TCN girls ousted from sectionals


By Oliver Sanders - osanders@civitasmedia.com



Tri-County North defensive player Preston Lapinski (14) clears the ball away from the net in the Panthers’ match against Waynesville in the sectional tournament. North lost 5-0 on Saturday, Oct. 22.

Tri-County North defensive player Preston Lapinski (14) clears the ball away from the net in the Panthers’ match against Waynesville in the sectional tournament. North lost 5-0 on Saturday, Oct. 22.


A mad scramble for the ball in front of the Tri-County North net resulted in a goal scored by Waynesville in the girls sectional tournament on Saturday, Oct. 22.


Tri-County North junior Megan Hemp (9) kicks toward her teammates for a potential goal opportunity against Waynesville. The Lady Panthers were eliminated from the Sectional Tournament 5-0 on Saturday night, ending their season.


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.

Tri-County North defensive player Preston Lapinski (14) clears the ball away from the net in the Panthers’ match against Waynesville in the sectional tournament. North lost 5-0 on Saturday, Oct. 22.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2016/10/web1__DSC3820.jpgTri-County North defensive player Preston Lapinski (14) clears the ball away from the net in the Panthers’ match against Waynesville in the sectional tournament. North lost 5-0 on Saturday, Oct. 22.

A mad scramble for the ball in front of the Tri-County North net resulted in a goal scored by Waynesville in the girls sectional tournament on Saturday, Oct. 22.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2016/10/web1__DSC3825.jpgA mad scramble for the ball in front of the Tri-County North net resulted in a goal scored by Waynesville in the girls sectional tournament on Saturday, Oct. 22.

Tri-County North junior Megan Hemp (9) kicks toward her teammates for a potential goal opportunity against Waynesville. The Lady Panthers were eliminated from the Sectional Tournament 5-0 on Saturday night, ending their season.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2016/10/web1__DSC3877.jpgTri-County North junior Megan Hemp (9) kicks toward her teammates for a potential goal opportunity against Waynesville. The Lady Panthers were eliminated from the Sectional Tournament 5-0 on Saturday night, ending their season.

By Oliver Sanders

osanders@civitasmedia.com

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

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