Union & Jefferson to the quarterfinals; Dawson, Lumpkin & Towns fall in heartbreakers

Five local girls teams squared off in the second round of the state playoffs on Wednesday evening, and two survived to advance to the quarterfinals. Here are your second round recaps.


Jefferson Lady Dragons 2, Dawson Co Lady Tigers 0

#2-ranked Dawson (13-2-1) and #7-ranked Lady Dragons (13-4-1) fought hard, with Jefferson coming out with a 2-0 shutout win to advance to the 3A Quarterfinals. Through 18 games this season, the Lady Dragons have allowed just 9 goals, so the shutout would not be so shocking if it wasn’t that it came against Dawson County, who had scored 71 goals this season.

Jefferson moves on to face Pike County (Region 4 Champion) in the Elite 8 on May 7. The Lady Tigers’ season is complete.

Westminster 1, Lumpkin Co Lady Indians 0

The 11-7 Lady Indians came in ranked #8 overall, and the illustrious offense (76 goals) couldn’t break through against the overall #1 team in the state. It was an incredible performance defensively for Lumpkin, who ends the season with just 29 goals against, and allowed just one to the state’s best, who put up 100 goals so far this year.


Union Co Lady Panthers 5, Gordon Central 0

The #6-ranked Lady Panthers (12-2-1) cruised to another playoff win, this a 5-0 bashing of Gordon Central. Union’s center defense was phenomenal, highlighted by the play of Maddie Sutton and Ellie Garrison. The Lady Panthers’ keeper was rarely tested between the pipes.

The offense, meanwhile, continued to do its thing. Madison Yost notched another hat trick with 3 goals (7′, 36′, 57′), while Anzly Sherman had a pair of goals (51′, 77′) and 2 assists as well.

Union moves on to the quarterfinals for the third time in five years, and will take on the winner of Thomasville/St. Vincent’s on May 7.


Towns Co Lady Indians vs Ace Charter

Towns County (10-3-1) fell in a 3-2 heartbreaker to ACE Charter on Wednesday, thus ending its season. The Lady Indians finished with 66 goals against just 18 overall. This was the fourth consecutive playoff run for Towns, and second straight Sweet 16.

Feature Photo by Todd Forrest


  • I’m curious why you don’t report stats for Jackson County (especially girls soccer) since they were just in the same playoffs for 3A and Jefferson is in Jackson County?


    • Laura, great question. Shoot me an email to brian@blitzsportsga.com.


    • It’s not that easy. Taking on a new school means covering 20-plus more varsity programs. The resources needed to pull that off is a heavy consideration. Counting these two Jackson Co comments, that makes just three times total we’ve ever heard from Jackson folks on being interested in coverage from us. If that pulse heightens then it’s something we can look into, but also need the financial backing to add that kind of expansion. That has been true of every school we have added to our area, including Jefferson being added this year and Commerce back in 2012.


  • Towns made the Elite 8. Single A just had a 16 team playoff this year.


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