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.
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