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PREP ROUNDUP: Dankowski breaks record, but Pinecrest falls in state playoffs
Girls tennis

Longhorns top Bulldogs to advance to state championship matchup

The Lambert girls tennis team beat North Gwinnett 3-0 on Monday to win in the state semifinals and advance to face Walton on the state finals on Saturday in Rome.

The Longhorns got wins in No. 2 singles, No. 1 doubles and No. 2 doubles, and No. 1 singles player Taylor Despriet was up a set when Lambert sealed the win. Lambert will be one of two Forsyth County teams playing for a state title on Saturday, as the South Forsyth boys also advanced by beating Lambert in the state semifinals last week.

Girls lacrosse

Pinecrest falls in high-scoring playoff matchup

Molly Dankowski scored nine goals for the Paladins, giving her 341 for her career to break the county record held by Lambert’s Jenna Kasmarik, but Pinecrest fell 20-19 to Westminster in the first round of the state playoffs on Monday.

Dankowski, a senior Mercer signee who had 114 goals total during the season, had three assists to go along with her scoring total against the Wolves. Alex Tilkin had five goals and two assists for Pinecrest, and Nika Brown had four goals. The Paladins ended their season at 14-4.