Both Toombs County soccer teams qualify for state as number 3 seeds

The Toombs County High School soccer teams both had a good week in Region 2 Tournament action. Both the Lay Bulldogs and Bulldogs defeated Metter and then Jeff Davis to qualify for the GHSA Tournament as number three seeds.

On Wednesday- at the TCMS Soccer Field- the Lady Bulldogs routed Metter 10-1 and the Bulldogs shutout Metter 5-0.

Jazmin Nahuaca led the TCHS Girls with three goals, Cyrstal Morales and Ashley Venegas each scored twice and Cindy Vera and Laura Sanchez each added one a piece.

Julian Marin-Vital scored two goals and Dawson Harvey and Enrique Cruz kicked in each for the Bulldogs.

Those two victories qualified both teams for state and next up were third place matches with both teams playing Jeff Davis.

On Thursday the Lady Bulldogs played host to the Lady Yellow Jackets and they scored three goals in the first half and two in the second in a 5-0 victory. Nahuaca scored two goals and Morales, Ashley Venegas and Rilyn Fitzgerald each booted in one.

“Jeff Davis was coming off a big win for them on Wednesday night (overtime win over Swainsboro) and they came out playing well and then we settled in a little bit and scored three goals in the first half and kept them out of our goal,” head coach Jeremy Moore said. “They had a couple of good chances, but we caught a couple of breaks and then we put a couple away in the second half to win 5-0.” 

On Friday the Bulldogs traveled down to Hazlehurst for a rematch against the Yellow Jackets. On March 12 JD defeated Toombs County 3-1 in Hazlehurst.

Toombs County scored two first half goals and then one in the second in a 3-0 victory. Omar Aquilar scored two goals and Dawson Harvey fired in one.

“I thought the defense did pretty well,” Moore said. “The boys are on about a 4 1/2 game streak of not allowing a goal. You feel pretty good about your chances when you are not giving up many goals. The guys in the back Kevin Rosales, Eric Perez and Martin Santana have done a really good job playing together. They have a lot of speed and behind them with our freshman goal keeper Alejandro Baez, who has played every minute for us. I think he has done a really good job for us and he has had some really big saves for us to keep shutouts in tact.”