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Cartersville soccer sweeps Chapel Hill,21574?

Posted Saturday, March 9, 2019

Cartersville girls soccer coach Chad Murray said his team played its “smartest game” of the year Friday, and it helped the Canes to a potentially massive 3-1 road win over Chapel Hill in Region 5-AAAA play.

Facing a high-scoring team, Cartersville knew defense would be paramount. The backline of Devondria Johnson, Janet Zazueta, Chloe Williams and Emma Baker helped make Friday a fairly easy night in goal for Brittany Lewis, who only had to touch the ball once in the first half.

Cartersville (5-2-1, 2-0) entered halftime with a 1-0 lead, thanks to Micah Vance’s converted penalty kick in the 28th minute. Vance doubled the Canes’ lead in the 49th minute, scoring off a Linet Chege assist.

Chapel Hill, which entered Friday’s game with 14 goals through two region wins, scored in the 68th minute off a corner kick to put some pressure on the visitors.

But Kalyn Donegan had the final word. The Cartersville junior followed up her brace in the region-opening 2-0 win over Sandy Creek with a game-sealing goal late on.

Kendyl Anderson assisted Donegan’s 78th-minute strike to remove all doubt for Cartersville, which heads to Central-Carroll on Monday.

Cartersville boys 5, Chapel Hill 1

Pedro Ghanem struck in each half and a trio of Cartersville boys had one goal apiece, as the Canes eased to a 5-1 road win over Chapel Hill on Friday.

Seventeen minutes into the game, Ghanem put Cartersville ahead; seventeen minutes later, Brady Craig scored to give the Canes a 2-0 cushion at halftime.

Javier Morillon extended Cartersville’s lead in the 48th minute before Ghanem grabbed his second in the 57th.

Chapel Hill (2-5, 0-3) finally got on the board, but Cartersville (4-3, 2-0) closed the scoring with Elian Abeja finding the back of the net in the 73rd minute.

Next up for the Canes will be a road trip Monday to Central-Carrollton.