The Unionville High School girls soccer team came up just shy in last week's Ches-Mont League championship match, but in doing so the Indians proved that they are capable of competing with anyone in the district.
In a match-up of the league's American Division winner (Unionville) against the National Division winner (Downingtown West) last Thursday night at Great Valley High School, Unionville gave the Whippets everything they could handle before being edged by a score of 2-1.
Downingtown West (14-0-1 overall), who had also beaten Unionville by a score of 2-1 in the season opener for both teams back in early September, had to overcome a 1-0 deficit to win as they netted two unanswered second half goals.
With its Ches-Mont title and undefeated record, Downingtown West earned the No. 1 overall seed in the 21-team District 1 Class AAA tournament.
Unionville (12-5-2 overall) earned the sixth seed and is scheduled to face No. 11 Bishop Shanahan on Thursday, Oct. 29 at Unionville High School.
In last week's Ches-Mont title match, sophomore forward Kris Abens gave the Indians a 1-0 lead three minutes into the second half when she headed in a cross off an excellent corner kick by Nicole Stiles. West answered, though, four minutes later to tie the game and with just over 20 minutes to play they took the lead for good.
Unionville suffered two of its five losses this season to the No. 1 seeded Whippets. The Indians have allowed one-goal or less in 15 of its 19 games, and that includes 11 shutouts.