Vincent - Warren’s leading scorers both stepped up.
Sophomore Macie Smith notched two goals and junior Taylor Sloan one as the Warriors downed Gallia Academy, 3-1, Tuesday evening in an OHSAA Division II sectional semifinal girls’ soccer match at WHS.
Smith and Sloan each has 13 goals on the season.
“It’s been a battle between them two from the get-go, which is nice to have that competition,” said Warren head coach Andy Pinkerton. “They’re both been playing well this year.
“Sophie Cochran has gotten around 10 goals this year, and Jaelyn Ludwig has around seven. So, we’re pretty balanced offensively. It’s going to be a little struggle for other teams to play us, because we can score from multiple players.”
Warren junior keeper Millie Ryan recorded two saves.
With the victory, second-seeded Warren (11-3-3) is scheduled to play either Waverly or Jackson in a sectional final at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Gallia Academy exits with a 9-6-2 mark. The Leah Polcyn-coached Blue Devils dropped a 4-0 decision to the Warriors early in the regular season.
GA’s lone goal was by sophomore Kyrsten Sanders in the second half. Devils’ keeper Brooklyn Hill finished with 13 saves.
Warren was on the offensive from the start, and had Gallia Academy in a defensive posture for most of the opening half.