Bay Port girls soccer settles for silver
MILWAUKEE (WLUK) -- Before the Bay Port girls soccer team took the pitch against Brookfield Central in Saturday's Division 1 state championship it had already enjoyed its most successful season in program history.
The Pirates were going to earn their first trophy for the program, but surely as gold ball was the desire over silver.
However, Central had different ideas as the Lancers topped Bay Port, 3-0, at Uihlein Soccer Park.
"By just making it to the championship that's all I could ask from this team," Bay Port senior Amber Freeman said. "Getting second place is still really amazing. We played as a team today and that's what we've been doing all season and I couldn't ask for a better outcome.
"Our first goal was to win one playoff game and when we made it here we said let's just finish strong."
Bay Port started slow and was out shot. 17-4, in the first half. Nonetheless, the Pirates were down just 1-0 at the break. Bay Port out shot the Lancers in the second half, 8-5, but could never find the back of the net.
It was only the second time the Pirates were shut out this season, the first time being a scoreless tie with Notre Dame.
Despite the loss, Bay Port didn't hang its head after a great season.
"To end the season 25-3-1 is something special," coach Brooke Mraz said. "This 23-girl roster, they have played their hearts out and have learned so much and how they have come together in 10 weeks time. To say I'm proud of what they accomplished this season is an understatement."
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