NEW MIDDLETOWN OH- Springfield got their quest for a District championship started on Saturday as they battled a tough South Range team in a 2-1 victory.
Springfield went down 1-0 early to the Raiders as Julienna Koller had a wind aided goal that bounced over Tiger keeper,Caitlin Cappelli’s. head. Springfield responded off an assist over the top from Sami Shafer to Maddie Page. Page put the ball in the lower right corner to tie the game at 1-1.
Kendall Maughan got fouled just outside the 18 midway through the second half and Hannah Stouffer put the direct kick in the left side of the goal to give the Tigers a 2-1 lead.
From that point on the Springfield defense locked down and secured the section tournament win. Cappelli had 3 saves for the Tigers and Hannah Ball had 12 for South Range.
Springfiekd advances to the sectional final on Wednesday. They will travel to 6th seeded Pymatuning Valley with a trip to the district semis on the line.