KETTERING — The Eaton girls’ soccer season ended after a shootout loss to six-seed Chaminade Julienne at Fairmont High School on Monday, Oct. 19.
The Eagles’ season was in a constant state of flux due to injuries, and the positions and formations were ever-changing.
“Every game except one, when we have had the right personnel, we have competed at a high level,” said head coach Michael Bacher. “The girls were being dynamic with their runs, creative, and possessing the ball.”
They entered their playoff game with a different game plan than normal, a change Bacher made after receiving the scouting report from CJ.
“The girls executed that game plan superbly,” he said. “I am overwhelmed by having such a great group of players on and off the field.”
Eaton drew first blood in the contest, when Emily Dungan found the back of the net in the first half to put them up 1-0. CJ scored the equalizer midway through the second, forcing an overtime match.
Neither team scored in extra time and the game went to a shootout, where CJ prevailed 4-2 on penalty kicks.
“This game was a heartbreaker, but what a game to be a part of, one I’ll remember for a long time,” said Bacher. “My girls came out with intensity, heart, and were ready to compete. I believe the foundation and future of this program now has a template to build off of. I am losing a great group of seniors that have put their footprint down on the future success of this program and gained another year of experience with the younger talent.”
The Eagles end their season with a 3-14 record and one conference win.
Jeremy can be reached at 937-683-4061 or on Twitter @jerskine_RH.