Brebeuf Jesuit Girls Soccer Falls to Penn 2-0 in State Championship

The dream of a second straight state title came up one game short for the Brebeuf Jesuit girls soccer team when the Braves lost a hard-fought 2-0 game to Penn in the IHSAA title contest at Carroll Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday night. The game was a rematch of last year’s championship match, which the Braves won 2-1.
The Braves end the season with a mark of 22-2-1 and are 66-5-2 over the past three seasons. Brebeuf says good bye to 10 seniors who enjoyed a wonderful career with the Braves: a state title; a national championship; a state runner-up; four straight Marion County Tournament titles and the school’s first-ever Circle City Conference championship.
In Saturday’s title match, the two teams played to a 0-0 halftime tie. But Penn scored just minutes into the second half and then added a goal later for the 2-0 final. Senior Lauren Turner played the entire game in goal for the Braves and had seven saves. Brebeuf had great efforts from senior Natalie Kelley, junior Jordan Smith, senior All American Alia Martin and Turner among others.
“We didn’t reach our goal which is disappointing,” said Braves coach Angela Berry White. “It’ll take a few days to get over but then we will realize what we accomplished despite some major injuries and setbacks. I am very proud of these girls. We’ve got a great group. We’ve got a great culture and we’ve got a great school.”