South Dearborn's Lady Knights, 10-6-1 and ranked No. 16 in Class 2A girls soccer, celebrate Saturday afternoon's 3-1 sectional championship win over No. 2 Batesville (15-3) on the Bulldogs' home pitch. SD marked its first sectional title since 2011 and the fourth in school history. (Sandra Lunsford)
SD sophomore Abby Hensley (4, left) gets a hug from senior Alyssa McClanahan after scoring the first goal in the game, on a breakaway at 30:48 in the first half, setting the tone for the Lady Knights' 3-1 title win over defending champ Batesville.
Abby Hensley breaks free for the shot for South Dearborn's first goal in Saturday's 3-1 Class 2A girls soccer sectional championship win over No. 2-ranked host Batesville.
Junior forward Erin Huber of South Dearborn breaks free for the go-ahead goal with 8 minutes left in Saturday's 3-1 Class 2A sectional title match win at Batesville. Huber added another score in the final minutes to ensure the victory. (Sandra Lunsford)
BATESVILLE - Despite its No. 16 ranking pretty much all season in the Class 2A state coaches’ poll, few gave South Dearborn girls soccer much of a chance vs. No.