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Wells, offense leads Heritage to win
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Heritage didn't play its scheduled matches against Eagles Landing due to rain, and will play March 27.

Friday the Lady Patriots defeated South Gwinnett 6-0, outshooting their opponents 16-7 in the first half.

Faith Shelton scored twice in those first 40 minutes, going unassisted on the first and getting help from Kaley Wells on the second to put Heritage up 2-0 at halftime.

Wells took over where Shelton left off in the first half, scoring Heritage's first two goals of the second half. Wells' first came unassisted and then Shelton repaid her the favor of the first half on an assist.

"Kaley Wells was a beast tonight," Heritage coach Chad Suddeth said. "She's playing with so much more confidence this year and you can see that in the stat sheet."

Ally Silvey put Heritage up 5-0 on a header to the near post off a corner kick assisted by Wells.

Ray Brown capped the scoring for Heritage.

"I'm glad to see our attack execute the game plan and create as many scoring opportunities as we did tonight," Suddeth said.

It was the Lady Patriots first win of the season after dropping their scrimmage to Dacula on Feb. 8. Heritage hosts Newton Tuesday starting at 5:30 p.m. before welcoming county rival Rockdale Friday.

"I'm very proud of the girls' effort tonight - overall it was an upgrade from the performance in our scrimmage with Dacula," Suddeth said. "And that's all we are focused on right now - getting better from one game to the next."

Heritage's boys' team was also successful in the regular season opener, defeating South Gwinnett High School 2-1.
The Salem boys' soccer team won its second straight game (third counting its scrimmage), defeating Henry County at home 6-0 Friday.

The Salem Seminoles also went on the road to beat Alcovy 4-0 on Feb. 13. The Salem girls' soccer team also picked up a big win against Henry County Friday, coming away with a 10-0 victory.

Salem's next match doesn't come until after winter break, traveling to Winder-Barrow on Feb. 26.