High school soccer: Airline, Benton advance in girls playoffs; Parkway, Bossier boys fall in first round

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The Airline Lady Vikings and Benton Lady Tigers advanced to the second round of the girls soccer playoffs Friday.

Airline, the No. 13 seed, defeated No. 20 Thibodaux 1-0 in a Division I first-round game at Freedom Fields. The Lady Vikings (22-6-2) will travel to No. 4 St. Amant (12-3-2) for a second-round game Wednesday at 5 p.m. at St. Amant Middle School.

Benton, the No. 9 seed, cruised past No. 24 East Jefferson 5-0 in a Division II first-round game at Freedom Fields. The Lady Tigers (20-9-3) will travel to Franklin to take on No. 8 Ben Franklin (19-3), which received a first-round bye, in the second round.

In a Division II boys first-round game, No. 12 Parkway’s outstanding season ended with a 4-1 loss to No. 21 Carencro at Bobby Marlow Field at Preston Crownover Stadium.

In a Division III first-round game Saturday, No. 20 Bossier lost to No. 13 Erath 3-1 in Erath.

The Airline-Thibodaux game came down to penalty kicks shootout after neither team scored in regulation and two overtimes.

Abbie Neuman and Emily Francis scored goals and the Lady Vikings won the shootout 2-1. Goalkeeper Mallory Ganey, who had an outstanding game, made a big save.

Thibodaux closed its season 16-3-3.

Hailey McGhee scored all five of Benton’s goals in the victory over East Jefferson. The Lady Tigers led 2-0 at the half and continued to put the pressure on East Jefferson’s defense in the second half.

East Jefferson finished 6-6-2.

At Preston Crownover, Parkway closed its season 13-8-2. The Panthers made the playoffs after winning only four games in the last two years. Carencro raised its record to 7-10-3.

The Bossier-Erath game was tied at 1 at the half, but the Bobcats scored twice in the second half to win it.

Bossier, the District 1-III runner-up, finished 6-9-6. Erath improved to 12-5-4.

The No. 6 seed Parkway girls (16-8-4) received a first-round bye and will host No. 11 Neville (9-10-3) Wednesday at 6 at Centenary’s Mayo Field. Neville defeated Haughton 7-0 in the first round Thursday.

The Haughton girls closed their season 10-13-2.

The No. 8 Benton boys (14-8-8) received a first-round bye and will host No. 9 Woodlawn-Baton Rouge (13-3-1) Thursday at 5 at Freedom Fields. Woodlawn defeated Broadmoor 7-1 in the first round.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com