Akron Extends Shutout Streak to Win Section VI Class C Field Hockey Title | High school


Akron’s Lacey Berghorn moves the ball against Roy-Hart in the first half of the Section VI Class C semifinals at Williamsville North High School on Thursday. Berghorn and Akron beat Barker on Tuesday to win the Class C championship.

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Undefeated, loose and aimless.

Akron (15-0) has extended his shutout streak in all 15 games so far of the 2021 season, beating rival Barker 2-0 in the Section VI Class C championship game on Tuesday night at Williamsville North.

It was the second consecutive sectional championship for the Tigers under coach Mary Borden. Akron’s first sectional title was a Class B championship in 1977. As of 2000, Akron has four Class C field hockey titles. Barker has 14, the last in 2019.

But this version of the Tigers is what Borden calls his “dream team”.

“It’s been an incredible season,” said Borden, who couldn’t hide his enthusiasm and pride in his team.

“These girls have played 140 hours of field hockey this season and allowed two shots on goal. My goalies never touch the ball.

According to Borden, the two shots on goal came from Barker on Tuesday.

Both of Akron’s goals came from sophomore Olivia McClain.

“She just slipped past the net twice to slam cross passes at home,” said Borden.

McClain has 25 goals for the season, scoring at least once in 12 of Akron’s 15 games.

The Tigers were supported by a noisy crowd. Many of the revelers were students from Akron.

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