The Glynn Academy boys and girls soccer team continued its preparations for the Class 6A tournament on Wednesday with a home sweep of Ware County.
The girls game was tied at 0-0 in the first half, but the Lady Terrors got four goals in the second half for a 4-0 win. Mady Carroll and Bethany Kelsch had two goals each, with Hayley Williams assisting on two of those goals. Bliss Hutchings earned the shutout in goal.
“Our defense played very well keeping them off the board (in the first half),” said GA girls coach Thomas Lemmon. “Eventually in the second half, we started stretching them out and getting behind them.”
It was also Senior Night at the game. The Lady Terrors honored four seniors at the game — Katie Waters, Alex Houser, Cara Kelsch and Lizzy Bonds. Lemmon said he was thankful for the players’ contributions over the years.
The Glynn Academy boys won in a 9-0 rout, in which eight different Terrors scored goals.
Freshman Chase Gabriel led the Red Terrors with two goals. Sophomores Bobby Hrdlicka, Ben Alexander and John Henry Butler each scored. Juniors Jack Podlesny, Alex Gonzalez and Erliver Ramirez scored and senior Christian Pullen rounded out Glynn Academy’s offensive effort.
On senior night, Glynn Academy recognized Pullen, Sam Ghioto, Drew Miller, Daniel Esenbeis, and Javier Ortiz Sanchez.
The Red Terrors (13-3-1) close out the regular season Friday at home against Islands.
The Pirates’ chances of a No. 3 seed in the state tournament were crushed in wrenching fashion Wednesday night.
Once again, Effingham rallied late. This time, a two-out, walkoff single beat Brunswick 2-1 in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Bryson Wilson got the start for Brunswick, grinding out four innings of two-hit pitching. Wilson walked four, including one with the bases loaded in the fourth inning to tie the game 1-1. Anthony Cleveland came on in the fifth inning, walking four and allowing two hits over 1.1 innings, but Marshall Cox played fireman to help Cleveland escape with no damage. Cox shouldered the loss in the seventh inning.
Joe Smith and Matthew Trawick each had two hits for Brunswick, and Trawick had the Pirates’ lone RBI.
The Pirates (13-13-1) will close out the series against Effingham in Brunswick Friday.
The Glynn Academy boys and girls tennis teams know their next opponents for the second round of the state tournament.
The boys will host Dalton at 11 a.m. Friday, and the girls will host River Ridge at noon.
Friday is the last guaranteed home match for Glynn Academy.
Either Red Terror team could potentially travel, depending on how the No. 1 seeds fair in the corresponding bracket.