Chase’s older sister, Wildcats forward Kaley, missed the majority of the game after absorbing an elbow to the head late in the first half. Without her penetration dribbles and crosses from the left side, Milford’s offense struggled thereafter.
Defenders Lexi Bookout and Bridgette Colburn cleared nearly everything that came their way for Morris, which received 12 saves from goalie Katie Humphris.
“Bridgette played extremely well,” Flint said. “I think our defense was great. We played about as well as we could play today. I can’t ask for anything else from them.”
Flint may ask for a little bit more in the Section Four Class D Tournament, though. The the Mustangs played Edmeston in the first round on Wednesday but a score was not ready before deadline.
“When you have success, then you are a good target for everybody else,” Flint said . “Everybody is going to give you their best game and try to knock you off.”The road to the final should get more difficult as Delaware League co-champions Margaretville and Downsville could be the Mustangs’ next two opponents.
No. 6 Milford (11-2-3) hosted Stamford on Wednesday, but no score was available before deadline. The winner will play at No. 3 Franklin on Friday. Saggese seemed confident his Wildcats, who dropped their season opener to Morris, 2-1, are capable of making a run in sectionals.
“We start five freshman and two eighth-graders,” he said. “To lose all those girls to graduation, and then to lose three starters this year to season-ending injuries, it speaks volumes about the character and work ethic of these girls.”