PK's Lead Roswell To Win Over Harrison, GHSA 7A Final Four
On Thursday, the Harrison Hoyas hosted the Roswell Hornets in a Georgia High School Association Class 7A quarterfinals match up featuring two region champions. During the first half, both teams would get several good looks, however neither would be able to connect so the first half would come to an end with 0-0 score.
In the second half, things would start off similar as the first half, with each team getting a couple shots on goal that would come up short, but it would be the Hornets finally getting on the board after a corner kick would lead to a goal to give them a 1-0 lead nine minutes into the half. The Hornets would let their sting be felt again as Regham Lednik would connect for a goal to give Roswell a 2-0 lead.
The Hoyas would eventually respond when Delaney Kewin would float a shot into the net and Harrison would trail 2-1 with 20 minutes to go. The Hoyas would not stop their and would add another goal courtesy of a Dylan Daniels penalty kick that would tie the game 2-2 and it would eventually go into overtime. After neither team would manage to score in the overtime periods, the match would be decide by penalty kicks in which the Hornets would win 4-2, advancing to the GHSA 7A final four.
Following the game, Roswell head coach, Dardan Latifi said he had to remind his girls that Thursday’s match up with Harrison was no different than any of the other tough opponents they have faced this season. “I told them, hey, when you come in, it’s going to be the same. We haven’t faced any that we couldn’t beat. It’s routine for us and we did it,” Latifi said of the Hornets victory. Coach Latifi also touched on the fact that Harrison’s toughness allowed them to climb out of the 2-0 hole to tie the game and that he had to tell his players, “stand up within yourselves, stand up and keep fighting.” Harrison will face West Forsyth in the final four.