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Lady Wildcats get opening round win

The Richmond High School girls soccer team will continue on in the state playoffs after a 6-3 win over first round opponent Westover in an away game on Wednesday, April 23.

"I am very happy to get through the first round of the playoffs," Coach Steve Kollman said. "After getting notified of the date change by the state with only 36 hours to prepare, we didn’t have much time to work toward defending a narrow (55 yards) field where the operating space is compressed. It cost us two goals early on defensive miscues. Once we got our rhythm after the bus ride, our Lady Wildcats took over the game. We are all very proud to be back in the round of 16 once again."

Lindsey Vasher scored three goals while the following players scored one goal each: Katie Berry, Lori Barnes and Lauren Regan. Lauren Hall had four assists while Barnes had one. Keeper Raisa Martinez only had to make one save versus 22 from Westover’s goalie.

Next up, is round two, slated for this coming Tuesday. Their opponents will be decided by the winner of the upcoming Mary Person (number four seed out of South Atlanta) versus Columbus (number one seed in the Columbus area). Due to the Lady Cats’ number three seeding, a Mary Person game would be at home while a Columbus home would be away.

The boys, current 3-AAA champions, played last night versus Albany’s Monroe High School in the first round of state. If they won, they will play Tuesday against an opponent that has yet to be determined.

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