The IHSAA held their annual Soccer State Tournament Sectionals parings show Sunday as all five Gibson County high school soccer teams learned where their state tournament journeys will begin.
Princeton Community and Gibson Southern Boys Soccer
Both the Tigers and Titans boys soccer teams will head north to Washington to start their Class 2A tournament journey's in Sectional 30.
PCHS will play Pike Central in the first round. The Tigers were defeated 1-0 by the Chargers during their regular season matchup. With a win, the Tigers would face the winner of Southridge and Washington in the semifinals.
The Titans drew a first round bye and will battle Vincennes Lincoln in the semifinals. The two teams did not play each other during the regular season, but the Alices have won just one match this season will Gibson Southern only has one loss.
Gibson Southern hosted last season's sectional that included the same six teams.
The Tigers were knocked out by Washington in the first round, while the Titans beat Vincennes Lincoln in the semifinals and Washington in the championship to take home the sectional crown.
Princeton Community Girls Soccer
The Lady Tigers 2A state tournament journey will start with a matchup against conference rival Pike Central in the first round of the Class 2A Sectional 30 hosted by Jasper.
In their regular season matchup, the Lady Chargers defeated PCHS 1-0 in Petersburg.
If PCHS can avenge their regular season loss to Pike Central, they'd face Vincennes Lincoln in the sectional semifinals. At the top of the bracket, Jasper will face Washington in the other semifinals match.
Last season, Princeton hosted the sectional and defeated Washington in the first round before they were defeated by Vincennes Lincoln in the semifinals. Jasper defeated Vincennes in the championship game to win the sectional.
Gibson Southern Girls Soccer
The Lady Titans quest for a Class 2A state title will start in the semifinals of Class 2A Sectional 32.
Gibson Southern drew the lone bye of the seven-team sectional that will be hosted by Evansville Bosse at the EVSC Soccer Complex in Evansville.
The Lady Titans will face the winner of Boonville and Evansville Mater Dei. Gibson Southern beat the Lady Pioneers 7-0 in their regular season matchup but lost to Mater Dei 3-1 at home on September 9. As of play entering Monday, the Lady Titans haven't lost a game or allowed a goal since then.
If they win their semifinal game, the Lady Titans would play the winner of a semifinals matchup that will consist of the first round winners of Mt. Vernon versus Heritage Hills and Evansville Bosse versus Evansville Memorial in the championship game.
Last year, the sectional was also hosted by Bosse at the EVSC Soccer Complex in Evansville. The Lady Titans defeated the Bosse 9-0 in the first round but then were defeated by Heritage Hills in the semifinals. Heritage Hills went on to win the sectional by beating Mater Dei in the championship game.
Wood Memorial Boys Soccer
Wood Memorial's soccer team will start the Class 1A tournament against Forest Park.
The Rangers will host the Class 1A Sectional 48 that includes eight teams.
Other first-round matchups include North Posey versus Evansville Day, South Spencer versus Northeast Dubois and Tell City versus Shoals. With a win over the Rangers, the Trojans would face the Tell City, Shoals winner.
Last season Northeast Dubois hosted the sectional where Wood Memorial defeated Tell City in the first round and then was defeated in penalty kicks by South Spencer in the semifinals. Forest Park won the sectional with a win over South Spencer in the championship game.