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Alcovy clinches spot in region
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The Alcovy girls' soccer team clinched its first every Region 3-AAAA playoff appearance Friday night.

The Tigers defeated Jones County 2-1 to lock up the third spot in their side of the region bracket.

It was the fourth win in five games for Alcovy, which finished with 14 shots against the Greyhounds.

"We played well, we moved the ball well, controlled the tempo of the game and had a lot of opportunities to score," Alcovy coach Phil Davidson said. "We managed to put enough goals in to win.

"It was a big region win."

Alex Jordan scored both the goals in the second half for the Tigers (6-3, 3-2).

Alcovy had one of its highest shooting totals of the season.

"We had a lot of more opportunities than usual," Davidson said. "We just started really working together as a team and passed the ball better giving us the opportunity to make more shots and score more goals."

The Tigers are moving the ball around better than earlier in the season when it won just one of its first four.

"They just started really playing better," Davidson said. "We've got a talented group of girls who started working better together and controlling the ball together."

Alcovy will play Griffin on Tuesday and Newton Friday before going on spring break and then entering the region tournament.

"I'd like to score a few more goals," Davidson said. "We haven't been finding the back of the net as often as I would like. We're getting more chances so maybe this coming week we'll score more goals."

In the nightcap of the boys-girls doubleheader, Alcovy defeated Jones County 5-2.

The victory snapped a four game skid for the Alcovy boys' soccer team.