Two early first half goals proved to be enough as the No. 7 ranked Dunwoody Lady Wildcats defeated the North Atlanta Lady Warriors 2-0 in Region 7-6A girls’ soccer play at North DeKalb on Friday night for their eighth straight victory.
Camryn Lampron had a hand in both goals for Dunwoody (10-4-0, 6-1-0) including the only goal the Lady Wildcats would need in the game as she got into the box to beat North Atlanta goalie Lily Mason just 1:43 into the first half to make it 1-0.
The score would remain the same for the next 11 minutes until Lampron got off a shot on goal that was blocked by Mason, but right to Dunwoody’s Sarah Holland in front of the goal for an easy tap into the open net for a 2-0 advantage with 27:06 remaining in the first half.
North Atlanta (6-5, 0-5) almost cut the lead in half just under a minute later but Dunwoody goalie Lindsay Jerome came away with the save on a big shot by the Lady Warriors.
The clock was ticking down to the seven-minute mark of the half when Jerome went up in the air to secure another shot on goal to keep the advantage at 2-0 for the Lady Wildcats heading into the half.
Dunwoody got a penalty kick just four minutes into the second half, but North Atlanta’s Mason made the save to keep the game within reach at 2-0.
Mason would come up with another big save with 27 minutes to play as North Atlanta continued to hang around in the second half.
Dunwoody substitute goalie Ella Holland put together a pair of big saves in the final two minutes of the game batting away good shots by the Lady Warriors to preserve the 2-0 margin of victory.
The victory was Dunwoody’s eighth since a tough 3-1 loss to No. 1 ranked John’s Creek earlier in the season. The Lady Wildcats have rolled off region wins against Centennial (3-0), Chattahoochee (1-0), Alpharetta (3-0), Pope (2-1), Northview (4-0) and now North Atlanta (2-0) since that only region loss.