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Heritage dominates North Oconee
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Arielle Gunderson tallied a hat trick, and Heritage defeated North Oconee 6-0 on Tuesday.

After an even match for the first 25 minutes, Heritage broke it open with three goals in the final 10 minutes of the fist half and three more in the first 10 minutes of the second.

"We pretty much dominated the last 10 minutes of the first half and of the second half," Heritage coach Chad Suddeth said. "We scored three goals in each of those 10-minute spans."

Courtney Hodges scored the first goal, assisted by Haley Elliot. Gunderson then scored two unassisted from a distance to make it 3-0 at halftime.

Gunderson then assisted Courtney Kelly's goal to open the second half. Gunderson then capped the hat trick on a corner kick from Kaley Wells. Gunderson finished the scoring on a goal, assited by Laura Zawadzki.

Maddie Carter didn't have much action in the net, saving three goals for her eighth shutout of the year.

"We really played well tonight," Suddeth said. "I was very pleased. We were dominant at times against a real good North Oconee team."

The Patriots, who defeated Madison County 7-0 on March 8 and Habersham Central 8-0 on March 10 after losing their only game, 3-1 to Winder Barrow on March 6 have one of their tougher matches of the season Friday.

Heritage hosts Apalachee starting at 5:30 p.m.

"I really challenged the girls at halftime to finish the drill and have that killer instinct," said Suddeth of Tuesday's win. "I'm real pleased, especially coming up on a big region game Friday against Apalachee.