AVON — Neither wind nor rain could keep Avon from its appointed rounds Monday night but in no way did the Eagles mail this one in.
Fourth-seeded Avon controlled the ball most of the night against 10th-seeded Amherst before erupting for six goals in the second half to down the Comets 6-1 in a Division I district semifinal at Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet Stadium.
“In the first half we were pressing but it was the luck of putting the ball into the back of the net,” Eagles coach Attila Csiszar said. “We hit the post twice and it just didn’t fall our way. Every time it’s a different animal and you need a little luck. We went from 0-0 at the half to putting six goals up in a half. That’s pretty good.”
Avon, tied for ninth in the state coaches poll, improves to 14-3 and advances to the district championship Thursday at 6 p.m. at North Ridgeville High School against Magnificat, which knocked off Brecksville-Broadview Heights 3-0 Tuesday. Avon and Magnificat did not meet during the season.
The Eagles applied pressure on offense from the start and had several scoring chances but couldn’t find the net, thanks in part to the play of Comets goalie Liviya Fain, who deflected several shots.
Fain was solid in goal with four saves but had to leave with about 12 minutes left in the half after dislocating her shoulder. She briefly returned a few minutes later but could not go in the second half in the cold and wet weather.
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