The Cartersville High boys soccer team defeated Woodland by a score of 6-2 Thursday.
Alex Rios earned a hat trick in the first half with goals in the 10th, 15th and 28th minutes. The assists came from Brady Craig, Pedro Ghanem and Joel Zazueta.
After a Woodland goal made the score 3-1, Joan Vargas returned the margin to three goals in the 38th minute, giving the game a halftime score of 4-1.
The Canes scored quickly in the second half, this one from Craig, and then Joshua Morales put in a sixth goal for Cartersville on a penalty kick before Woodland added one late.
Just two games into the season, both wins, Rios has five goals.
Lady Canes top Woodland
The Cartersville High girls soccer team improved to 2-0 on the year with a 5-0 victory over in-town rival Woodland Thursday.
Kalyn Donegan earned a hat trick in the game, scoring the first three goals of the night, one off a Devondria Johnson assist and another on an assist from Micah Vance, giving the game a halftime score of 3-0.
The fourth goal of the night was scored off a free kick from about 35 yards out by Johnson. The fifth goal was scored by Gracie Borkowsky off an assist by Kendyl Anderson.
"The girls played very well, controlled the ball most of the night and had plenty of chances to score,” Cartersville head coach Chad Murray said. "The girls are doing what we are asking them to do. When we combine maximum effort, good shape and making the simple, smart play, we will be a tough out."
Cartersville will return to action Tuesday at Rome.