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Lady Eagles top Rockdale 6-0

CONYERS -- The Eastside girls soccer team won its 10th game of the season with a 6-0 win over the Lady Bulldogs of Rockdale on Friday at Reid Memorial Stadium.

It took Eastside less than one minute to net its first goal. Amber Lafond swiped a loose ball, as the Rockdale defenders were having trouble controlling their own net, sending it past the Lady Bulldogs keeper, Megan Calik.

Eastside made it 2-0 after Calik blocked a Sarah Gaddis shot, sending both players to the turf. But Gaddis got up quicker, putting the ball into an empty net. It was the first of three goals Eastside would net in just more than one minute. Senior Alexis Crawford got her first varsity goal off a long cross from the left from Lafond 30 seconds later. Lafond found Gaddis for the next goal, a well-struck effort that Calik was unable to handle with 33:25 left to give the Lady Eagles a 4-0 halftime lead.

The Lady Bulldogs' best chance to score came off a long free kick from Calik, who made her way out of goal to play on the field in the second half, with 34 minutes left in the game. It looked as if Rockdale would break the shutout on the play, but the shot careened off the top crossbar and back into play. The followup struck off the right goal post and back into play. A third effort from close range was rejected by Eastside keeper Carly Farrow but remained in play.

The fourth and final Rockdale shot of the sequence sailed over the top of net. Within a minute and a half, Lafond made it 5-0 on a long shot from just outside the 18-yard box. With 29:05 left to play, Lafond notched her third assist of the night, this time sending the ball to Tara Harrison who sent a left-footed strike into the back of the net.

Eastside Coach Joel Singleton used the opportunity to get all 19 players he took to the match extensive playing time. Although Eastside used three different keepers, Farrow, who had three saves, was the only one credited with a save.

In the nightcap, the Eastside boys (9-5-2) defeated the Rockdale boys (4-13) 1-0 on a goal by Trent Taylor.