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Altamont Moves Girls and Boys Clinch Berths in 1A/3A State Soccer Finals

Play Resumes Friday in 28th State Championships

Class 1A/3A Girls’ Soccer Semifinals
Westminster-Oak Mountain 4. Cottage Hill Christian 0
    HUNTSVILLE – Westminster of Oak Mountain downed Cottage Hill Christian of Mobile 4-0 in the AHSAA 2019 State Soccer Championships Class 1A/3A Girls’ semifinal match to advance to the state championship match Friday to face Altamont at 7 p.m., at John Hunt Soccer Complex. Altamont’s Boys will face Bayside Academy in the 1A/3A boys’ finals at 5 p.m.
     Junior midfield Katie Hoaglund took seven shots on goal and scored Westminster’s first goals – coming in the first half just four minutes apart. She gave the Knights (16-2-1) of Coach Jay Hammond the lead with goals at 14:54 and 18:22. Her second goal came on an assist from senior forward Tori DeanVirginia Welch got the third goal at 42:07 and Hoaglund served the assist to Deen on  the final  goal at the 57:38 mark.
   Cottage Hill (17-5-0) was unable to take a single shot on goal versus the Westminster defense. Warriors’ goalkeeper Meg Hannan had nine saves on goal.


Altamont 2, Westminster Christian 0
    HUNTSVILLE – Altamont posted two goals in the first half and relied on its defense to do the rest as Coach Matt Kirkpatrick’s Knight beat Westminster Christian 2-0.
    Senior Amelia Pak got the first goal just 9:55 into the match at John Hunt Soccer Complex and fellow senior Mimi Davis managed the second  goal at the 36:50 mark. Altamont out-shot the Wildcats 13-4. Westminster (12-8-1) keeper Katherine Jernigan, a junior, had five saves for the match.


 

Class 1A/3A Boys’ Soccer Semifinals
Altamont 5, Collinsville 1
    HUNTSVILLE – Altamont’s boys, coached by Sean Gibson, broke open a 2-0 game with three goals in the second half to move into the Class 1A/3A boys’ state finals Friday at John Hunt Soccer Complex at 5 p.m., to face Bayside Academy.
   Hampton Pak, a sophomore forward, had two goal and senior defender Ashton Collier also had two goals for the winning Knights (15-6-1). Grey Laney opened the scoring with a goal just 4:49 into match. Pak followed with a goal at 10:32 and scored just 10 minutes into the second half to give Altamont a 3-0 lead. Collier closed the scoring for Altamont with both coming less than seven minutes apart ln the second half.
    Collinsville (16-7-0) got on the scoreboard with a goal by Bryan Barrientos at 67:53 of the 80-minute match. Altamont was  perfect 5-of-5 with shots-on-goal.


Bayside Academy 2, Westminster-Oak Mountain 1
    HUNTSVILLE – Bayside Academy (19-2-2) built a 2-0 lead by halftime and staved off Westminster-Oak Mountain’s strong effort in the second half to post a 2-1 win to clinch the final spot in the 1A/3A Boys’ State Championship Match.
    Junior midfielder Sergi Cebrian gave Bayside, coached by Jamie Ferguson, a quick lead with a goal at the 2:37 mark. Sophomore Trey Clements lent the assist. Eighth grader Joey Jones’ pass set up the Admirals’ second goal and Clements pushed it into the net for a 2-0 Bayside lad at the 27:38 mark.
    Westminster (13-7-0) scored quickly in the second half when senior Matthew Krulak scored on an assist from senior Price Leonard just 78 seconds into the final period.
   Shots were hard to come by the rest of the match as both teams relied on stellar defensive play.


AHSAA State Soccer Championships
John Hunt Soccer Complex, Huntsville

Semi-final matches are scheduled 1A/3A and 4A/5A Thursday, May 9; for 6A and 7A, Friday, May 10. Finals will be May 10 (1A/3A and 4A/5A) and May 11 (6A and 7A). The NFHS Network will live-stream all finals. Vestavia Hills HS NFHS SBP will live-stream the 7A girls' match Vestavia Hills vs. James Clemens).

CLASS 1A/3A
GIRLS’ SEMIFINALS

Altamont (13-6-2) 2, Westminster Christian (12-8-1) 0
Westminster-Oak Mountain (16-2-1) 4,  Cottage Hill Christian (17-5-0) 0

BOYS’ SEMIFINALS
Altamont (15-6-1) 5, Collinsville (16-7-0) 1
Bayside Academy (19-2-2) 2, Westminster-Oak Mountain (13-7-0) 1


CLASS 4A/5A 
St. John Paul II Catholic (12-4-3) vs. Southside-Gadsden (20-2-0), Thurs., May 9, 3:30 p.m.
Montgomery Academy (20-3-1) vs. John Carroll Catholic (13-3-1), Thurs., May 9, 3:30 p.m.

BOYS’ SEMIFINALS
St. John Paul II Catholic (16-5-1) vs. Springville (19-6-0), Thurs., May 9, 5:30 p.m.
Montgomery Academy (24-5-0) vs. Briarwood Christian (19-1-3), Thurs., May 9, 5:30 p.m.

CLASS 6A
GIRLS’ SEMIFINALS

Decatur (12-5-2) vs. Homewood (17-4-5), Fri., May 10, 9 a.m.
St. Paul’s Episcopal (17-302) vs. Chelsea (20-2-1), Fri., May 10, 9 a.m.

BOYS’ SEMIFINALS
Fort Payne (16-8-1) vs. Homewood (19-2-4), Fri., May 10, 11 a.m.
St. Paul’s Episcopal (15-6-2) vs. Pelham (16-9-1),  Fri., May 10, 11 a.m.

CLASS 7A
GIRLS’ SEMIFINALS

Vestavia Hills (20-0-0) vs. James Clemens (13-4-2), Fri., May 10, 1 p.m. (live-streamed by Vestavia Hills HS NFHS Network SBP)
McGill-Toolen (13-4-2) vs. Auburn (14-6-3), Fri., May 10, 1 p.m.

BOYS’ SEMIFINALS
Hoover (17-4-3) vs. Florence (15-3-0), Fri., May 10, 3 p.m.
McGill-Toolen Catholic (18-5-4) vs. Enterprise (13-5-4), Fri., May 10, 3 p.m.


AHSAA STATE FINALS
(All live-streamed by the NFHS Network, www.nfhsnetwork.com)
Class 1A/3A Boys’ Championship, Fri., May 10, 5 p.m.
Class 4A/5A Girls’ Championship, Fri., May 10, 5 p.m.
Class 4A/5A Boys’ Championship, Fri., May 10, 7 p.m.
Class 1A/3A Girls’ Championship, Fri., May 10, 7 p.m.


Class 7A Boys’ Championship, Sat., May 11, 10 a.m.
Class 6A Girls’ Championship, Sat., May 11, 10 a.m.
Class 6A Boys’ Championship, Sat., May 11, noon
Class 7A Girls’ Championship, Sat., May 11, noon


Senior Tara Katz Nets her 200th Goal For the Montgomery Academy Eagles

AHSAA Soccer Spotlight

     MONTGOMERY – Senior Tara Katz recorded a hat trick scoring three goals and dishing out two assists to lead the Montgomery Academy Eagles past Montgomery-Catholic 10-0. In the process, the University of Tennessee commit became just the fifth girls’ soccer player in AHSAA history to score 200 or more goals in her career.
   The milestone pushed the Eagles’ forward into the AHSAA Soccer Spotlight for this week.
    Katz has led Coach Carter Tuck’s Eagles to a 13-1-1 record this season and has played a key role Montgomery Academy’s back-to-back Class 1A/3A state titles in 2917 and 2018. She earned MVP honors last year scoring four goals in a 5-0 win over West Morgan in the state finals and three goals in an 11-1 semifinal victory over Indian Springs. Katz also had four goals in the 2017 State Tourney with three in the semifinals and one in the finals to earn MVP honors as the Eagles finished 15-3-5 to win the 1A/3A title.
    She finished last season with 75 goals, which ranks fourth all-time in the AHSAA. Amy Bayles of Mars Hill Bible set the single-season mark with 85 in 2005. Katz’s main objective this season is to help MA win the Class 4A/5A state title to make it three championships in a row. Only six girls’ programs in AHSAA history have won as many as three state championships in succession. The last was John Carroll Catholic (2014-16). Fort Payne holds the AHSAA record with six championships from 1991-1996. Briarwood Christian and Grissom won four in a row. Spain Park and W.A. Berry (now Hoover) accomplished three straight titles in 2009-11 and 1991-93, respectively.
     Montgomery Academy, 48-7-6 over the last three seasons, moved up to the 4A/5A division this year and is 8-0 in Class 4A/5A, Area 3 with two matches remaining. The Eagles play Alabama Christian April 18 and close with Trinity Presbyterian next Monday. Trinity is 7-1 in area play with a 4-2 loss to Montgomery Academy in the two teams’ first meeting on April 11.   
    Holy Spirit Catholic’s Jordan Richmond set the AHSAA career scoring record with 232 goals from 2012-17. Amy Bayles of Mars Hill Bible, who holds the single-season record with 85 goals, had 213 in her career that spanned 2002-05. Briarwood Christian’s Catherine Reddick, who went on to star in college and the pros and is being inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame on Aug. 27, had 211 career goals. Maya Vankineni of Randolph (2002-05) ranks fourth with 207.
   In other top soccer performances reported this week:

GIRLS

MAKAYLA MOORE, SOUTHSIDE-GADSDEN: The junior scored the match’s only goal in the 32nd minute as the Lady Panthers (14-2-0) beat Gadsden City 1-0 – keeping Southside’s defensive scoreless streak that started Feb. 25 intact. Since that time Southside has outscored opponents 88-0 (in 11 matches). Hallie-Kate Smith also had four goals in a Southside 9-0 win over Jacksonville.
DAKOTA FREEMAN, COTTAGE HILL CHRISTIAN: The seventh grader scored three goals as the Warriors beat Mobile Christian 5-1 and three more in a 4-3 win over St. Luke’s Episcopal. She now has 24 goals for the season, leaving her just two shy of the school’s single-season record heading into the remainder of the season.
SYDNEY JEFFCOAT, HOUSTON ACADEMY: Scored six goals and teammate Lucy Alford had four in a 10-0 win over Pike Road.
KEILANA HYKE, McGILL-TOOLEN CATHOLIC: Scored four goals in a 10-0 victory over Murphy.

ALEX LONG, CARROLL: had two goals and an assist in the Eagles' 3-0 victory over Brewbaker Tech. Goalkeeper Margaret Gregory had seven saves for Carroll (16-2).
JENNA BROOKE WARLICK, PRATTVILLE CHRISTIAN: Had a hat trick with three goals in a 6-0 win over Jasper.
MACKENZIE SMITH, MARBURY: Had 12 saves in two shutout efforts, a 1-0 shootout victory over Holtville and a 0-0 tie versus Wetumpka for the Bulldogs (11-1-4).
MIMI DAVIS, ALTAMONT: Had four goals and three assists in three wins.
NICOLE ANTHONY, GRISSOM: Recorded her first career hat trick in a 4-0 win over Gadsden City.

 

BOYS
SEBASTIAN GUERRERO, ENTERPRISE: Scored the game-winning shot to give the Wildcats a 2-1 win over Prattville and the Class 7A, Area 3 title. Tied 1-1 through regulation and two overtimes, the teams went to the shootout kicks. Enterprise goalie Logan Smith made saves on the first two Prattville attempts, while Tyler Howard and Rasheed Bolaji scored for Wildcats. Both teams made their kicks in the third rotation, but Gurrero sealed the win with his kick on the fourth try to give Enterprise a 4-1 edge in the shootout.
ISAAC FRANKLLIN, SOUTHSIDE-GADSDEN: Had four goals as the Panthers (12-1-1) blanked Anniston 9-0. He also had three goals and three assists in a win over White Plains.
SASHA SCULLY, PRATTVILLE CHRISTIAN: Made three stops on goal when the match with Thomasville, tied at 2-2 after regulation and two overtime periods, went into the shootout to seal a 3-2 win for PCA (11-2).
JOHNNY WILLIAMS, VESTAVIA HILLS:
The Rebels’ goalkeeper registered two shutouts with 18 saves in 18 shots attempted – including saving two overtime spot kicks. Vestavia had three wins beating Spain Park and Hewitt-Trussville 2-0 and Mountain Brook 2-1 in overtime.
KOEN DE HULLU, SOUTHSIDE-GADSDEN: Recorded a hat trick with his three goals providing the winning margin in a 5-2 win over Lincoln. The Panthers (12-1-1) WON THE Class 4A/5A Area 10 title with the victory.
ETHAN MORALES, HOUSTON ACADEMY: Scored two goals and assisted on the other goal as the Raiders beat Pike Road 3-0.
JACOB MOORE, BAYSHORE CHRISTIAN: The goalkeeper had 15 saves as Bayshore beat Cottage Hill Christian 4-3 for its first victory as an AHSAA team.

North Sweeps Girls’ and Boys’ Games 2-0, 2-1 at Emory Folmar Soccer Complex

MONTGOMERY – The North All-Stars scored twice in the second half to beat the South 2-0 in the 2018 North-South All-Star girls’ soccer match played at Emory Folmar Soccer Complex Tuesday night.  The North boys rallied to win its match 2-1.
      Chelsea’s Lexie Duca scored the first goal of the match five minutes into the second half to put the North ahead for good. Her goal was assisted by Madison Academy’s Emery Mills. Mills, who had five shots on goal, got the an unassisted goal at 70:31 in the match to close the scoring. She earned North MVP honors.
     North keepers Sarah Adair of Mountain Brook and Brianna Burroughs of Tanner had five saves between them. South keeper Adriana Wright of Northview had nine saves to claim MVP for the South.
    The victory upped the North’s domination in the series to 14-2-1.
    North coaches were Clif Naron of Helena and Tray Stanford of Huntsville. Coaching the South were Cheryl Flores of McGill-Toolen Catholic and Sophie Stargel of Auburn.
    North Boys 2, South 1: Logan Frost of Briarwood Christian scored the first goal just 14:50 into the match with an assist from John Carroll Catholic midfielder Jack Bapst. The South tied the match at 1-1 with Joseph Quinn of Spanish Fort nailing a goal at 60:07 in the second half. Westminster-Oak Mountain’s Price Leonard, who earned North MVP honors, scored the winning goal unassisted at 63:45.
     Goalkeepers Johnathan Williams of Vestavia Hills and Jude Vachon of Madison Academy had 4 and 3 saves, respectively, for the North, coached by Matthew Pharr of Cherokee County and Jake Siefert of Sparkman. The North leads the series 13-4-1 after Tuesday’s win.
      South keepers Josh Burton of Baldwin County and William Blake of McGill-Toolen Catholic combined for five saves. The South coaches were Bruce Ladner of Enterprise and Nick Berryman of Alabama Christian.

Tuesday’s North-South All-Star Results
Baseball
South 3-2, North 2-6

Soccer
Girls:
North 2, South 0
Boys: North 2, South 1

Softball
South 3-4, North 0-5

All-Star Week Series History
Baseball – North leads 22-12-1
Softball – North leads 26-21-3
Boys Soccer – North leads 13-4-1
Football – South leads 30-26-2
Boys Basketball – North leads 48-27
Girls Basketball – North leads 18-3
Girls Soccer – North leads 14-2-1
Volleyball – North leads 14-6
Boys Cross Country – North leads 1-0
Girls Cross Country – North leads 1-0


CONTACT: RON INGRAM, RINGRAM@AHSAA.COM


Mills, Burroughs Added to Girls’ All-Star Soccer Rosters; Howell Chooses Basketball

 MONTGOMERY – Forward Claire Mills of Montgomery Catholic High School and goalkeeper Brianna Burroughs of Tanner High School have been selected to participate in the 22nd annual Alabama High School All-Star Week North-South All-Star Games by the Soccer and Basketball Selection committees.  All are 2019 seniors.
      Burroughs is replacing Altamont’s Rachel Wright, withdrew because she will be unable to attend. Mills is replacing Murphy’s Avery Howell, who is one of the AHSAA’s multi-sport student-athletes who was selected to play in both North-South Soccer and Basketball games. She can only play in one and chose to participate in the basketball all-star game.
     Burroughs, an All-Limestone County selection, was added to the North squad. She has been a three-year starter at Tanner — also playing the defender and midfielder positions. Mills, a forward, earned All-Metro honors and was also a 2018 MaxPreps and USCA state player of the week. She was a freshman Jimmy Hitchcock Award nominee and a 2017 and 2018 Caitlyn Marianne Wiggins Memorial Award recipient.
     Howell, who will represent the South in the basketball game, was an All-Mobile County Team selection in soccer and was named to the All-County, All- Area and All-Regional teams in basketball. Info on each all-star team can be found at: www.ahsaa.com/Resources-Publications-Forms/AHSADCA/2018-Summer-Conference

 


2018 Class 6A Girls’ Soccer Championship

John Carroll Catholic 2, Gardendale 0
   John Carroll Catholic’s defense limited Gardendale to only one shot in the Class 6A girls’ state soccer championship match Saturday and the Lady Cavaliers pulled out a 2-0 victory to claim the school’s fifth state girls’ title in school history.
    Coach Robert Crawford’s team stayed on the offensive the entire match, taking 22 shots over and 12 on goal. However, the Rockets defense also played well to stay within striking distance most of the match.
    The girls’ 6A championship match helped close out the 28th AHSAA State Soccer Championships at Huntsville’s John Hunt Soccer Complex.
   Class 6A finals MVP Gabby Bernal gave John Carroll (21-3-1) the lead with a goal at 25:10 in the first half. Claire Davies scored the last goal eight minutes later as the Cavs took a 2-0 lead in at halftime.
   Gardendale (14-6-1), coached by Jennifer Underwood, had a valiant effort on defense led by goalkeeper Lauren Motes. She had 10 saves in the match.
    The championship match was the first in school history for Gardendale. John Carroll won state titles in 2000, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018 with state titles four of the last five years.




2018 AHSAA Soccer Championships
John Hunt Soccer Complex, Huntsville
Semifinal & FinalsPairings/ Results

Class 1A/3A 
GIRLS
Montgomery Academy (19-3) 11, Indian Springs (14-5) 1
West Morgan (20-6) 5, Donoho (16-2) 0
Finals
Montgomery Academy (20-3) 5, West Morgan (20-7) 0
BOYS
Westminster-Oak Mountain (22-2-1) 2, Bayside Academy (23-3) 1
West Morgan (21-2) 4, Altamont (16-6-1) 3
Finals
Westminster-Oak Mountain (24-2-1) 2, West Morgan (21-3) 0

Class 4A/5A
GIRLS
Trinity Presbyterian (22-2-2) 1, St. Paul's Episcopal (19-5-3) 0
Guntersville (17-1-2) 2, Arab (14-5-3) 0
Finals
Trinity Presbyterian (23-2-2) 2, Guntersville (17-2-2) 1 (2 OT, 4-3 in shootout)
BOYS
Briarwood Christian (23-2-1) 3, St. Paul’s Episcopal (19-5-3) 0
Randolph (15-4-2) 4, Arab (13-3-1) 1
Finals
Randolph (16-4-2) 5, Briarwood Christian (23-3-1) 1

Class 6A

GIRLS
John Carroll Catholic (20-3-1) 4, Northview (16-4-1) 0
Gardendale (14-5-1) 2, Southside-Gadsden (17-2-1) 1 (2 OT, 8-7 in shootout)
Finals
John Carroll Catholic (21-3-1) 2, Gardendale (14-6-1) 0

BOYS
Homewood (23-0-2) 4, Northview (11-10-1) 0
Fort Payne (19-3-3 7, Pell City (13-6-2) 0
Finals
Homewood (24-0-2) 3, Fort Payne (19-4-3) 0

Class 7A 

GIRLS
McGill-Toolen Catholic (20-2-3) 6, Enterprise (9-9-2) 0
Vestavia Hills (21-3-1) 2, James Clemens (14-4-2) 1
Finals
Vestavia Hills (22-3-1) 2, McGill-Toolen Catholic (20-3-3) 1
BOYS
Auburn (14-4) 1, McGill-Toolen Catholic (13-9-5) 0
Vestavia Hills (18-5-1) 1, Mountain Brook (21-6-3) 0
Finals
Auburn (15-4-0) 2, Vestavia Hills (18-6-1) 1


2018 Class 7A Boys’ Soccer Championship

Auburn 2, Vestavia Hills 1
  
Auburn High School junior goalkeeper Peyton Segrest posted a state-tournament high 18 saves in the Class 7A Boys’ State Soccer Championship match versus Vestavia Hills Saturday, and the Tigers’ defense did the rest en route to a 2-1 victory and the school’s second state title in school history.
     Segrest earned MVP honors for the 7A championships with an incredible performance. Coach Bill Ferguson’s Tigers (15-4-0) took an early 1-0 lead with Avery Atkins scoring on a pass from Liam Weikart at 16:36 of the first half.  Auburn made is 2-0 midway through the second half on Andrew Cornett’s goal. Josh Storbeck got the assist.
    Vestavia Hills (18-6-1) finally got a shot past Segrest with 11:30 to play to close the gap to 2-1. The Rebels, which had 19 shots on goal, were unable to score the rest of the way.
    Auburn, by contrast, had just three shots on goal. Rebels’ keeper Brooks Bailey had one save.
    The Tigers’ first state championship came in 2012. Saturday’s title closed out the 28th annual AHSAA State Championship at John Hunt Soccer Complex.

2018 Class 7A Girls’ Soccer Championship

Vestavia Hills 2, McGill-Toolen Catholic 1
   
Faith Hauberg and Taylor Korn each scored goals Saturday to lift Vestavia Hills to a 2-1 victory over defending state champion McGill-Toolen Catholic in the finals of the 28th annual AHSAA Class 7A Girls’ State Soccer Championships at John Hunt Soccer Complex Saturday.
    Hauberg, a junior midfielder, earned MVP honors of the 7A girls’ finals.  Her goal came at 25:33 in the first half for Coach Brigid Littleton’s Rebels (22-3-1). Chloe Martin tied the match for Coach Cheryl Flores’ Jackets (18-3-3) early in the second half, but Korn tacked on the winning goal a few minutes later.
    Goalkeeper Anna Woodson had five saves for Vestavia, and Bailey Dixon had seven saves for McGill-Toolen.
    The championship was the fifth in school history for the Rebels and the first since 2016. McGill-Toolen beat Vestavia 2-0 in last year’s state finals to claim the school’s first-ever state girls’ soccer crown.

2018 Class 6A Boys’ Soccer Championship

Homewood 3, Fort Payne 0
   
Homewood scored two goals in a two-minute stretch late in the second half to seal a hard-fought 3-0 victory over Fort Payne in the AHSAA Class 6A Boys’ State Soccer Championship match at Huntsville’s John Hunt Soccer Complex Saturday.
   The Patriots (24-0-2), coached by Sean McBride,  took the lead 1-0 early in the second half when senior forward Eric Hepp scored on an assist from Connor Smith. Hepp, who earned Class 6A state championship MVP, added his second goal at 68:02 driving past two Wildcats defenders to score. Jackson Wallace tacked on the third goal less than two minutes later.
    Fort Payne (19-4-3), coached by Mario Limon, had several good shots on goal thanks to its strong passing and on offense.  Christian Hernandez had three shots on goal, one from 30 yards out on a free kick that hooked just over the front bat of the goal that almost tied the match at 1-1 late in the second half.
    Homewood goalkeeper Ian Myers had four saves for the Patriots and Luis Ramirez of Fort Payne had one save.  The two teams met once earlier in the season and finished in a tie.
      The championship was the fifth in school history for Homewood and the first since 2014. Fort Payne  won state titles in 2011 and 2015.

2018 Class 4A/5A Girls’ Soccer Championship

Trinity Presbyterian 2, Guntersville 1 (2 OT, 4-3 in shootout)
    Trinity Presbyterian’s first girls’ state soccer championship didn’t come easily.
    The Wildcats tied the Class 4A/5A State Championship match with Guntersville with just 2:29 left in regulation 1-1, then weathered two overtime periods and out-scored the Wildcats 4-3 in the sudden death shootout to win 2-1 at Huntsville’s John Hunt Soccer Complex Friday night.
    The final match of the day closed out four championships at the 28th AHSAA State Soccer Championships with  Westminster-Oak Mountain 1A/3A boys’ championship, Montgomery Academy claiming the girls' 1A/3A crown and Randolph winning the Class 4A/5A boys title.
    The Class 6A boys’ and Class 7A girls’ finals will be at 10 a.m. Saturday followed by the Class 6A girls’ and Class 7A boys’ championships at noon to close out the 2018 tourney. 
  All championship matches are being live-streamed by the NFHS Network and can be accessed by going to www.nfhsnetwork.com.
    Guntersville (17-2-2) took a 1-0 lead at 15:25 of the first half when Aubri Hanner scored the match’s first goal. That score loomed big until Margaret Healey Mathison scored on a penalty kick with at 77:31 of the 80-minute regulation.
    Trinity, coached by Analyn Coker, got outstanding goalkeeper play from Joy Bishop and Guntersville, coached by Mike Jones, also got a superb performance from his keeper Emily Jones.
    The match went to the shootout after two scoreless overtimes. Guntersville got goals from Carly Sims, Hanner and Yesenia Hernandez-Vasquez, but had two misses. Trinity missed on its first shot, but Katherine Warren, Cate Stewart, Hazen Finley and finally, freshman Mary Davis Bricken to win the shootout 4-3 and its first state crown.
    Bishop finished with six saves to be named 4A/5A MVP.  Jones finished with 10 saves for Guntersville.


2018 AHSAA Soccer Championships
John Hunt Soccer Complex, Huntsville
Semifinal & FinalsPairings/ Results

Class 1A/3A 
GIRLS
Montgomery Academy (19-3) 11, Indian Springs (14-5) 1
West Morgan (20-6) 5, Donoho (16-2) 0
Finals
Montgomery Academy (20-3) 5, West Morgan (20-7) 0
BOYS
Westminster-Oak Mountain (22-2-1) 2, Bayside Academy (23-3) 1
West Morgan (21-2) 4, Altamont (16-6-1) 3
Finals
Westminster-Oak Mountain (24-2-1) 2, West Morgan (21-3) 0

Class 4A/5A
GIRLS
Trinity Presbyterian (22-2-2) 1, St. Paul's Episcopal (19-5-3) 0
Guntersville (17-1-2) 2, Arab (14-5-3) 0
Finals
Trinity Presbyterian (23-2-2) 2, Guntersville (17-2-2) 1 (2 OT, 4-3 in shootout)
BOYS
Briarwood Christian (23-2-1) 3, St. Paul’s Episcopal (19-5-3) 0
Randolph (15-4-2) 4, Arab (13-3-1) 1
Finals
Randolph (16-4-2) 5, Briarwood Christian (23-3-1) 1

Class 6A

GIRLS
John Carroll Catholic (20-3-1) 4, Northview (16-4-1) 0
Gardendale (14-5-1) 2, Southside-Gadsden (17-2-1) 1 (2 OT, 8-7 in shootout)
Finals
John Carroll Catholic (20-3-1) vs. Garendale (14-5-1), Sat., May 12, noon

BOYS
Homewood (23-0-2) 4, Northview (11-10-1) 0
Fort Payne (19-3-3 7, Pell City (13-6-2) 0
Finals
Homewood (23-0-2) vs. Fort Payne (19-3-3), Sat., May 12, 10 a.m.

Class 7A 

GIRLS
McGill-Toolen Catholic (20-2-3) 6, Enterprise (9-9-2) 0
Vestavia Hills (21-3-1) 2, James Clemens (14-4-2) 1
Finals
McGill-Toolen Catholic (20-2-3) vs. Vestavia Hills (21-3-1), Sat., May 12, 10 a.m.
BOYS
Auburn (14-4) 1, McGill-Toolen Catholic (13-9-5) 0
Vestavia Hills (18-5-1) 1, Mountain Brook (21-6-3) 0
Finals
Auburn (14-4-0) vs. Vestavia Hills (18-5-1), Sat., May 12, noon


2018 Class 1A/3A Boys’ Soccer Championship

Westminster-Oak Mountain 2, West Morgan 0
    Westminster-Oak Mountain scored one goal in each half and let its defense do the rest as the Knights (24-2-1) captured the school’s second AHSAA Class 1A/3A State Boys’ Soccer Championship since 2015 beating a hustling West Morgan squad 2-0 in the finals Friday night at Huntsville’s John Hunt Soccer Complex.
   Coach Christian Adkins’ team took the lead in the first half when Houston Likens scored on an assist from John Richardson at the 31:26 mark. Matthew Wilson added the second goal with a strong left-footed shot from 30 yards out at 57:21 to close out the scoring.
   Westminster goalkeeper Brodie Winks also had a stellar game with nine saves.
    West Morgan (21-3-0) played well all night but could not crack Winks’ guard on goal. Manny Delgado and Jose Delgado each had superlative performances for Coach Sam Dean’s Rebels.
    The Class 6A boys’ and Class 7A girls’ finals at the 28th AHSAA State Soccer Championships will be at 10 a.m. Saturday followed by the Class 6A girls’ and Class 7A boys’ championships at noon to close out the 2018 tourney. 
  All championship matches are being live-streamed by the NFHS Network and can be accessed by going to www.nfhsnetwork.com.