The Tucker, Lakeside and Marist boys teams, and the Marist girls won first-round games May 1-3 in the state high school soccer playoffs. The St. Pius boys and girls open the state playoffs tonight, May 4.
Tucker defeated South Paulding 5-1, Lakeside beat Alexander 3-1 and Marist shut out Pope 3-0 in the Class AAAA boys’ tournament. Chamblee was beaten by Kell 4-0 in AAAA and Stephenson lost in the first round of the AAAAA tournament 10-1 to Tift County. Druid Hills (8-6-2) lost its Class AAA opener to Columbus 7-6 on penalty kicks. The game was tied 0-0 after regulation.
Lucky Teah scored two goals for Tucker while Solomon Roberts, William Gomez and Manthe Nsukami each scored one.
The Marist girls defeated Alexander 10-0 on May 2 in the first round of the AAAA tournament. Liliana Rios scored two goals, and Claire Sullivan had