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Heritage soccer falls, on road in playoffs
Lady Patriots open playoffs at Allatoona
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The Heritge girls' soccer team lost 3-2 at Loganville Wednesday, putting it on the road in the first round of the playoffs.

With it tied 1-1 after 80 minutes of regulation, Heritage scored in the overtime period on a Faith Shelton strike on an assist from Sara Boggus.

However, overtime in high school soccer is not sudden death, allowing Loganville an opportunity. The Lady Red Devils took advantage of that opportunity and scored two goals in the next two minutes to go ahead for good, and period to prevent Heritage from capturing a Region 8-AAAAA championship.

"It was absolutely heartbreaking for us," Heritage coach Chad Suddeth said. "We felt we had the region championship won, then 90 seconds later we are the No. 3 seed. (It was a) totally crushing feeling that will sting for a long while."

The Lady Patriots (12-4-2) open the Class AAAAA playoffs at Allatoona (11-5-1) Wednesday. Heritage was in a three-way tie with Flowery Branch and Loganville - all finishing 7-1 in 8-AAAAA and 1-1 against one another. The Lady Patriots lost the tiebreaker with Loganville Wednesday, and lost the next tie-breaker because of goals allowed (five to Flowery Branch and four to Loganville).

The Lady Patriots took the lead in a bid for the region championship early, scoring 15 minutes in Wednesday. Haley Elliot played a through ball from Boggus on the backside after making two Loganville defenders miss.

Following the girls' game, the Heritage boys' team defeated Loganville 4-1 to finish out its regular season.