Bay Port girls soccer wins first ever state championship

Posted at 5:48 PM, Jun 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-16 19:52:34-04

Revenge was sweet for the Bay Port girls soccer team Saturday.

The Pirates took down Sheboygan North, 3-1, in the WIAA Division 1 State Championship game at Uihlein Soccer Park in Milwaukee, brining home the area's first girls soccer title since the tournament started in 1983. 

Sheboygan North owns Bay Port's lone loss of the season and beat out the Pirates for the Fox River Classic Conference crown this season, so the Pirates were hoping to face the Golden Raiders again. Winning a gold ball was the cherry on top of that revenge, according to senior forward Erika Hess, who scored her team's second goal Saturday.

"We honestly were hoping we would (face them again)," she said. "We were all pumped to play them again, hopefully do exactly what we did."

"In that 1-0 loss earlier in the season, that cost us a conference championship," said head coach Brooke Mraz. "We knew that at the end, if we could get back here and we could see them in this game, that would be something sweet. And yeah, the cards all played out and aligned. They just wanted it so badly today, so I'm proud."

Bay Port came onto the board first off a McKenzie Johnson corner kick at the 21:59 mark. Hess scored the second goal in the second period unassisted, and Emma Nagel sealed the deal with a third goal in the 82nd minute. North had not allowed three goals all season.