Saturday, February 22, 2014
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The Heritage soccer teams were swept by a pair of top-3 squads from Fayette County as McIntosh won 3-2 in double overtime in the girls game and had a dominant second half in a 6-0 victory in the boys nightcap.
In the opener, the Patriots had tied the game at 2-2 on a goal by Faith Shelton with 38 seconds remaining in the second half. After a scoreless overtime period, McIntosh (2-0), ranked No. 3 in Class AAAAA by eurosportscoreboard.com, was able to score the game-winner at the one-minute mark of the second overtime.
Sara Boggus secured the first goal of the night to put Heritage up 1-0 before the Chiefs responded with a pair goals to grab a 2-1 lead. Heritage (1-1) goalkeeper and Kennesaw State signee Mady Carter finished with 23 saves in her first start of the season in net.
It was the first meeting between the schools since McIntosh won 7-1 in a state quarterfinal game in May, 2012.
The nightcap was scoreless at halftime before defending state champion and top-ranked McIntosh put on a show in the final 40 minutes, scoring six unanswered goals.
The Chiefs have picked up right where they left off during last year’s unbeaten run to the state championship as the Peachtree City school has outscored its first two opponents 16-0.
Heritage, which was coming off a 3-1 triumph over county rival Rockdale Tuesday, fell to 1-1.
Heritage will host Grayson Tuesday at Evans Memorial Stadium starting with the girls game at 5:30 p.m.