For the second straight year, your Lambert varsity boys (21-1-0) are the champions of Georgia Class 7A soccer. Let that sink in for a moment....STATE... CHAMPIONS... AGAIN !!!
This was a team that overcame all challenges.. This was a team that was not to be denied. This was the team that defeated the #3-ranked Lakeside-DeKalb Vikings, a team that had lost only once ALL SEASON. LAMBERT 2, LAKESIDE 1....YES!!!
After a scoreless first half, the teams battled to a 0-0 stalemate through most of the second half. That is, until Tyler Nadiak put the 'Horns up 1-0 on a rebound shot with only nine minutes to play.
Lakeside responded quickly, tying the match, 1-1, on a shot off a goalmouth scramble with only seven minutes to play. Then. at a key time, it was Longhorn keeper Chris Smith, Lambert's man of the match, making a huge save on a breakaway with three minutes to go.
As the clock ticked ominously toward overtime, Lambert's Hayden Fontana broke in on goal and fired a wicked shot off the goalpost. Yeonsung Lee found himself with the rebound staring at a wide open net. Lee, perhaps the quietest player on the Longhorn team, spoke the loudest in this moment with his boot, blasting the ball home with just under two minutes to play. Pandemonium swept through the Lambert fan section, while the Viking crowd looked on in disbelief.
The clock told the tale as the Longhorn faithful counted down the final seconds.. :03....:02....:01.... :00!!! WINNER!!...and, as Lambert's only boys soccer team to win back-to-back
state championships, this great team is assured a place in Longhorn lore forever.