Trojans blank Rockets, advance to sectional final

From staff reports

The Botkins Trojans defeated the Anna Rockets, 2-0, for the second time in 11 days Monday in a Division IV Southwest District girls soccer sectional semifinal.

Botkins recorded its first win over Anna in school history, 3-0, in a match Oct. 3.

The two teams tied, 1-1, in their first meeting this season Sept. 19.

After an 0-6-3 start to the season, the Trojans have gone undefeated in their last eight matches as of Monday.

Sierra Butcher tallied Botkins’ first goal Monday.

Natalie Ambos, with an assist by Cassidy Esser, the Trojans’ second goal of the match Monday and her 16th of the season in 17 matches.

Botkins goalkeeper Keirstyn Rogers recorded 21 steals and six saves. Michaela Kramer had 15 steals for the Trojans.

With its win Monday, Botkins will visit the Casstown Miami East Vikings in a sectional championship at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The winner will advance to a district semifinal match Monday at Fairborn High School.