Dalton High School Catamounts

April 11, 2014

Prep Roundup: Bruins power past Cats for key victory at home

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Soccer

• Murray County boys 7, Armuchee 0: Jose Ruiz had five goals, Fernando Arias scored once and Murray County (9-3, 9-2 Region 7-2A) benefited from an own goal to win at home.

Roberto Zuniga made two saves as Murray County, which led 4-0 at halftime, celebrated senior night.

Murray County is in second in the league standings behind Calhoun with five matches remaining.

• Armuchee girls 7, Murray County 0: Armuchee scored a goal in the waning seconds of the first half to take a 2-0 lead to the break and used that momentum in the second half to roll past host Murray County (4-8-1, 4-8 Region 7-2A).

• Northwest girls 10, Cedartown 0: Juliana Gomez had a hat trick as the Lady Bruins led 8-0 at the half and finished the game after 58 minutes of play because of the mercy rule.

Cynthia Coronel had a pair of goals, while Andrea Garcia, Ashlee Huynh, Vanessa Lara, Haley McClure and Nancy Paz each had goals as well. Gracie Holmes recorded the shutout in goal for the Lady Bruins (10-2).

Northwest will now wait to host Sub-region 7A-4A No. 3 seed Gilmer at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Region 7-4A playoffs.

Tennis

• Dalton boys 9, Silverdale Baptist Academy (Chattanooga) 0: The Cats (12-4) rolled at home, getting singles wins from No. 1 Jacob Johnson, 6-0, 6-2, No. 2 Shazman Ali, 6-0, 6-0, No. 3 Nathan Bryant, 6-0, 6-0, No. 4 Will Alderman, 6-0, 6-1, No. 5 Ryan Harper 6-1, 6-0, and No. 6 Wyatt Cushman, 6-0, 6-2.

Doubles wins came from No. 1 Sam Dyer and Nicholas Nelson, 4-6, 6-1, 6-0, No. 2 Thomas DeLay and Taylor Mathis, 6-2, 6-1, and No. 3 Jake Myers and Evan Pope, 6-3, 6-2.

• Silverdale Baptist Academy (Chattanooga) girls 6, Dalton 3: The Lady Cats (8-8) got a singles win from No. 4 Sydney Tankersley, 3-6, 6-1, 6-1, and doubles wins from No. 2 Shelby Fromm and Mary Margaret Snipes, 6-3, 6-2, and No. 3 Kate Adams and Callie Walker, 6-1, 6-3.

• Murray County girls 4, Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe 1: Murray County (12-1) picked up the road win behind a singles sweep, getting wins from No. 1 Greta Lazzarotto, 6-1, 6-0, No. 2 Gabbie Bordelon, 6-0, 6-1, and No. 3 Allison Jones, 6-0, 6-1. In doubles, Murray County’s No. 1 team of Chloe Brown and Kailey Webb won 6-1, 6-2.

• LFO boys 3, Murray County 2: In doubles, No. 1 Adolfo Ayala and Tristan Moore won 6-3, 6-0, and No. 2 Noel Moreno and Blake Jackson won 7-5, 7-5, for visiting Murray County (1-12).

• Northwest girls 3, Heritage-Catoosa 2: A singles sweep helped the Lady Bruins finish the regular season on a winning note at Edwards Park in Varnell.

Winners for the Lady Bruins (7-5, 3-2 Sub-region 7B-4A) — who will be a No. 3 seed at next week’s Region 7-4A tournament — were No. 1 Gracie Cansler, 6-0, 6-0, No. 2 Sara Richards 6-1, 6-1, and No. 3 Halley Henderson, 6-4, 6-2.

• Heritage boys 4, Northwest 1: The Bruins (9-3, 3-2 Sub-region 7B-4A) lost their regular-season finale at Edwards Park, but they will still be seeded third for the Region 7-4A tournament.

Northwest’s lone win came in doubles as No. 1 Cody Bourff and Blake Frankenberger won 2-6, 6-4, 6-3.

Track and field

• Coahulla Creek did not report results from a scheduled home meet. Southeast did not report results from a home meet that included Murray County, which also did not report results.

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