MOULTRIE -- The Colquitt County girls soccer team was one of three Region 1-AAAAA teams shut out and eliminated on Wednesday in the first round of the state Class AAAAA playoffs.

On Tuesday, the four Region 1-AAAAA boys teams were eliminated by their Region 4-AAAAA opposition by a combined 25-2.

Only the Region 1-AAAAA champion Lowndes girls saved the region from a total whitewash, defeating East Coweta 3-1 on Wednesday at Martin Stadium.

Colquitt's girls were shut out by Starr's Mill 6-0 in Fayetteville in a game in which the Lady Panthers scored three goals in the final 10 minutes.

Also on Wednesday, McIntosh blanked Lee County 15-0 and Newnan shut out Tift County 7-0.

Starr's Mill, now 14-1-2, will advance to play Eagle's Landing in a second-round game.

The Lady Panthers, ranked No. 4 in Class AAAAA, scored three minutes into the game to take a quick 1-0 lead.

Colquitt kept it right there for 25 minutes, but Starr's Mill then scored twice in the final 12 minutes to take a 3-0 lead at the half.

The Lady Packers then held Starr's Mill at bay until the final three minutes. By that time Colquitt County coach Jimbo Jarvis had pulled his seniors and given many of the young players a chance to sample playoff competition.

"I'm extremely proud of the way we played them," Jarvis said, who said his team had several scoring opportunities, but were unable to convert them. "When it was over, our girls were worn slam out.

"It was really our first chance to play a team of that calibre.

Colquitt's girls finish the season with a 9-7-3 record.

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