No. 1 Lassiter Stunned in Boys Soccer

The Trojans, Walton and Kell went out in the first round Wednesday, but Pope advanced.

The team rated the favorite in the Georgia High School Association Class AAAAAA boys soccer tournament has been knocked off.

No. 1 Lassiter, which had been undefeated and untied and had shut out 11 opponents, fell to South Gwinnett 2-1 at home Wednesday night. The Comets scored a goal with two minutes to play to register the upset.

The Trojans, who were ranked third in a national high school poll, ended their season with a 16-1-0 record.

The scenario for the game was similar to what faced the Lassiter football team, which also was ranked No. 1 and undefeated and playing at home. The Trojans built a big halftime lead against Brookwood, another Gwinnett team, before being eliminated in surprising fashion.

Not far away in East Cobb, unranked Walton fell behind 2-0 to Central Gwinnett and could not recover, also losing by a 2-1 score.

In the Class AAAAA tournament, Pope trailed 2-1 in the first half but rallied after halftime to down Dunwoody 5-2. The Greyhounds next play Gainesville, which ousted North Paulding 3-0.

Kell was defeated by Lakeside of DeKalb by a 5-4 score.


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