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Lady Wolverine Soccer Team Advances To Sweet 16

Dade County High School’s Lady Wolverines advanced to the Sweet 16 round of the state soccer tournament in class AA. The Lady Wolverines defeated Callaway High on the road to advance to the Sweet 16. Members of the team are, in front, from left, Abby Dwyer, Ayden Miles, Abbigail Tremmier, Maddie Cuzzort, Karlee Welch, Alyson Jenkins, M.J. Sharp, Lilah Wilson, Kinsley Pryor, and Jerzee Crabtree. In back are assistant coach Ashley Parker, Blythe Jelley, Kristen Fowler, Lila Evearitt, Delaynee Davis, Lillian Baker, Caroline Tremmier, Anna Ballard, Ella Ballard, and head coach Aaron Stanton.

Lady Wolverine Soccer

On Thursday, April 14 the Dade County High School girls’ soccer team made history by winning the program’s first state tournament match on the road. The Lady Wolverines traveled to Callaway High for a first round clash between the number 10 and 11th ranked teams in Georgia’s class AA and Dade came out victorious.

The Lady Wolverines were ready from the opening whistle and jumped on Callaway early with pressure and possession. A breakthrough for Dade came five minutes into the match when Caroline Tremmier cracked a shot from outside the 18 that found the back of the net after bouncing off Callaway’s goalkeeper’s hands.

After a somewhat even first half, the Lady Wolverines calmed themselves and turned up the pressure even more in the second half. Numerous scoring opportunities were created throughout and eventually Ella Ballard gave the Lady Wolverines some breathing room when she poked home a goal from six yards out to give the Lady Wolverines a 2-0 lead.

Callaway increased their physical play and things got chippy as both teams didn’t back down. Even with their physical play, Callaway was unable to create scoring opportunities because of the strong defensive play of Kristen Fowler, Blythe Jelley, Ayden Miles, Maddie Cuzzort, Karlee Welch, and goalkeeper Abbigail Tremmier.

Things did get a little interesting though with two minutes left in the match.

Callaway received a lifeline when they broke through and were able to score. The Lady Wolverines kept their composure and closed out the match without any further trouble, giving them the 2-1 win and a berth to the second round of the playoffs.

Great play from midfielders Caroline Tremmier, Anna Ballard, and Lila Evearitt controlled the middle of the field while Abby Dwyer and Ella Ballard caused all sorts of havoc on the edges.

The Lady Wolverines are back in action today, April 20 when they travel to Lamar County for the Sweet 16.

Good luck Lady Wolverines!

Aaron Stanton is coach of the Lady Wolverines soccer team.

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