Princeton opened its regional title defense by defeating Spring Valley Hall 8-0 in semifinal play of the Alleman 1A regional Tuesday evening in Rock Island.
PHS built a 6-0 halftime lead, rolling into Friday’s regional finals vs. Alleman, an 11-0 winner over Alleman.
Michelle Kelly scored the first three goals of the night. Maria Vitale capped the first half scoring with the next three. Eliza Young capped the night with two goals in the second half.
Michaela Strom and Lexi Marselle had two assists apiece and Ellie Bonucci and Kelly had one each.
The Tigresses (8-7) and Alleman will square off at 6 p.m. Friday at the Alleman Athletic Complex, located at 1186 43rd Ave. in Moline. PHS beat Alleman 5-0 for last year’s regional title.
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