WAYNESVILLE — Coming off a first-round victory over Mechanicsburg in the sectional tournament, the Tri-County North girls soccer team ended its season being shut-out by Southwestern Buckeye League champion Waynesville on Saturday, Oct. 22.
“I’m disappointed in the loss, but I am not disappointed in the effort by the team,” said Tri-County North coach Clint Daugherty. “They played really tough all year, they had lots of heart. They are a quick team, very fast and react quickly to the ball. We can do it, but we just didn’t get it done.”
Waynesville scored early off a fast break to the net at the 33:41 mark. North prevented several Lady Spartans from scoring more goals, but failed to threaten on its opponents’ side of the field.
Late in the first half, Waynesville scored two goals within 19 seconds of each other, notching the score to 3-0. North finally had two shots on goal before the half, but failed to score.
Early in the second half, Waynesville scored its fourth goal on a penalty kick at the 37:42 mark. The team’s final goal came with less than five minutes left in the match, putting any chance of a Tri-County North comeback out of reach.
Tri-County North went 6-5-4 on the season, and earned fifth place in the Cross County Conference with a 2-4 record.
“It has been a good season, we played some really tough games and we proved to be one team,” Daugherty said. “I’m not disappointed in them at all. We have a lot of girls who will be seniors next year and we are looking forward to it,” he added.
Reach Oliver Sanders at 937-683-4062 or on Twitter @osanders_RH
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