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RH soccer teams pick up wins
RH soccer
Whitney Regan uses her head to score against Washington County during a recent Region 3-AAA contest. - photo by Photo provided.
The Richmond Hill High School boys (7-2) and girls (8-2) soccer teams each picked up a pair of region wins over the weekend. On Monday, the Lady Wildcats won and the Wildcats lost against non-region Savannah Country Day.
On Friday, the RHHS boys beat WACO 8-0 as the Lady ‘Cats beat WACO 10-0 in a Region 3-AAA matchup. Top scorers included Melvin Neeley, Sam Vernon, Kaitlin Taylor, Whitney Regan and Lindsey Vasher.
“The guys played well despite the small field we played on,” Wildcat Coach Robbie Flanders said. “WACO pretty much put all 11 players back to defend, so to be able to get 8 goals with it crowded like that, we did something right.”
The following night at Thomson, the Lady Wildcats won 7-1 while the Wildcats won 4-2. Canon Rooker led on the RHHS boys’ offense while Vasher scored an impressive 5 points.
“Thomson played well and they defended us with 9 and 10 players to try and prevent us from scoring,” Flanders said of the boys’ game. “Rooker played the ball in from the corner and it hit off the keeper and into the goal.  After that we came alive and controlled the rest of the game.  I told the guys I was very proud at how they handled themselves in this game.  They had their backs against the wall and came out fighting instead of just rolling over and giving Thomson the game.  They showed me a lot of character and we won because we wanted it more than Thomson did.  They showed that when they are down that they will do what it takes to pull out a win and that is very important once the state playoffs start.”
On Monday, the Lady Wildcats beat non-region Savannah Country Day 4-0 while the Wildcats lost to SCD 4-1. Top scorers included Justin Carrillo and Sarah Goolsby.
“After a couple of weeks of dominating teams, our girls were mentally and physically ready for a quality team,” Lady Wildcat Coach Steve Kollman said. “After the first ten minutes, our girls took over and never looked back. A great quality win to build on going into the playoffs.”
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