The regular season is coming to a close, and the Lady Trojans are looking to secure their fifth consecutive IHSAA sectional crown. In order to do that, New Castle will have to win two games. The Trojans will face the Connersville Spartans (2-9) in the first semifinal game on Thursday evening at 5:00 PM. New Castle opened the regular season on the road against the Spartans, bringing home an 8-0 victory. In that game, the Lady Trojans jumped out to a 6-0 lead early, and added two more goals in the second half. Courtney Denney recorded a hat trick, while Anna Smith (2), Alexus Preble (1), Olivia Malott (1), and Delanee Frye (1) all added to the total.
Sectional play opens on Tuesday with the Rushville Lions (3-11) and Franklin County Wildcats (2-7) squaring up in a rematch from the regular season that the Wildcats won 1-0. The winner of that game will face the host Richmond Red Devils (11-2-1). Richmond is riding a 4-game winning streak and has outscored their opponents 53-13.
The Lady Trojans (14-0) have two games remaining on their schedule. Tonight, they will host the Anderson Indians (1-11) for senior night at 5:00 PM at Huffman Field. On Thursday, they will conclude the regular season at Rushville (2-7) in search of the first undefeated regular season in school history.