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Posted: April 26, 2014 4:49 p.m.

Soccer teams gear up for playoffs

Matt Smith/

The Alcovy girls and boys soccer teams, along with the Newton boys program, will represent Newton County is the high school Class AAAAAA state soccer playoffs.

The Newton and Alcovy boys varsity soccer programs begin postseason action Tuesday, while the Alcovy Lady Tigers hit the road Wednesday in state tournament play.

After finishing in a three way tie with the Rams and Rockdale County Bulldogs, the Alcovy boys program earned the third seed in Region 2-AAAAAA, earning a date with Campbell in the opening round of the Georgia High School Association Class AAAAAA state tournament.

The Tigers finished 6-10 overall, but posted a 3-3 mark in region play, capturing wins over Morrow, Lovejoy and Newton this season.

Alcovy will face the Campbell Spartans the No. 2 seed in Region 4. Campbell finished its 2014 regular season campaign with a 15-2 record, dropping just a pair of league games.

The Spartans are currently ranked fourth in Class AAAAAA and have been winners in their last nine contests, averaging five goals a contest during their recent win streak.

The playoff contest will be held at Campbell High School in Smyrna on Tuesday beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Rams travel to Harrison

The Newton boys varsity program worked its way into the No. 4 seed in Region 2, earning a day with Harrison High School in the opening round of the playoffs.

The Rams also finished their 2014 campaign with a 6-10 overall with a 3-3 mark in region play. Newton captured wins over Rockdale County, Morrow and Lovejoy.

Harrison, the top-ranked team in Region 4, posted a 7-1 mark in league play, ending the season on a three-game win streak.

Harrison will host the Rams at home in Kennesaw at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Lady Tigers on the road

Rounding out Newton County’s soccer playoff hopefuls, the Lady Tigers varsity soccer team will travel to Kennesaw on Wednesday, taking on Kennesaw Mountain in the opening round of the state tournament.

The Lady Tigers finished 7-7 in the regular season, but posted a 4-2 mark in Region 2, tallying wins over Rockdale County, Newton, Morrow and Lovejoy, earning the No. 3 seed in the league.

Kennesaw Mountain earned the No. 2 seed in Region 4, posting a 7-1 mark in region play with an 11-6-1 overall record. Kennesaw Mountain has won three of their last four games.

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