EATON — Eaton freshman Isabella Trader connected on the game-winning goal late in the second half as the Eagles rallied from an early deficit to defeat visiting Brookville, 3-2, on Tuesday, Sept. 13, in a Southwestern Buckeye League Southwestern Division girls soccer match.
The Lady Eagles struck first, as junior Kate Bulach sent a free kick into space for senior Jessica Spitler who finished with a goal.
Brookville answered with two goals of their own in the first 40 minutes to take the lead into half, 2-1.
Eaton came out strong after the break, again showing a lot of fight and a sense of urgency, according to coach Michael Bacher.
After scoring the first goal for Eaton, Spitler had a hand is the next two.
Spitler sent a ball across to sophomore Emily Dungan who scored to even up the score.
Finally, with three minutes left to go, Spitler stole the ball from a Blue Devil player, moved to the corner and sent the ball across the field, where Trader hit the game winner.
Senior Mariyah McKelvin had a couple opportunities and made some great runs, according to Bacher.
The Eaton defense was strong the second half in shutting down the Brookville offense.
The Eagles were able to hold on to the lead as time ran out, gaining their second division victory.
Eaton is now 2-3 in SWBL Southwestern Division and 2-5 overall thus far in the season. Their next game was scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 15, at home, against Talawanda.
Reach Oliver Sanders at 937-683-4062 or on Twitter @osanders_RH