The unbeaten Flowery Branch girls soccer program continues to rampage through its opposition this season under first-year coach Anel Lilic.
Caroline Wysocki netted a season-high five goals — all in the first half — Anna Grady added a hat trick, and the No. 2 Lady Falcons notched 100 goals for the season and cruised to their 13th-consecutive victory in a 10-0 shutout of East Hall on Tuesday in Flowery Branch.
The Lady Falcons (13-0) are one win away from matching the streak of the program’s 2012 squad under former coach Katie Scali, which opened with 14-0 straight wins en route to a region championship and playoff berth during a 17-2 campaign.
This non-region contest was never in doubt as the Lady Falcons pressured East Hall from the opening whistle and dominated the attacking third. Wysocki and Grady joined forces to give the Lady Falcons a 7-0 lead right before the half.
Wysocki collected a diagonal cross from Grady deep inside the box to net the go-ahead goal less than 30 seconds in, while Grady (three assists) tacked on her first two goals (both assisted by Madi Shewbert inside the second and third minute for a sudden 3-0 advantage.
Goals by senior Megan Shadbolt (43rd minute) and McKenzie Kent (44th minute) sandwiched Grady’s hat trick score as the game ended by mercy rule during a shortened second half.
Chela Aviles had eight saves in goal for the Lady Vikings, who fall to 0-10-2 on the season.
Region 8-5A plays picks back up for the Lady Falcons, when they host Loganville for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff Thursday night in Flowery Branch. Meanwhile, East Hall too resumes region play against North Hall at 5:30 p.m. on Friday in Gainesville.
EAST HALL BOYS 3, FLOWERY BRANCH 3: Class 3A’s second-ranked Vikings grew their unbeaten streak to eight games Tuesday night in Flowery Branch behind a brace (two goals) from Sergio Turcios and another score from Freddy Rebollar.
Oscar Rosas had six saves in goal, while Maury Ibarra, Jairo Valdez and David Menchaca provided one assist apiece for East Hall (8-2-2, 3-0).
The Vikings will try to keep pace with fellow region frontrunner Greater Atlanta Christian (7-4-1, 3-0) when they host North Hall for the 7:30 p.m. kickoff Friday night.