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Denmark, Fall of Buford; remaining No. 1 teams advance to semi-finals

“I’m so proud of the season and the way these girls fought,” Buford coach Megan Hill told Will Hammock of the Gwinnett Daily Post. “Obviously allowing only two goals, now three, is big. It’s big for our goalkeepers. I look to the future and see that almost my entire team is coming back, which is exciting. I hope they can learn from it.

Chattahoochee, which travels to Region 6 champion Lassiter on Thursday, is one of three remaining teams in Region 7-6A, as River Ridge and Cambridge meet in the other semifinal.

The favorites from the other six classifications continued to roll. Top-ranked Chamblee, North Oconee, Westminster, Lovett, Pinecrest Academy and Social Circle won their quarterfinal matches by a combined score of 36-3.

Two classifications will include a semi-final between teams #1 and #2. Chamblee will face No. 2 Blessed Trinity in Class 5A, and North Oconee will face No. 2 Marist in Class 4A.

Westminster of Class 3A, which defeated fourth-seeded Jackson 10-0 in the semifinals, is now two wins away from its state-record seventh consecutive championship (and best 15th overall). The Wildcats will be at home Thursday night against No. 3 Cherokee Bluff, with the winner facing No. 2 Greater Atlanta Christian or No. 6 Oconee County in the Finals.

Championship games are May 3-6 at McEachern High School and Mercer University.

Here are the results of the quarter-finals and the matches of the semi-finals:

Class 7A

Quarter-final results

Alpharetta 2, Peachtree Ridge 0

West Forsyth 3, Dunwoody 2

Walton 2, Denmark 1

Mill Creek 3, North Paulding 0

Semi-final matches

(R6#2) West Forsyth to (R5#1) Alpharetta

(R8 #1) Mill Creek to (R3 #1) Walton

Class 6A

Quarter-final results

Ridge River 4, Richmond Hill 2

Cambridge 6, Pope 0

Lassiter 1, Johns Creek 0

Chattahoochee 1, Buford 0

Semi-final matches

(R7 #4) River Ridge to (R7 #1) Cambridge

(R7 #2) Chattahoochee to (R6 #1) Lassiter

Class 5A

Quarter-final results

Chamlee 6, McIntosh 2

Holy Trinity 3, Northgate 0

Midtown 2, St. Pie 1

Decatur 3, Jackson County 2

Semi-final matches

(R7 #1) Holy Trinity to (R5 #1) Chamblee

(R5#3) Decatur to (R6#1) Midtown

Class 4A

Quarter-final results

Jefferson 10, Luella 0

North West Whitfield 2, Madison County 0

Marist 6, South East Whitfield 0

North Oconee 4, Heritage-Catoosa 0

Semi-final matches

(R8#2) Jefferson to (R7#1) Northwest Whitfield

(R8 #1) North Oconee to (R6 #1) Marist

Class 3A

Quarter-final results

Westminster 10, Jackson 0

Cherokee Bluff 7, Morgan County 1

Greater Atlanta Christian 5, Mary People 0

Oconee County 2, Lumpkin County 0

Semi-final matches

(R7 #1) Cherokee Bluff to (R5 #1) Westminster

(R5#2) Greater Atlanta Christian at (R8#1) Oconee County

Class 2A

Quarter-final results

Bremen 10, Jeff Davis 0

Pace Academy 8, Fannin County 0

Lovett 6, Lamar County 0

Fitzgerald 4, Union County 2

Semi-final matches

(R6 #2) Pace Academy at (R5 #1) Bremen

(R1 #1) Fitzgerald and (R6 #1) Lovett

Class A Private

Quarter-final results

Holy Innocents 5, Paideia 0

Brookstone 2, Atlanta International 1

Pinecrest Academy 3, Wesleyan 1

Athens Academy 8, Stratford Academy 2

Semi-final matches

(R4#1) Brookstone to (R5#1) Innocent Saints’

(R8#1) Athens Academy to (R6#1) Pinecrest Academy

Class A Public

Quarter-final results

Trade 10, Claxton 0

Cities County 1, ACE Charter 0

Classic Atlanta 10, Screven County 0

Social Circle 7, Metter 0

Semi-final matches

(R8 #3) Towns County to (R8 #2) Trade

(R8#1) Social Circle at (R6#1) Atlanta Classical