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Score Atlanta's Craig Sager takes a look at each of the four state-championship lacrosse matchups, set for this Saturday at Kennesaw State's Fifth Third Bank Stadium. There are several familiar faces looking to maintain dynasties as well as some first-time finalists. Scroll down for the skinny on each game. Also, we take a look at the DeKalb soccer all-star games taking place tonight at Adams Stadium.

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Thursday, May 17, 2018
By Craig Sager

Lambert boys looking for perfection in 6A-7A at Kennesaw State, Milton girls seek to extend dominance

Lambert vs. Lassiter. Courtesy of Split Second Photography
The GHSA 2018 Lacrosse State Championships are set for Saturday, May 19 at Kennesaw State University's Fifth Third Bank Stadium. It will be the first time that all four championship matches will share a centralized location and take place on the same day. In the girls Class A-5A final, two-time defending state champion Blessed Trinity will face a Starr's Mill squad that stormed past Westminster 15-8 in the semis to punch its first-ever ticket to the finals. The Panthers poured on a 6-0 advantage before Westminster found the net and led 10-3 by the half. Seven different Starr's Mill players scored, including a four-goal effort from Caroline Broderick.
Panthers opponent Blessed Trinity defeated Kell 10-6 in the semis, a rematch of a 16-2 victory over the Longhorns earlier in the season. Offensively, Kelly Scott led the Titans with four goals and a pair of assists, while teammate Elise Hammelrath also scored four goals. Defensively, Ansley Biggs registered nine saves in the win.
The Lassiter girls capitalized when penalties put Mill Creek down a player late, and held off the Hawks 12-10 to advance to the girls Class 6A-7A finals. The young Trojans will now face 11-time champion Milton, which has only lost three games against in-state programs in its 14 seasons of GHSA competition. Milton is 15-0 all-time against Lassiter and has been unstoppable this postseason, outscoring opponents 69-9 and cruising to the finals with a 15-goal average margin of victory.
Reigning champion Lassiter and Lambert both survived wild semifinal matches to set up a rematch of last year's boys Class 6A-7A finals. Lassiter's 9-6 lead late in the semifinals disappeared as North Gwinnett capped the final 1:04 of regulation with a trio of goals, including the equalizer with just three seconds left on the clock. Two minutes into a sudden death overtime period, Braden Erksa bounced in the game-winner for the 10-9 Trojans victory. Lambert took a 10-8 lead into the fourth quarter on Wednesday at Centennial, but trailed 13-11 with 6:38 left in the game and had to rally back. The Longhorns forced overtime 14-14 and then Benny O'Rourk's game-winner with 3:17 left in the extra frame lifted Lambert to victory and preserved its bid for a perfect season.
Greater Atlanta Christian and Blessed Trinity guarantee a first-time champ in the boys Class A-5A finals. Blessed Trinity and Kell were locked in a 9-9 tie in the semifinals before Noah Jones netted the game-winner, and completed his hat trick with just 2:27 left. Greater Atlanta Christian limited Westminster to just two goals in the first three periods and clinched its first-ever finals berth with a 9-6 win over the Wildcats on Tuesday. Trey Wood and Ryan Quisling each registered hat tricks and Josh Rose added a goal and three assists in the win.
Saturday, May 19, 2018
1A-5A Girls: Starr's Mill vs. Blessed Trinity 12 p.m
6A-7A Girls: Lassiter vs. Milton 2 p.m.
6A-7A Boys: Lassiter vs. Lambert 4 p.m.
1A-5A Boys: Greater Atlanta Christian vs. Blessed Trinity 6 p.m.
By Michelle Rand

Adams Stadium hosting 2018 DeKalb Co. All-Star games

The 2018 DCSD All-Star soccer games will kick off tonight, Thursday, May 17, at Adams Stadium beginning with the girls at 6 p.m. followed by the boys at 8 p.m.

Lakeside's Tim Newmyer and Tucker's Terilyn Lake lead the girls Scarlet Red team against the Turquoise Blue squad led by Druid Hills' Katy Cochran and Brandon Bennett and Towers' Stephen Kane in the opening game.

Scarlet Red is led by Southwest DeKalb senior Georgia Anna Sinclair and her county-leading 41 goals.

Courtesy of DeKalb County
Joining her are M.L. King senior Jasmine Mathis, Clarkston senior Palma Tamang, Columbia junior Brandy Jackson, Lakeside junior Olivia Cohen and Tucker junior Anna Lippy, all with over 20 goals on the season.

Lakeside senior Julia Moreman is set to play in goal for the Scarlet Red team, as she led the county with a 0.52 goals allowed average in 612 minutes.

Turquoise Blue brings in the county's second-leading scorer in Redan sophomore Amadia Veasley with 34 goals.

She is joined by Towers junior Makayla Haven and sophomore Aye Tway, Cedar Grove junior Dasia Jones, Druid Hills sophomore Dinara Jones and Stephenson senior Mickel Noble, all with 10 or more goals.

Druid Hills' Thomas Bodnar, Stone Mountian's Doug Dakin and Clarkston's Andrew Goodman lead the boys Team White against Team Black led by Cross Keys' Derrick Burgess, Tucker's Cameron Heyen and Stephenson's Michael Gaskin in the boys all-star game.

Team White has five of DeKalb's scorers with 10 or more goals led by Stone Mountain's Alex Kalombe.

Stone Mountain senior Arly Marrowquin (6-4-2, 1.35 goals allowed, 886 minutes) is set to play in goal.

Team Black boasts the county's top three scorers this season in Cross Keys junior Eduardo Dimas, Tucker Senior Aoci Pilipili and Cross Keys freshman Anthony Maldonado, all with over 20 goals.

Lakeside junior Andrew Seabolt (5-2-2, 0.98 goals allowed, 650 minutes) and Stephenson senior Austin Brown (9-5-0, 2.19 goals allowed, 1,060 minutes) will be in goal for Team Black.

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