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Jacksonville’s girls will make their first state-semifinal appearance after winning a penalty-kick shootout with Westminster Christian on Saturday. (Submitted photo)
Jacksonville’s girls will make their first state-semifinal appearance after winning a penalty-kick shootout with Westminster Christian on Saturday. (Submitted photo)

Calhoun County, AL – Donoho’s girls, Jacksonville girls bound for state semifinals in Huntsville after dramatic quarterfinal victories.

 

Donoho’s and Jacksonville’s girls went to penalty kicks in a memorable Calhoun County final in April, and they’ll go to the state semifinals.

Donoho beat Westminster-Oak Mountain 1-0 in a Class 1A-3A quarterfinal Saturday, and Jacksonville beat Westminster Christian 2-1 after a penalty-kick shootout in a Class 4A quarterfinal.

Jacksonville’s girls will make their first state-semifinal appearance after winning a penalty-kick shootout with Westminster Christian on Saturday. (Submitted photo)
Jacksonville’s girls will make their first state-semifinal appearance after winning a penalty-kick shootout with Westminster Christian on Saturday. (Submitted photo)

Both teams advanced to the state semifinals at Huntsville’s John Hunt Park. Donoho will play Madison Academy on Wednesday at 9 a.m., and Jacksonville will play Westminster Christian on Wednesday at 1 p.m.

Donoho’s girls punched their ticket to Huntsville with a 1-0 victory over Westminster-Oak Mountain on Saturday. (Submitted photo)
Donoho’s girls punched their ticket to Huntsville with a 1-0 victory over Westminster-Oak Mountain on Saturday. (Submitted photo)

Donoho’s girls (18-1-1) will make their third semifinal appearance and first since their state runner-up finish in 2021.

Jacksonville’s girls (20-3-2) will make their first semifinal appearance.

Lauren Wigley scored Donoho’s goal Saturday.

Lexi Page scored Jacksonville’s regulation goal off of a corner kick by Sarah Sloughfy.

Jax Perez, Joeh Kim and center back Emma Easterling led the defensive effort, and goalie Kelsie Sigler had eight saves.

After two scoreless overtime periods, the game went to a penalty kick shootout. Sloughfy, Kim and Page scored in the shootout, and Sigler saved three Westbrook penalty kicks to seal the win.

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