The Marion Lady Giants gave it everything they had against Western in the Sectional Championship on Saturday. The Lady Giants fell short dropping a 4-2 decision to the Panthers.
In a very physical contest, Marion’s Taylor Kitts was guarded very aggressively but still did manage to connect on two penalty kick goals for the Lady Giants. The first goal gave Marion a 1-0 lead with 32:00 left in the first half. Western tied the game on a Penalty Kick four minutes later and then halfway through the first half the Panthers scored to take a 2-1 lead. Western added their third goal with just 10.6 seconds left until halftime.
Marion Started the second half down 3-1 and kept battling until Kitts scored her second Penalty Kick goal with 22:33 left in the game to bring Marion to within one goal at 3-2.
In a game that saw numerous players on both sides knocked down, the Lady Giants never quit. The game remained 3-2 until Western scored with 3:30 left to wrap up the title 4-2.
Marion’s Taylor Kitts concluded her spectacular junior season with a record setting 37 goals. The Lady Giants close out the season at 10-8.