Baylor, GPS, CCS Advance To State Soccer Semifinals

Saturday, October 21, 2017
CCS's Sarah O'Shea goes for a ball as the USN keeper comes out to make a save.
CCS's Sarah O'Shea goes for a ball as the USN keeper comes out to make a save.
- photo by Greg Davick

The Baylor and GPS girls soccer teams both advanced to the state Division II-AA semifinals Saturday with wins over Hutchison and Brentwood Academy. 


Baylor hosted Hutchison in their quarterfinal game and scored two goals in each half to earn the 4-0 win.  Avery Davis scored in the 29th minutes off a Mya McGee assist.  Rachel Smith scored in the 33rd minute off a breakaway assist from Maddie Reap. 


In the second half, Cambell Green scored in the 56th minute assisted by Avery Davis.

  Mya McGee scored the final goal in the 61st minute off a Camille Henry assist.  


"I thought once we settled down and were able to put the ball on the ground we played some really good soccer,"  Baylor head coach Curtis Blair said.  "This was a total team effort today and we are excited about heading back to Boro."


Baylor out shot Hutchinson 10-2.  Peyton Randolph and Shannon Urey combined for two saves for Baylor.  Anne Murray had six saves for Hutchison.  


Baylor advances to the state semifinals which will be played on Thursday in Murfreesboro. 


GPS 4 BRENTWOOD ACADEMY 2 The Bruisers of GPS earned a road quarterfinal win at Brentwood Academy, scoring three second half goals in the 4-2 win. 


Meg Priest scored the first half goal on a direct kick.  In the second half, Sydney Morris had three goals, assisted by Lane Lawrence, Leila von Kessler and Myra Brock.  Avery Campbell had five saves for GPS. 


"Brentwood is a well coached team," GPS head coach Patrick Winecoff said.  "They made it difficult for us but I am proud of the girls for working as hard as they could from the first minute to the last.  It definitely had a playoff atmosphere and the team stepped up to the challenge at every turn. We will enjoy the win today but we’re looking forward to our next challenge."

GPS improves to 11- 5- 2  GPS will play Briarcrest in the state semifinals Thursday at 7 p.m. CST.



CCS 2 USN 1 After playing a 0-0 tie in the first half, the host Lady Chargers got on the board in the 52nd minute when Oliva Hoffman scored the first of her two goals.  Hoffman's goal was assisted by Sarah O'Shea.  USN tied the game in the 63rd minute.  


Hoffman scored again in the 71st minute off a Lillie Cate assist.  


" Our defense played very well limiting a very good passing attack to just a couple attempts on goal," CCS head coach Cal Sneller said.  " The offense had a good number of dangerous opportunities, working well together.  Now we rest to get ready for another very good team on Thursday."


CCS out shot USN 16-9.  The Lady Chargers will play ECS on Thursday in the Divison II-A state semifinals.  Game time is set for 6:30 at Richard Siegel Soccer Complex.

CCS is 20-1-2.

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