Right after the Miami Trace boys’ match against Jackson, the Miami Trace Lady Panthers took the field at Miami Trace High School for their Division II Sectional championship match against Unioto Saturday, Oct. 19.
Unioto won this match, 5-0 to advance to the District semifinals where they play Fairfield Union at Logan High School Thursday at 5 p.m.
In the other Division II District semifinal, it will be Chillicothe taking on Warren Thursday at 7 p.m.
The Shermans held a 2-0 lead at halftime.
In the second half, this game, not unlike the boys’ match previously, had its contentious moments as well.
“We started out very, very strong in this game,” Miami Trace head coach Caitlin Francis said. “It was 0-0 until there was 15 minutes to play in the first half. They scored their first goal on a free kick from right outside the box.
“Once they got that first one, they kind of got a little bit of momentum going forward,” Francis said. “Our girls played really hard and played with a lot of heart. I’ve very proud of them this season.
“This group of seniors was amazing,” Francis said. “They led the team so well this year with their heart and with their passion. They are a talented group, but, even more than that, they were great leaders and they formed a great bond and created great chemistry with the whole team. I will definitely miss them as they go, but, they’ve done so much for this program. I’m really proud of them.”
Seniors this year were: Aubrey Schwartz, Morgan Eggleton, Jenna Griffith, Alayna Huddleson, Emily Powell, Isabella Vanover, Charlotte Jacobs, Addie Campbell and Shania Villarel.
Miami Trace finishes 9-7-2 overall in 2019.
The Lady Panthers placed second in the Frontier Athletic Conference with a record of 5-4-1.
Chillicothe was first at 10-0. Jackson was third at 4-3-3, McClain was fourth at 3-5-2.
Hillsboro was fifth (their FAC record was not available) and Washington was sixth at 0-10.