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Girls soccer team falls at sectional

The Squire girls soccer team had no trouble in its opening sectional contest with a 4-0 win over Blackford Tuesday, Oct. 8 at the Eastbrook High School.

Emma Garriott led the Squires with three goals, giving her 18 on the season to set the program's single-season scoring record.

Garriott scored her first two goals in the first half, the first on an assist from Haylie Miller.

Garriott made it 3-0 on another pass from miller, followed by a goal from Gabbie Brewer on an 18-yard shot.

“Our defense played really well and shut down [Blackford's] offensive attacks,” coach Jen Birch said. “Lex Donathan, Torina Runkel, Kayla Metzger and haley Clifford kept them scoreless.”

Kindra Stetzel had five saves to shut out Blackford.

Semifinals

The Squires lost to host Eastbrook 4-0 in the semifinal of sectional Thursday, Oct. 10.

Manchester capped off an historic season with a 15-2 record, winning the Three Rivers Conference with a 5-0 record and earned a state ranking for the first time in program history.

On the night, Stetzel had nine saves in goal.

Seven seniors played their last game for Manchester, Bailey Mooney, Gabbie Brewer, Ranissa Shambarger, Addie Haecker, Haley Clifford and Haylie Miller.

“We are going to miss our seniors,” Birch said. “They have done so much for our team and have been great leaders.”
Wabash won its first game of sectional after receiving a bye, shutting out Whitko 2-0.

After a scoreless first half Wabash scored when Maya Benysh entered a corner kick and Isabelle Davis hit a header towards the goal and Sabine Thomas followed with the score.

Benysh scored the second goal of the game on an assist from Libby Mattern.

The defense of Mallow, Gunderman, Boggs, Ballschmidt, O'Neil and Davis helped Layne get the shutout who had three saves in goal.

Championship game

The Apaches kept Eastbrook to just one goal in the first half but the Panthers added five goals in the second half.

Layne had 24 saves on the night.

Posted on 2019 Oct 15