Johns Creek battled Duluth yesterday afternoon and evening in the 2nd annual Program Shootout and the Gladiators came away winners in all four matchups.
JV Girls: Johns Creek 11 Duluth 2
The JV Girls started the day with authority with an 11-2 trouncing of the Wildcats. After a 2-1 halftime lead the girls blew it open in the second half. Jocelyn Oballe led the way with 4 goals, and the following players all chipped in with a goal each: Fran Ugarte, Sara Gannaway, Camryn Rubin, Josie Stewart, Ciara Dacus, Jenna McPhearson, and Carson Michols. The JV girls remain unbeaten this season with a 5-0-2 record.
JV Boys: Johns Creek 3 Duluth 1
The Boys JV picked up where the JV Girls left off and turned an early 1-0 deficit into a 3-1 victory in an intense match-up. Justin Ohh leveled the score at 1-1 heading into halftime, then Mahdi Agha would smash home a well worked free kick by him and fellow sophomore Drew Madren, and sophomore Carson Keeble would add a header off of a corner to finish off the Wildcats in the second game of the day. The JV boys remain undefeated on the season with a 6-0-1 record.
Varsity Girls: Johns Creek 3 Duluth 0
The Girls Varsity dominated the Wildcats in the first varsity match-up of the day en route to a 3-0 victory. Duluth rarely came inside the Johns Creek half and the Gladiators dominated possession throughout. Junior Chloe Kim opened the scoring with a nicely placed header following a corner in the first half and then Kim would once again score on a header in the second half and freshman Gracie Brewer would smash home the third goal to put the game away. The varsity girls are still also unbeaten this season with a 3-0-2 record.
Varsity Boys: Johns Creek 4 Duluth 3
The Varsity Boys would finish off the sweep in the most dramatic game of the day with a 4-3 victory over the Wildcats. Johns Creek scored an early goal through senior Zach Wyborn only to see Duluth level that score within minutes. Then the Gladiators broke out and scored three more goals to close out the first half with a 4-1 lead. Wyborn would get his second goal, then junior Saif Murshedi would score his first of the season after missing the first 4 games with illness, sophomore Jake Imhulse would score the 4th goal of the half when Murshedi blasted a shot that forced a save out of the Duluth goalie but the rebound came straight to Imhulse who tucked it home. The Wildcats came out in the second half and scored two goals in the first 20 minutes to create a dramatic finish, but the Gladiators held on for the victory to push their record to 4-1-0.