Meadowcreek advances to first boys soccer Final Four
WOODSTOCK — Meadowcreek boys soccer advanced to its first ever Final Four on Saturday with a 2-0 win at Etowah in the Class AAAAAAA state tournament.
Meadowcreek scored both of its goals in the second half to end Etowah’s season and advance to the semifinals, where the Mustangs will play on Roswell Tuesday.
“Sometimes the ball bounces your way and sometimes it doesn’t,” Etowah coach Robert Holman said. “We had our opportunities and the ball didn’t fall. Both teams played really hard, but they got the two goals and we didn’t. Soccer can be a cruel game — you can play really hard and still walk off with a loss. We played really well, but it just wasn’t enough.”
It was the first time that Meadowcreek made it to the quarterfinals, so the Mustangs accomplished another milestone with the victory as they advance to their first-ever semifinal berth.
“With each victory, we’re setting new precedents and new standards for the Meadowcreek program,” Mustang coach Tyler LaFleur said.
The first half was a scoreless defensive battle, though Meadowcreek dominated possession of the ball.