Preble Shawnee, Tri-County North girls soccer teams lose sectional final contests


By Eddie Mowen Jr. - emowen@registerherald.com



Preble Shawnee’s Brenna Woodard controls the ball during the Arrows sectional final match against Springfield Catholic Central on Monday, Oct. 23. SCC scored the game-winning goal with 59 seconds left to beat Shawnee, 1-0, at Monroe High School.


PREBLE COUNTY — Preble Shawnee and Tri-County North’s girls soccer teams wrapped up successful seasons with trips to their respective Division III sectional finals last week.

Preble Shawnee, the No. 4 seed in the Dayton Division III sectional, lost a 1-0 decision to No. 7 Springfield Catholic Central, on Monday, Oct. 23, at Monroe in a steady rain.

The Arrows (12-5-1) and Irish were tied until the final minute. SCC scored the lone goal of the match with 59 seconds left in regulation to end the Arrows three-game winning streak and season.

Shawnee couldn’t take advantage of having the wind at their back during the first half.

“I thought the second half we played well. We got a couple good looks and just didn’t put the ball in the net,” Shawnee coach Jeff Stiver said. “In a game like this it comes down to somebody making a play, somebody not making a play and that girl just put one in from 40-yards out with the wind. It’s tough to lose a game, especially that way. The kids played hard.”

Shawnee, which was seeking its second straight sectional championship, opened the tournament with a 5-0 win over Dayton Christian on Oct. 19.

Tri-County North, who won the Cross County Conference for the first time in program history this season, fell to state-ranked and No. 2 seed West Liberty-Salem, 5-0, at Bellbrook, on Monday, Oct. 23.

North (14-2), the No. 9 seed, entered the contest on a 11-match winning streak, including a 3-0 win over Miami East in the second round of the tournament.

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Preble Shawnee’s Brenna Woodard controls the ball during the Arrows sectional final match against Springfield Catholic Central on Monday, Oct. 23. SCC scored the game-winning goal with 59 seconds left to beat Shawnee, 1-0, at Monroe High School.
http://www.registerherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2017/11/web1_psgs5.jpgPreble Shawnee’s Brenna Woodard controls the ball during the Arrows sectional final match against Springfield Catholic Central on Monday, Oct. 23. SCC scored the game-winning goal with 59 seconds left to beat Shawnee, 1-0, at Monroe High School.

By Eddie Mowen Jr.

emowen@registerherald.com

Reach Eddie Mowen Jr. at 937-683-4056 or on Twitter @emowen_RH

Reach Eddie Mowen Jr. at 937-683-4056 or on Twitter @emowen_RH