Gretna topped Gross 2-0 in Saturday’s B-2 District Final to advance to the Dragons’ 17th consecutive state tournament. The Cougars' season ends with a 7-9 record.
Highlights: The match started off even as neither team was able to grab control through the first 15 minutes before the Dragons started to control possession Midway through the first half.
Gretna had a couple near chances that jut misses before. Sarah Karloff finish gave the Dragons a 1-0 advantage with 10 minutes left in the half. Laurel Reineke centered a great ball to assist on Karloff’s goal.
The Cougars had a chance to tie it five minutes later on a deflected Alexis Nothelfer shot but no Cougar was there for the rebound shot.
Gross came out attacking in the second half but couldn’t convert it into a score. Karloff scores her second goal of the game in the 50th minute off a rebound to give Gretna a 2-0 lead.
The Dragons excelled at limiting the Cougars’ offensive chances down the stretch as they closed out the 2-0 victory.
Top performers: Karloff, a senior, did the scoring for the Dragons while Lindsey Johnson earned the shutout in goal. Nicole Martindale provided some good offense with Morgan McLaughlin adding strong play.