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Boys soccer: Lambert edges Central Gwinnett in first round
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Lambert goalkeeper Avery Dekshenieks corrals a shot Friday in the Longhorns' 2-1 win against Central Gwinnett in the first round of the Class 7A state playoffs. - photo by Micah Green
Lambert held off Central Gwinnett 2-1 to advance to the second round of the Class 7A state playoffs Friday for the first time since 2013. Lambert’s Eoin Griffiths displayed some individual brilliance when he took on the Central defense and chipped the goalkeeper from 20 yards out to put the Longhorns (13-4-1, 9-1 in Region 5-7A) up 1-0 with 23:50 remaining in the first half. Later in the first half, moments after Lambert didn’t receive a penalty at the other end of the pitch, Gabe Fontana was called for a questionable foul in the box on the Black Knights’ Jonathan Lamarre, giving Central (7-11, 3-3 in Region 7-7A) a penalty kick.