Augusta Prep’s offensive output was too much for Augusta Christian to handle Tuesday night as the Cavaliers swept the Lions.
The Lady Cavaliers led off with a 9-0 blowout, followed by a 10-3 rout by the boys, who trailed at halftime before their second-half rally.
The boys game was all about momentum.
In the first half, the Cavaliers (1-1) controlled the ball early and got on the board twice in the first 15 minutes behind goals from Kevin Huggins and Peter Stojanov.
With the Cavaliers seemingly in control, the Lions (1-2) roared back to score the next three goals.
Heath Brace scored on a header following an indirect kick from Kent Brace that curved past the goalie. Kent Brace went to the low right corner to score on a penalty kick with nine minutes left in the half. Hunter Miller scored three minutes later with an assist from Daniel Fayson.
Michael Shuman stopped 16 shots for the Lions, but the Cavaliers’ pressure started paying dividends as they exploded for eight second-half goals.
“Our team played with a lot of passion and energy,” said first-year head coach Max Guzman. “They found a way to put it together in the second half.
Max Aquinde scored on a penalty kick that froze Shuman less than eight minutes after halftime, the first of his three second-half goals. Kevin Huggins scored his second goal 10 minutes later to regain the lead. Taylor McCutcheon and Christian Guthrie each scored twice in the second half as well.
The Lady Cavaliers (2-0) scored 18 seconds into the game on a goal by Jamie Alexander, the first of her three goals, and that proved to be all they needed.
The Lady Lions (0-2) got the ball into the Lady Cavaliers end infrequently and finished with no shots on goal.
Also scoring for the Lady Cavaliers was Claire Duncan with two goals, Hailie Huggins, Chloe Belangia, Caroline Smith and McKenna De Graaf.