South’s historic season ends


By Jeremy Erskine - jerskine@civitasmedia.com



Aubree Kurtz weaves through Dixie defenders during Twin Valley South’s 2-0 victory over the Greyhounds in the first game of the playoffs on Tuesday, Oct. 20.


Jeremy Erskine | The Register-Herald

WEST ALEXANDRIA — The Twin Valley South girls’ soccer team produced the best record in school history, but their draw for the playoffs was not a kind one.

The Panthers opened the post-season with a 2-0 victory over Dixie on Monday, Oct. 19, before running into number-one seed Badin on Thursday, Oct. 22. South lost the matchup 7-0, ending a historic season for South.

Against Dixie, the Panthers got two first half goals that sealed the deal, first a shot from 12-yards out by Victoria Denglier found the back of the net with 12 minutes remaining before Sydney Vorhis snuck one past the goalie with just over a minute remaining in the period.

South will graduate eight seniors – Jaycie Fisher, Kirstin Keener, Kenzi Futrell, Aubree Kurtz, Victoria Denlinger, Kara Johnson, Autumn Daniel, and Morgan Newhart – all of whom helped produce 38 total victories for the program and four straight winning seasons.

They broke all the records for scoring, shutouts, and goals against, including Denlinger, who holds the school record with 70 career goals.

“We had a dream season big with wins over Newton and North twice. We also had ties with Bethel and East,” said head coach Chad Newport. “It’s a fantastic group of kids that made my job easy. Once in a lifetime team.”

The end the season at 11-4-3.

Aubree Kurtz weaves through Dixie defenders during Twin Valley South’s 2-0 victory over the Greyhounds in the first game of the playoffs on Tuesday, Oct. 20.
http://registerherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1__DSC8082.jpgAubree Kurtz weaves through Dixie defenders during Twin Valley South’s 2-0 victory over the Greyhounds in the first game of the playoffs on Tuesday, Oct. 20. Jeremy Erskine | The Register-Herald

By Jeremy Erskine

jerskine@civitasmedia.com

Jeremy can be reached at 937-683-4061 or on Twitter @jerskine_RH.

Jeremy can be reached at 937-683-4061 or on Twitter @jerskine_RH.

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