Panthers claim district title

Bloomingdale’s back line was solid all night as seniors Brittany and Amber Coca and Nicole Mallozzi turned away a number of Plant’s chances Tuesday. Unfortunately for the Bulls, the Panthers’ offense was just too poised, too tenacious and in the end, too much as Plant (12-1-1) secured the top spot in Class 5A-District 7 and a first-round district tournament bye with a 2-0 win Tuesday night.

After the Panthers peppered the post and crossbar in the first half and put Bloomingdale (6-3-1) junior keeper Sydney Ross to work, Plant got on the board in the 35th minute, when Charlsey Greiwe found Abby Sanchez down the right side and the forward slipped through defenders and sent the eventual decider skipping to the far post. more