Homer Girls' soccer season ends after a tough first round Sectionals loss on penalty kicks

(Photo provided by Homer senior High School).

With yesterday being the first day of Sectional Playoffs for girls' soccer, the Homer girls varsity soccer team suffered a tough loss at home after going all the way to penalties against Mount Markham.

It was a physical, tactical and hard fought battle between these two teams. After 110 minutes the score still remained 0-0.

Therefore, the game then went onto penalty kicks, where Mount Markham came out victorious.

Homer ended the game with a total of 13 shots, 5 corners and 17 saves by Catherine Apker; while Mount Markham has a total of 12 shots, 7 corners and 15 saves.

"I could not be more proud of our Homer ladies, and the incredibly successful year that they have had," said Homer coach Ben Bowers. "The scoreboard is such a limiting factor to tell what truly happens in a game of soccer. There was so much winning that happened on the field tonight for Homer, and on the field throughout the entire season. It is saddening to have to stop playing for the moment, and there is so much to look forward to in the future for our returning players, and even more for the seniors that will truly be starting their lives on a very promising road of success. Thank you to everyone who made the season possible, lovable, and unforgettable!"