The New Palestine girls soccer team convincingly clinched a spot in Saturday’s sectional championship match at Rushville, beating Beech Grove 9-2 in Thursday’s semifinal.
The Dragons will face Shelbyville in Saturday’s 2 p.m. championship match. NP is seeking its second straight sectional title.
The Dragons scored all nine of their goals in the first half. Maddy Miller gave NP an early lead and scored two goals. Victoria Crowder added two goals and an assist. Megan Jolly and Emmy Giddens each had a goal and an assist. Olivia Lambdin and Haley Harrison also scored for the Dragons.
New Palestine is now 13-4 headed into the title match.