One team is making its second sectional final appearance in three years. The other secured its fourth consecutive season of at least 11 victories. Top seeds Geneseo and Byron-Bergen will meet Wednesday to decide the 2020 Section V Class C2 Girls’ Soccer Championship. Here’s the breakdown:
No. 1 seed GENESEO LADY BLUE DEVILS (14-0-0/Livingston County Division III) vs. No. 2 seed BYRON-BERGEN LADY BEES (11-4-0/Genesee County Division I)
How they got here: Geneseo beat No. 8 seed Elba/Oakfield-Alabama, 2-1, in the quarterfinals and fifth-seeded Bolivar-Richburg, 6-nil. Byron-Bergen won both of its sectional games, 1-nil, over No. 7 seed Kendall and No. 6 seed Marion.
Total goals scored: Geneseo (75), Byron-Bergen (22)
Total goals allowed: Geneseo (2), Byron-Bergen (11)
Trends: Geneseo has won 14 straight games, outscoring opponents by 73 combined goals. Byron-Bergen won its last seven games while only allowing three goals.
Names to know: Geneseo – Lainey Scoville (Sr. forward 18 goals/14 assists), Morgan Walton (Fr. forward/midfielder 22 goals/10 assists), Bridget McMaster (So. midfielder/forward 15 goals/14 assists), Abby Kreher (Sr. midfielder/defender 4 goals/8 assists), Brynn Videtti (So. midfielder/defender 5 goals/4 assists), Faith Hainsworth (Sr. goalkeeper 1120 minutes played/2 goals allowed/53 saves)
Byron-Bergen – Eden Goff (Sr. midfielder/forward 8 goals/2 assists), Mackenzie Hagen (Fr. forward 7 goals/0 assists), Mia Gray (7th grade, midfielder/forward 2 goals/9 assists), Hope Hersom (Sr. goalkeeper 1240 minutes played/11 goals allowed/117 saves)
Coaches: Nick Drollette (Geneseo), Wayne Hill (Byron-Bergen)
History 101: Geneseo is making its second sectional final appearance in three years. In 2018, the Lady Blue Devils fell to Marion in the Class C2 championship, 2-nil. Byron-Bergen secured its fourth consecutive season of at least 11 victories. The Lady Bees have compiled a record of 48-17-3 over that span
A 7:30 p.m. kickoff is scheduled at Avon High School.