Lady Panthers soccer ties Jackson, 1-1

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JACKSON — The Miami Trace Lady Panthers varsity soccer team concluded Frontier Athletic Conference play for 2019 with a match at Jackson Thursday evening.

The match ended in a 1-1 tie.

Jackson scored with 2:07 to go in the first half and led 1-0 at halftime.

Miami Trace answered with 29:01 to go in the game with a shot by Morgan Eggleton assisted by Jenna Griffith. The rest of the game remained scoreless.

“Jackson is a talented team and kept possession, forcing us to play defense a lot of the game,” Miami Trace head coach Caitlin Francis said.

Jackson out-shot Miami Trace, 29-9.

“Our defense stayed strong as a unit led by our keeper Aubrey Schwartz who had 20 saves tonight,” Francis said. “All of the girls stepped up and came together as a team tonight.”

Miami Trace is now 8-6-1 overall and 5-4-1 in the FAC. Miami Trace finishes in second place in the FAC.

“This is the highest we have ever placed in our league in school history,” Francis said. “I am so proud of their hard work. It was truly a team effort with everyone coming together this season.”

Miami Trace will conclude the 2019 regular season with a match at Logan Elm Saturday at 1 p.m.

The Lady Panthers will host Circleville in the Sectional tournament Tuesday at 5 p.m. The winner of that match plays at the winner of the Unioto/Sheridan match Saturday, Oct. 19 at 11 a.m.

MT boys fall to Jackson

In the boys’ match Thursday, Jackson defeated Miami Trace, 2-1.

The Panthers will host a Sectional tournament game on Thursday at 5 p.m. against the winner of Monday’s match between Washington and New Lexington.

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