One team is seeking its second sectional title in the last three years. The other is seeking its second straight championship. Penfield and Fairport will meet Saturday to decide the 2021 Section V Class AA Girls’ Soccer Championship. Here’s the breakdown:
No. 1 seed PENFIELD PATRIOTS (16-1/Monroe County Division I) vs. No. 2 seed FAIRPORT RED RAIDERS (7-8-1/Monroe County Division I)
How they got here: Penfield (No. 5 NYSSWA Class AA) opened with a 3-0 win over No. 4 seed Hilton in the semifinals. Fairport tied with No. 3 seed Rush-Henrietta, 1-1, in the semifinals before advancing on penalty kicks, 3-2.
Total goals scored: Penfield (43), Fairport (24)
Total goals allowed: Penfield (13), Fairport (28)
Trends: Penfield has won 15 straight games and outscored its last nine opponents by a combined total of 21-3. Fairport has won three of its last four matches.
Players to Watch for Penfield: Paytyn Crane GK 33 saves, six goals allowed, 680 minutes in goal; Courtney Felton Sr. MF/F six goals, three assists; Emily Fordham Jr. MF/F seven goals, five assists; Kacie Garofalo Sr. MF/F seven goals, two assists; Natalie Giunta Sr. MF/F seven goals, five assists; Delaney Tellex Jr. MF/F 10 goals, three assists
Fairport: Katie Diem Sr. MF/F six goals, four assists; Brigid Mulholland Jr. GK 160 saves, 24 goals allowed, 1,170 minutes in goal; Isabella Pucci Jr. F 10 goals, four assists; Andrea Wilson Fr. D three goals, four assists
Coaches: Libbie Tobin (Penfield), Tom Natalie (Fairport)
History 101: Penfield defeated Fairport, 2-0, on October 1st to sweep the season series. Penfield is seeking its fifth sectional title in program history and second in the last three years. The Patriots won the 2019 Class AA title with a 2-1 win over Webster Schroeder. Fairport is seeking its second straight sectional title and seventh in program history. The Red Raiders defeated Hilton, 1-0, to win last season’s Class AA championship.
A 5:30 p.m. kickoff is scheduled at Webster Schroeder High School.