Eaton, Shawnee girls advance to sectional finals


By Eddie Mowen Jr. - emowen@aimmediamidwest.com



Eaton freshman Amyah Thacker battles a Madison player for possession during a second round sectional tournament game on Saturday, Oct. 20. Thacker scored a goal early in the first half to help Eaton to a 1-0 win and trip to the Division II sectional final against Alter.

Eaton freshman Amyah Thacker battles a Madison player for possession during a second round sectional tournament game on Saturday, Oct. 20. Thacker scored a goal early in the first half to help Eaton to a 1-0 win and trip to the Division II sectional final against Alter.


Eaton sophomore Mercedes Welcome throws the ball in during the Eagles 1-0 win over Middletown Madison on Saturday, Oct. 20.


PREBLE COUNTY — Eaton and Preble Shawnee’s girls soccer teams will play for sectional championships this week, while the county’s other three teams suffered first or second round losses.

Preble Shawnee, the No. 6 seed in the Division III Dayton 5 sectional, cruised past No. 11 Legacy Christian Academy in the second round.

The Arrows won the contest 6-0, at home, on Saturday, Oct. 20.

Cami Hollon gave the Arrows a 1-0 lead five minutes into the match and the home team never looked back. Brenna Woodard notched the Arrows second goal. Hollon then assisted on a goal by Abby Bulach for a 3-0 lead.

Woodard added a second goal to give her team a 4-0. Kristen Bown scored on an assist from Gracie Lovely to make the score 5-0 with 16 minutes to play. The Arrows added one more.

Shawnee (13-3) was scheduled to play No. 5 Troy Christian on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Eaton High School. TC entered the contest with just one loss on the season. That was a 2-0 setback to the Arrows on Sept. 27.

The winner will advance to the district final on Saturday, Oct. 27 at a site yet to be determined.

Eaton, the No. 9 seed, is making its deepest playoff run in recent memory after knocking off Middletown Madison 1-0 on Saturday in the second round of the Division II tournament.

The Eagles got a goal early in the first half from freshman Amyah Thacker. Eaton had a few other chances to score, but relied on its defense to secure the win.

The Eagles (7-7-3) were scheduled to play No. 1 seed and state power Alter on Tuesday at Oakwood. The winner will move on to the district final on Saturday at a site yet to be determined.

In Division III, No. 17 Twin Valley South dropped a 1-0 decision to No. 12 Miami Valley in the second round of the Dayton 2 sectional.

No. 24 Tri-County North lost to No. 7 Catholic Centrail 9-0 in the second round of the Dayton 3 sectional.

No. 26 National Trail fell in the first round on Tuesday, Oct. 16 to No. 13 Botkins, 3-0.

Eaton freshman Amyah Thacker battles a Madison player for possession during a second round sectional tournament game on Saturday, Oct. 20. Thacker scored a goal early in the first half to help Eaton to a 1-0 win and trip to the Division II sectional final against Alter.
https://www.registerherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2018/10/web1_ehsgs1.jpgEaton freshman Amyah Thacker battles a Madison player for possession during a second round sectional tournament game on Saturday, Oct. 20. Thacker scored a goal early in the first half to help Eaton to a 1-0 win and trip to the Division II sectional final against Alter.

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Eaton sophomore Mercedes Welcome throws the ball in during the Eagles 1-0 win over Middletown Madison on Saturday, Oct. 20.
https://www.registerherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2018/10/web1_ehsgs3.jpgEaton sophomore Mercedes Welcome throws the ball in during the Eagles 1-0 win over Middletown Madison on Saturday, Oct. 20.

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By Eddie Mowen Jr.

emowen@aimmediamidwest.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