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Heritage soccer improves to 5-0
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The Heritage girls' soccer team stretched its unbeaten streak to five games Tuesday night, beating Winder-Barrow 3-0 at home.

The win also marked the first time in four games Heritage didn't score 10 goals, and was the fewest in the Lady Patriots five games this season.

Friday, in a 10-0 Region 8-AAAAAA opening win over Clarke Central, the Lady Patriots offense was clicking, led by four goals from Faith Shelton - all coming in the first half.

Kaley Wells assisted on two of them, and finished with three helpers in the match. Tori Shelton, Sara Boggus and Haley Elliott rounded out Heritage's first-half scoring to put them up 7-0 after the first half, outshooting Clarke Central 24-2 in the first 40 minutes.

While the Lady Patriots' big advantage providing a shortened second half of 20 minutes, Heritage still managed to get a few in net.

Ray Brown started the scoring, followed by Abbey Dunlop and Maria Harding to round it out.

"We had some really nice ball movement, that's a result of a lot of girls working hard off the ball to stretch the field," Heritage coach Chad Suddeth said. "Nice to see so many girls get involved in the attack and bury such a large majority of our scoring opportunities - that fast start seemed to relax the nerves a bit so that we could knock the ball around and use the entire field."

The Lady Patriots were without some starters, including goalkeeper Mady Carter, who was playing in the Olympic Development Program's national championship in Dallas. Stepping in for Carter was Kari Hiner, recording two saves in her first varsity start.

"I was very proud that our reserves stepped up to the challenge and took care of business," Suddeth said.
Heritage plays its next three games on the road, traveling to Grayson Thursday, Habersham Central Saturday and North Oconee Tuesday.

Heritage boys' win again

The Heritage boys' team also picked up another win, topping Winder-Barrow 5-0 Tuesday.

It was the fourth win in the last five matches for the Patriots, who fell to Clarke Central 2-1 Friday in their only loss of the season.