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Peach State Soccer Recap, June 15: Silverbacks Women remain unbeaten

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Atlanta Silverbacks

Silverbacks Park hosted two NPSL matches last weekend, with the home team taking a win and a draw.

Friday night saw the Silverbacks host FC Carolina Discoveries. Joao Mora scored twice for Atlanta, but it was only enough to secure a 2-2 draw.

The Carolina Railhawks NPSL squad visited on Sunday night. They took a 1-0 lead into the break at halftime, but Atlanta rallied for a 2-1 win. Mora scored again to tie the game and Avery Shepard scored the winner late in the second half. Here’s Shepard's winner from the stands:

NEXT: Saturday, June 18 vs. Tobacco Road FC at 7:30pm at Silverbacks Park.


Atlanta Silverbacks Women

The Silverbacks Women won both of their games in the past week to remain unbeaten in 2016.

On Friday, Atlanta defeated the Gulf Coast Texans 3-1 at Silverbacks Park. Tess Patton, Elizabeth Shaunessy, and Rachel Garcia were the goal scorers. Local product Leigh Jakes (former Chicago Red Stars) had an assist.

Last night, Atlanta traveled up I-75 to visit the Knoxville Force. A 3-0 lead in the 80th minute evaporated into a narrow 3-2 victory. Shaunessy scored her second goal of the week. Rachel Shah and Jocelyn Baker also scored to lead Atlanta to the win.

Knoxville and Atlanta prior to kickoff on June 14
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The six points from the week puts the Silverbacks Women in first place in the WPSL’s Southeast Conference. Memphis, Atlanta’s next opponent, is also unbeaten.

NEXT: Saturday, June 18 vs. Memphis Lobos at 4:00pm at Silverbacks Park.


Georgia Revolution

The Carolina Railhawks NPSL squad visited Conyers on June 10 to face the Revolution at the RYSA SoccerPlex. Carolina opened the scoring on an own goal, but Georgia scored twice to take a 2-1 lead into halftime. Forward Jarrel Smalls scored both Revolution goals. Carolina equalized early in the second half and teams shared the points.

Check out Matthew Edmiston’s recap. Highlights below from Above & Beyond:

NEXT: Thursday, June 16 vs. Tobacco Road FC at 7:00pm at RYSA SoccerPlex.


Peachtree City MOBA

MOBA hosted the Carolina Dynamo in their home opener last Wednesday night. Unfortunately, it was not a night for celebrating after the Dynamo won 2-0. Check out Robert F. Adams III’s recap.

Home Opening Game Peachtree City MOBA vs. Carolina Dynamo #AdamSheikali #pdl2016

A photo posted by MOBA Soccer Academy (@mobasoccer) on

NEXT: Wednesday, June 22 vs. Tri-Cities Otters at 7:00pm at Starr’s Mill High School.


South Georgia Tormenta

Tormenta is still winless in 2016 after a 1-0 loss to the SC United Bantams on June 11.

South Georgia keeps bringing it in the stands though. 2,076 fans packed into Erk Russell Field for the Dynamo match. The next week will see the team leaving Statesboro for a three games in five days stretch that will be a true test.

NEXT: Thursday, June 16 at Charlotte Eagles at 7:00pm at Charlotte Christian School.