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Augusta Prep sweeps by Augusta Christian

Posted: March 6, 2012 - 11:30pm  |  Updated: March 11, 2012 - 1:10am
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Augusta Prep's Jamie Alexander attempts a goal kick against Augusta Christian.
Augusta Prep's Jamie Alexander attempts a goal kick against Augusta Christian.

It was a super soccer Tuesday night for Augusta Prep, whose offensive attack was too much for Augusta Christian to handle.

In the first game, the Lady Cavaliers whitewashed the Lady Lions 9-0, followed by the boys 10-3 comeback win.

The Lady Cavaliers (2-0) scored 18 seconds into the game on a goal by Jamie Alexander, the first of her three, and that was all they would need.

Alexander played about five minutes in the first half, and after assisting on the team’s eighth goal, was moved to defense in the second half.

“She plays at a high level competitively,” said Augusta Prep head coach Tom Norton. “She’s physical and tough to stop.”

The Lady Lions (0-2) got the ball into Prep’s end infrequently and Lady Cavaliers’ netminders did not have to record a save.

Despite the slow start, Augusta Christian goalie Emily Roberson came back to stop 16 shots.

Also scoring for Prep was Claire Duncan with two goals, and Hailie Huggins, Chloe Belangia, Caroline Smith and McKenna DeGraaf each had a goal.

The boys game was all about momentum.

In the first half, the Cavaliers (1-1) controlled the ball in the early going and got on the board twice in the first 15 minutes behind goals from Kevin Huggins and Peter Stojanov.

With the Cavaliers seemingly in control, the Lions (1-2) roared back to score the next three goals. Heath Brace scored on a header following an indirect kick from Kent Brace that curved past the goalie. Kent Brace went to the low right corner to score on a penalty kick with nine minutes left in the half and Hunter Miller scored three minutes later with an assist from Daniel Fayson.

“Our team played with a lot of passion and energy,” said first-year Prep head coach Max Guzman. “They found a way to put it together in the second half.”

Max Aquinde scored on a penalty kick that froze Shuman with just under eight minutes gone, the first of his three second-half goals.

Huggins then scored his second goal 10 minutes later for the Cavaliers to regain the lead for good.

Taylor McCutcheon and Christian Guthrie each contributed two second-half goals.

Michael Shuman stopped 16 shots for the Lions.

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