Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Central Region Playoff Review!

The quarterfinals in Central Region Tournaments in all spring sports are now done. Let's review!

BASEBALL:  The season came to an end in Hanover County Monday when both Atlee and Hanover fell in quarterfinal action at Randolph-Macon College.  Atlee was held to only two hits by Dinwiddie pitcher Michael Bridgeman as the Generals defeated the Raiders 4-0.  Later in the day, Matoaca and Hanover battled back and forth until Matoaca's Michael Birdsong blasted a two-run homer for the winning margin as the Warriors eliminated the Hawks, 5-3.

SOFTBALL: The county's fortunes in softball are totally the opposite, as all three teams that reached Central Region play advanced to the semifinals.  Patrick Henry eliminated Manchester 5-0 Tuesday evening in Ashland, while Atlee traveled to Dinwiddie and defeated the Generals 4-1.  Lee-Davis, in a rematch with Prince George, easily handled the Royals 10-1.  Patrick Henry and Atlee will play in one Region semifinal on Thursday at 5pm at Prince George High School, while Lee-Davis will face Cosby in the other semifinal at approximately 7pm.

BOYS SOCCER:  Both Hanover and Atlee were eliminated in quarterfinal action Tuesday night.  Hanover was shut out on the road at Thomas Dale, 3-0, while Atlee hosted Matoaca in a back-and-forth matchup which saw the Warriors take the lead for good in the 66th minute and cling to a 3-2 winning margin.

GIRLS SOCCER:  Hanover upset Thomas Dale on its home turf Tuesday afternoon to advance to the Region semis.  Shelby Hooe had both Hawk goals in regulation and the game-winning kick during the penalty kick phase after overtime to seal the win.  Meanwhile, unbeaten Atlee breezed past Prince George 9-0.  Atlee will face Cosby, who only has one tie on the season (and no defeats as well) in Thursday's second semifinal at Deep Run High School.  Hanover draws the home team, Deep Run, in the first match at 5:30pm.

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