They meet again: Marquette and Newark to play for 1A sectional softball championship

Crusaders and Norsemen to play for third straight year in postseason title game

Members of the Marquette softball team (from left) Eva McCallum, Addie McConnaughhay, Lindsey Kaufmann, Paige Cottingim react after defeating Newark to win the Class 1A sectional game at Newark on Thursday June 10, 2021.
Kaylee Killelea

“I feel like each team is going to play their best, and it will just come down to which team’s best is a little bit better. I’m really looking forward to playing in this game.”

—  Lindsey Kaufmann, Marquette Academy centerfielder/pitcher
Kaitlyn Schofield
Marquette Academy senior Lindsey Kaufmann

“I think the key for us will be just staying calm and do what we do. I feel if we can do that, the rest will take care of itself.”

—  Taylor Kruser, Newark senior shortstop/pitcher
Newark senior libero Taylor Kruser