The Lady Bears Varsity Soccer team advanced to the state quarterfinals for second year in a row after securing wins in the opening two rounds of the girls' state soccer championship tournament on April 27 (at Northgate) and May 2 (at Lakeside Evans).
The Lady Bears opened with a very difficult matchup against the #2-ranked team in the state (Northgate). The Lady Bears controlled play in the first half and notched two goals – the first was scored by Charlotte Teeter on a shot from distance that beat the keeper in the upper corner while the second goal was also scored by Charlotte Teeter on a penalty kick. The Lady Bears led 2-0 at halftime and appeared to be in control of the match. However, the second half was far more challenging than the first and saw the Lady Bears' defense under considerable pressure throughout. They eventually conceded a goal late in the second half to close the gap to 2-1 but held on for the victory.
On May 2, the Lady Bears traveled to Augusta to face Lakeside Evans. As with the opening round of the tournament, the Lady Bears dominated play early but struggled to convert opportunities into goals for much of the first half and went to halftime with a 1-0 lead thanks to a goal scored by Allyson Curl (assisted by defender Tyra Quam). They extended their lead in the second half on a goal by Amy Pollmann before conceding a very late goal that reduced the ultimate margin of victory to one as the Lady Bears advanced with a win by a final score of 2-1.
The Lady Bears will return to the Greater Atlanta area looking to advance to the semifinals of the state tournament for the first time in the school's history. To accomplish that, they'll have to get past Sequoyah in their quarterfinals match that will kick off on Friday, May 5 at 5.45pm at Sequoyah High School in Canton, Georgia.
Go Lady Bears!