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Lacrosse lineups pick up key wins


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Mar. 15, 2018 - 9:49 PM

By Chris Goltermann - Coweta Score

Area lacrosse teams have put together a string of victories this week.

They included efforts by respective East Coweta varsity lineups on Wednesday, led by the Indians’ 13-11 win over Area 2-6A/7A opponent North Atlanta at Garland Shoemake Stadium. It moved the team to 2-1 in the area standings while tied with Campbell for first place, a half-game ahead of Newnan (1-1) and Wheeler (1-1).

East Coweta’s boys travel to Whitewater on Friday in a non-region game.

The Cougars, who are 4-2 over- all, also return to non-region action Friday night in a makeup with M.L. King while coming off an 11-2 victory at Eagle’s Landing Christian.

Northgate is not fielding a varsity boys team this season due to num- bers, but its JV team earned a 5-3 victory over Archer to open its 2018 schedule.

Girls lineups have also remained busy, with East Coweta and North- gate set to meet on Friday in a game that won’t count in the area standings. It’s a chance, however, to see where both teams stand head- ing into next month’s Coweta Cup Tournament.

All three of the county’s GHSA girls programs are tied for first in Area 2-7A/6A with identical 1-0 records.

On Wednesday, the Lady Indi- ans put together a dominating 26-2 victory in a trip to Luella for a non- region game. East Coweta’s girls upped their record to 4-3 overall.

Northgate’s girls head into Friday’s game with a 3-3 overall record while looking to bounce back from two tough losses, falling to Starr’s Mill and Gulf Breeze, Fla., the latter in an 8-7 decision last weekend.

Newnan’s girls also face an Area 2-6A/7A opponent on Friday, but in a contest that will count in the standings. The Lady Cougars head to Wheeler (1-9, 0-2) after opening this week with a 20-2 victory over Lakeside-Atlanta. It was the team’s third straight win following efforts over Macon private schools Mount de Sales (16-3) and Stratford Academy (15-7).

FRIDAY’S SCHEDULE

5:30 p.m.M.L. King boys at Newnan (makeup) 6:45 p.m.Northgate girls at East Coweta 7:30 p.m.East Coweta boys at Whitewater