The top three goal scorers in Shelby County propelled their two teams into the girls soccer sectional semifinal round Tuesday with strong performances.
Evelyn Kiefer and Ava Wilson each scored a pair of goals in Shelbyville’s 4-0 quarterfinal win over Richmond at the New Palestine Sectional.
Triton Central senior Lizzie Graham scored all four of her team’s goals in a 4-2 win over Knightstown (6-8-2) at the Triton Central Sectional. Brynne Aukerman and Sophia Robertson each were credited with an assist.
Graham now has 24 goals this season and pushed her career total to 65 goals to surpass Corissa Horton for fourth all-time in the program.
Samantha Dewey is the state’s career leader in goals scored, boys or girls, with 257. Sarah Hahn is No. 2 in Triton Central history with 108 goals. Rachel Dewey is third at 80 goals.
Kiefer, a senior, leads all Shelby County soccer players with 29 goals scored this season. She is Shelbyville’s record holder for career goals.
Wilson, a junior, pushed her goals total this season to 16 in Tuesday’s shutout win over the Red Devils (5-9).
With the win, Shelbyville moves on to Thursday’s semifinal to face Class 3A, No. 18 East Central, who defeated Greenfield-Central, 5-0, Tuesday.
Shelbyville (13-3) and East Central (13-3-1) is slated to begin at New Palestine at 5 p.m. The second semifinal pits Class 3A, No. 20 Mt. Vernon (10-5) against New Palestine (10-5-1).
The sectional championship match is set for 2 p.m. Saturday.
Triton Central returns to the field Thursday at 7 p.m. against Class A, No. 18 Muncie Burris (13-1), who received a bye into the semifinal round.
The first semifinal Thursday at Triton Central has Union County (0-12-1) taking on Wapahani (8-7) at 5 p.m.
The sectional championship match is at 2 p.m. Saturday.