AHSAA soccer: Spain Park girls top Bob Jones to earn semifinals spot

After a scoreless first half, No. 4 Spain Park broke away for a 3-0 win at home over seventh-ranked Bob Jones to earn as spot in the Class 7A girls soccer semifinals.

The Jaguars will meet Area 6 foe, and third-ranked, Vestavia Hills for the third time this season in the semifinals on Friday at 1 pm Vestavia Hills (16-3-4) beat Huntsville 1-0 to advance and topped Spain Park 2 -0 and 3-2 in regular-season matches.

Tori Flournoy, Addy Soehn and Tatum Ahlemeyer scored the goals for the Jaguars.

Spain Park (12-4-4) had 7 shots on goal in the first half and 10 after intermission.

Lillian Gourley had a second straight playoff shutout with 6 saves on the afternoon.

Bob Jones ends the season at 14-9.

In other quarterfinals action on Saturday:

GIRLS

CLASS 4A / 5A

Westbrook Christian 1, Guntersville 0: The 11th-ranked Warriors upset No. 3 Guntersville on the road on Saturday to earn a semifinals spot next week against East Limestone.

Goalkeeper Madelon Machen had 7 saves for Westbrook (19-3) and senior Anna Cate Edwards had the lone goal of the night off a corner kick by Sara Guffey.

Junior Ella Keene controlled the middle for the winners while juniors Allie Blevins, Aislyn Godfrey and Anna Kilgo shut down Guntersville with a strong defensive line.

Westbrook will play East Limestone on Thursday at 3 pm Guntersville ends its season at 14-5.

CLASS 1A / 3A

Westminster-Oak Mountain 1, Bayside Academy 0: The No. 4 Knights advanced to the semifinals thanks to a goal with less than 2 minutes remaining by junior forward Emily White. White’s goal is her 40th of the year, good for second in Class 1A / 3A.

Freshman goalkeeper Lailie Parvin had 2 saves in the home shutout of No. 10 Bayside (10-9-2).

Westminster (14-6-1) will meet defending state champion and third-ranked Trinity (14-5-2) in the state semifinals at 11 am on Thursday.

BOYS

CLASS 6A

McGill-Toolen 6, St. Paul 1: The fifth-ranked Yellow Jackets advanced to the semifinals and improved to 19-8 on the year.

Scorers for McGill-Toolen included Parker Fields, Dominic Piccini, Cam Marae, Bryan Marinho and Will O’Connor. Stefan Barbour had 5 assists.

Andre Moore picked up the win in goal.

McGill is 19-8 on the year while No. 14 St. Paul’s finished the season at 16-8-1.

AHSAA SOCCER TOURNAMENT

Saturday’s results

GIRLS

CLASS 7A

Fairhope (30-3-2) 1Auburn (15-5-2) 0

Prattville (10-9-1) 2Foley (18-6) 1

Spain Park (12-4-4) 3Bob Jones (14-9) 0

CLASS 6A

Northridge (18-3-1) 4Pelham (13-7-1) 0

St. Paul’s (9-12) 1McGill-Toolen (14-8-1) 0

CLASS 4A / 5A

Westbrook Christian (19-3) 1Guntersville (14-5) 0

CLASS 1A / 3A

Westminster-Oak Mountain (14-6-1) 1Bayside Academy (10-9-2) 0

BOYS

CLASS 7A

Davidson (19-5-3) 7Auburn (16-2-4) 3

CLASS 6A

Pelham (22-3-1) 3Helena (16-9-2) 1

McGill-Toolen (19-8) 6, St. Paul’s (16-8-1) 1

Fort Payne (15-7-2) 1Randolph (18-6-1) 0

CLASS 4A / 5A

Indian Springs (19-2-5) 2John Carroll (14-14-2) 0

Russellville (18-2-1) 10West Morgan (12-9-1) 0

Crossville (16-2) 3Leeds (14-9-2) 2

CLASS 1A / 3A

Bayside Academy (19-3-5) 3Westminster-Oak Mountain (17-7-1) 0

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