PREP ROUNDUP: Parkview boys slip by Tift on penalty kicks

TIFTON -- After a scoreless overtime, goalkeeper Diego Casillas saved a pair of Tift County penalty kicks Tuesday night and the visiting Parkview boys soccer team escaped with a 2-1 win (4-3 on PKs) in the second round of the Class AAAAA state playoffs.

Jonathan Jarrett, Tyler Stephenson, Zach Welch and Raymond Muro converted kicks in the PK round for the Panthers (15-3-2), who now play at Walton in Friday's quarterfinals. It's a rematch of last year's semifinals, won by Walton.

Parkview took a 1-0 first-half lead in the match when Jarrett's cross was headed in for a goal by Welch. That advantage held until less than three minutes remained in regulation, when Tift (13-2-2) scored the tying goal.

"We missed a ton of opportunities," Parkview boys coach Michael Tolmich said. "Their goalkeeper played very well and we missed a ton of opportunities. At times, I think we played well and at times I think we struggled. We've got to take better advantage of our chances."


GAC 7, Putnam County 0

EATONTON -- Vishal Patel's three goals powered the Greater Atlanta Christian boys to a 7-0 rout of Putnam County in the Class AA state playoffs on Tuesday.

The Spartans (13-5-1), who play at North Oconee in Friday's quarterfinals, also got single goals from Daniel Johnson, Nash Wagnon, Ryan Yates and Hudson Kuipers.

Providence 4, Pace 3

ATLANTA -- Providence goalkeeper Evan Flowers stopped Pace's fifth penalty kick shot to help the Stars to a 4-3 win (5-4 on PKs) on Tuesday in the second round of the Class A state playoffs.

Will Lowndes led the Stars (11-8) with two goals on assists from Taylor Henry. Lowndes scored his second goal early in the second half to give Providence a 3-2 lead. Ted Perry scored on a throw-in from Henry in the first half. Providence will play at Savannah Christian on Friday in the state quarterfinals.

Hebron 6, Pacelli 2

COLUMBUS -- Chris Austin scored four goals to lead Hebron to a 6-2 win over Pacelli in the second round of the Class A state playoffs. Ryan Notheis added two goals, while Cole Redman and Ryan Thomas had two assists each. Johnny Hardin added on assist.

Hebron will play the winner of Paideia-Mount Paran in Friday's quarterfinals.


GAC 8, Putnam County 0

EATONTON -- Rachel Garcia set Greater Atlanta Christian's single-season scoring record in Tuesday's 8-0 girls soccer win over Putnam County in the second round of the Class AA state playoffs.

Garcia scored three goals and had one assist to give her 41 goals on the year, breaking Auburn freshman Chelsea Gandy-Cromer's record of 38.

Taylor Wagnon, Brynn Finneran, Halee Huff, Hannah Huizenga and Kayla Puzas each had a goal. Abbie Abrahart and Wagnon each had an assist. Elizabeth White got the shutout in goal.

GAC will player the winner of Dawson County-Vidalia in Saturday's quarterfinals.


Peachtree Ridge 3, Brookwood 0

MARIETTA -- Peachtree Ridge won all three of its singles matches to defeat Brookwood 3-0 in the quarterfinals of the Class AAAAA state playoffs on Tuesday. The Lions (18-2) got wins from Jessica Northcutt, Abby Owens and Jena Kelly. Peachtree Ridge will play Kennesaw Mountain in Saturday's semifinals at Clayton International Tennis Center.

Wesleyan 3, Darlington 1

NORCROSS -- Wesleyan's girls tennis team advanced to the Class A Final Four on Monday with a 3-1 win over Darlington.

The Wolves (17-5) got a singles victory from Sarah Settlage at No. 3 and a doubles sweep from Kaitlin English and Julie Rodriguez at No. 1 and Katie McLaughlin and Katie Van Laeke at No. 2.

Blessed Trinity 3, GAC 0

ROSWELL -- The Greater Atlanta Christian girls tennis season came to an end Monday with a 3-0 loss at Blessed Trinity in the AA quarterfinals. The Spartans finish with a 14-7 record.


Blessed Trinity 3, GAC 1

ROSWELL -- Greater Atlanta Christian fell to Blessed Trinity 3-1 Monday in a season-ending boys tennis match in the AA quarterfinals. The Spartans (8-13) got their lone win in singles from Hunter Ragland.