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The LC Trojans and Lady Trojans clinched Region 3-AA soccer championships last week with wins over Washington County at Trojan Field. Both teams will be #1 seeds and host first round state tournament matches beginning April 14-15. Lady Trojan senior Alaina Cato (above) holds up the girls trophy during the postgame celebration. With her are teammates Kaylee Hamrick (left) and Giada Ritch (foreground). (Photo: Walter Geiger)

Trojans, Lady Trojans win region soccer titles

The LC Trojans and Lady Trojans clinched their respective Region 3-AA region soccer titles Friday night with wins over Washington County.

The Lady Trojans (15-4, 10-0) are ranked #7. They rolled past the Golden Hawks 7-1 on Senior Night Thursday. Vanessia Byrd and Cara Bishop each had two goals to pace LC. Maci-Lauren Lanier had one goal and dished three assists.

Alaina Cato and Samiya Smith had single goals. Smith had an assist as did Giada Ritch.

The Lady Trojans also garnered a win over NE Macon by forfeit. Northeast does not field a girls soccer team.

The Lamar County Trojans celebrate after clinching the Region 3-AA soccer championship Thursday with a hard-fought, contentious 2-0 win over Washington County at Trojan Field. The Trojans are 12-6 overall and undefeated in region play at 10-0. They will host a first round state playoff game on April 15. (Photo: Robyn Roche)

The Trojans (12-6, 10-0) picked up two wins last week. On Tuesday, they traveled to Northeast and won by mercy rule 10-0. Caleb Miler had two goals and two assists while Mason Bushby had two goals and one assist to lead LC. Matthew Ctibor had a goal and two assists.

Adding single goals were Luke Sappington, Josh Moore, Jay’D Banks, Gabe Blount and Chip Crawford. Dealing single assists were AJ Haygood, Daniel Navarro, Moore and Samuel Edwards.

On Friday, LC topped WACO 2-0 in a tough, contentious match which included a benches-clearing altercation. Suspensions are expected to be forthcoming this week.

Miller had a goal and an assist for LC while Justin Brannen had a goal. Crawford had a key assist.

Both Lamar teams are #1 seeds entering the Class AA state playoffs and each will face the #4 team from Region 4-AA in the first playoff round in matches to be played here.

At present, the Lady Trojans opponent would be Johnson High of Augusta (4-4, 4-3). It appears the Trojans will battle Westside of Augusta (4-6, 4-4). Those games would be played April 14-15 on the local pitch.

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