For the Lady Bears, Rachel Preston and Karissa Engram each scored two goals to help lead them. Sydney Humphrey scored, Sammie Vokert scored, Kaylee Bromell scored, as did Jasmine Johnson, Brittany Greene and Jessica Scoggs.
Preston got things going at the five-minute mark. Humphrey provided the assist – and then three minutes later added her goal.
Preston scored again with an assist from Greene at the eight-minute mark. At 12 minutes, Volkert put hers into the net off an assist from Preston.
Bromell found the net at 24 minutes thanks to an assist from Scoggs. Johnson and Greene then made it 7-0 – unassisted and with the clock showing 30 minutes following the last of those.
Engram scored the first of hers at 44 minutes with help from Humphrey and then it was Scoggs via an assist by Greene. That came at the 56-minute mark.
Finally, Engram scored again with an assist by Greene at 57 minutes.
For the Bears, Senior striker Tim O'Donnell, junior midfielder Colin Little and junior striker Andrew Weber each found the back of the net twice. Midfielder Everick Little and strikers Tanner Phillips, Patrick Braxton and Josh Manion accounted for the other goals.
O'Donnell, Weber and Phillips also had two assists each and Everick Colin, defensive back Drew Behrman and midfielder Sammy Valdivia added one apiece.
Houston County led at the half 5-0 and the second, Head Coach Jason Kirk said, "was a repeat of the first as the HoCo goals kept coming and stellar defense led by senior Dylan Baughman and junior Ezequiel Morales kept the Greyhounds from recording a shot.
Houston County will get its first taste of region action today when it hosts Hardaway.
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The Warhawks “had a lot of trouble finishing all night,” Head Coach Matthew Roth said, but it mattered little. They still took care of West Laurens, 4-1.
“We played very well defensively,” Roth added – his squad up 2-0 at the half, “and really shut down their attack.”
Nick Andersen netted two of Veterans’ goals. One of those came via an assist from D.J. Garrett. The other, Roth said, came from a corner he took and the keeper misplayed. Roth said the keeper also misplayed a throw-in that resulted in a score by Elijah Milteer and Carl Killingsworth scored on a penalty kick.
“Defenders Dillon Garrett, Carl Killingsworth, and Devante Mitchell gave them little room to work,” said Roth.
The Warhawks improved to 9-1 overall, 5-0 in 2-AAA. The Raiders fell to 5-5, 2-2.
Perry also upped its 2-AAA win total by one. The Panthers shut out Rutland 7-0 to improve to 6-4-1, 2-2-0. The Canes fell to 2-8-1, 1-5-0.
Daniel Ward scored the hat trick for Perry while Adam Wood, Toby Johnson, Tyler Smith and Nicky Hall each mde one. The Panthers were up 5-0 at the half.
“Sean Swan and Matt Salter did a great job holding the shutout as keeper,” said Perry Head Coach Nathan Dooley. “Matt Salter saved a penalty kick that was given to Rutland. Mitchell Freeman and Bryce Struckmeyer were standouts on defense as they held the center of the defense and did not allow the goal.”
He added: “I was very proud of the way the boys played. We possessed the ball well and distributed the ball across the field. We were able to play all our players last night and every one gave quality minutes. It was a great team effort and a win that should help us build momentum as we move into the second half of our region schedule.”