The RHHS boys and girls soccer teams continue to win. On Friday, in games versus Effingham County, both Richmond Hill teams beat Effingham County by easy margins.
The boys won 5-1 with goals scored by Brian Wood, Nick Harris, Justin Briggs, Corey Butler and Peter Barnes. Assists were garnered by Justin Briggs and Cory Butler, and Zach Alltop made seven saves.
"We played very well and showed great patience and unselfishness," said boys head coach Wade Wright.
This win makes five wins in a row for the boys - three against region opponents and two against AAAA opponents. The Wildcats have outscored opponents during this time 18-2 and have out shot them on an average of 19 to 6.
"All these things add up to success," added Wright. "If these stats are an indication of how well we are attacking and defending, I feel pretty good about our chances."
The girls won their match 7-1. Goals were scored by Laura Nunnery (3), Samantha Cooper, Lori Barnes, Allison Snider and Azea Mustafa with assists from Mackenzie Qua, Snider, Ginny Freeman and Meghan Guarino, and five saves by Sarah Parker.
The girls scored the first goal in a team record :29 seconds on a cross by Ladycat Mackenzie Qua and header to goal by Nunnery. From there it was down hill for Effingham as the Lady Wildcats took a team record 45 shots (42 on goal). This marks the 51st win for this group of seniors which makes them the winnings class in program history, surpassing last years class which includes current UGA player Leslie McConnell. Friday also marked senior day. This year’s seniors are Mitch Doud, Campbell Berry, Josh Biering, Alex Squires, Marc Connelly, Pavil Rybin, Peter Barnes, Justin Briggs, Javier Arbelaez, Travis Bird, Andy Gertsner, Maggie Lester, Mackenzie Qua, Samantha Cooper, Laura Nunnery, Ginny Freeman and Sarah Parker.