Girls soccer season comes to an end
After beating Keyser 3-1 in the opening game of the sectional championships on Monday, October 17, Berkeley Springs was eliminated from the postseason by Frankfort, 4-0, on Wednesday, October 19, in Ridgeley.
The Lady Indians hosted Keyser in the first-round of sectional action and made it three wins in three attempts over the visiting Golden Tornado of Keyser
Leah Kidwell scored the first goal of the game in the opening 20 minutes of play to give the Indians a 1-0 lead. Keyser answered with a goal of their own to tie the game 1-1 at the half.
"I was kind of glad that Keyser scored that goal," said Berkeley Springs coach Rocky Riffle. “We needed something to ignite our players. I think they might have been a little over confident and the Keyser goal helped motivate them at the half."
Whatever Riffle said must have worked, because Berkeley Springs got second-half goals from Kidwell and Sarah Allman, while the defense pitched a shutout, giving the Tribe a 3-1 win and a chance to play for the sectional title.
"The kids came out in the second half fired up and got the job done," Riffle said.
Berkeley Springs traveled to Frankfort on October 19 with hopes of knocking off the top-seeded team in the section.
Less than two weeks ago, Berkeley Springs nearly upset the Lady Falcons. But, Frankfort was fired up and ready for the sectional title game and took control of the game early on and never looked back, handing Berkeley Springs a 4-0 loss.
"We just couldn't get anything going," said Riffle. “Frankfort has a very good team and they simply out played us tonight. I am proud of our girls, but this was a tough way to end the season."
Frankfort advances to the regional championship while Berkeley Springs ended their season with a 5-14 record.