Athens advanced to the second-round of the Class 5A playoffs with comfortable 2-0 victory over Southside Tuesday. Grace Morgan gave Athens lead on a breakaway seven minutes into the game. Amy Catherine Anderson scored the second goal ten minutes later off an assist from Klaire Philips.
No. 6 Athens will travel to Fort Payne Saturday for a chance to advance to the final four. Athens beat Fort Payne 4-0 earlier this season. The girls team will be going for their seventh consecutive trip to the state tournament.
Other notable playoff scores from Tuesday:
East Limestone 2, Fort Payne 0
Mars Hill Bible 4, Tanner 3 (OT, shootout)
Randolph 2, West Limestone 0