The Mason girls’ soccer team earned its fourth GMC title Tuesday with a 3-2 won over Lakota East.
The game, which coincided with Senior Night at Mason, saw senior Madison Melnick score two goals, including the game-winner, with less than a minute of play remaining.
“Winning any league championship is a tough thing to do, but it is even tougher when you are battling the teams in the GMC,” said Mason head coach Andy Schur. “The players have made the Mason soccer community very proud in the way they have represented their school and themselves.”
Sophomore Rachel Holloway scored the first goal for Mason about 14 minutes in, with an assist from Melnick. About four minutes later, Melnick added an unassisted goal to put Mason 2-0.
Lakota scored the next two goals to even the score going into halftime.
The second half saw the Comets put 10 shots on goal, but it was Melnick who scored the game-winning goal with just 52 seconds on the clock.
Mason finished GMC play with a conference record of 8-0-1, ahead of second-place Oak Hills with 6-0-3. The Comets are ranked No. 1 in city rankings and No. 7 in Div. I state polls.
“We are incredibly proud of the effort and determination our players showed in winning the league championship this year,” said Schur. “They have fought through adversity and been champions in every sense of the word.”
Mason will play a nonconference game, which is also their final regular season game, Thursday night, 10/11, at Anderson (4-10-0, 3-3-0). They host the winner of the Princeton/Northwest match at 2 p.m. Oct. 20.