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Santa Fe defeats Keystone for District 5-2A girls’ soccer title

Keystone’s Raychel Trimble (left) attempts to make a play on a throw-in.

Keystone’s Raychel Trimble (left) attempts to make a play on a throw-in.


BY CLIFF SMELLEY

Staff Writer

It was a rematch of last year’s District 5-2A championship match, but the Keystone Heights High School girls’ soccer team couldn’t make it two in a row, losing 3-0 to Santa Fe on Jan. 17 in Gainesville.

Santa Fe (24-1) swept the Indians during the regular season and won this year’s third meeting in much the same fashion.

“They’re a very physical team. The other two times we played them, they were physical,” Keystone head coach Kenny Seneca said, adding, “Sometimes it gets in (the Keystone players’) heads when it gets physical out there.”

Keystone (17-8-1) will have to play on the road in a regional quarterfinal game on Thursday, Jan. 23, against either Ocala Trinity Catholic—the defending state champion—or Umatilla.

The Indians earned their 12th regional berth in their 14-year history by first defeating Newberry 9-1 in the district quarterfinals and then Eastside 3-2 in the semifinals. Hanna Crane, who scored four goals in the win over Newberry, scored all three goals in the win over Eastside, including one with approximately six minutes to play to break a 2-2 tie.

Madison Colaw had one assist in the Eastside match and three in the quarterfinals against Newberry.

The Newberry win also featured two goals from Raychel Trimble and one goal each from Caroline Dixon and Raychel Trimble. Crane, Lauren Hovsepian, Rachel Lee and Dakota Puls each had an assist.

Keystone’s Julia Osteen (right) and Santa Fe’s Jordan Register get physical.

Keystone’s Julia Osteen (right) and Santa Fe’s Jordan Register get physical.

Keystone’s Julia Osteen (right) and Santa Fe’s Jordan Register get physical.

Keystone’s Julia Osteen (right) and Santa Fe’s Jordan Register get physical.

Keystone’s Rachel Lee (right) and Santa Fe’s Cassie Bromenschenkel chase after the ball.

Keystone’s Rachel Lee (right) and Santa Fe’s Cassie Bromenschenkel chase after the ball.

Santa Fe’s Cassie Bromenschenkel (left) arrives too late to disrupt this kick by Keystone’s Brianna Verschaeve.

Santa Fe’s Cassie Bromenschenkel (left) arrives too late to disrupt this kick by Keystone’s Brianna Verschaeve.

Brianna Verschaeve (right) holds off a Santa Fe player to maintain possession.

Brianna Verschaeve (right) holds off a Santa Fe player to maintain possession.

Keystone’s Brianna Verschaeve gets a strong kick in.

Keystone’s Brianna Verschaeve gets a strong kick in.

Brianna Verschaeve

Brianna Verschaeve

Raychel Trimble fends off a Santa Fe player.

Raychel Trimble fends off a Santa Fe player.

Raychel Trimble (left) and Santa Fe’s Bianca Irizarry fight for position.

Raychel Trimble (left) and Santa Fe’s Bianca Irizarry fight for position.

Keystone’s Raychel Trimble (left) attempts to beat Santa Fe’s Jayanti Watson to the ball.

Keystone’s Raychel Trimble (left) attempts to beat Santa Fe’s Jayanti Watson to the ball.

Goalie Haley Arzie

Goalie Haley Arzie

Keystone goalie Haley Arzie makes a save.

Keystone goalie Haley Arzie makes a save.

Rachel Garvey

Rachel Garvey

Battling for an airborne ball are (l-r) Keystone players Hanna Crane and Raychel Trimble and Santa Fe player Anna Wanzenberg.

Battling for an airborne ball are (l-r) Keystone players Hanna Crane and Raychel Trimble and Santa Fe player Anna Wanzenberg.

Hanna Crane (foreground) and Santa Fe’s goalie converge on the ball.

Hanna Crane (foreground) and Santa Fe’s goalie converge on the ball.

Hanna Crane

Hanna Crane

Keystone’s Moriah Combass gets in front of a Santa Fe throw-in.

Keystone’s Moriah Combass gets in front of a Santa Fe throw-in.

Moriah Combass

Moriah Combass

The Indians’ Madison Colaw (foreground) pushes the ball upfield.

The Indians’ Madison Colaw (foreground) pushes the ball upfield.

Madison Colaw (foreground) chases down a ball for Keystone.

Madison Colaw (foreground) chases down a ball for Keystone.

Madison Colaw gets in between two Santa Fe players.

Madison Colaw gets in between two Santa Fe players.

Keystone’s Madison Colaw (right) battles for the ball.

Keystone’s Madison Colaw (right) battles for the ball.

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