E.A. Sports Today

Donoho’s girls keep playoff hopes alive

ROUNDUP: Jenkins scores twice in Falcons’ win; Oxford earns girls tennis bid; Lecroy leads Donoho golfers

By East Alabama Sports Today

Sonny Jenkins scored her second goal of the game with less than four minutes to play to lift Donoho over Glencoe 2-1 and help the Falcons keep their girls soccer playoff hopes alive.

The victory puts the Falcons, 6-2 and 1-2 in their area, in a virtual tie with the Yellow Jackets for the area’s final playoff spot with three games remaining. They are scheduled to play Sacred Heart 5 p.m. today at the McClellan Soccer Complex.

“This was big for us; a loss and we’re done,” Donoho coach Jay Jenkins said. “We needed this to put ourselves in position for the playoffs. I felt like they stole one from us earlier this year (1-0) and we stole one back tonight. We’re in control of our destiny now. We’ve just got to play them close.”

Sonny Jenkins scored her game-winner on a free kick after Emma Burke Owsley was taken down just outside the penalty area. It was her 10th goal of the season.

Jenkins broke a scoreless tie early in the second half when she drove Lily Wiedmer’s sliding cross after a speedy run to the end line into the back of the net. Glencoe tied it a few minutes later.

The Yellow Jackets kept Donoho keeper Peyton Suco busy. Suco was brilliant in goal, stopping 23 shots.

“I felt we had one of our top two games of the year, No. 1 in terms of effort,” Jenkins said. “They did not back down for anything.”

GIRLS TENNIS: Oxford advances to state

BIRMINGHAM — The Lady Yellow Jackets won five of six matches, falling only to Briarwood Christian, to advance to the state tournament next week in Mobile.

All six singles and three doubles made it through the Class 6A Section 5 sectional at George Ward Park.

The lineup featured Danielle Bolton, Abbie White, Peyton McGuirk, Ashleigh Goodwin, Brooke Boyles and Holly Hamlin in singles. The doubles teams were Bolton-White, McGuirk-Boyles and Goodwin-Hamlin.

“They played really well today,” Oxford coach Kim Bolton said. “They are very tired (but) we are excited.”

GOLF: Donoho wins easily

Jacob Lecroy stayed sharp for this weekend’s Calhoun County Boys Tournament, shooting even-par 34 at Anniston Country Club to lead Donoho’s victory over Jacksonville. The Falcons shot 149 as a team in the nine-hole match.

Jake Moore posted the Golden Eagles’ low round (46). Anna Marie Woodfin posted a 47 for the Donoho girls.

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