Spencerport and Our Lady of Mercy are both seeking an eighth sectional title in program history. The Lady Rangers and Monarchs will meet Thursday to decide the 2020 Section V Class A Girls’ Soccer Championship. Here’s the breakdown:
No. 1 seed SPENCERPORT LADY RANGERS (14-0-0/Monroe County Division II) vs. No. 7 seed OUR LADY OF MERCY MONARCHS (8-3-0/Private-Parochial Division I)
How they got here: Spencerport opened sectional play with a 5-nil win over No. 9 seed Greece Athena in the quarterfinals. The Lady Rangers continued with a 3-1 semifinals victory over fourth-seeded Brighton. Our Lady of Mercy defeated Aquinas, 2-1, in the first round and took down reigning sectional finalist Pittsford Mendon, 3-2, in the quarterfinals. The Monarchs continued with a 2-1 semifinals win over sixth-seeded Churchville-Chili.
Total goals scored: Spencerport (44), Our Lady of Mercy (26)
Total goals allowed: Spencerport (5), Our Lady of Mercy (16)
Last time they met: Senior Corynna Rotoli and junior Lily Brongo combined on a pair of goals as Spencerport defeated Our Lady of Mercy, 3-nil, on October 20th.
Trends: Spencerport has won 10 of its 14 games this season via shutout. Our Lady of Mercy has won six of seven.
Names to know: Spencerport – Lily Brongo (Jr. midfielder 3 goals/9 assists), Cate Burns (Fr. goalkeeper 35 saves/4 goals allowed), Amy Cannan (Sr. midfielder 3 goals/2 assists), Bre DeHond (Jr. forward 6 goals/2 assists), Alyssa Hackett (Jr. midfielder 4 goals/7 assists), Elaina Johnson (Sr. defender 2 goals), Corynna Rotoli (Sr. midfielder 16 goals/6 assists), Aleena Solano (Fr. forward 6 goals/1 assist), Sabrina Trapani (Sr. midfielder 4 goals/2 assists)
Our Lady of Mercy – Anna Costello (Sr. midfielder 5 goals), Isabella D’Anza (Jr. midfielder 2 goals), Sophie Dearcop (Jr. midfielder 5 goals/2 assists), Haley Edwards (Jr. midfielder 2 goals/1 assist), Molly Maxwell (Jr. goalkeeper 78 saves/14 goals allowed), Caroline Murphy (Sr. midfielder 3 goals/5 assists), Sissy Smith (Jr. forward 3 goals/3 assists), Shannon Trevor (Sr. midfielder 2 goals/7 assists)
Coaches: Jamie Schneider (Spencerport), Donna Trost (Our Lady of Mercy)
History 101: Spencerport is seeking its fifth consecutive sectional title and eighth in program history. Our Lady of Mercy is seeking its eighth championship in program history as well and first in nine years. The Monarchs won sectional titles in 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2008 and most recently in 2011.
A 6 p.m. kickoff is scheduled at Spencerport High School.