CONYERS — For the third year in a row, Young Americans Christian School can refer to itself as state champions in girls soccer.
The Eagles reached the finals and knocked off previously undefeated Sherwood Christian Academy 3-1 to win the GICAA state championship. It marks the Eagles’ fifth state championship since 2013.
Pacing the Eagles to victory was the duo of Carlie Johnson and Sanaaly McCalla. Johnson scored two goals in the match while McCalla scored once.
To reach the finals, the Eagles defeated Skipstone Academy and The Habersham School in the state semifinals before facing off with Sherwood Christian.
The YACS boys soccer team reached the state finals against Sherwood Christian, but did not have the same fate as their lady counterparts after losing the match in Peachtree City.
The loss marks the second time in three years YACS has finished as the GICAA state runner-ups.
“I am very proud of the team,” YACS head coach Adam Vigon said. “We had a strong and tough defense and a smart and hard-working midfield. They worked extremely well as a team. We are only losing one senior and are looking forward to next season already.”