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March 18, 2014

THS soccer squads remain undefeated in 1-AA with Tuesday wins over Berrien

THOMASVILLE —

The Thomasville soccer squads continued their region surge with a pair of victories on Tuesday.

The girls opened with a 3-0 shutout, and the boys followed with a 7-2 win in the finale.

With the wins, both teams remain undefeated in 1-AA play (5 victories apiece) and have downed every team in the region.

“it certainly gives you boosted confidence, especially as you get ready for the rest of your season,” boys coach Keith Gwaltney said. “We’ve got a lot of great players, we’re just learning how to play together. To watch what these guys do in the next month and a half, it’s going to be very interesting to see how it unforlds.”

Thomasville’s Hank Sofferin scored the Bulldogs’ first goal just five minutes into the game, which set the tone for the rest of the match.

Gwaltney said he’s emphasized the importance of starting early to not only build confidence, but a cushion as well.

Berrien bounced back and scored, though, which gave the Bulldogs what Gwaltney called “a much-needed wakeup call.”

“It looked like we were going to run away with it, then we kind of slowed down and lost fire. Coming out of the half [ahead 4-1], we were able to put them away down the stretch.”

Tommy Hill had a hat trick evening with three goals; Austin Mata notched a pair, and Sofferin and Peralta each had one,

Thomasville also welcomed back star sophomore Ian Ward, who had been out with a hip injury sustained at a camp at Clemson in January.

Ward wasn’t slated to start, but earned the nod in lieu of a few player penalties.

Ward notched an assist in the first half and played the bulk of the game before leaving when his doctor said “he’d had enough.”

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