SANDUSKY – The Perrysburg girls soccer team will play for a state title as the Yellow Jackets upended defending champion Strongsville tonight.
Senior standout forward Maddy Williams scored twice in the first half of a Division I state semifinal. The Yellow Jackets then held on for a 2-0 win before about 750 spectators at Cedar Point Stadium.
Perrysburg senior goalie Chloe Buehler was strong throughout. Buehler made eight saves to post the shutout.
Williams, who will play at Purdue University, now has 47 goals this season.
No. 1 ranked Perrysburg (22-0-0) survived a second half surge by No. 2 Strongsville (19-2-0). The Mustangs outshot the Yellow Jackets eight to six.
The Yellow Jackets advance to play Pickerington North or Mason in the state title game Friday at 7 p.m. at Columbus Crew Stadium.