Druid Hills goalie Josh Lloyd makes a save against Spalding. (Photo by Mark Brock)
Druid Hills let Spalding know the pressure would continue after halftime as they got a shot that went just wide left just one minute into the second half.
Spalding would get its second shot on goal about four minutes later, but Druid Hills’ goalie Josh Lloyd handled it easily.
The Red Devils would get three good shots at goal in the next seven minutes of play only to have them go wide or have a Spalding defender to make a play to keep the score at 3-0.
Narker connected with Fudacel again with 27:34 to play to make it a 4-0 game.
The final score came with 15:52 to play as Menkaseh Tokpa put a penalty kick into the net for the final of 5-0.
Druid Hills (13-6-0) advances to the Sweet 16 to host No. 9 ranked Northwest Whitfield (13-5-1) who beat North Oconee 4-0 on Wednesday to advance. The site and game time will be announced at a later time.
Class 3A Boys
The Stone Mountain Pirates had their season come to an end in the first round of the Class 3A state playoffs with a 5-1 defeat at the hands of East Hall.
Stone Mountain finishes 9-5-1 on the season as the No. 3 seed from Region 5-3A.
Six more DeKalb teams open playoff action tonight (Thursday) with four playing home games. The Tucker Lady Tigers and Tigers host Brunswick in a doubleheader at Hallford beginning with the girls at 5:30 pm and the boys at 7:30 pm.
The Chamblee Lady Bulldogs (11-3-2) open the Class 5A state playoffs hosting Kell at Adams with a 5:30 pm start.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Lady Lions (14-3-1) host Effingham County in Class 6A girls’ play featuring Jasmine Mathis who has set the new DeKalb County scoring record with 66 goals this season giving her 114 goals (48 in 2016) over the past two seasons. She broke the record of 55 held by Kristin Peagler of Southwest DeKalb set in 2013.
In Class 5A girls’ state tournament play, Arabia Mountain (12-3-0) travels to Rome for a 6:00 pm game and Southwest DeKalb (7-6-0) travels to Paulding County (14-3-0).
Stephenson (9-8-0) travels to Glynn Academy (12-3-1) for a 6:00 pm start in Class 6A girls’ action. Lakeside (9-6-2) travels to South Forsyth (15-3-0) for a 6:00 pm match in Class 7A girls’ play.
DCSD SOCCER STATE PLAYOFFS RESULTS
Wednesday, April 26
Druid Hills (13-6-0) 5, Spalding (7-8-4) 0
East Hall (15-4-0) 5, Stone Mountain (9-5-1) 1
DCSD SOCCER STATE PLAYOFFS SCHEDULE
Thursday, April 27
Lakeside (9-6-2) at South Forsyth (15-3-0), 6:00 pm
Brunswick (3-12-0) vs. Tucker (11-6-0), Hallford, 5:30 pm
Effingham Co. (14-3-0) vs. M.L. King (14-3-1), Godfrey, 6:00 pm
Stephenson (9-8-0) vs. Glynn Academy (12-3-1), 6:00 pm
Kell (7-8-0) vs. Chamblee (11-3-2), Adams, 5:30 pm
Arabia Mountain (12-3-0) at Rome (9-9-0), 6:00 pm
SW DeKalb (7-6-0) at Paulding Co. (14-3-0), 6:00 pm
Brunswick (3-14-0) vs. Tucker (11-7-0), Hallford, 7:30 pm
Friday, April 28
CLASS 5A BOYS
Cass (5-10-0) vs. Clarkston (15-1-1), Hallford, 6:00 pm
Villa Rica (10-4-2) vs. Cross Keys (11-4-1), Adams, 7:30 pm
Chamblee (6-8-2) at Rome (10-4-1), 7:30 pm
Arabia Mountain (7-7-0) at Carrollton (13-2-0), 6:00 pm
CLASS 5A GIRLS
Carrollton (6-12-0) vs. Cross Keys (7-5-0), Adams, 5:30 pm
Doubleheader: Adults/Students $10.00
Single Game: Adults/Students $7.00