New Albany girls won their first ever IHSAA sectional title today when beating Jasper 1-0 at Floyd Central.
Senior Tanner Marcum scored the decisive goal with a fine individual effort six minutes into the second half, rocketing the ball home with her right foot from about 25 yards.
The Lady Bulldogs had several chances to kill the game off but were denied by Jasper’s stout defense, while the Wildcats were reduced to just a couple of half chances by an equally impressive New Albany back four.
They will now take on Evansville Memorial in regionals at Jasper on Wednesday (Oct 10) at 7pm.
Meanwhile, Jeffersonville took the Class 2A Sectional boys’ title against Corydon with a 4-1 victory. Goals were scored by Jordan Vejar (2), Isaiah Salazar and Leonard Kwitonda. The Red Devils will play Evansville North in the Washington Regional on Thursday, with the winner taking on Evansville Memorial or Vincennes on Saturday.
Providence reversed last year’s Sectional Class A defeat with a 2-1 win over Christian Academy of Indiana. They will now face Salem in the Switzerland County Regional semifinal on Thursday (5 p.m.)
Last year’s girls’ Class A state champions Providence hammered Switzerland County 10-0 to progress to its own Regional Championship, where they will once again take on Heritage Hills, who beat Forest Park 3-2 in overtime.