GAINESVILLE — The Lakeview Academy girls ran their win streak to five straight after taking a thrilling 6-5 victory over Gainesville on Tuesday at home.
Millie Filson scored four goals for the Lady Lions (6-2) including the game-winner in the final minutes.
Filson started the scoring in the first half off a nice assist from Hannah Perkins but Gainesville answered with goals from Amayia Lukie and Lauren Baudin to take a 2-1 halftime lead.
The offenses turned it up in the second half.
Hannah Perkins scored the equalizer for the Lady Lions just moments into the second half, but Lukie drew a penalty kick and converted to put Gainesville back up, 3-2.
Lakeview answered again as Filson scored back-to-back goals to make it 4-3. The Lady Lions kept the pressure on as Annie Nivens scored to push the lead to 5-3 off a rebound after a terrific save by Gainesville keeper Michelle Bonilla on a Lauren Scott shot.
But Gainesville responded back as Baudin scored off a rebound after Lakeview keeper Celia Wilson-Patino made an excellent save on a Lukie shot. Lukie then tied with seven minutes left on a second penalty kick. But Filson scored to give Lakeview the win minutes later.
Gainesville (4-5) has lost five straight.
Lakeview Academy next will play host to Pinecrest Academy on Friday to open its Region 6-A Private schedule.
Gainesville will jump back into Region 6-7A play entertaining Lambert on Friday.
AREA GIRLS SOCCER SCORES FOR Tuesday, March 9
Chestatee 1, Johnson 1
Dawson County 1, Pickens 1
Flowery Branch 3, Loganville 0
Jackson County 4, Apalachee 0*
Jefferson 4, Monroe Area 0
Lakeview Academy 6, Gainesville 5
Rabun County 6, Union County 3*
White County 10, East Jackson 0
Cherokee Bluff at North Hall -- (rescheduled for a later date)*
Commerce at Washington-Wilkes*
Stephens County at Banks County
Winder-Barrow at Habersham Central*
AREA SOCCER FOR Wednesday, March 10
Lumpkin County at Riverside Military Academy (boys only), 5:30 p.m.
Union County at East Hall
(* -- denotes region contest)