Panthers ousted by Knights in sectional semi


By Max Householder - mhouseholder@aimmediamidwest.com



Marissa Cargill of Delta handles the ball against Otsego Tuesday in a Division III girls soccer sectional semifinal. The Panthers fell to the Knights by a 2-0 final.

Marissa Cargill of Delta handles the ball against Otsego Tuesday in a Division III girls soccer sectional semifinal. The Panthers fell to the Knights by a 2-0 final.


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Keirsten Culler of Delta throws the ball in during Tuesday’s sectional semifinal.


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Jayda Russell of Delta boots a free kick.


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Delta had trouble finding consistent possessions all game long, not being able to put a shot on goal the entire first half and allowing a pair of late goals in a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Otsego in a Division III girls soccer sectional semifinal Tuesday.

The Knights threatened frequently in the first half but were often times turned away by Delta goalkeeper Courtny Helton.

Otsego’s Kylie Brinkman fired one at the net that was swatted away by Helton, then she stopped a rebound attempt from Kamryn Hollar at the 19:41 mark of the half.

Helton later gobbled up a shot from Gabrielle Downard within 10 yards with 11:38 remaining in the half.

Otsego got on the board with 3:20 to go when Brinkman sent one through to Anna Greenhagen who put it in. Then it was Brinkman who slammed one home 1:08 later for a 2-0 lead.

The Panthers were able to put more pressure on offensively in the second half but it did not result in a goal.

Their best opportunity came on a 30-yard direct free kick from Anna Munger with 20:43 remaining. The shot was saved by Knight keeper Savannah Hernandez.

Marissa Cargill of Delta handles the ball against Otsego Tuesday in a Division III girls soccer sectional semifinal. The Panthers fell to the Knights by a 2-0 final.
https://www.fcnews.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/45/2019/10/web1_Cargill-with-ball.jpgMarissa Cargill of Delta handles the ball against Otsego Tuesday in a Division III girls soccer sectional semifinal. The Panthers fell to the Knights by a 2-0 final. Max Householder | Fulton County Expositor

Keirsten Culler of Delta throws the ball in during Tuesday’s sectional semifinal.
https://www.fcnews.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/45/2019/10/web1_Culler-throw-in.jpgKeirsten Culler of Delta throws the ball in during Tuesday’s sectional semifinal. Max Householder | Fulton County Expositor

Jayda Russell of Delta boots a free kick.
https://www.fcnews.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/45/2019/10/web1_Russell-kick.jpgJayda Russell of Delta boots a free kick. Max Householder | Fulton County Expositor

By Max Householder

mhouseholder@aimmediamidwest.com

Reach Max Householder at 419-335-2010

Reach Max Householder at 419-335-2010