Vikings put up valiant effort in sectional final setback

The Teays Valley girls soccer team fell short in the sectional final against Hilliard Darby 2-0 despite a great overall team effort.

After keeping things scoreless at halftime, the Panthers were able to find a goal from a loose ball in the penalty box in the first ten minutes of the second half. Midway through the half they would double the lead when a shot from outside the box was initially saved from TV goalkeeper Annaleigh Jett and tipped off the crossbar then bouncing into the field goal post crossbar and back into play, yet the goal would stand.

Although the loss means the end of a historic season for the program, the Vikings left plenty in their record books to be proud of. The team posted the second most wins overall for a season, a new program record for team shutouts in a season and tied the team scoring record for goals in a season.

The Vikings were also able to establish a new school record for fewest goals allowed in a season as well as consecutive wins in a season.

“We’re very proud of everything they have been able to accomplish throughout the season,” said coach Jason Herbert. “Most importantly, everything they accomplished came from hard work, effort and perseverance from a great group which we hope is what they take away from all of this.”

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