CONYERS, Ga. – Young Americans Christian School Girls varsity soccer team took home the Georgia Independent Christian Athletic Association state championship on May 3, making it the third year in a row the Lady Eagles have taken home the title.
YACS beat previously undefeated Sherwood Christian School 3-1 in the final game to secure the school’s fifth state title in as many years.
To get the chance to play Sherwood in the final game of the year, the Eagles had to defeat No. 2 seed Skipstone Academy and the fourth-ranked Habersham School.
In the game, Carlie Johnson scored two goals for the Eagles and Sanaaly McCalla added in one of her own.
The YACS boys squad also had an extended soccer season this year as the Eagles finished the season as state runners-up.
The boys squad also faced Skipstone Academy and then Georgia Christian School in the first and second rounds, respectively, before locking horns with Sherwood Christian.
Unlike the girls' team, the boys would have no such luck against Sherwood, coming up short of adding another piece of championship hardware to the school's trophy case. But it didn't stop boys head coach Adam Vigon from expressing his pride in his team.
“I am very proud of the team,” Vigon said. “We had a strong and tough defense and smart, hard working midfield. They worked extremely well as a team. We are only losing one senior and are looking forward to next season already.”