Eaton girls soccer loses close game to Franklin

By Oliver Sanders -

FRANKLIN — The Eaton Lady Eagles soccer team went up against a very emotional Franklin Wildcat team on Tuesday, Oct. 11. Eaton gave it all they had, but ended up falling short, losing 2-1 in the Southwestern Buckeye League match.

“We did a great job of harnessing their emotion and controlling the ball the first half, including four shots to their zero,” Eaton coach Michael Bacher said.

After a scoreless first half, Franklin found the net early in the second half for a 1-0 lead. Sophomore Emily Dungan capitalized on a goalkeeper clearance to tie it up for Eaton.

As the game wore on, play on the field got even more physical, according to Bacher. Franklin got a late corner with 10 seconds left in the game, bombarding the Eagles’ goal to put one in and win the game.

Eaton currently holds a 4-11 overall record, sitting at sixth place in the Southwestern Division of the SWBL. They were scheduled to play at Bellbrook, Thursday night, Oct. 13, and will play against Trotwood Madison on Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the Division II Dayton 2 Sectional Tournament.

By Oliver Sanders

Reach Oliver Sanders at 937-683-4062 or on Twitter @osanders_RH

Reach Oliver Sanders at 937-683-4062 or on Twitter @osanders_RH