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The Lancaster Lady Bruins capped regular-season play with a 13-12 road win over county foe Andrew Jackson on Tuesday night.
Erin Walker worked 6.5 innings and allowed 17 hits and hit a batter. She fanned five. Katy Ghent went .5 innings and walked two.
Pagan Glenn generated two hits and tallied twice. Kelsey Baker and Anna Grier each had a hit, scored a run and drove in a run. Ghent had a hit, three runs batted in and a sacrifice fly.
Crystal Cauthen drilled a hit and drove in two runs. Kaela Robinson had a hit, walked twice and scored two runs. Walker had a hit and tallied twice for LHS.
Claire Brown scored two runs, drove in a run and walked twice. T’Aria Ingram scored twice, walked and was hit by a pitch. Elizabeth Gaston scored one run.
“It’s always good to get a win against a great team such as AJ,” said LHS coach Kim Perry. “We knew coming into this that it would be a battle for the entire game. I am very proud of the girls for finishing this game and the regular season. We need to focus on the playoffs now. All the preseason work and seasonal work has gotten us to this point. We will face great teams every playoff game. We need to stay focused and everyone needs to do their job. If this happens, I think we will prevail.”
AJ’s Hannah Cobb worked three innings and struck out two and walked three. Lauren Rowell, in four frames, allowed three walks and hit a batter.
Chelsea Holden had four hits, including a two doubles, two RBIs and scored four runs.
Kori Ballard had three hits, including a double and home run, two runs and a walk.
Abby Faulkenberry had two doubles, two RBIs and scored a run. Haley Faulkenberry had two hits, a RBI and scored twice for the Lady Volunteers. Summer Truesdale delivered two hits, two RBIs and walked.
Claire McManus chipped in a hit, two doubles, two RBIs and scored twice. Cobb had a hit as did Lauren Rowell.
Ashley Williams scored a run and was hit by a pitch.
Jamee Blackmon had a sacrifice bunt.
LHS hosted T.L. Hanna of Anderson on Thursday, while AJ hosted Strom Thurmond.
Buford visited Batesburg-Leesville and Indian Land traveled to Gilbert in the playoffs.
LHS girls seek to rebound
The Lancaster High School girls soccer team heads to Rock Hill tonight in hopes of a win over the Lady Bearcats to gain a Class AAAA Upper State playoff bid.
The Lady Bruins dropped a tough 2-0 home loss to Northwestern on Tuesday at home.
The Lady Trojans scored a goal in each half on the way to the shutout win.
“Our girls played their hearts out in a typical, hard-fought match,” LHS coach Bo Sylvia said. “We just couldn’t convert with the right combination.”
Lancaster defeated Rock Hill 1-0 earlier in the season at home.
The LHS boys will try to rebound after falling to Northwestern 6-1 on Tuesday night in Rock Hill. Kola George had the lone LHS goal.
Lady Warriors win
The Indian Land Lady Warriors forged a 5-0 halftime lead on the way to an 8-0 win over Class AAAA foe Gaffney High on Tuesday at Warrior Stadium.
Shaylyn Dougherty scored four goals to lead IL, which improved to 11-3-1, 9-1-1 in regular-season play. Julia Greiner tallied twice. Andrea Lavieri and Taylor Harris each scored a goal.
Greiner and Alayna Grospe each had an assist. Indian Land had 19 shots on goal.
Warriors win two
Nick Retter scored three goals and had an assist to key Indian Land to a 5-1 win over Cheraw in boys soccer.
Nick Outen scored as did Zac Patterson. Anthony Cutrone had two assists.
“We made great passes and had a lot of opportunities to score. We had a lot of shots on goal, and hit the post five times,” said IL coach Adam Cole. “I was very pleased offensively, and hope it continues the rest of the season. Defensively, it was an overall great performance. We had a few slips, but were able to recover quickly. We moved the ball well from the back and defenders made some good runs.”
Indian Land edged Lewisville 4-3 as Nick Retter scored twice. Nick Outen and Michael Rodriguez each had a goal and one assist.
Carson McGinn and Chad Thomas each had an assist.
IL was without two starters, then lost 2 more to injuries in the second half.
“ We played tough, but were definitely rusty from spring break,” Cole said.
“Our reserves stepped up and played tough for us. Hats off to Lewisville for playing with a lot of heart. They did not quit and gave us a scare in the end.”
Third-rated IL hosted Warriors senior night on Thursday. Cole was seeking his 50th career win in four seasons of coaching.
Warriors’ starting sweeper/defender Hunter Kitchen is the lone IL senior.