Senior Day always is memorable for high school athletes, but it can be made more special with a victory.
Host Rosecrans did that Tuesday, beating visiting Coshocton 2-0 in an East Central Ohio League girls soccer match.
“They have been the core of our team,” Bishops coach Tom Hutcheson said. “Each of them played great tonight and it will be tough to replace them whenever the year is over.”
Molly Nash and Megan Erwine scored a goal each for the Bishops (13-2). Anna Boggs had nine saves in the victory.
Hannah Michael had 15 saves for the Redskins (7-3-2).
After trading chances early in the first half, Rosecrans made good on a corner kick with about 28 minutes left.
Darby Lynch sent a shot into the box to Nash, sending her first header straight to the goalkeeper. However, the goalie couldn’t control it and Nash headed in the second chance to make it 1-0.
Hutcheson was not surprised the Bishops scored there because it is something they have done all season.
“We devised the play we ran there about five or six games into the season,” he said. “It has worked well a lot, and it is all because of perfect placement from Lynch.”
Rosecrans struck again at about the same time in the second half when Erwine knocked in a deflected ball off a Lady Redskins’ player’s head.
Coshocton coach Matt Hartley felt like his team missed some chances.
“I don’t think we played bad, I just think we missed some opportunities in front of the net,” he said. “We are getting better, but we have some work to do before tournament time.”
As for Hutcheson, he knows how important this win could be come tournament draw time Sunday.
“This is a really quality win for us,” he said. “Coshocton is a good team and we hope with this win that we can be considered for a No. 1 seed.”