Fannin Bests Gilmer in Summer Soccer Matches

Fannin County High, FCHS Soccer, Sports

The Gilmer High School soccer contingent traveled to Blue Ridge Monday, for a pair of friendly scrimmages at Fannin County High School.

With 30-minute halves and shortened fields in place, the Lady Rebels bested the Lady Cats 3-2 and the Rebels defeated the Bobcats 4-1.

Fannin girls triumph

In a nine-on-nine scrimmage, own goals doomed the Lady Cats. A stalemate was broken with 8:57 left in the first half, when an attempt to defend a corner kick resulted in the ball sneaking across the goal line to give Fannin a 1-0 advantage.

Gilmer replied with 4:29 left in the first half, as Sabrina Zagarola punched the ball into the net. However, Fannin again benefited from a Lady Cats own goal with 34 seconds left on the clock, resulting in a 2-1 Lady Rebels halftime advantage.

Lady Cat Elsa Francisco looks upfield for an open player, during a friendly match against Fannin Monday. Francisco scored a match-tying goal late in the second half, but the Lady Rebels responded less than a minute later to take an eventual match-winning 3-2 victory. (Photo by: Kevin Hensley)

Lady Cat Elsa Francisco looks upfield for an open player, during a friendly match against Fannin Monday. Francisco scored a match-tying goal late in the second half, but the Lady Rebels responded less than a minute later that helped Fannin claim a 3-2 victory. (Photo by: Kevin Hensley)

Lady Cat Elsa Francisco helped tie the match again late in the second half, punting the ball in from 20 yards out with 3:45 left in the match. However, Lady Rebel Ella Senoff had other plans for the outcome, as she got a shot across the goal line 58 seconds later to put Fannin ahead 3-2.

Gilmer failed to reply again before the contest ended, awarding the Lady Rebels with the victory.

Fannin goalkeeper Sydney Jones recorded five first-half saves, while Annalee Cioffi had four in the second half. Tori Jack stayed in goal for Gilmer throughout the entire affair, recording nine total saves.

Rebels defeat Bobcats

Bryan Carranza gave the Rebels a 2-0 first half advantage, scoring goals at the 29-minute and 10-minute marks. The Bobcats cut the gap down to 2-1 with five minutes left in the half, after Coady Cobb connected with a shot into the goal. Brandon Carranza then widened the Fannin advantage back to two with less than a minute left in the first half.

The Rebels added another goal for good measure in the second half, when Paul Tipton used a Gavin Mervine corner kick to punch the ball into the net and extend the Fannin lead to 4-1. Gilmer was unable to generate a response, giving the Rebels the victory.

Austin Bennett picked up six saves for Fannin at goalkeeper. Meanwhile, three Bobcats manned the goal for Gilmer. Cobb recorded three saves, Nick Chmiel had five and Javier Landaverde nabbed three.

Gilmer and Fannin will clash again in Blue Ridge next Thursday at 6 p.m.

 

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Gilmer Soccer Falls to East Hall; Battles Pickens, Fannin in North Georgia Classic

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The Gilmer High School soccer team waited until late last week to see action, as GHS traveled to East Hall Friday and then participated in the 2016 North Georgia Soccer Classic at Jasper Middle School against Pickens and Fannin.

At East Hall, the Lady Cats fell 4-2, while the Bobcats fell to the 2015 AAA state runner-up Vikings 8-1. Elsa Francisco and Josie Sheahan scored the two Lady Cats, while Jon Bremm added the lone Bobcats goal in the boys match.

Less than 12 hours later, GHS was back out for the 2016 North Georgia Soccer Classic at JMS. In a round-robin tournament that featured 30-minute halves, the Lady Cats were shut out 2-0 by the Dragonettes and lost 3-1 on penalty kicks to the Lady Rebels. Meanwhile, the Bobcats garnered a 2-1 victory over Pickens, before falling 2-0 to the Rebels.

Kelsie Wise got the Dragonettes on the scoreboard in the tournament opener, scoring a goal with 20:03 left in the first half. Hannah Duncan added a goal on a penalty kick with 5:41 left before halftime. The early offense was all Pickens needed to secure the victory, as the Dragonettes downed the Lady Cats 2-0.

Briana McClure had nine saves at goalkeeper for Gilmer, while Lizzie Houghwout secured four for Pickens.

The Bobcats pounced early against the Dragons, as Toni Murillo secured a Gilmer goal with 21:14 left in the first half. Dragon Corbin Johnson tied the match at 1-1 with a goal at 16:51, before Bremm pulled GHS back out front with a shot into the net as 8:12 remained in the affair.

Neither team managed to sneak a shot across the goal line in the second half, leaving Gilmer to claim the victory.

Adam Leicht nabbed 12 saves for the Dragons, while Johnson stepped in at goalkeeper late in the match and recorded two saves. Christian Hernandez had three saves for Gilmer.

Lady Cat goalkeeper Briana McClure punts a penalty kick during a match against Fannin at the 2016 North Georgia Soccer Classic last Saturday at Jasper Middle School. The PK was the only successful one for Gilmer, as Fannin scored three to defeat the Lady Cats, 3-1. (Photo by: Kevin Hensley)

Lady Cat goalkeeper Briana McClure punts a penalty kick during a match against Fannin at the 2016 North Georgia Soccer Classic last Saturday at Jasper Middle School. The PK was the only successful one for Gilmer, as Fannin scored three to defeat the Lady Cats, 3-1. (Photo by: Kevin Hensley)

The Lady Cats/Lady Rebels contest in a 0-0 deadlock, forcing a round of penalty kicks to determine the winner. Makenzie McClure, Ella Senoff and Gaby Mares helped propel Fannin past a McClure goal to give the Lady Rebels a 3-1 victory.

McClure had nine saves for Gilmer, while Fannin had seven.

Adam Ingram provided all the offense necessary for the Rebels to defeat the Bobcats, scoring a goal with 7:04 left in the first half and 24:04 remaining in the second half to give Fannin a 2-0 victory.

Hernandez secured 11 saves against Fannin, while Dylan Frank recorded 13 saves for the Rebels.

The Dragonettes and Dragons went on to defeat both the Lady Rebels and Rebels by the same margin, 2-1.

After the week, the Lady Cats sit at 2-10 (0-5 in region play), while the Bobcats are 3-8-1 (1-4 in region play).

GHS travels to Morris Innovative for non-region action today, before hosting Ridgeland Thursday for senior night. The match will be held at Clear Creek Middle School and is set to begin at 5 p.m.

 

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Gilmer, Fannin Soccer Add Installment to 515 Rivalry

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Although the two schools are no longer in the same region, Gilmer High School traveled to Fannin County High School last Friday to meet in a soccer match for Highway 515 bragging rights.

While the action on the field was intense, the final outcomes proved that the rivalry is as hot as ever, in spite of the cold weather in Blue Ridge.

The Lady Rebels picked up a 1-0 victory over the Lady Cats, while the Bobcats and Rebels finished the night in a 1-1 deadlock.

Girls

The lone goal of the girls contest came just six and a half minutes into the match, as Maddie Crain punched the ball across the goal line for Fannin. Although the Lady Cats took several shots throughout the duration of the contest, they were unable to find the goal and dropped the match.

“It was a great win for us,” said head Lady Rebels coach Chris Thigpen. “We’ve struggled the last couple of games and haven’t been able to put any points on the board. So, to get that one goal was great. The defense was solid, as always. If we get a little more production up front, I think we can fare well in the region.”

Briana McClure had 19 saves for Gilmer, while Savannah Vanderhoven recorded two for Fannin.

Boys

Rebel Brandon Carranza dribbles toward the goal last Friday against Gilmer. Carranza assisted in the lone Fannin goal in the game, as the Rebels and the Bobcats played to a 1-1 tie. The next day, he scored the first goal in a 5-1 victory over Armuchee. (Photo by: Kevin Hensley)

Rebel Brandon Carranza dribbles toward the goal last Friday against Gilmer. Carranza assisted in the lone Fannin goal in the game, as the Rebels and the Bobcats played to a 1-1 tie. The next day, he scored the first goal in a 5-1 victory over Armuchee. (Photo by: Kevin Hensley)

The Bobcats and Rebels waited until the second half of play to secure their goals. Fannin struck first, as Gavin Mervine scored off a corner kick from Brandon Carranza with 26:40 left in the contest.

Gilmer replied with 13:12 remaining in the match, as Rodrigo Casas found the back of the net to tie the game. Neither side was able to garner another goal during regulation and with the match being a non-region affair, the contest ended in a 1-1 deadlock.

Dillan Ledford had five saves for the Bobcats, while Christian Hernandez finished the game with three. Dylan Frank finished the match with 10 saves for Fannin.

Bobcats best Indians

Lady Cat Josie Sheahan looks to free the ball from heavy Lady Rebels pressure last Friday. Against Murray County one day prior, she scored the fifth and final goal in a 5-0 Gilmer victory over the Lady Indians. (Photo by: Kevin Hensley).

Lady Cat Josie Sheahan looks to free the ball from heavy Lady Rebels pressure last Friday. Against Murray County one day prior, she scored the fifth and final goal in a 5-0 Gilmer victory over the Lady Indians. (Photo by: Kevin Hensley).

One day prior to the Fannin contest, Gilmer traveled to Murray County to take on the Indians. The Lady Cats picked up a 5-0 victory, after goals from Autumn Durham (one of which was off an assist from a Tori Jack corner kick), Kate Schiesser, Josie Sheahan and Candy Bautista.

“Coach Fountain and I were extremely impressed with the girl’s performance,” said Lady Cats head coach April Nicholson. “Their passing game was solid, maybe the best they’ve played in four years. From the beginning, we went out aggressive and resolute. Their determination paid off.”

Meanwhile, the Bobcats garnered a 1-0 victory over the Indians. John Bremm scored the lone goal of the contest in the second half, to give Gilmer the win.

“I was very pleased with the speed of our game, both in defense and offense,” Phipps said. “We are improving by the game, which considering we have some very tough games coming up, is a good thing.”
Fannin downs Armuchee, Dawson
The Rebels returned to the turf to host Armuchee last Saturday, picking up a 5-1 victory in the process. Carranza, Adam Ingram, Santos Arellano, Dahla Myers and Max Senoff (off an Arellano assist) scored the goals for Fannin. Frank recorded seven saves in the match.
In JV action last Wednesday, the Rebels secured a 3-1 victory on the road against the Dawson Tigers. Myers, Mervine and Eric Quoc scored one goal apiece in the victory.
At goalkeeper, Austin Bennett had seven saves and Reid Honeycutt stopped three shots.
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