Molly Josefson had a knack for putting the ball into the back of the net.
With the Marietta High senior exchange student from Sweden scoring 21 goals in her one season on the pitch, the Jeff Price-coached Lady Tiger booters were very competitive and finished with a solid 7-8-2 overall record.
"It was so much fun," said Josefson after MHS dropped a season-ending 2-1 decision to Athens High in a sectional tournament match at the Devola Soccer Complex on Oct. 15. "The team was so nice. I loved it. I had a really good time. I'm going to miss them."
Marietta High’s Katie Miller surges on the wing as an opposing defender pursues during girls’ soccer action this fall. Miller was named an All-ECOL honoree for the second year in a row.
Josefson's host family in Marietta is Jeff and Amy Ferguson.
Recently, Josefson, who had both a six-goal and four-goal match during the campaign, was honored as a first-team All-East Central Ohio League girls' soccer player.
She was also an Ohio Division II first team district pick as were Warren's Melissa Dickerson (19 goals, 17 assists) and Mackenzie Ullman (9 goals, 2 assists).
The Lady Warriors (12-2-5) advanced to the district tournament final, where they bowed out to Hillsboro, 3-2 in overtime.
Also making the the No. 1 ECOL squad was senior defensive mid Alyssa Hill, who was also an All-ECOL honoree last season.
Hill was a second-team district selection as were Warren's Jordanna Rauch and Addie Barnes.
Hill, a four-year starter, was consistency personified on the pitch. With good speed and footskills, she often helped dictate the tempo of matches.
Marietta junior mid Katie Miller and sophomore defender Beka Haught were named ECOL second team and honorable mention, respectively.
Miller, also an All-ECOL honoree last season, was one of the team's more versatile players on the pitch. A three-year starter, she actually began the sectional tournament match against Athens as a sweeper/defender before being moved up front late in the contest. Always a threat to score, Miller finished with six goals to complement Josefson on offense, giving Marietta a bonafide one-two punch in attacking the goal.
Haught was just a solid, all-around defender on the back line for the Lady Tigers.
Both Miller and Haught are expected to return to the pitch next season.
Miller and Haught each was also an honorable mention district pick.
Warren had two girls - Jordanna Rauch and Addie Barnes - named to the district second team. Raeli Barnes (14 goals, 8 assists) and Raelyn Gardner (14 goals, 3 assists) each was an honorable mention district selection.