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Providence ends Cougars', Lady Panthers' seasons


October 16, 2013 | 10:41 AM

Providence has been rich of tradition in soccer, having won seven sectional championships in girls' soccer, along with eight on the boys' side.

In 2011, the Lady Pioneers won the Class A State Championship but, due to the IHSAA's Tournament Success Factor, the Providence girls' soccer team was classed in 2A this season.

At the Class 2A Providence boys' sectional, the Pioneers were able to end North Harrison's season Oct. 7 by a 2-0 score. The same score was the result the Lady Pioneers posted against Corydon Central on Oct. 8.

Poised for an upset, the Lady Panthers weren't able to squeak out the win.

Holding Providence scoreless through the first half, Corydon Central's defense was up to task early on. It took until the 50th minute for Providence to get on the board when Sarah Posante scored, thanks to a Rachel Wells assist.

Tacking on an insurance goal, Jordan Reger scored with 22 minutes left in the game.

The 2-0 result was a stark difference from the 9-1 game the Lady Pioneers won in the regular season.

Corydon Central ended the season with a 10-6 record. The Lady Panthers will graduate 12 seniors.

At the Class A Providence boys' sectional, North Harrison kept the defense tight and gave Providence a run as well.

It was all about North Harrison's defense, as the Cougars were able to keep the Pioneers out of goal for much of the contest. It wasn't until 63 minutes in that Juston Betz scored for Providence.

Taking chances late, North Harrison moved goal keeper Nathan Wayman up to help attack. Unable to generate a goal, the Cougars fell, 2-0, when Providence's Logan Rauck scored with 12 seconds left.

North Harrison graduates seven seniors off a team that went 5-5-2.

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