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Jefferson girls edge Pike to advance to semis; Union falls in quarterfinals action

Final 4 bound for Lady Dragons!

Of the two local girls programs left in soccer playoff action, one survived on Tuesday night to play in the Final 4.

CLASS 3A

Jefferson Lady Dragons 4, Pike Co 2

Jefferson, ranked #7 in the state, proved that it is much better than that ranking with a decisive 4-2 win over Pike County in Tuesday’s quarterfinals game in the GHSA Class 3A bracket. The Lady Dragons (14-4-1) surrendered 2 goals (11 total on the season), but found the back of the net 4 times against a very good defense by #3-ranked Pike.

Jefferson has defeated the #2 and #3 ranked teams in the state to get to the semifinals, which will be May 14 at Lovett, who beat SE Bulloch 10-0. Jefferson’s offense now has scored 56 goals this year.

CLASS 2A

St. Vincent’s Academy 5, Union Co Lady Panthers 0

The Lady Panthers’ incredible run comes to a close in a 5-0 shutout loss to St. Vincent’s Academy. Union (12-3-1) closes the book on a season that saw it put up a ridiculous goal differential of 74-18, and were ranked as high as #6 in class 2A.

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