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Lacrosse: Lee sets Peachtree Ridge boys' all-time scoring record; No. 1 Kell girls beat No. 2 Northview

Here are some highlights from top teams and performers in GHSA lacrosse:

Boys: The Centennial Knights lost to No. 5 Lambert 10-8 in AAAAAA action. The No. 6-ranked Knights were led by Nathan Solomon and Brendan Spence, who each scored 3 goals. ... The Roswell Hornets picked up a pair of wins over AAAAA-A's No. 6-ranked Greater Atlanta Christian and Walton to improve to 11-3 and 6-1 in Region 2-AAAAAA. Junior attacker Preston Tippett scored 6 goals and 4 assists and leads the team with 42 goals and 34 assists on the season. ... AAAAA-A's No. 2-ranked Westminster Wildcats beat Riverwood 15-2 to improve to 14-2 and 6-0 in Region 2. Senior midfielder Read Ziegler scored 5 goals. ... Senior attacker Steven Lee's 3 goals in the No. 9-ranked Peachtree Ridge Lions' win over Collins Hill gave him the school record for career goals with 143. Junior attacker Ben Briggette added 3 goals and senior midfielder Matty Ledon added 2 goals. The Lions are 11-3 and 8-0 in Region 4. ...The Allatoona Buccaneers - ranked No. 9 in AAAAA-A - defeated Sprayberry 23-3 to improve to 10-5 and 6-0 in Region 2. They were led by sophomore midfielder Danny Tesler (2 goals, 90% faceoff percentage), junior attacker Bennett Jarrett (5 goals, 1 assist) and sophomore attacker Ben Galloway (3 goals, 3 assists). ... The No. 1-ranked Milton Eagles defeated No. 8 Cambridge 17-4, led by Nick Newell (4 goals), and Justin Newell, Jake Jenkins, Charlie Gallagher and Conner Skelton (2 goals each).

Girls: The Milton Lady Eagles - ranked No. 1 in AAAAAA - earned split decisions this week against Pennsylvania schools, losing to Strath Haven and beating Radnor. Leaders for the Lady Eagles were Mackenzie Lech (4 goals, 4 assists), Jessi Masinko (4 goals) and Hannah Davis (13 draws won, 2 goals). ... The North Gwinnett Lady Bulldogs outscored Parkview and Greater Atlanta Christian by a combined score of 40-3 in a pair of wins, improving to 11-5 and 3-1 in Region 4-AAAAAA. Senior attacker Lauren Aycock scored 7 goals, bringing her season total to 50. Senior midfielder Katie Verret added 5 goals and 10 ground balls. ... AAAAA-A's No. 5-ranked Starr's Mill Lady Panthers defeated Newnan 19-2, improving to 12-1 and 8-0 in Region 1. Sophomore midfielder Alyssa Sack had 2 goals, 3 assists and 9 ground balls and attackers Meghan Mills, a junior, added 3 goals and 4 assists and junior Morgan Craig had 3 goals and 2 ground balls. ... The No. 1-ranked Kell Lady Longhorns defeated the No. 2 Northview Lady Titans 15-11 in a AAAAAA showdown. The Lady Longhorns (14-1, 8-0 in Region 2) were led by junior midfielder Haley Swift (4 goals, 4 assists) and sophomore midfielder Izzy Palermo, junior attacker Leslie Ferguson and freshman attacker Talen Francis, all of whom scored 3 goals. The Lady Titans were led by Alexa Rivard (3 goals), Colleen O'Connell, Carly Connors and Jessie Kallish (4 goals each). ... The Westminster Lady Wildcats - ranked No. 3 in AAAAA-A - defeated No. 4 Pope 16-14 in overtime. The Lady Wildcats (12-4 and 7-1 in Region 2) were led by freshman midfielder Julia Grady's 4 goals and sophomore attacker Cabell Zakas, who scored the go-ahead goal in overtime. ... The Lambert Lady Longhorns beat Roswell and lost to Chattahoochee, moving to 11-4 and 3-4 in Region 3-AAAAAA. Senior midfielder Danielle Dollar scored 3 goals in each game and freshman attacker Peyton Smith scored 8 goals. ... The Collins Hill Lady Eagles - ranked No. 10 in AAAAAA - beat Mountain View and Peachtree Ridge, improving to 12-3 and 5-0 in Region 4. Leaders were sophomore midfielder Abby Squires (5 goals, 72 goals on the season), sophomore attacker Emily Napierala (5 goals) and freshman attacker Kate Dougherty (7 assists). ... AAAAAA's No. 4-ranked Walton Lady Eagles lost to Loyola Academy (Ill.) 14-13, falling to 11-5-1 and 6-1 in Region 2. They were led by sophomores Erin McBride (7 goals), Kylie Holthaus, Hunter Corvin and freshman Riley Ewing (2 goals each).

Misc: The Legacy Lacrosse Cup tournament takes place this weekend at seven different metro-Atlanta venues. It's designed to showcase elite lacrosse at the high school level. For more information, including the tournament schedule, visit

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