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Trinity boys roll in varsity debut; EC girls, Cougars earn victories


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Mar. 01, 2018 - 2:27 AM

By CHRIS GOLTERMANN, CowetaScore.com

It might have been the first boys lacrosse game in the history of Trinity Christian School. But Tuesday wasn’t exactly a debut to the sport for most of the Lions suiting up in black and purple jerseys.

Trinity played like a veteran lineup in a 22-2 victory that overwhelmed fellow first-timers Our Lady of Mercy, also making its lacrosse debut but without some of the same established talent that both Coweta and Fayette youth programs have produced over the past decade.

Sophomores Tanner Price and Zach Jones, each of whom earned All-South Metro First Team selections last year at McIntosh, combined for 15 goals and 8 assists in a formidable start for the Lions, who will not be eligible for post- season play in its first varsity season.

Price needed 18 seconds to score the first-ever goal in Trinity lacrosse history before going on to add nine more along with six assists.

Jones had five goals and two helpers, while both Logan Wilson and Ben Easley tacked on hat tricks for the Lions, who led 10-0 after the first quarter.

Danny Baird also added a goal and two assists in the victory.

In other lacrosse action Tuesday:

East Coweta girls 13, Carrollton 11

On the road at Grisham Stadium, the Lady Indians battled through a physical contest that included eight interceptions by East Coweta players en route to the victory.

Senior Adelyn Ryan led the effort with three goals and an assist, while seniors Caitlyn Moore and Katie Morganroth each added two goals and an assist.

Juniors Anna Robbins and Maura Ray each posted a pair of goals while junior Summer Watson had a goal and an assist.

Another junior, Kendall Buttry, also scored for the Lady Indians, who improved to 2-0 overall heading into Thursday’s non-region game at Woodward Academy.

Newnan boys 11, North Cobb 2: The Cougars moved to 2-1 with the victory. Full details were unavailable.