Notre Dame Batavia and Jasper-Troupsburg will meet Thursday to decide the 2020 Section V Class D2 Girls’ Soccer Championship. Here’s the breakdown:
No. 3 seed NOTRE DAME BATAVIA LADY FIGHTING IRISH (7-6-2/Genesee County Division II) vs. No. 4 seed JASPER-TROUPSBURG LADY WILDCATS (6-4-1/Steuben County Division I)
How they got here: Notre Dame Batavia has won both of its sectional games, 3-nil, over No. 6 seed Avoca/Prattsburgh and second-seeded Andover/Whitesville. Jasper-Troupsburg beat fifth-seeded Northstar Christian, 4-1, and No. 1 seed Belfast, 1-nil.
Total goals scored: Notre Dame Batavia (27), Jasper-Troupsburg (25)
Total goals allowed: Notre Dame Batavia (21), Jasper-Troupsburg (26)
Trends: Notre Dame Batavia has won two straight. Jasper-Troupsburg has won six out of the last eight, including one tie.
Names to know: Notre Dame Batavia – Autumn Mathisen (So. midfielder/forward 12 goals/5 assists), Arabella Rogers (So. midfielder 5 goals/4 assists), Emma Sisson (Fr. attacker 4 goals/5 assists), Rebeka Nickerson (So. goalkeeper 1260 minutes played/108 saves)
Jasper-Troupsburg – Aubrianna Bradley (So.), Emma Flint (Sr.), Marissa Palmiter (Jr.) and Brynn Waters (Sr.)
Coaches: Jarrod Clark (Notre Dame Batavia), McKenzie Prutsman (Jasper-Troupsburg)
History 101: Notre Dame Batavia has compiled a record of 30-33-4 over the past three seasons. Jasper-Troupsburg is making its second sectional final appearance in four years. The Lady Wildcats fell to Arkport-Canaseraga, 1-nil, in the 2017 Class D1 championship.
A 7 p.m. kickoff is scheduled at VanDetta Stadium in Batavia.