|Defender Kylee Glen|
South won the rematch 12-6 last Friday in the Section 1 semifinals but according to Tiger coach Dan Pickens his team gave the top-seeded Cougars a battle.
"It was a good game, much closer than the final score showed," Pickens said. "The girls came to play. We stuck to our game plan and executed very well. Overall we gave it a good fight and I am proud of our effort and execution."
The first half was a back-and-forth affair until the Cougars scored three late goals to take an 8-5 halftime edge.
The score was still 9-6 with five minutes to play when South put together another 3-0 closing run.
|Rachael Welzin 3 goals (photo by J. Lindquist)|
Rachael Welzin netted three goals for the Tigers' offense. Lindsay Benson had two and Delaney Johnson one in the final game of the 2013 season.
Maddie Kohlbeck had a solid night in net with 14 saves on 26 South shots on goal.
"Maddie had a great game," Pickens said.
The Tigers finished the season with an 8-7 record, including a six-game winning streak heading into the section semifinals.