Two first half goals by the Chamblee Lady Bulldogs was enough to secure a second consecutive DeKalb County Middle School Girls’ Soccer Championship title 2-0 over the Peachtree Lady Patriots on Monday at Hallford Stadium.
Chamblee (7-0) came in undefeated and as the No. 1 seed having won its semifinal match 9-0 over No. 4 seed Tucker and took on No. 3 seed Peachtree (5-2) in a defensive struggle.
The game was 0-0 for just over 20 minutes when the Chamblee pressure finally broke the Peachtree defense allowing Addison Morris to come from the left win and put the ball in the net for a 1-0 Chamblee lead with 9:57 remaining in the first half.
Morris made it 2-0 with 1:45 left in the first half as she came in the backside and tapped in Alex Gilboa’s corner kick to make it 2-0.
Peachtree had several chances to score in the second half as they outshot Chamblee 9-5 but could not quite get the ball in the net. The best chance came when a shot banged off the right post with 1:05 to play and could have cut the lead in half.
Peachtree keeper Sophia Pristach had seven saves in the game despite giving up two tough goals along the way. Chamblee keeper Julia Moore collected three saves in the game, two in the second half to keep Peachtree off the board.
Chamblee’s Alex Gilboa was named the game’s Most Valuable Player for her play in the middle and her assist on the second Morris goal of the game.