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The third annual DeKalb County All-Star Soccer games are set to be played at James. R. Hallford Stadium in Clarkston on Monday, May 20.
The two games (girls and boys) match the top DeKalb County soccer players from the Inside the Perimeter (ITP) Schools vs. the Outside the Perimeter (OTP) Schools.
The girls' game kicks off the event at 5:30 p.m. as the OTP squad tries to break the ITP's two game winning streak.
The OTP squad is coached by Dunwoody's Edgar Flores and assisted by Tricia Silvera and features some of the top scorers in the county including Southwest DeKalb senior Kristen Peagler who set the season scoring record for the county with 55 goals in 2013.
Peagler is joined on the team by the county's second leading scorer in Tucker junior Daijah De Ramus (42) and the fifth leading scorer in Arabia Mountain's Jenee Neil.
Goalies Haley Johnson of Dunwoody (1.24 goals allowed average) and Erika Seda of Arabia Mountain (2.25 goals allowed average) are set to defend the nets.
The ITP team is coached by Lakeside's Shane Maulin and assisted by Chamblee's Curtis Engsberg and Trey Palmer of Druid Hills.
Lakeside sophomore goaltender Ashlee Graham (0.27 goals allowed average in 1205 minutes) returns for her second consecutive All-Star appearance after playing 70 minutes in the All-Star game last year as a freshman without allowing a goal and collecting eight saves.
The ITP offense is led by Cross Keys' senior Yesenia Velazquez (21 goals, 12 assists), Chamblee senior Ally Jones (20 goals) and Chamblee junior Louis McGirt (18 goals, 10 assists).
The ITP has built its 2-0 lead in the series with a 4-1 win in 2011 and a 3-0 shutout a year ago.
Lakeside's Ben Smith leads the ITP team and will be assisted by Thomas Bodnar of Druid Hills and Andrew Goodman of Clarkston as the squad tries to extend its lead in the series to 2-0-1.
The offense is led by Lakeside senior George Gavrielides (16 goals, 12 assists) and Cross Keys senior Jose Soto (12 goals) and sophomore Alan Marin (12 goals).
Cross Keys sophomore goalie Alexis Briceno brings the second leading goals allowed average of 0.92 after serving 1,134 minutes in the net for the Indians.
The OTP led by Coach David Dacosta of Tucker with assistants Mike Fleming of Dunwoody and Doug Dakin of Stone Mountain looks to get in the win column.
The group has the county's leading goalie in Dunwoody senior Josef Frazier, 0.84 goals allowed average in 955 minutes played, to turn to in the net. OTP also brings four players to eclipse the 20 goals scored mark this season led by Stephenson SR Emmanuel Manning (25) along with Tucker senior Josiah Saydee (23 goals), Dunwoody junior Rodrigo Perierra (21) and Dunwoody freshman Josh Bronstroph (21).
The ITP All-Stars rallied for a 2-2 tie in the inaugural game of the series in 2011 and used a 2-0 shutout to take the series lead in 2012. ALL-STAR SERIESBoys
ITP leads series 1-0-1 2011 - ITP 2, OTP 2: Goals -- ITP Moises Medina (Cross Keys), Jordy Banegas (Cross Keys); OTP Roy Dixon (Miller Grove), Robel Davis (SW DeKalb)
2012 - ITP 2, OTP 0: Goals - ITP Christian Villalaba (Chamblee), Jose Perez (Chamblee)Girls
2011 - ITP 4, OTP 1: Goals - ITP Jane Neiswander (Druid Hills) 2, Taylor Smith (Chamblee), Allison Jones (Chamblee); OTP Becka Kilbourne (Dunwoody)
2012 - ITP 3, OTP 0: Goals - ITP Summer Bader (Lakeside), Claudia Holbrook (Chamblee), Brea Butler (Columbia); OTP None
The 2013 soccer seasons came to an end for the Druid Hills Red Devils and Tucker Tigers with losses in the second round of their respective state playoffs. Druid Hills battled North Cobb to a 0-0 deadlock for 52 minutes before North Cobb scored two goals on the way to a 2-0 victory at Hallford Stadium on Wednesday night. The Warriors broke the ice with a header into the goal with 28:18 remaining in the game to go up 1-0. Druid Hills got two point blank shots at the 12:35 mark, but could not get them past the North Cobb defenders and goalie. Red Devils' goalie John Toulme kept the game within striking distance with a diving save to his right with 9:34 to play.
A red card and a yellow card were pulled against the Red Devils with three minutes to play ejecting one Red Devil and setting up a free kick. The kick was again headed into the goal to seal the 2-0 victory for North Cobb. Druid Hills finished the season at 9-10-0 and as the Region 2-AAAAAA champions.
The No. 9 ranked Tucker Tigers traveled to No. 6 ranked Allatoona on Wednesday and lost a tight 2-1 decision to the Buccaneers to fall out of the Class AAAAA state playoffs. Tucker finishes 12-6-1 on the season and as the Region 6-AAAAA runner-up.
The No. 7 ranked Lakeside Vikings 14-4-2 found out who their Saturday opponent would be as No. 1 ranked McIntosh (20-0-0) defeated Evans (12-6-0) 6-0 to advance to the Class AAAAA quarterfinals.
McIntosh hosts the game at 7:30pm on Saturday in a rematch of an early season McIntosh 1-0 victory over the Vikings.
Soccer State Playoff Results
Wednesday, May 8
North Cobb (10-7-0) 2, Druid Hills (9-10-0) 0, season ends
Allatoona (18-1-0) 2, Tucker (12-6-1) 1, season ends
Soccer State Playoff Schedule
Saturday, May 9 (tentative)
Lakeside (14-4-2) at McIntosh (20-0-0), 7:30pm
Lakeside goalie Susjed Garcia dove to his left and got just a piece of Delvin Bickham's penalty kick shot to push it wide of the goal and clinch the Vikings' 2-1 victory (4-2 in penalty kicks) over Heritage-Conyers on Tuesday at Hallford Stadium.
The win propelled the Vikings (14-4-2) into the Class AAAAA state playoffs' quarterfinals against today's (Wednesday) winner of No. 1 ranked McIntosh (19-0-0) and Evans (12-5-0) which is tentatively set for Saturday.
The two teams had played to a 1-1 after overtime to force the game into the penalty kick session.
Lakeside's George Gavrielides and Andy Person hit the first two attempts for the Vikings against Heritage goalie Connor Domaleski while Harrison and Austin Kulp knocked in the first two against Garcia as the session went to 2-2.
Dawit Alemu put his shot into the net past Domaleski to give Lakeside a 3-2 lead bringing Grant Crain up for the Patriots. Crain lofted a shot high and off the cross bar of the goal to keep the Vikings in the lead.
Sebastian Arroqui followed with a score putting Lakeside up 4-2 in the penalty kicks with a miss by Heritage needed to seal the win.
This brought Bickham up for Heritage and his attempt to hit the right corner of the net was pushed wide by Garcia sending the Vikings into a celebration in front of the goal.
The game was knotted 0-0 at the half before Heritage took a 1-0 lead on Austin Kulp's goal with 27 minutes left to play in the game.
Twelve minutes tick off the clock before Lakeside finally answered off the foot of Cheikh Faye from the right side to knot the game at 1-1. Heritage missed an opportunity with a header just over the goal with 11:46 to play.
The Vikings had three good shots at ending the game in the final 3:49 of regulation, but Domaleski made saves on all three shots to send the game into overtime.
Both teams had opportunities in the first five minute overtime period, but failed to score and the second five minute overtime period went quietly to set up the penalty kicks.
The Lady Vikings did not fare so well in their second round game as Allatoona pinned the first loss of the season on Lakeside with a 4-3 victory in the opener at Hallford on Tuesday.
Suzanne Arafa sent a shot low into the right corner on a penalty kick with 22:08 to play to give Allatoona the 4-3 win.
Lakeside had fallen behind 1-0 on a Willough Davis goal with 17:26 left in the first half, but rallied to take a brief 2-1 on goals from Kendall McRae and Elizabeth Bazemore.
Davis sent the game to the half tied at 2-2 as she converted a penalty kick on a penalty call against the Lady Vikings near the goal with 4:35 to play in the half.
Astah Das put Allatoona up 3-2 early in the second half only to see Lakeside rally again as Lilly Stamps put a free kick into the right corner of the goal just two minutes later to knot the game at 3-3. Six minutes later Arafa hit the winning goal.
Allatoona's goalie made a pair of diving stops in the final 15 minutes to stifle another Lakeside comeback attempt. Lakeside finished 18-1-1 on the season.
Tift County rallied in the final minute of regulation to upend the Druid Hills Lady Red Devils 2-1 in overtime to win a second round Class AAAAAA playoff game at Adams Stadium on Tuesday.
Druid Hills was up 1-0 with just over a minute to play when Tift County (17-2-0) tied the game to force the overtime. Tift would go on to score the winning goal to knock Druid Hills (11-6-1) out of the playoffs.
DeKalb boys' state soccer playoff action tonight has Druid Hills (9-9-0) entertaining North Cobb (10-6-0) in a 7pm game at Hallford Stadium while Tucker (12-5-1) travels to Allatoona (17-1-0) for an 8pm game.
Tuesday, May 7
Tift County (17-2-0) 2, Druid Hills (11-6-1) 1, OT, season ends
Allatoona (13-5-1) 4, Lakeside (18-1-1) 1, season ends
Lakeside (14-4-2) 2, Heritage-Conyers (14-4-2) 1, 4-2 on penalty kicks
Wednesday, May 8
North Cobb (10-6-0) vs. Druid Hills (9-9-0), Hallford, 7pm
Tucker (12-5-1) at Allatoona (17-1-0), 8pm
Lakeside holds seven of the 16 DeKalb County Schools boys' state soccer titles.
DeKalb County Schools joined the Georgia High School Associations' soccer championships in 1968 and promptly made a statement winning seven out of the next 8 state titles. The county holds 16 boys state championships and one unofficial girls state title.
Briarcliff won the first boys' state title in the county's opening season in the GHSA sponsored championships in 1968. DeKalb missed out in 1969, but won titles every year from 1970 thru 1975 to prove a dominant force in soccer. Another run of consecutive titles for the county came in 1978 to 1981.
The county teams have had three of the final four in the state championships five times in the 24-year history of the state sponsored championships. The 1988 season was the most amazing of the time period as four DeKalb teams made the final four. Redan defeated Druid Hills for the title while Clarkston claimed third and Shamrock fourth.
Lakeside leads the country with seven state titles (1970, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1981, 1997, 2008) and an overall state playoff mark of 40-19-1. Briarcliff follows with three (1968, 1971, and 1972) and Southwest DeKalb won back-to-back titles in 1979 to 1980. Chamblee (2008), Peachtree (1973), Redan (1988) and Henderson (1991) round out the state titleholders. Redan is 21-17-1 in playoff games followed by Clarkston (19-13-1) and Druid Hills (27-17).
The 2008 season was the first time two schools won titles in the same season as Lakeside won the class AAAA title 1-0 (3-1 PKs) over Southeast Whitfield and Chamblee won its first title with a 2-1 victory over Westminster.
Henderson won the first ever Girls Metro Championship in 1988 by defeating fellow DeKalb rival Stone Mountain 2-1. Lakeside finished third as three DeKalb teams made the final four. This was considered the unofficial girls' state championship.
Lakeside also leads the girls' contingent with a 11-12 record. Twelve of the current 19 high schools hold at least one playoff appearance in their history. Martin Luther King, Jr. reached the state playoffs for the first time in school history in 2004.