Girls Soccer: Grafton Outlasts Powhatan in Conference 19 Quarterfinals is your source for free news and information in Williamsburg, James City & York Counties.

Jackie Armstrong Grafton SoccerGoals by Sydnie Swartwood and Sophia Beaudoin helped give Grafton a 2-0 home victory over Powhatan in the Conference 19 quarterfinals Thursday.

Swartwood started the scoring for Grafton with roughly 17 minutes left in the first half after Mallory Coolidge sent a well-placed pass to Swartwood, who beat the Powhatan goalie for the game’s opening goal.

After leading 1-0 at the half, Beaudoin put the game out of reach for Powhatan. Jackie Armstrong delivered a pass to Beaudoin, who ripped the ball over the keeper’s head to put the Clippers on top 2-0 with 25 minutes left in the contest.

Grafton’s win means the Clippers (9-5) will visit top-seeded Tabb, which defeated Grafton 2-0 in the regular season, in the Conference 19 semifinals Wednesday.

Grafton 2, Powhatan 0

Goals: Grafton (Sydnie Swartwood, Sophia Beaudoin)
Assists: Grafton (Mallory Coolidge, Jackie Armstrong)