Dunwoody Advances to Class 7A Girls Elite 8 3-1 over Alpharetta

Dunwoody's Ella Ryan (10) outraced the Alpharetta defense to kick in an insurance goal during second half action of the Wildcats 3-1 Class 7A girls second round playoff victory. (Photo by Mark Brock)

Dunwoody’s Ella Ryan (10) outraced the Alpharetta defense to kick in an insurance goal during second half action of the Wildcats 3-1 Class 7A girls second round playoff victory. (Photo by Mark Brock)

Dunwoody opened the season losing a 3-2 overtime match to Alpharetta in February, but clinched a berth in the Class 7A girls’ soccer playoffs Elite 8 with a 3-1 victory at North DeKalb Stadium on Monday night.

The No. 10 ranked Lady Wildcats broke a 1-1 tie in the second half with two big goals on the way to the 3-1 win over the No. 8 ranked Alpharetta Lady Raiders.

Alpharetta tied the game on a Jasmine Raines blast into the right corner of the goal from about 25 yards out with 29:56 to play.

Dunwoody answered just 36 seconds later as Lily Garrigan got behind the defense as a ball was lofted over their heads and she tucked the ball into the right corner to give the Wildcats the lead again at 2-1.

The Wildcats got an insurance goal just 3:23 later as Camryn Lampron lifted the ball over the defense and a streaking Ella Ryan beat the goalie to make it 3-1.

Goalie Ella Holland had four saves in the final 23:46, two off corner kicks, to help preserve the 3-1 lead. Holland would finish with 10 saves including the six she had in the first half as Dunwoody took the 1-0 lead.

Dunwoody led 1-0 at the half on a Julia Guild header into the goal on a corner kick from Ella Ryan with 13:15 to play in the first half.

Dunwoody moves on to face the No. 6 ranked Walton (14-3-0), a 6-0 winner over Camden County (5-2-1) on Monday. Dunwoody will host on Tuesday, May 4 at time to be announced.

Chamblee's Molly Silverman (13) shown here vs. Jackson County scored a pair of goals in Chamblee's 8-2 loss to No. 1 ranked Blessed Trinity in the Class 5A girls state playoffs second round. (Photo by Mark Brock)

Chamblee’s Molly Silverman (13) shown here vs. Jackson County scored a pair of goals in Chamblee’s 8-2 loss to No. 1 ranked Blessed Trinity in the Class 5A girls state playoffs second round. (Photo by Mark Brock)

Class 5A Girls
The No. 7 ranked Chamblee Lady Bulldogs went on the road to No. 1 ranked Blessed Trinity and fell 8-2 to end their season.

Chamblee (10-6-0) trailed just 2-1 with just under 16 minutes to play in the first half on a Molly Silverman goal only to give up two back-to-back goals to the Titans (18-1-1) to trail 4-1 at the half.

Blessed Trinity extended the lead to 8-1 before Silverman scored again to make the final 8-2.

DCSD SECOND ROUND PLAYOFFS RESULTS
Monday, April 26 (Tentative)
Class 7A Girls
Dunwoody (15-5-0) 3, Alpharetta (13-4-0) 1

Class 5A Girls
Blessed Trinity (18-1-1) 8, Chamblee (10-6-0) 2

DCSD SECOND ROUND PLAYOFFS SCHEDULE
Wednesday, April 28
Class 6A Girls
Richmond Hill (12-3-0) vs. Lakeside (11-6-0), 5:30 pm, Adams Stadium

Thursday, April 29
Class 6A Boys
Tucker (9-10) vs. Lakeside-Evans (16-2), TBA
Lakeside (15-2-1) at Glynn Academy (15-2-1), 6:30 pm

Class 4A Boys
Druid Hills (9-9-1) at East Hall (12-4-1), 7:30 pm

DCSD THIRD ROUND PLAYOFFS SCHEDULE
Tuesday, May 4
Class 7A Girls
Walton (14-3-0) vs. Dunwoody (15-5-0), TBA, North DeKalb Stadium


Source: DCSD Athletics

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