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Lady Bears, Lady Panthers advance to Elite Eight

Bradwell Institute and LaGrange managed one thing: Not to be shut out.

The first, playing against the Lady Bears who had shut out 14 of 16 opponents, managed to score twice. The second, playing against a Lady Panthers squad who had blanked 15 of 19 opponents found the net once.

Houston County scored six times to win 6-2. Perry scored twice to win 2-1. The others will have to just take pride in being able to score.

With the wins, Houston County and Perry both move on to the Elite Eight of the GHSA state tournament – Class AAAAAA and AAAA, respectively.

The Lady Bears, improving to 15-0-2, will take on Johns Creek. The Lady Gladiators beat Carrollton 7-0. They are 16-1-0. (They also know a little bit about shutouts, as they have 14.) They are the No. 1 seed out of Region 7, and unfortunately for the Lady Bears, the bracket falls in their favor as far as which team gets to host. Their contest, according to the GHSA bracket, will be May 4.

The Lady Panthers, improving to 16-2-2, will host Marist – the “H” falls in favor of Perry. The Lady War Eagles beat Flowery Branch 5-1. They are 15-3-2 – nine shutouts – and the No. 1 seed out of Region 6.

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