DELANO – After eight minutes of play, it looked like the Delano girls soccer team was well on their way to keep their season alive. The Providence Academy Lions had other plans.
After falling behind 2-0 early, the Lions rallied back with three unanswered goals to stun the Tigers with a 3-2 victory in the Section 6A Tournament Monday night.
The Tigers got a spark early on thanks to a pair of freshmen. Early goals from Marin Johnson and Sydney Schmit gave the Tigers a 2-0 lead just eight minutes into the game.
The slow start for Providence Academy went away at the 32-minute mark. Off a corner kick, Providence Academy’s Avery Lampe found the back of the net off a rebound to cut the deficit in half for the Lions.
Delano still took a 2-1 lead into the half, but the Lions weren’t done there. Just eight minutes into the second half, Providence Academy tied the game on a goal by Lauren Damberg.
The Lions would grab their first lead of the game on a great goal from Sophia Caballero, putting Delano behind 3-2 with just over 26 minutes left to play.
The Tigers had their chances down the stretch to tie the game but couldn’t find the back of the net as their season came to an end.
With the loss, Delano finishes the season with a record of 4-7-1.
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