 2 singles, respectively, and Justin Starner and Johnell McLean won at No. 1 doubles to lead Hebron to a 3-2 win over Mountain View. Hebron improves to 2-0 for the year.

Archer 3, Apalachee 2

WINDER -- Archer took two of three singles and got a win at No. 2 doubles as the Tigers defeated Apalachee 3-2. Aaron Harris won at No. 1 singles and Alex Butenko won at No. 2 singles.

Josh Cade and Jordan Wyton teamed up to win at No. 2 doubles for Archer (3-1). Clayton Edenfield won at No. 3 singles and Brandon Tovar-Lee Vue got the win at No. 1 doubles for Apalachee (2-1).

BOYS LACROSSE

North 8, East Coweta 4

NEWNAN -- Matt Palmer, Luke Printz and Joe Whitaker all scored two goals each as North Gwinnett topped East Coweta 8-4. Alex Riggin came up with four saves in goal, while Ronnie Adams had six shots and also recorded a goal for North (2-0).

GIRLS LACROSSE

Mill Creek 27, Norcross 1

NORCROSS -- Alexis Ordini had eight goals and two assists as Mill Creek pounded Norcross 27-1. MacKenzie Fagioli added four goals and two assists, while Noelle Allen had three goals and three assists for Mill Creek (2-0). Tori Windom also had three goals and Nicole Gump had three goals and an assists for the Hawks (2-0).

BOYS GOLF

Mountain View beats Lanier

HOSCHTON -- Blake Padilla had a 45 to lead Mountain View (2-0) to a 196-226 win over Lanier at Reunion. James Hughes had a 46 for Lanier.

Providence rolls past Shiloh

LAWERENCEVILLE -- Colin Grant fired a 38 as Providence improved to 2-0 with a 194-241 win over Shiloh at Northwood Country Club.

Peachtree Ridge slips by North Gwinnett

SUWANEE -- Michael Chong carded a 38 as Peachtree Ridge edged North Gwinnett 161-167 at Bear's Best. Sam DiPaola had a 40 to lead North Gwinnett (0-1).

GIRLS GOLF

Mountain View tops Lanier

HOSCHTON -- Morgan Foley had a 51 as Mountain View (1-1) defeated Lanier 105-126 at Reunion. Brittany Mosley led Lanier with a 61.

GIRLS SOCCER

GAC 3, SINE School 0

NORCROSS -- Greater Atlanta Christian got goals from Rachel Garcia, Halle Huff and Abbie Abrahart en route to a 3-0 over the SINE School of Denmark. Jamie Campbell, Kelsey Fervier and Garcia each had one assist for the Spartans (1-0). Elizabeth White got the shutout in goal for GAC, making four saves on the night.

BOYS SOCCER

Buford 3, Calvary Day 0

SAVANNAH -- Baxter Argo had four saves and got the shutout in goal and Esgardo Arroyo had two goals as Buford blanked Calvary Day 3-0. Christian Lopez added a goal and Jesus Deleon had an assist for the Wolves (3-0).

Central 4, Walnut Grove 1

LOGANVILLE -- Tyler Budd and Samir Ramic each had a goal and an assist as Central Gwinnett defeated Walnut Grove 4-1. Juan Gonzalez and Brayan Herrera also had one goal each for Central (2-0-1). Charlie DeLoatch got the win in goal for the Black Knights.

-- Compiled by Steve Argo