For Morris (13-4-2), it was the third one-goal loss to Milford this season after a 1-0 loss in the Tri-Valley championship on Oct. 19 and 1-0 loss at home on Sept. 20.
“As a coach, you try to find a weak spot, but it is hard to do with them,” Flint said.
The Mustangs had two concussion scares in the game. They lost defender Jenn Colburn in the first half after she took a hard fall. Then, as the game ended, Alexis Forgit and a Milford player had a head-to-head collision. Forgit was taken off the field in an ambulance.
No. 1 seed Milford (17-1) will play second-seeded Cherry Valley-Springfield in the Section Four Class D final Saturday back at the Wright National Soccer Campus.
“They’re just a really good team,” Mertz said of the Patriots, who advanced with a 2-0 victory over South Kortright on Tuesday. “We both want the same thing, and we are both going to have to go out there and work for it.”
Milford 2, Morris 1
SECTION FOUR CLASS D
Semifinal at Wright National
Morris0 1 – 1
Milford 1 1 – 2
4-Morris (13-4-2): Haley Wist 1-0.
1-Milford (17-1): Addy Lawson 1-0, Emilie Mertz 1-0, Fiona Brennan 0-1.
Shots-corner kicks: Mor 4-4; Mil 10-3.
Goalies: Kaylyn Oliver (Mor) 5; Rukiye Henderson (Mil) 1.