New Richmond boots Wilmington from sectional tourney 1-0

NEW RICHMOND – After a scoreless first half, New Richmond defeated Wilmington 1-0 in Division II sectional boys soccer action at NRHS.

“Despire the loss we are really proud of the great team effort all season long, despite our youth,” WHS coach Imad El-Macharrafie said. “The team always tried to play the right way.”

The Lions scored the only goal midway through the second half. They will play No. 2 seed Indian Hill on Thursday in the second round of the tournament.

“Our focus is now on the off-season, committing ourselves to a strength program and getting better with the ball,” El-Macharrafie said. “Our thoughts and appreciation go out to our seniors for all they have given to the soccer program the past four years.”