The Miami Trace girls varsity soccer team completed regular season play Tuesday, Oct. 9 with a 4-1 home win over Zane Trace.
Miami Trace’s Tori Morrison dribbled from the center of the field all the way to score the first goal of the night at the 26:01 mark.
That was followed by a goal from Tori Evans as she finished a cross from Becca Ratliff to score at 18:20.
Zane Trace was able to sneak a goal in with 1:40 to go in the half, leaving the score 2-1 at half time.
Miami Trace came out strong in the second half scoring its third goal at the 37:36 mark with a great shot from Ratliff. Ratliff scored again at the 32:28 mark bringing the score 4-1.
Khenadi Grubb had six saves in the goal for the Lady Panthers.
“We knew going into this game Zane Trace would be a tough opponent and we would need to come out strong,” Miami Trace head coach Caitlin Francis said. “These girls definitely stepped up to the challenge and played an amazing game to end our regular season matches.”
Miami Trace finishes the regular season 10-4-2 overall and 6-3-1 in the Frontier Athletic Conference. It’s a new high-water mark for wins for the program.
“I am so proud of the girls’ effort tonight,” Francis said. “We are seeing the results of all the hard work they have put in this season. We are very excited moving into tournament play next week.”
Miami Trace (a No. 2 seed) will host No. 7 seed Sheridan on Tuesday at 5 p.m. for the first round of sectionals.
The Miami Trace junior-varsity team also played a half against Zane Trace following the varsity match up.
They were able to keep the streak going for the night and won 1-0 for the first win in the j-v program’s history.
Isabella Vanover scored with an assist by Kandice Mathews. Kaylie Lott was in the goal with three saves.