District title eludes 2019 Redskins

By: 
Butch Hindenach - pawtwice@bloomingdalecom.net
	Paw Paw’s Anna Glomski  (11) finds the ball near her feet in the melee in front of the Coloma goal during the Redskins’ unsuccessful bid for the District soccer championship.   The Comets escaped with a 6-4 victory, ending Paw Paw’s streak as reigning champ at 11 straight. 	Hot Shotz Photography/Matthew Day

    Dowagiac - Paw Paw’s girls soccer team, one of the top programs in Southwestern Michigan for a decade-and-a-half, saw its amazing string of success end last Thursday with a 6-4 defeat by Coloma in the MHSAA District Tourney finals.  
    The Redskins had reached the District title round for the 15th year in a row, winning 13 of the last 14, and the last 11 straight. But the young and fast Comets proved to be difficult to keep up with putting a lot of pressure on the Reds’ net.  Tied 2-2 at the break, the game stayed tight and competitive until the end.   
    Kate Nelson produced two of Paw Paw’s scores, with one apiece for Claudia Muessig and Kailie Yar-brough.  
    Paw Paw ends the year 9-6-2; the finals matchup was just the second time the Reds had surrendered more than three goals throughout the year.  With a large cast of quality players returning, and a lot of JV team talent moving up, it is very possible next season will  launch another streak of tournament success.

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