Lady Falcons top Eagles, 3-1

The Northville Lady Falcons girls soccer team team celebrates after defeating Mount Academy 3-1 to win the Regional championship and advance to the State Class C final four. (Photo submitted)

GOSHEN — The Northville girls soccer team is head to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class D final four for the first time since 2011.

Led by a two-goal performance from senior captain Brytney Moore the Lady Falcons rallied from an early one-goal deficit to defeat Section IX champion Mount Academy 3-1 Saturday at Goshen High School.

Rena BenElizer connected for Mount Academy four minutes into the match before Moore tied the match with 26:17 left in the opening half.

Northville kept working and came up with the go-ahead goal with 13:58 left in regulation when Moore delivered her second goal of the match for a 2-1 advantage.

The Lady Falcons added an insurance goal when Kaytelenn Van Heusen connected with 10:33 remaining in the match to push the score to 3-1 and advance Northville to the state final four.

Moore finished with two goals, while Van Heusen had a goal and an assist and Madison Whittaker picked up an assist.

Northville (17-3) will head to Homer High School Saturday to play Section III champion Poland (21-0) in a 10 a.m. match. The winner advances to play the winner between Section X champion Hammond Central and Section V champion Avoca Central for the state Class D championship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at SUNY Cortland.


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