New Boston Huron girls’ soccer tops Trenton for 1st district title in 9 years w / PHOTO GALLERY – The News Herald

The Division 2, District 25 girls’ soccer championship game at Trenton on Tuesday featured two of the better programs in the Downriver area this season. Both New Boston Huron and the host Trojans came in with a combined mark of 25-8-4 on the season, following their respective semifinal round victories last Friday.

New Boston Huron vs. Trenton girls’ soccer photo gallery

Both coaches anticipated one goal deciding the outcome. Fortunately for Huron, it was on the right side of that and won a district championship for the first time since 2013 following a 1-0 over Trenton.

This was the third consecutive trip to the district title game for Huron. Trenton meanwhile returned to the championship bout after being bounced from the semifinal round a season ago by eventual district champion Gibraltar Carlson.

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Trenton’s Jayci Passerman (3) heads down the field on Tuesday night, trailed by Maggie Warden (5) of New Boston Huron. Passerman and the host Trojans gave Huron a battle but ultimately fell by a score of 1-0 and settled for district runner-up. (Alex Muller – For MediaNews Group)

Prior to that, the Trojans had won nine consecutive district championships from 2011-19. Trenton had knocked Huron out of the playoffs in the latter four of those seasons, including the 2019 district final.

That season-ending defeat in 2019 was just the beginning of a revenge tour, so to speak, for the Chiefs’ senior class, said coach Dan Rossow.

“We were at practice (on Monday) and said, ‘how could a team have this much trauma on the same field three years in a row'” Rossow said. “These seniors lost to Trenton their freshman year, then they didn’t have their sophomore year because of COVID. And last year we lost in a PK shootout.

“We knew today was going to go either way,” Rossow added. “It was a 50/50 chance with two hard-working, pretty equal teams. We had been working on our penalty kicks in case it came down to it which was a real good possibility.”

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