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Douglas baseball, soccer teams advance in tourneys
by E. Marcel Pourtout
mpourtout@neighbornewspapers.com
May 07, 2014 01:46 PM | 1101 views | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Staff / Samantha M. Shal<br>Alexander senior Brandon Bone takes a practice swing during practice earlier this season.
Staff / Samantha M. Shal
Alexander senior Brandon Bone takes a practice swing during practice earlier this season.
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Several Douglas County programs won their first round matchups in their respective state playoff competitions last week.

In Class 6A, both Douglas County High School soccer teams earned victories. The girls’ team hosted Lowndes County on April 30, emerging with a 2-0 home victory. The Tigers advanced to face Marietta on Wednesday of this week.

“We were able to jump on Lowndes early and score two first-half goals and our defense shut down chances, playing solid through the rest of the contest,” Tigers’ head coach Matthew Martin said.

The boys’ team from Douglas County High continued its undefeated season, beating Camden County 5-1 on April 29 in first-round action. The Tigers will host North Cobb in the next round.

The Lithia Springs boys’ soccer team represented the county in Class 5A, defeating Sequoyah 2-1 on April 29 and advancing to face Gainesville this week.

“We relied heavily on our defensive abilities while our patience and diligence will break down any opponent,” head coach David Ubriaco said.

The Alexander girls’ soccer team looks poised for a long postseason run in Class 4A, defeating Cass 6-1 in the first round on April 30. The Cougars now travel to Lanier on Wednesday.

“Our defense played well together and took advantages of scoring opportunities,” head coach David Huynh said.

Chapel Hill saw both of its soccer teams advance in Class 3A, starting with the girls’ team defeating Central-Macon 4-0 on May 2.

“We were mentally focused, played well together and put pressure on them from the beginning,” head coach Katie Wolff said.

The Panthers face Savannah Arts this week.

The boys’ team gained a 7-3 road win over Pike County on May 1 and face Pierce County this week in the next round.

In baseball action, Alexander won its series against Cedartown on May 2 in the first round, advancing to face Marist this week.

“Our pitchers did an outstanding job not allowing an earned run in the series,” said head coach Chris Brown.

Chapel Hill defeated Peach County in its first-round series as well and faces Pierce County on Wednesday.

“We received strong pitching performances helping base runners to score,” head coach Mickey Harper said.

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