Emmanuel Christian no match for explosive Tigers in sectional semifinal


West Liberty-Salem’s girls soccer team got off to a fast start Thursday to put away visiting Emmanuel Christian 8-1 in a Division III sectional tournament semifinal.

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West Liberty-Salem’s Madison Bender (17) takes the ball down field against Emmanuel Christian during their Division III tournament game Thursday at WL-Salem High School. (EXAMINER PHOTO | AARON LaBATT)




The second-seeded Tigers (15-2) now face Tri-County North for the sectional championship at 7 p.m. Monday at Bellbrook High School.

Gabby Hollar and Ally Smith each had two goals and one assist to power WL-Salem’s scoring attack. 

Taylor Lauck and Laura Neer each had one goal and one assist for the Tigers, while Sophie Cole and Bianca Reames each had one goal.

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