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5A-11 soccer semifinals: Seminole, Osceola shut out opponents

SEMINOLE — With the temperature dropping close to freezing, Osceola and Seminole didn't want to spend too much time outside. Both teams mercy-ruled their opponents Wednesday to set up another big matchup to decide the Class 5A, District 11 championship.

In the early game, Osceola peppered Dixie Hollins goalkeeper Amanda Wilson the entire game en route to an 8-0 victory. Alexis Roberts tallied the first goal in the fourth minute after a great crossing pass from Tori Sturz. Katrina Martinez scored two goals on free kicks and Alexis Irwin added two goals as well. Marissa Mitchell, Brooke Popejoy and Adelyne Brainard also scored.

"It's nice, and this is the first time we have been in the finals since I've been here," Warriors coach Tom Davis said. "We were missing some starters tonight but we could have everyone for Friday's final."

In the second game Seminole dismantled Northeast 9-0 in a game that didn't even go past the first half.

"We had not played in a while so we wanted to show good ball possession and we did that," Warhawks coach Steve Kuplicki said. "It's was nice to get done early and get out of the cold."

Megan Lawrence scored three goals for the Warhawks while Noel Forsman and Gina Hayduke scored two apiece. Alana Anderson and Allison Maricone each scored once.

"You put the state tournament on your schedule at the beginning of the season because it's one of your goals," Kuplicki said. "The district championship is one of the goals we want to get there."

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5A-11 soccer semifinals: Seminole, Osceola shut out opponents 01/21/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 21, 2009 11:55pm]
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