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2017 CLASS 1A/3A BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP

Indian Springs 2, Susan Moore 1

    HUNTSVILLE –Indian Springs High School won its third state championship Friday night beating Susan Moore 2-1 in the AHSAA Class 1A-3A boys’ state soccer finals at Huntsville’s John Hunt Park.
    Senior forward Sam Simpson was named 1A/3A state championship MVP for his solid play on the front line scoring one goal in a semifinal win over Bayside Academy and providing strong leadership and solid play to lead Indian Springs bring to the title.
     Susan Moore (20-4-1), in its first season of championship play, took an early 1-0 lead on senior Edwyn Cervantes’ goal at the 37:51 mark. The Bulldogs of Coach Bob Austin still led 1-0 at intermission.
    Junior midfielder Justin Chapman’s goal at the 49:02 mark tied the match at 1-1 for Coach Rik Tozzi’s squad. Indian Springs (22-2-3) took the lead for good 17 minutes later when sophomore Donald Wilson scored at the 66:48 mark.  Susan Moore staged a valiant last-ditch effort in the final minutes, but the Bulldogs were unable to penetrate the tough Indian Spring defense down the stretch.
    Indian Springs outshot Susan Moore 12-7. Goalkeeper Zak Heino saved 2 shots on goal while Susan Moore keeper Brandon Martinez stopped 3 shots on goal.
    Indian Springs’ previous state titles came in 2014 and 2008.


2017 CLASS 7A BOYS SEMIFINALS

Davidson 2 Enterprise 1  (OT, 3-0 in PK)

     HUNTSVILLE –Goalkeeper Christopher Berry came up big stopping three straight penalty kicks as Davidson beat Enterprise 2-1 in a Class 7A boys’ soccer semifinal match Friday that was settled by free kicks after going through two overtime periods.
   
 Davidson (17-12-1), coached by Kevin DeLange, advanced to the Class 7A boys’ championship match with the big win Friday at John Hunt Park. The Warriors will face two- time defending champion Oak Mountain (19-4-4) Saturday at 10 a.m., the finals. The NFHS Network is live-streaming all finals Friday and Saturday.
    Neither team could get the ball in the net during the first 40 minutes leaving the score tied 0-0 at halftime. Davidson scored first when Jonathon Lowell scored at the 42:43 mark giving the Warriors a 1-0 lead. Davidson’s lead held unto the 64:53 mark when Kelan LeBlanc scored an amazing goal on a looping 30-foot free kick to tie the score 1-1 for Enterprise (17-4-1), coached by Bruce Ladner. Both teams played tough defense the rest of the way sending the match into overtime. 
   Neither team could score in the two five-minute overtime periods sending the match siddem death and free kicks.
    Davidson’s Berry stopped three Enterprise free kicks while Clairy Kengeye, and Lowell made their kicks for the Warriors. Ferdina Ndikumana then settled the contest with Davidson’s third kick sailing intp the back of the net giving the Warriors the win.
     Both teams were able to get 12 shots on goal during the match, but Davidson held the edge on corner kicks 9-2.

 

Oak Mountain 3, Vestavia Hills 0

HUNTSVILLE – Jackson Murphy’s two goals help two-time defending champion Oak Mountain defeat rival Vestavia Hills in the Class 7A boys’ soccer semifinals Friday at Huntsville’s John Hunt Park to advance to the AHSAA state finals.
    Oak Mountain (19-4-4) will face Davidson (17-12-1) Saturday at 10 a.m. The Eagles of Coach Daniel DeMasters will be attempting to win their 3rd straight state title.
    Carl Davis got Oak Mountain off to an early 1-0 lead with his goal at the 3:10 mark. Murphy scored his first goal of two goals at the 38:05 mark to give the Eagles a 2-0 lead and finished the scoring with a goal at the 49:29 mark.
    Oak Mountain outshot Vestavia Hills 13-6. Coach Leo Harlan’s Rebels finished 19-5-3.
    Oak Mountain goalkeeper Matthew Hazelwood had two saves.

Oak Mountain has won six state championships overall with titles in 2016, 2015, 2011, 2008, 2007 and 2005.

Davidson 2 Enterprise 1  (OT, 3-0 in PK)

     HUNTSVILLE –Goalkeeper Christopher Berry came up big stopping three straight penalty kicks as Davidson beat Enterprise 2-1 in a Class 7A boys’ soccer semifinal match Friday that was settled by free kicks after going through two overtime periods.
   
 Davidson (17-12-1), coached by Kevin DeLange, advanced to the Class 7A boys’ championship match with the big win Friday at John Hunt Park. The Warriors will face two- time defending champion Oak Mountain (19-4-4) Saturday at 10 a.m., the finals. The NFHS Network is live-streaming all finals Friday and Saturday.
    Neither team could get the ball in the net during the first 40 minutes leaving the score tied 0-0 at halftime. Davidson scored first when Jonathon Lowell scored at the 42:43 mark giving the Warriors a 1-0 lead. Davidson’s lead held unto the 64:53 mark when Kelan LeBlanc scored an amazing goal on a looping 30-foot free kick to tie the score 1-1 for Enterprise (17-4-1), coached by Bruce Ladner. Both teams played tough defense the rest of the way sending the match into overtime. 
   Neither team could score in the two five-minute overtime periods sending the match siddem death and free kicks.
    Davidson’s Berry stopped three Enterprise free kicks while Clairy Kengeye, and Lowell made their kicks for the Warriors. Ferdina Ndikumana then settled the contest with Davidson’s third kick sailing intp the back of the net giving the Warriors the win.
     Both teams were able to get 12 shots on goal during the match, but Davidson held the edge on corner kicks 9-2.

 

Oak Mountain 3, Vestavia Hills 0

HUNTSVILLE – Jackson Murphy’s two goals help two-time defending champion Oak Mountain defeat rival Vestavia Hills in the Class 7A boys’ soccer semifinals Friday at Huntsville’s John Hunt Park to advance to the AHSAA state finals.
    Oak Mountain (19-4-4) will face Davidson (17-12-1) Saturday at 10 a.m. The Eagles of Coach Daniel DeMasters will be attempting to win their 3rd straight state title.
    Carl Davis got Oak Mountain off to an early 1-0 lead with his goal at the 3:10 mark. Murphy scored his first goal of two goals at the 38:05 mark to give the Eagles a 2-0 lead and finished the scoring with a goal at the 49:29 mark.
    Oak Mountain outshot Vestavia Hills 13-6. Coach Leo Harlan’s Rebels finished 19-5-3.
    Oak Mountain goalkeeper Matthew Hazelwood had two saves.

Oak Mountain has won six state championships overall with titles in 2016, 2015, 2011, 2008, 2007 and 2005.

2017 CLASS 7A GIRLS SEMIFINALS

Vestavia Hills 2, Oak Mountain 0

     HUNTSVILLE – Defending Class 7A state champion Vestavia Hills made the most of its four shots on goal Friday afternoon scoring on two of them as the Lady Rebels (19-1-3) beat Oak Mountain 2-0 semifinals of the AHSAA State Soccer Championships at John Hunt Park.
     Coach Brigid Littleton’s team advances to play McGill-Toolen Catholic (22-2) in Saturday’s Class 7A girls’ state championship match at noon
     Caroline Silvio scored the Rebels’ first goal at the 4:13 mark to take an early 1-0 lead. Taylor Korn’s goal at the 20:13 mark increased the Vestavia Hills lead to 2-0 at intermission. Oak Mountain (20-3-2) outshot Vestavia Hills 6-4 for the game and kept the ball in the Rebels’ end of the field most of the final 40 minutes, but could never cash in..

Vestavia goalkeeper Anna Woodson had one save on goal. The Rebels will be going for their fifth state title overall, winning past championships in 2001, 2005, 2007 and 2016. Saturday’s championship will be live-streamed by the NFHS Network.

McGill-Toolen Catholic 5, Fairhope 1

    HUNTSVILLE – McGill-Toolen Catholic downed Fairhope 5-1 in the Class 7A semifinals Friday at Huntsville’s John Hunt Park to advance to the Class 7A girls’ championship match of the 27th annual AHSAA State Soccer playoffs.
    McGill-Toolen (22-2), coached by Cheryl Flores, scored first on Chloe Martin’s goal at the  the 14:33 mark. The Yellow Jackets followed with two goals by in at halftime. Brianna Freund added another goal at the 43:52 mark to increase the Yellow Jackets lead to 5-0.
     Fairhope (15-9-1) played well in the second half, picking up its only goal at 55:13 of the contest on a shot by Ellie Brown.
      McGill-Toolen outshot Fairhope 25-2. Pirates goalkeeper Carly Huguley finished with 12 saves. McGill-Toolen keeper Eva Knapstein had one save.

2017 CLASS 6A BOYS SEMIFINALS

Pelham 1, Daphne 0

    HUNTSVILLE –Pelham shut out Daphne1-0  in the Class 6A semifinals Friday at Huntsville’s John Hunt Park to advance to the 27th annual AHSAA State Soccer Championships title game.
     Pelham (21-6-1) will meet defending state champion Cullman (16-6-1) Saturday at noon in the championship match. It will be live-streamed over the NFHS Network. Pelham will be trying to win its first state title.
      Pelham’s Braxton Jeffcoat scored the match’s only goal at the 22:19 mark. He was assisted by Irvin Rodriguez. Both teams played a physical game defensively with Daphne (15-12-1) committing 10 fouls to Pelham’s 12. The Trojans, coached by Cameron Williams, also committed 2 caution penalties to Pelham's 3.
    Coach Patrick McDonald’s Panthers held an 18-5 advantage on shots attempted. Still, Daphne Daphne made a late push in the final seconds coming up short on two shots on goal and a failed corner kick as Pelham preserved th e win.

Daphne goalkeeper Brandon Bowers had eight saves. Pellham’s Seth Torman had two.

Cullman 5, Birmingham-Carver 0

   HUNTSVILLE – Defending Class 6A state champion Cullman High School got two goals from Miguel Tizapa as the Bearcats downed Carver-Birmingham 5-0  in the 6A semifinals of the AHSAA State Soccer Championships Friday at Huntsville’s John Hunt Park..
    Cullman (16-6-1) will meet Pelham Saturday at noon in the Class 6A boys’ state championship match. All championship matches are being live-streamed by the NFHS Network with.
     Coach Casey Harbin’s Bearcats led 4-0 at intermission thanks to goals by Washington Sheffield at the 8:43 mark, followed by Tizapa’s two goals and a goal by Joel Sanchez. Isaac Rodriguez scored a final goal for Cullman at the 29:04 in the second half to extend the lead to 5-0. Cullman outshot Carver-Birmingham (15-4-1) 18-2 for the match. Bearcats goalkeeper Jaron Porter had one save on goal. Carver, coached by  Tenell Marshall, was making its first state semifinal appearance in school history. Goalkeeper Nelson Villanueva had seven saves to lead the Rams.
     Cullman will be vying for its third state title. The Bearcats also won the 5A crown in 2002.


2017 CLASS 6A GIRLS SEMIFINALS

Chelsea 5, Northview 0

    HUNTSVILLE – Haley Green’s hat trick helped Chelsea defeat Northview 5-0 in the Class 6A girls’ state soccer semifinals Friday at Huntsville’s John Hunt Park to advance to the AHSAA state finals. Chelsea (16-6-1) will meet Southside-Gadsden (16-5-1) Saturday in the championship match at 10 a.m. The finals will be live-streamed over the NFHS Network.
    Green’s first goal got the Hornets on the board first right before the end of the first half at the 37:58 mark. Chelsea dominated the final 40 minutes getting two more goals from Green and a goal from Claire Gullen at the 15:14 mark. The final goal was scored  by Mary Connor Smith at the 10:15 mark.
     Northview head coach Haley Williams got a great effort from goalkeeper Adriana Wright, stopping 18 shots. Chelsea outshot Northview 38-1 helping goalkeeper Sabrina Long from having to face a single shot on goal for the match.
    Mary Connor Smith finished the scoring for Chelsea, coached by Jonathan Hammett, with her goal with 9:45 left in the match.

Chelsea will be trying to get its second championship in school history The Hornets  won the 5A championship in 2012.

Southside-Gadsden 7, Pell City 0

HUNTSVILLE – Kelsey Patterson’s four goals sparked Southside-Gadsden to a 7-0 win over  Pell City in the Class 6A semifinals Friday morning at Huntsville’s John Hunt Park. The victory advances the Panthers (16-5-1) to the Class 6A championship match versus Chelsea Saturday at 10 a.m. Southside will making its first state soccer championship appearance in school history.|
   Anna Motley gave Coach Tiffany Julien Cargill’s Panthers an early 1-0 with her goal at the 16:38 mark. Patterson scored  her first goal 21 seconds later to increase the lead to 2-0. Goals by Destini Johnson and Lauren Brewer pushed Southside’s lead to 4-0 at the half. Southside-Gadsden kept the momentum in the second half adding three more goals by Patterson.
    Pell City Coach Jeff Samoranski’s team was out-shot 20-3 by Southside.  Goalkeeper Victoria Bruce had three saves for Pell City while Alley Rubrigi had one for Southside.

2017 North-South Soccer All-Star Teams Announced

   MONTGOMERY -- All-star squads for the 2017 North-South boys’ and girls’ soccer all-star matches have been selected.
     All selected players, rising seniors for the Class of 2017, were chosen by the Soccer Selection Committee from nominations submitted by high school coaches from across the state to participate at the 21th annual AHSAA Summer Conference and AHSADCA All-Star Games competition in Montgomery July 17-21, according to an announcement by Alvin Briggs, Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA).
     The North-South boys’ and girls’ soccer doubleheader will be at Emory Folmar Soccer Complex on Tuesday, July 18 with the girls playing at 5 p.m., followed by the boys at 7. 
     The AHSADCA All-Star Games also include in-state competition in baseball, softball, boys’ and girls’ basketball, volleyball, football, and for the first time this summer, cross country. The 56th North-South All-Star football game will be played Thursday night, July 21, at Cramton Bowl.
      The AHSAA Summer Conference is a week-long event that includes sports-specific clinics and special sessions for coaches, principals, athletic directors, cheerleading coaches and officials. Also, an All-Sports Equipment Expo and other related activities are scheduled throughout the week.
     Among the week’s highlights will be the Sportsmanship Luncheon honoring all schools that have not had an ejection or fine during the 2016-17 school year, and the Championship Coaches Awards Banquet that includes the naming of the 2016-17 Making A Difference Award Recipients , Coaches of the Year in each sport and the AHSADCA Athletic Director of the Year. Both banquets will be Friday, July 21.
      Concluding the week will be the annual Officials Awards luncheon set for Saturday, July 22.
      Coaches for the South Boys’ Soccer All-Stars are Kevin Delange of Davidson and Johanna Angelo of Stanhope Elmore of Albertville Dan DeMasters of Oak Mountain and Trey Sanford of Russellville. George Cavendar, retired from Butler High School, is the administrative coach. DeMasters’ Eagles have won the 7A or 6A state championship three of the last five years.
    North  Girls’ coaches are Jeff Samoranski of Pell City and Sarah Dunlap of Decatur. Cavendar is also the North girls’ administrative coach. South girls’ coaches are Jacey Mitchell of Spanish Fort and Stuart Bonner of Montgomery Academy. Wright will also serve as South girls’ administrative coach.
     The North swept both matches in 2016 and now hold a 10-4-1 edge in the boys’ all-star series and are 12-2-1 in the girls’ competition overall.
     The 2016 Soccer All-Star rosters are below.


2017 NORTH-SOUTH SOCCER TEAMS

 

NORTH BOYS ROSTER

Player

School

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Cameron Gafford

Arab

D

6'0

170

Sean O'Connor

Athens

M

5'6

155

Jacob Badolato

Briarwood Christian

D

5'11

170

Miguel Tizapa

Cullman

F

5'7

125

Jonathan Ridgeway

Florence

GK

6'3

165

Evan McPherson

Fort Payne

F

6'0

165

Wendell Giolo

Grissom

M

5'10

150

Jonathan Olivares

Guntersville

D

5'8

150

Patrick McGuire

Indian Springs

D

5'11

165

Coulton Owens

Madison County

M

5'10

150

Ethan Harradine

Mountain Brook

M

5'11

150

Clay Holstad

Oak Mountain

M

5'9

135

Brendon Ivey

Pell City

F

5'10

135

David Rice

Spain Park

F

5'10

155

Kenneth Rodriguez

Thompson

M

5'8

160

Mitchell Kingren

Vestavia Hills

D

6'0

140

Alex Poore

Westminster - Oak Mtn.

D

6'3

190

NORTH COACHES

Dan DeMasters

Oak Mountain

Trey Stanford

Russellville

George Cavender

S.R. Butler (Retired) -Admin.

SOUTH BOYS ROSTER

Player

School

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Mphatso Chinkhwangwa

Baker

MF

5'7

140

Will Dobbins

Baldwin County

GK

6'0

190

Robert Sullivan

Bayside Academy

MF

5'10

155

Wesley Perrigin

Daphne

RB

5'7

133

Blake Williamson

Davidson

D

5'11

125

Kelan LaBlanc

Enterprise

S

5'7

155

Antonio Rodriguez

Fairhope

MF

5'2

115

Cameron Walker

Foley

W

5'10

140

David Mallis

McGill-Toolen Catholic

MF

5'10

148

Andrew Harris

Montgomery Academy

MF

5'8

125

Peter Garland

Montgomery Catholic

CM

6'1

160

Jackson Reimer

Murphy

CD

6'1

180

Colby Shimabukuro

Northview

CB

6'0

160

Jafeht Marin

Opelika

MF

5'7

145

Wilson Beaverstock

St. Paul's

CB

6'2

180

Wright Mullins

St. Paul's

GK

6'0

155

Marcos Cortes

Stanhope Elmore

MF

6'0

150

Jonathon Green

Trinity Presbysterian

MB

5'10

170

COACHES

Kevin DeLange

Davidson

Johanna Angelo

Stanhope Elmore

Ken Wright

Montgomery Public Schools - Admin.

 

 

NORTH GIRLS ROSTER

Player

School

Pos.

Ht.

Madison Smith

Albertville

F

5'5

Arlin Bunnell

Athens

D

5'9

Alexandra Broughton

Briarwood Christian

D

5'2

Maddison Martin

Chelsea

CB

5'6

Susan Floyd

Decatur

M

5'5

Mary Hill

Gadsden City

CB

5'6

Alycia Thomas

Grissom

M

5'5

Elena Register

Hoover

GK

5'9

Kaley Arnett

James Clemens

D

5'3

Mary Grace Farr

John Carroll Catholic

M

5'7

Dejon Fletcher

Madison Academy

GK

5'10

Savannah Montgomery

Mars Hill Bible

CB

5'5

Anna Windle

Mountain Brook

M

5'6

Hailey Whitaker

Oak Mountain

F

5'0

Morgan Roberts

Pell City

F

5'3

Faith Hauberg

Vestavia Hills

M

5'7

Maribel Delgado

West Morgan

F

5'4

Lillian Stevens

Westminster Christian

M

5'4

NORTH COACHES

Jeff Samoranski

Pell City

Sarah Dunlap

Decatur

George Cavender

S.R. Butler (Retired) -Admin.

SOUTH GIRLS ROSTER

Player

School

Pos.

Ht.

Lauren DeWeese

Auburn

F

5'6

Elisabeth Turner

Baker

S

5'4

Courtnie Trapp

Benjamin Russell

GK

5'6

Kelsey Miller

Citronelle

D

5'2

Bailey Cameron

Enterprise

GK

5'6

Virgina Witherington

Fairhope

D

5'10

Anna Eubanks

McGill-Toolen Catholic

CB

5'11

Chloe Martin

McGill-Toolen Catholic

MF

5'5

Austyn Barnes

Montgomery Academy

CB

5'6

Jacqueline Ramirez

Northview

F

5'4

Abigail Reed

Prattville

CM

5'8

Haley Jolly

Saint James

F

5'2

Mayson Jaindl

Smiths Station

F

5'4

Dawn Trevino

Spanish Fort

D

5'0

Jenna Hansen

Spanish Fort

CF

5'8

Madelynn Cantrell

Stanhope Elmore

S

5'8

Mary Mooneyham

Trinity Presbyterian

F

5'3

Lilla Stjernstrom

Houston Academy

MF

5'9

SOUTH COACHES

Jacey Mitchell

Spanish Fort

Stuart Bonner

Montgomery Academy

Ken Wright

Montgomery Public Schools - Admin.



2017 Class 4A/5A Boys’ Semifinals

Randolph 3, Sylacauga 1
  
HUNTSVILLE – Randolph scored early and held off Sylacauga’s comeback effort Thursday to post a 3-1 victory in the Class 4A/5A boys’ semifinals of the 27th AHSAA State Soccer Championships at Huntsville’s John Hunt Park.
    The victory sends the Raiders (23-2-3) into the Class 4A/5A state finals Friday against Briarwood Christian (17-5-3) at 7 p.m. The championship match will be live-streamed over the NFHS Network. 
     Randolph will be seeking its seventh state boys’ title overall while Briarwood will be seeking its fifth. The Raiders last won in 2015 while the Lions’ last championship came in 2015.
     The AHSAA State Championships continue Friday with semifinal action in Class 6A and 7A for girls and boys. The finals in Classes 1A/3A and 4A/5A will close out Friday’s session. Class 6A and 7A championship matches are scheduled for Saturday.
     Coach Alex Tomlinson’s Raiders took a 1-0 lead over Sylacauga just 6:21 into the semifinal contest when senior midfield Barrett Butler scored the match’s first goal. Parker League, a sophomore, tacked on a goal at 11:45 as Randolph took a 2-0 lead in at intermission. Sophomore Sam Hartley got the Raiders’ last goal early in the second half. Sylacauga (22-4-1) got its goal with just under six minutes left in the match when Rodrigo Estavillo took an assist from Cade Bryant and scored.
    Brayden Beutler, Coach Matt Zedaker’s goalkeeper, had nine saves. Max Shaw had three saves for Randolph.

Briarwood Christian 2, Andalusia 0
   HUNTSVILLE – Briarwood Christian scored two goals in the span of 91 seconds in the second half to nip Andalusia 2-0 in the Class 4A/5A semifinals at John Hunt Park Thursday night and joined the school’s girls by clinching a berth in the AHSAA State Soccer Championships state finals.
    Coach Shawn Brower’s Lions (17-5-3) play Randolph (23-2-3) in the championship match at 7 p.m., Friday night. The Briarwood girls face Saint John Paul II Catholic in the girls’ finals at 5 p.m.
     Sophomore Logan Frost broke a scoreless just 2 ½ minutes into the second half when he drilled a feed from junior Griffin Felton into the net for Briarwood’s first goal. Hamilton Bowen followed with the Lions’ second goal at 44:07.
    The Briarwood defense kept the ball away from its goal most of the night with keeper Grant Fielding notching two saves.  Andalusia (14-2), playing in the Final Four for the first time, got an outstanding game from its goalkeeper, freshman Franklin Osario. He had five saves to keep Coach Jarret Williamson’s Bulldogs close the entire match. Defender Treymayne Stoudemire also played an outstanding game on defense.

Class 4A/5A Girls’ Semifinals

Saint John Paul II Catholic 2, Arab 1
  
HUNTSVILLE – Saint John Paul Catholic’s Mary Alex Conrad scored the winning goal with 20 seconds left in the contest Thursday to lift the Falcons past Arab 2-1 in the Class 4A/5A semifinals Thursday at Huntsville’s John Hunt Park to advance to the AHSAA state finals Friday. Saint John Paul II (14-6-2) will meet Briarwood Christian (14-5-3) in the championship match to be live-streamed over the NFHS Network. 
   Coach Sam Bennett’s Falcons fell behind in the first half when senior forward Malaina Daugherty scored at the 15:49 mark. Grace Adam tied the match for Saint John Paul II with a goal at 35:36.
    The second half was primarily a defensive struggle until Conard shook loose for the winning goal.
    Arab (21-4-2), coached by Jason Guger, limited the Falcons to just six shots on goal with Lady Knights goalkeeper Gracie Davidson recording four saves. Arab could muster only two shots on goal with  Saint John Paul II goalkeeper Alex Pressnell finishing with one save.

Briarwood Christian 6, Faith Academy 1
   HUNTSVILLE – Sisters Sarah and Maggie Adcock accounted for five goals and one assist Thursday as Briarwood Christian downed Faith Academy 6-1 in the Class 4A/5A girls’ AHSAA State Soccer Championships semifinals at John Hunt Park.  The Lady Lions (14-5-3) will meet  Saint John Paul II Catholic Friday at 5 p.m.
    Senior forward Sarah Adcock scored four goals, the first at 3:44 of the first half, and the last coming at 51:32 as Briarwood built a 6-0 lead. Maggie Adcock nailed the second goal of the match at 31:51 and assisted her sister on the final goal. Grace Harris also scored once for the Lions, who have won eight state titles in the school’s storied girls’ soccer history. The last state championship came in 2010. Rebecca Wolfe also had an assist.
     Faith Academy (20-5-1), coached by Gaines Sullivan, scored with 10 minutes left when Gracie East landed the kick.
    Briarwood goalkeeper Caroline Duffee had two saves, and Faith’s Jordyn Dickinson had four.

Class 1A/3A Boys’ Semifinals

Susan Moore 4, Altamont 1
  
HUNTSVILLE – Susan Moore High School’s boys’ soccer team posted a 4-1 win over Altamont in the Class 1A/3A semifinals Thursday at Huntsville’s John Hunt Park to reach the AHSAA State Soccer Championship match Friday. Susan Moore faces Indian Springs (22-2-6) in the finals at 5 p.m. All finals are being live-streamed over the NFHS Network. 
   Coach Bob Austin’s Bulldogs (20-3-1) are in their first season in championship play after a hiatus from the sport for several years. Senior forward Angel Duarte made the most of his team’s surprising opportunity with 11 shots in the semifinal win, including eight shots on goal and two scored goals. His kicks at 14:24 and 45:56 gave Susan Moore a 2-0 lead. His first goal was assisted by sophomore Jason Mejia.
       Sophomore Maurico Castro made it 3-0 at the 62-minute mark and Mejia added the fourth goal six minutes later. Altamont, the Area 5 regular-season champs, finally got on the scoreboard 3:15 to play on a kick by Neal Carlson. Susan Moore finished the regular season as Area 5 runner-up. The two teams split their regular-season matches.
       James Patterson had nine saves for Coach Sean Gibson’s Knights (14-6-3). The Bulldogs used three goalkeepers, Julio Hernandez, Anthony Cervantes and Ismael Gonzales. They combined for three saves.

Indian Springs 3, Bayside Academy 1
   HUNTSVILLE – Junior midfielder Justin Chapman scored two goals in a 20-minute span in the second half to spark Indian Springs to a 3-1 win over Bayside Academy in the Class 1A/3A semifinals of the 27th annual AHSAA State Soccer Championships Thursday at John Hunt Park.
    Coach Rik Tozzi’s squad will be striving to claim its third state title school history Friday in a 5 p.m. battle with Susan Moore in the Class 1A/3A finals. Indian Springs (22-2-6) was the first school in the AHSAA to play competitive soccer, and Susan Moore is in its first season in championship play.
     Sam Simpson scored early Thursday to give Indian Springs a 1-0 lead. His goal, assisted by Nick Bryant, came at 4:16. Bayside Academy (15-9-2) tied the match at 1-1 early in the second half when Dawson Jellenc scored.
      Indian Springs’ strong defense did the rest. Bayside took only four shots on goal with goalkeeper Zak Heino registering three saves for Indian Springs.  Jack Smith had two saves for Coach Jamie Ferguson’s Admirals.
     All championship matches will be live-streamed by the NFHS Network.

Class 1A/3A Girls Semifinals

Montgomery Academy 4, Holy Spirit Catholic 0
  
HUNTSVILLE – Tara Katz scored two goals and had one assist Thursday to lead Montgomery Academy  (14-3-5) to 4-0 win over Holy Spirit Catholic (13-4) the 2017 AHSAA Class 1A/3A girls’ soccer semifinals at John Hunt Park.
  Play continued Thursday with semifinal contests for 1A/5A boys, 4A/5A girls and boys.
  The Lady Eagles of Coach Stuart Bonner took an early 1-0 lead when Katz set up teammate Maggie Chambers’ goal at the 6:30 mark in the first half. Virginia Meacham added a goal early in the second half, and Katz closed out the scoring with goals at 51:27 and at 75:45 to seal the win. MA goalie Dora Eskridge had four goals and Blakley Jones had 11 saves to the Titans.
   Montgomery Academy will face Westbrook Christian in the finals of the 27th annual State Tourney finals Friday at 7 p.m.

Westbrook Christian 2, Altamont 0
  
Westbrook Christian (19-6) advanced to the AHSAA Class 1A/3A girls’ soccer finals at John Hunt Park with a 2-0 win over Altamont in the semifinals Thursday.
    Alexis Beard broke a scoreless tie at 30:46 in the first half to five the Warriors (19-6) at 1-0 lead. Kylee Berndt added the final goal on a pass from Makenna  Beard at 38:11 and Coach Joel Hawbaker’s team led 2-0 at intermission. Westbrook relied on its strong defense to seal the victory in the second half.
       Goalkeeper Mattie Loyd had two saves, and Rachel Wright of Altamont (13-8-1) also had two saves.
        Montgomery Academy and Westbrook Christian meet in the finals of the 27th annual State Tourney finals Friday at 7 p.m. All championship matches will be live-streamed by the NFHS Network.