A 10-0 run during a 15 minute span of the first half keyed the Southwest DeKalb Lady Panthers to a 19-6 road victory over the Chamblee Lady Bulldogs at North DeKalb Stadium on Wednesday.
The game was tied 1-1 just 4:05 into the game as Chamblee’s Kirby Guerrero answered Southwest DeKalb’s Jayla Middlebrooks opening goal with a shot into the corner of the net with 20:55 to play in the first half.
Southwest DeKalb (4-6, 3-3) then went on the 10-0 run to take control of the game. Middlebrooks took a pass from Jasmine McFarlane for her second goal of the game at the 19:28 mark to put the Panthers ahead for good at 2-1.
Tierra Williams grabbed a groundball at midfield and raced through the Chamblee defense for a 3-1 lead just a minute after Middlebrooks gave their team the lead. Williams would score two more goals in the next two minutes weaving through the Bulldogs’ defense two more times for point blank shots.
Chamblee (0-7, 0-4) had a goal disallowed during Williams three-goal run and was down 5-1 with 16:43 to play in the first half.
McFarlane used a good lead pass from Michaela Bennefield to make it 6-1 and Middlebrooks scored back to back goals to make it 8-1 with 7:35 remaining in the first half.
Bennefield used a penalty on the right side to charge for her first goal of the game and then assisted Williams on her fourth goal to make it 10-1.
Aniya Aiken completed the 10-0 run with her goal at the 5:54 mark for an 11-1 lead.
Carlin Waddell assisted Carson Crochet’s goal with 4:39 left in the first half to trim the lead to 11-2 at the break.
Southwest DeKalb goalie Brittney Buchanan had six saves in the first half several in one-on-one situations where she took the corner away from the Chamblee offensive player.
The Panthers opened the second half with a 4-0 run as Williams (5th of game), Aiken (2nd), McFarlane (2nd) and Middlebrooks (5th) teamed up to make it a 15-2 lead.
Viviana Austin-Knab ended that Southwest DeKalb run as she scored for the Bulldogs to make it 15-3 at the 13:48 mark of the second half.
Bennefield scored twice and McFarlane picked up her third score of the game as Southwest DeKalb pulled away to an 18-3 advantage.
Carlin Waddell took a pass in front from Hannah Boyer to pick up the Bulldogs’ fourth goal of the game as the clock ticked towards the six minute mark.
McFarlane used a pass from Williams to get Southwest DeKalb’s final goal of the game with 4:15 to play.
Waddell and Anna Graves would both score in the final three minutes to make the final of 19-6 in favor of the Panthers.
Jayla Middlebrooks and Tierra Williams had five goals each to lead Southwest DeKalb while Jasmine McFarlane added 4 and 2 assists, Michaela Bennefield 3 goals and 2 assists and Aniya Aiken added 2 goals. Goalie Brittney Buchanan finished with 11 saves in the game.
Carlin Waddell had two goals and an assist to lead Chamblee.