BY JEREMY SCHNEIDER | MIRROR SPORTS — The Maumee girls soccer team sent its seniors off into the postseason and closed the Northern Lakes League the right way – with a win over Napoleon in the last regular game of the regular season.
The Panthers beat the Wildcats, 1-0, on Senior Night at Kazmaier Stadium, thanks to a second-half goal from junior Cait Smalley.
Before the game, Maumee honored its five seniors: Marina Adams, Teagan Foster, Haley Hughes, Nikki Kiss and Treasure Strickland.
The Panthers finished the season 7-7-2, the first time in nine seasons that they’ve posted a record of .500 or better. They’re also in line to top the most wins since 2018 with a win in the tournament.
Maumee, the fifth seed, will face either No. 2 Lake or No. 10 Clyde in the Division II district tournament on Saturday.
The Maumee boys soccer team went on the road and closed out its Northern Lakes League schedule with a 2-1 loss at Napoleon.
The Panthers were down 1-0 at half, but Peyton Greenlese scored within the first 30 seconds of the second half off an assist by Blake Wagener. That was the only goal Maumee could manage, however, despite outshooting the Wildcats 8-7.
Goalkeeper Taylor Lewis had five saves.
Maumee opened the Division II postseason with a sectional final match against Rossford on Monday. A win there could set up a potential rematch with Bowling Green in the district semifinal on Monday, October 24. The Bobcats won the regular season matchup, 2-0.