The St. Pius X girls’ soccer team defeated class AAAAA Riverwood High School in dominant fashion last Tuesday night.
Clemson soccer commit Renee Lyles scored a hat trick, all in the second half for the Golden Lions, while Caroline Shea added two goals.
On Friday, the team headed to the annual Jekyll Island Tournament of Champions, where they tied Creekview High School 1-1. On Saturday, the squad defeated Union Grove 4-0, to improve their overall record to 4-2-2.
In the past four games, the Golden Lions have outscored their opponents 21-1, winning three of the matches while tying one. The girls’ team will face three straight opponents on the road, before returning home to play the No.1 ranked team in the AAAAA classification, McIntosh High School.
The St. Pius boys’ soccer team knocked off Riverwood last Tuesday night. The Golden Lions trailed 2-1 in the second half but rallied back to win 3-2.
After going down 1-0 early, Matthew Biando scored the first goal for St. Pius. Javi Aponte tied the game in the second half, while Santiago Martinez broke the tie with 9:32 left in the game to put St. Pius ahead for good.
The boys’ team also participated in the Tournament of Champions last weekend. They won their opening tournament game 3-1 over Creekview, with a goal from Francesco Di Pietro and two goals from Aidan Shaw.
The Golden Lions defeated Union Grove 4-2 in their second and final match of the weekend. The win over Union Grove extended the team’s winning streak to six games, as the team moved to 7-2-1 on the season. The team has not lost in nearly one month.
The boys’ team will play four consecutive away games before returning to their home turf on April 9 vs. Decatur. The Golden Lions boys’ and girls’ teams will square off against Greater Atlanta Christian School in the next game Tuesday, March 12.