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Local soccer teams return to action after spring break


  • By Doug Gorman
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  • Apr. 12, 2017 - 6:24 AM

With spring break now over for Coweta County schools, that can mean only one thing: It’s crunch time for local high school soccer teams as they wind up the regular season over the next week.

The Northgate girls (13-1) entered the week ranked second in the Class AAAAAA coaches’ poll.

Northgate traveled to Carrollton Tuesday for the first of three non-region games to close out the season. The Lady Vikings have won 12 games in a row.

Northgate has won 10 games by shutouts this year. The Lady Vikings have scored at least 10 goals in six of their games this season.

On Monday, they crushed Mays 11-0.

Right before spring break, both Northgate soccer teams captured the annual Coweta Cup.

After earning a trip to the state title game a year ago, the Northgate boys (5-9) have struggled this year and will miss out on the playoffs. However, they went into Tuesday’s game against Carrollton on a three-game winning streak.

After beating East Coweta (3-2) and Newnan (1-0), they returned Monday with an 11-1 win over Mays.

The Northgate soccer teams close out the regular season with games at Pike on Friday and at Columbus next Thursday.

East Coweta’s girls (13-2) aren’t ranked in the Class AAAAAAA poll, but there is plenty of argument for them to be.

The Lady Indians have shut out 12 opponents. East Coweta has given up just 10 goals this season, while putting the ball in the back of the net 76 times.

The East Coweta boys (6-9) have won two of their last three games. Both East Coweta teams have three games left to close out the season, including today at Westlake in the last Region 2-AAAAAAA game.

The Indians play at Columbus High School on Friday and at home against Alexander next Wednesday.

Newnan traveled to Chapel Hill on Tuesday for a non-region doubleheader. It was the first of four games to close out the regular season.

Both the Newnan boys (7-3-1) and girls teams (9-3-1) are trying to snap a two-game losing streak after losing to East Coweta and Northgate in the Coweta Cup.

The Lady Cougars were on a five-game winning streak until dropping the games in the Coweta Cup.

Both the Newnan boys and girls play a Region 2-AAAAAAA game on Friday at Pebblebrook before closing out the regular season at home on Monday against Haralson County and at home against Troup on Thursday.