Soccer teams together again
It should come as no surprise that Boyle County and Danville girls will play for a district soccer championship tonight, because it happens quite often.
Tonight’s 29th District final at Marion County marks the fifth time in the last eight years that the Lady Admirals and Lady Rebels have played to decide a district title. They also met in title games in 2001, 2003, 2005 and 2006, with Danville winning three of those games and Boyle winning one. Boyle scored a 1-0 overtime win in last year’s district semifinals, as well as a win in a 2006 regional final.
Rematches of the crosstown rivalry aren’t as common for the boys teams, who play tonight in a district title game at Mercer County, and there hasn’t been one in a district title game in this century.
There have been three four meetings in district semifinals since 2001, with each team winning two.
Overall, Boyle leads 8-6 in boys games played since 2001 and 10-5 in girls games in the same period. In their Constitution Cup games earlier this season, Boyle’s boys won 3-0 and Boyle’s girls won 4-1.
No matter who wins tonight, the possibility of a third meeting will remain. All four teams will advance to next week’s regional tournaments. The Boyle-Danville girls winner will host their tourney, and the boys tourney will be at Southwestern.