Lady Warhawks roll in first round of state; Lady Bears fall

Veterans High School’s Lady Warhawks rolled past Wayne County in the opening round of the GHSA Class AAAAA state soccer tournament Tuesday at home.

The girls won 7-0. It was their 11th shutout in 19 games – winning 17 of those so far, tying only once and falling only once (4-1 to McIntosh back on April 17).

Next up for Veterans will be Starr’s Mill. It, the No. 2 team out of Region 3, also posted a shutout. It was over Locust Grove, 3-0. That game is set for May 1 at 6 p.m. at Veterans.

The Lady Panthers will come in at 12-4-3. They have 12 shutouts, so they know how to play defense as well. In fact, they average less than a goal a game. However, the Lady Warhawks are also no stranger in that regard. They average giving up less than a goal, too. If there’s a difference, it might be the fact Veterans averages just over five goals a game while Starr’s Mill averages just over three.

Warner Robins High’s girls are also in contention in AAAAA, but their game against South Effingham is slated for today (Wednesday, April 25). The Demonettes (11-4-2) are the No. 3 seed while the Lady Mustangs (9-4) are the No. 2. Game time is set for 5 p.m.

Elsewhere, at the Class AAAAAA level, Houston County’s girls saw their year come to an end. They, the No. 3 seed, traveled and fell to No. 2 seed Effingham County 4-2.

Northside’s girls are also in contention but their game too was slated for today. They are the No. 4 seed and will take on the No. 1 seed Glynn Academy at its location (game time 5 p.m.).

Perry High’s girls will play Thursday. At AAAA, they are the No. 4 seed and will travel to take on Northside, Columbus, the No. 1 seed.

On the boys’ side, the Warhawks will get an opportunity to follow their counterparts into the next round when they host Wayne County today at 6 p.m.

Veterans (15-3) is also the No. 1 seed and Wayne County (6-10-1) the No. 4. Also at AAAAA, Warner Robins (7-11), the No. 4 seed out of Region 1, will travel to take on South Effingham (12-2-1), the No. 1 out of Region 2.

Houston County and Northside will also be on the road. The No. 3 seeded Bears will contend with No. 2 seeded Richmond Hill and the No. 4 seeded Eagles will go head-to-head with No. 1 seed Glynn Academy. Both games are also set for today.

The Panthers on the other hand, finished as the No. 2 seed out of 2-AAAA. They (12-4-1) will host Hardaway, the No. 3 seed out of Region 1. That match is set for Friday at 7 p.m.