The Newnan Times-Herald


Heritage boys, Trinity girls headed to Final 4

  • By Doug Gorman
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  • May. 17, 2017 - 5:48 AM

Heritage boys, Trinity girls headed to Final 4

Jeff Armstrong / The Newnan Times-Herald

Lady Lions soccer player Caitlin Ledford (4) hits the ball past a defender last week. Trinity’s girls play FPCA in the GISA state semifinals at 1 p.m. Friday at Mercer University in Macon.

The Heritage boys and Trinity girls soccer teams are just two victories away from bringing home GISA state titles.

Both teams play in the Final Four Friday in Macon after a couple of dramatic wins. Heritage beat Gatewood 1-0 in the quarterfinals, while the Trinity girls defeated Westminster 3-2 in quarterfinal action.

The Hawks continue their quest for a state championship against Frederica  at 11 a.m. on Friday, while the the Lady Lions take on First Presbyterian Christian Academy at 1 p.m.

The 11 a.m. starting time is to help accommodate Frederica, which has graduation Friday night at 6 p.m. back on Saint Simons’ Island.

Neither Heritage or Frederica has given up a goal during the playoffs. Frederica beat Loganville 9-0 and Augusta Prep 3-0.

In addition to its 1-0 victory last week against Gatewood, the Hawks beat First Presbyterian 3-0 to open the playoffs.

In the girls bracket, Trinity opened with a 3-0 victory over Robert Toombs before securing its one-point win over Westminster.

First Presbyterian beat Heritage 1-0 and Monsignor Donovan 3-0. First Presbyterian is 22-0 with 15 shutouts.

Trinity and First Presbyterian faced each other earlier this season in regular-season tournament with the Highlanders winning 6-4.

The winner of the Heritage-Frederica match will play for the state title Saturday against the winner of the Westminster-Holy Spirit contest at 6:30.

In the other half of the girls final four bracket, Augusta Prep takes on Deerfield Windsor. The girls championship is set for 4 p.m. on Saturday.