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Clover's 'big win' snaps Fort Mill streak

The streak is over.

Clover girls beat Fort Mill in a Region 3-AAAA soccer match last Wednesday, ending the Lady Yellow Jackets' run of 71 straight region wins. Fort Mill's last region loss was 2-1 to Ridge View in 2004.

The final score was 2-0 and was played at Clover. The game was originally scheduled for Tuesday, April 26, but was postponed because of rain.

"This was a big win for our program,'' Clover coach Kelsey Geary said. "Where it was most important is that it put us half a point ahead of them in the region standings, and it could work out to us getting a top seed in the playoffs''

Clover played without its starting goalie, Haley Burton, who suffered a severe knee injury on April 26 and will miss the rest of the season.

Geary pulled up freshman Brandi Corneilo from the junior varsity team to start for Burton.

"It was an up and down game, but I thought we were back at them all night and gave them everything they could handle,'' Geary said. "Fort Mill has swept the region for years and we were able to stop the run.''

Fort Mill has won seven straight region titles and is tied with Clover for first place. Clover's advantage is based on strength of schedule, which could shift back to Fort Mill depending on this week's final regular-season games.

Clover scored first with less than three minutes left in the opening half. Freshman Samantha Prytulak scored on an assist from Kelsie Hamilton.

Fifteen minutes into the second half, Hamilton was taken down in Fort Mill's box, which drew a penalty kick. Alissa Pantuosco took the kick and nailed it for the game's final goal.

Clover moved to 14-4-1 and jumped past Fort Mill, 15-3-1, in this week's Class AAAA state rankings. Clover moved to No. 6. Fort Mill is No. 7.

TRACK: Several local athletes performed well at the Region 4-AAA track meet last week at Blythewood High School.

Rock Hill's girls swept the top three places in the triple jump. Karis Watson was first at 35-07, Brittenee Mills second with a 32-06.25 and Britany Clark third at 32-06.50. Watson also won the high jump with a leap of 5-02 and was second in the shot put with a toss of 34-01.50.

Rock Hill's Meredith Lenti won the 400 with a time of 1:00.72.

The top four boys and girls in each event advanced to this Saturday's state qualifying meet at Blythewood outside Columbia.

South Pointe got first-place finishes from Kirby Cranford in the 1600 and Tiffany Allen in the 100 hurdles. Cranford was third in the 800.

Girls

100: 2. Bre'Yon Gladden (RH) 12.73. 200: 2. Gladden (RH) 26.75; 4. Janell Miller (L) 27.03. 400: Meredith Lenti (RH) 1:00.71. 800: 3. Kirby Cranford (SP) 2:36.93. 1600: 1. Cranford (SP) 5:39.64; 4. Hannah Catoe (L) 6:07.54. 3200: Amber Worthy (RH) 13:30.40. 100H: 1. Tiffany Allen (SP) 16:44; 4. Tyesha Elder (L) 18.14. 400 relay: 4. Rock Hill 51.23. 1600 relay: 2. Lancaster 4:17.20; 4. South Pointe 4:24.70. 3200 relay: 3. South Pointe 12:05.84; 4. Lancaster 12:13.34. LJ: 4. Yanqwa Davis (L) 15-08. TJ: 1. Karis Watson (RH) 35-07; 2. Brittenee Mills (RH) 32-06.25; 3. Britany Clark (RH) 32-06.50. HJ: 1. Watson (RH) 5-02; Clark (RH) 4-10. SP: 2. Watson (RH) 34-01.50; 4. Aliya Byrd (L) 31-02. D: 3. Sha'Keidrya Barnes (L) 88-08; 4. Kylasha Durham (SP) 78-08.

Boys

400: 2. Marquis Cunningham (SP) 50.23). 4. Christian Ruppe (RH) 10:2990. 110H: 2. Danny Livingstone (RH) 15:55. 400H: 4. Livingstone (RH) 1:00.82. 400 relay: 4. Lancaster 45.84. 1600 relay: 2. South Pointe 3:21.50; 3. Rock Hill 3:28.50. 3200 relay: 2. South Pointe 3:26.80; 3. Rock Hill 3:28.50. TJ: 2. Marvin Pratt (L) 42-03; 4. Lebby Miles (SP) 40-03.75. SP: 3. (tie) Devonte Massey (L) 45-04.50. D: 2. Jordan Fowler (SP) 140-09. PV: Robert Herring (SP) 9-0.

ALL-MAC: The Covenant Day School Lions won the MAC Conference girls soccer championship on Monday at Warner Park in Matthews, N.C., in a shootout.

The 2010 All-MAC girls team was also announced and included three players from Rock Hill's Westminster Catawba Christian School.

Lady Indians named to the 17-player team were Kathryne Perrill, Caitlin Selle and Courtney Selle.

HOME RUN : York's Tyler Sizemore hit a home run in the Cougars' 11-8 loss to Hillcrest in the Class AAAA district playoffs last Saturday. He was misidentified in the game report.

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