Darton's soccer and cross country teams have big weekend

MILLEDGEVILLE -- Darton's women's soccer team shut out Georgia Military College Friday, improving its Region XVII record to 8-0-1.

Haisha Cantave, Fiona Ryan and Shelby Bush each scored a goal. Shashanna Campbell scored twice to again beat GMC 5-0.

Unfortunately, the win came at a cost as yet another midfielder, Kimberly Treutel, suffered an injury. She may be sidelined until the Region XVII tournament begins later this month.

Treutel is the third player on the injured list for the Lady Cavs. Darton lost key central midfielder Rachel Hatch earlier in the season, when she suffered an injury in a match with GMC. Sophomore Taylor Benton was injured in a preseason scrimmage.

Darton has managed to overcome these setbacks, outscoring opponents 66-1 in Region XVII play.

Darton has two big games this week at Abraham-Baldwin Agricultural College, Wednesday, and at home, Friday, with Georgia Perimeter College.

"The most important thing is, we want to be ahead at the end of the game," coach Ken Veilands said. "We will have to tighten up defensively. We're playing against two really big forwards this week. ABAC has the nation's leading goal-scorer, and Georgia Perimeter has a forward who is a returning All American."

Darton's men's soccer team put an end to Georgia Military College's three-game winning streak Friday, with a 5-1 victory on the road.

JoWayne Laidley led the Darton attack by scoring three goals to pick up a hat-trick. Diego Ramos, Andrew Palumbo and Guilherme Frota also scored and picked up assists.

"I was worried about Military," coach Bart Sassnet said. "They scored 23 goals in three previous games... they beat (Georgia) Perimeter."

Darton, 9-0 in Region XVII play, has outscored opponents 33-6. The Cavaliers are 12-1 overall and ranked No. 1 in the NJCAA.

Darton will host Andrew College at 5 p.m., Sunday. The Region XVII tournament is scheduled to begin Oct. 26.

ACWORTH -- The Darton College cross country program swept the six-team field Saturday at the Southern Collegiate Cross Country Challenge, with sophomore Kingsley Cajuste and freshman Jeronda Stringfield taking individual titles.

"You just gotta go man for man, woman for woman, in a race like this," Darton coach Bruce Skiles said. "You just got to go out and beat 'em. And they did."

Darton had five women and seven men finish in the top ten of each race to dominate the meet.

Stringfield's won in 21:10. She was followed by teammates Sha Wright (2nd, 21:40), Ashley Tosky, of Leesburg (5th, 22:15), Lacey Webb, of Moultrie (9th, 22:30), and Hayden Clapper (10th, 22:36).

Cajuste finished in 27:27 to win the men's race. Heath Lamb, a sophomore from Moultrie, finished in 27:28 to take second. Teammates Ryan Judson (3rd, 28:00), Cody Mallchok (5th, 28:39), and Nathan Norton, of Americus (7th, 29:01), helped Darton win with a team score of 18 points. Darton freshmen Luis Navarro (9th, 29:17), and Hank Campbell (10th, 29:22), also finished among the top ten. Chattahooccee Tech scored 48 points to finish second.