Phil Pratzner scored two goals, one in each half, and assisted on a third score to lead South Lakes past McLean, 3-0, last night in the finals of the Great Falls District boys soccer tournament at McLean.
Pratzner, a junior forward, scored with 13:24 left in the first half after a scramble for a loose ball in front of the net.
The Seahawks increased their lead six minutes later when Pratzner broke in alone on the right and shot from 10 yards out. Goalie Craig Signorelli managed to deflect the ball to his left, but South Lakes midfielder Ian Williams sent the rebound into an open net.
Pratzner scored again with 20:22 left in the game. He kicked a 20-yard shot from the left side into the lower right corner.
"The McLean defense tried to sandwich me," said Pratzner. "But we have too much speed up front. We were very opportunistic tonight and their disorganization on defense surprised me. It was easy to get open."
At Mount Vernon, Carl Tucker scored with 17 minutes remaining as Lee defeated Hayfield, 3-2, to gain its fifth straight Gunston title.
At Stuart, Annandale defeated Falls Church, 4-3, in a shootout on penalty kicks after the two teams had played 100 minutes to a 3-3 tie. John Kerr had three goals for Falls Church. Phil Angell scored twice for the Atoms.
In girls title games, forward Joann Hilberath scored two goals to lead Madison past McLean, 4-2, in Great Falls competition.
Madison took a 2-1 halftime lead, but McLean tied it up with 11:46 to play on Jo Boobas' goal. Hilberath's second goal and Lynn Conboy's score gave Madison the victory.
At Mount Vernon, Karina Christiansen scored with a corner kick in the first half and assisted Cathy Cassidy's second-half goal to pace Lee to a 2-0 Gunston victory over Mount Vernon.
At Stuart, Pam Romano scored midway through the first period to give Jefferson a 1-0 win over Fairfax in the Potomac District.