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Boys playoff soccer: Bluff 2nd half struggles leads to loss

By AccessWDUN Staff

ATLANTA — The Cherokee Bluff boys soccer team hit Class 3A's top-ranked team with everything it had.

Unfortunately, Westminster (12-2 Region 5-3A No. 1 seed) fired right back en route to a 4-1 win over the Bears (8-9 Region 7-3A No. 2 seed) in the second round of the Class 3A playoffs on Monday.

"I think we held our own against the top-ranked team in the state," Head Coach Heath Padgett said. "You can't switch off against a team like that. They are a very good side. I am extremely proud of how we played even though the result wasn't in our favor."

Garret Wayne scored the Bears' only goal 15 minutes into the game. The score gave Bluff the lead, 1-0.

Westminster, however, tied the game five minutes later and grabbed the lead for the first time, 2-1, right before the half.

"We adjusted at halftime to try to get more going in our attacking third," Padgett said. "They caught us sleeping in the back and scored two more in the first 15 minutes of the second half."


SECOND ROUND SOCCER SCOREBOARD, Tuesday, April 27
(Games listed by date and classification, highest to smallest)
(Games listed by visiting team in alphabetical order)
(Area teams highlighted in bold)

CLASS 5A
Johnson boys 5, Cass 1

CLASS 3A
Westminster boys 4, Cherokee Bluff 1
Greater Atlanta Christian boys  3, White County 2
Greater Atlanta Christian girls 4, Lumpkin County 0

CLASS A PUBLIC
Towns County boys 5, Armuchee 0
Georgia Military boys 10, Commerce 0


SECOND ROUND SOCCER 
(Games listed by date and classification, highest to smallest)
(Games listed by visiting team in alphabetical order)
(Area teams highlighted in bold)

Wednesday, April 28
CLASS 6A
Habersham Central boys (R8, S3) at Johns Creek (R7, S1), 8 p.m.


Thursday, April 29
CLASS 4A
Chestatee boys (R8, S3) at Southeast Whitfield (R7, S1), 6 p.m.
Flowery Branch boys (R8, S4) at Northwest Whitfield (R7, S2), 6 p.m.
Druid Hills boys (R6, S2) at East Hall (R8, S1), 7:30 p.m.
Jefferson boys (R8, S2) at Marist (R6, S1), 7 p.m.

CLASS 2A
Lovett boys (R6, S2) at Union County (R8, S1), 6 p.m.
Riverside Military boys (R8, S2) at Pace Academy (R6, S1), TBD

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