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Southside-Gadsden Defense Extends Scoreless Streak to 18 Matches in 3-0 Win

Class 6A and 7A Begin Friday in 29th State Championships

Class 4A/5A Girls’ Soccer Semifinals
Southside-Gadsden 3, St. John Paul II Catholic 0
   
HUNTSVILLE – Coach Tiffany Julien Cargile’s Southside-Gadsden (21-2-0) beat St. John Paul II Catholic 3-0 to advance to the AHSAA Class 4A/5A State Girls’ Soccer Championship finals at John Hunt Soccer Complex. The Panthers face Montgomery Academy in the finals Friday at 5 p.m.
     The trio of Anna Motley, Hallie-Kate Smith and Grayson Carter each scored goals for Southside, which ran its scoreless streak defensively to 18 matches 36 consecutive halves with the win. The Panthers have outscored opponents 150-8 on the season – including 134-0 during that shutout stretch. In four playoff games Southside has outscored opponents 25-0.
    St. John Paul II goalkeeper Allie Songy had nine saves in the semifinal loss. Southside had 19 shots overall to just one for St. John Paul II (12-5-3).

Montgomery Academy 5, John Carroll Catholic 2
    HUNTSVILLE – Montgomery Academy (21-3-1), winners of six of the last eight Class 1A/3A girls’ state championships, moved to 4A/5A this season and Coach Carter Tuck’s Lady Eagles are back in the finals again with a 5-2 win over John Carroll Catholic (12-5-3).
   The match was deadlocked at 2-2 at halftime with Mead Robertson notching the first goal for Montgomery Academy just six minutes into the match. The Cavaliers stormed back to take a 2-1 lead on goals by Kennedi Langan and Ruby Thornton, but the Eagles tied the match at 2-2 a minute later thanks to Hayes Jenkins’ goal set up by an assist by Tara Katz. The second half was all MA with Katz and Brooke Horne netting goals and the Eagles’ team getting the credit for the fifth goal.

 

Class 4A/5A Boys’ Soccer Semifinals
Briarwood Christian 2, Montgomery Academy 1 (2 OT, shootout (5-2)
   
HUNTSVILLE – Briarwood Christian nipped Montgomery Academy 2-1 in a match that was tied 1-1 after regulation and two overtimes and was finally settled in a shootout.
    The Lions of Coach Shawn Brower made all five kicks in the shootout but Mountain Academy made 2 of 5 to seal the win.
    Lucas Rizzo gave Montgomery Academy (24-6-0) a 1-0 lead early in the second half at the 54:34 mark. Three minutes later, Briggs Latta tied the score for Briarwood with a goal at 57:37. 
     Each team took three shots on goal with goalkeepers Will Beriger of Montgomery Academy and Sam Candler of Briarwood notching two saves.
      Due to earlier weather delays Thursday, the two Class 4A/5A boys’ semifinal matches finished up late due to weather interruptions earlier in the day with Springville (20-6-0) advancing to Friday’s 7 p.m. finals to face Briarwood Christian (21-1-3). The Tigers posted a 2-1 win over St. John Paul Catholic II (16-6-1) in the other match.


Class 4A/5A Boys’ Soccer Semifinals
Springville 2, Saint John Paul II Catholic 1
   
HUNTSVILLE – Springville (20-6-0) fell behind 1-0 in the opening period when St. John Paul II’s Michael Weston scored at 31:50. Six minutes later, Brantley Mills tied the match for the Tigers and Luis Keil nailed the game winner just 59 seconds into the second half to send Springville to the finals.
     Coach Cody Wilkerson’s Tigers also got a strong effort from goalkeeper Evan Paddock, who had six saves. James Overstreet had two saves for Saint John Paul II (16-6-1).
   


AHSAA State Soccer Championships
John Hunt Soccer Complex, Huntsville
Semi-final matches are scheduled 1A/3A and 4A/5A Thursday, May 9; for 6A and 7A, Friday, May 10. Finals will be May 10 (1A/3A and 4A/5A) and May 11 (6A and 7A). The NFHS Network will live-stream all finals. Vestavia Hills HS NFHS SBP will live-stream the 7A girls' match Vestavia Hills vs. James Clemens).

CLASS 1A/3A
GIRLS’ SEMIFINALS
Altamont (13-6-2) 2, Westminster Christian (12-8-1) 0
Westminster-Oak Mountain (16-2-1) 4, Cottage Hill Christian (17-5-0) 0

BOYS’ SEMIFINALS
Altamont (15-6-1)  5, Collinsville (16-7-0) 1
Bayside Academy (19-2-2) 2, Westminster-Oak Mountain (13-7-0) 1

CLASS 4A/5A 
GIRLS’ SEMIFINALS
Southside-Gadsden (21-2-0) 3, St. John Paul II Catholic (12-5-3) 0
Montgomery Academy (21-3-1) 5, John Carroll Catholic (13-4-1) 2

BOYS’ SEMIFINALS
Springville (20-6-0) 3, St. John Paul II Catholic (16-6-1) 1
Briarwood Christian (20-1-3) 2, Montgomery Academy (24-6-0) 1

CLASS 6A
GIRLS’ SEMIFINALS
Decatur (12-5-2) vs. Homewood (17-4-5), Fri., May 10, 9 a.m.

St. Paul’s Episcopal (17-302) vs. Chelsea (20-2-1), Fri., May 10, 9 a.m.

BOYS’ SEMIFINALS
Fort Payne (16-8-1) vs. Homewood (19-2-4), Fri., May 10, 11 a.m.
St. Paul’s Episcopal (15-6-2) vs. Pelham (16-9-1),  Fri., May 10, 11 a.m.


CLASS 7A
GIRLS’ SEMIFINALS
Vestavia Hills (20-0-0) vs. James Clemens (13-4-2), Fri., May 10, 1 p.m. (live-streamed by Vestavia Hills HS NFHS Network SBP)
McGill-Toolen (13-4-2) vs. Auburn (14-6-3), Fri., May 10, 1 p.m.

BOYS’ SEMIFINALS
Hoover (17-4-3) vs. Florence (15-3-0), Fri., May 10, 3 p.m.
McGill-Toolen Catholic (18-5-4) vs. Enterprise (13-5-4), Fri., May 10, 3 p.m.


AHSAA STATE FINALS
(All live-streamed by the NFHS Network, www.nfhsnetwork.com)
Class 1A/3A Boys’ Championship, Fri., May 10, 5 p.m.
Altamont (15-6-1)  vs. Bayside Academy (19-2-2) 
Class 4A/5A Girls’ Championship, Fri., May 10, 5 p.m.
Southside-Gadsden (21-2-0) vs. Montgomery Academy (21-3-1)
Class 4A/5A Boys’ Championship, Fri., May 10, 7 p.m.

Springville (20-6-0) vs. Briarwood Christian (20-1-3) 
Class 1A/3A Girls’ Championship, Fri., May 10, 7 p.m.

Altamont (13-6-2) vs. Westminster-Oak Mountain (16-2-1)


Class 7A Boys’ Championship, Sat., May 11, 10 a.m.
Class 6A Girls’ Championship, Sat., May 11, 10 a.m.
Class 6A Boys’ Championship, Sat., May 11, noon
Class 7A Girls’ Championship, Sat., May 11, noon




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