South Forsyth’s girls and boys soccer teams remained undefeated after 4-1 and 1-0 victories, respectively, against Forsyth Central on Friday in Region 5-7A games at Bulldog Stadium.
It started off fast for the girls.
In the first two minutes, South’s Megan Postell got a quick shot on goal that was saved by Central’s keeper Allie Strunk. The offense for South followed in suit as Marissa McAfee scored to give the Lady War Eagles a 1-0 lead in the 22nd minute.
The first half was a close affair even though The Lady War Eagles had seven shots, two of which were on wide open nets. But both times South put it above the crossbar.
“We should’ve put the ball in the back of the net more times than not,” South head coach Tom Braun said. “We knew Central wouldn’t quit.”
And the Lady Bulldogs didn’t. South added another goal to go up 2-0, but Central responded as sophomore striker Callie Fagan scored in the 58th minute. Just two minutes later, Callie almost tied the game with a near-miss.
Instead of a tie game, South’s Jenna Vollrath’s struck 20 seconds later to put the Lady War Eagles up 3-1. Vollrath had two goals Friday night.
On the boys side, South controlled the pace, maintaining possession for well over half the game. Not only did they have possession but South seemed to live in the Central backfield.
It wasn’t until the final five minutes when Central’s offense had a successful drive as Bulldogs forward Gavin Mitchell had a chance to take a 1-0 lead but missed 3 inches right. Similar to the girls game, almost less than a minute after the miss South had a scoring opportunity.
South following a foul was awarded a free kick 35 yards out. The initial kick was on target but brilliantly saved by Central’s Juan Gonzalez.
The follow-up however was laced into the back of the net by South’s Walker Haymond.
Walker started the game as South’s goalkeeper but was moved into the field following the first half.
“I play him a little bit in the second half because Sandhu is a terrific keeper and he gives us a different look up top,” Braun said. “I am really glad he was able to get one in for us.”