Republic defeated a #1 seed for a second straight year to win a district title
Just three years ago, Republic didn’t even have a soccer program. Now it has a two-time defending district champion. You voted the Lady Tigers soccer team the seventh-biggest Republic Tiger Sports story of the year.
For the second year in a row, the Lady Tigers proved their doubters wrong by defeating the #1 seed and capturing a district championship. In 2013, it was a 2-1 victory over top-seeded Willard that earned Republic the title. Senior Taylor Patton played the best game of her career, fending off challenge after challenge, to help the Lady Tigers hang on.
A 30-yard boot from Sierra Casagrand gave Republic the lead (video below), and Sara Marcotte added a goal of her own when her centering pass floated over the outstretched arms of the keeper and bounded into the net.
Republic eventually lost in the sectionals, but not before cementing their place as one of the best young soccer programs in the state. For their efforts, you voted them the #7 story of the year at Republic Tiger Sports.