With the rain returning to the Finger Lakes region Friday afternoon, the Penn Yan Mustangs must have had a feeling of déjà vu. The Mustangs were able to outlast Finger Lakes East rivals Mynderse on Tuesday night in the downpour, and the plan would be to repeat that outcome against the top seeded Haverling Rams Friday night. The Rams had different plans, and the Mustangs were in for a tough battle at Finger Lakes Community College.
We are at Finger Lakes Community College this evening for the girls soccer Class B2 Sectional Championship between the 3-seeded Penn Yan Mustangs versus the 1-seeded Bath-Haverling Rams!⚽️ @PYAthletics @pennyanmustangs @secvgirlssoccer @SecVAthletics pic.twitter.com/4wEF4VKPus
— FL Times Sports (@FLTimesSports) October 29, 2021
The Mustangs and Rams lasted 20 minutes in to the first half before one team would be able to tally a goal. Haverling’s Keegan Smith found the back of the net at the 20’ mark. The next goal of the game came from Section V’s third highest scorer on the year, as Ella Yartym sent one in to the goal at the 29’ mark. It would end up being the last goal scored as the rain continued to come down. Lola Coots turned away three Mustangs shots as the Rams sealed the Class B2 Section V championship. The Mustangs will wrap up the season with a record of 10-6-3 overall, and 2-4-1 in Finger Lakes East play. Penn Yan will look to keep the momentum from the 2021 season in to 2022 as they returned to the sectional finals for the first time in 25 years this season. Penn Yan will also be bringing back most of the squad from this year as they will lose six players to graduation. Haverling will now move on to play the champion in Class B1 Tuesday night in the state qualifier round.
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