Lady Wildcats into Elite Eight
Richmond Hill High School’s girls’ soccer team is back in the state quarterfinals for the fifth time in coach Steve Kollman’s 13-year run as head coach for the Lady Wildcats.
The team will play at No. 6-ranked Pope at 3 p.m. Friday in Marietta.
Richmond Hill advanced by knocking off Lakeside Evans 2-0 on Wednesday in Evans. Micah Kanicki scored both RHHS goals off assists by Nia Gordon and Carly Mills. Keeper Mia Cuevas had eight saves for RHHS, which improved to 17-3 overall and finished 13-1 in Region 3-AAAAA.
Worth noting: This is the first time the Lady Wildcats have been in the Elite Eight in Class AAAAA. The other four trips occurred while the team was playing in lower classifications.
Wildcats fall in round two
Richmond Hill High School fell 5-3 in the second game of its second-round Class AAAAA baseball tournament doubleheader with Greenbrier on Wednesday in Evans.
The loss, combined with the Wildcats’ 7-0 setback in the first game, knocked RHHS out of the playoffs and ended the team’s season at 20-10.
In game two Dominic Montalto led the way with a 3-for-4 day at the plate. Montalto also had a run scored.
Justin Henle was 1-for-3 with two RBIs while Byron Vick also drove in a run.
Also getting hits were Zach Byrd, Peyton Carter, Shane Buerster and Zach Balcomb, who was 1-for-3 with a run scored. Will Wallace also scored for RHHS.
Brian Eichorn took the loss in relief for the Wildcats, giving up four runs on seven hits and a walk. He struck out three batters in four innings. Josh Lawhon started, going three innings. He gave up four hits and a run while walking two.
Worth noting: Supporters and the team’s website say this is the Wildcats first trip to the second-round of the state playoffs ever. It’s definitely the team’s first trip to the state playoffs as a member of Class AAAAA.
Also worth noting: RHHS baseball coach Stacy Bennett tweeted on his Twitter account “Security guard at the game made his way to let us know that we had the most well behaved and respectful team all year. #ProudCoach!”
— Staff report