A lack of depth finally caught up to the Bexley High School girls soccer team in a 2-0 loss to Middleton Bishop Fenwick in a regional semifinal Wednesday at Cedarville University.

"The better team won tonight," said Bexley coach Scott Dempsey, whose team finished 20-3-1 and also lost to Fenwick 2-0 on Sept. 13. "There's no question about it. Our loss of depth was bound to catch up with us at some point. Maybe that was tonight."

Fenwick improved 16-4 and will face Circleville, which defeated Coshocton 2-0 on Tuesday in the other semifinal to move 13-4-2, in a regional final at noon Saturday at Dublin Jerome.

The Falcons were able to control the midfield and didn't allow the Lions, who had been averaging 4.52 goals a game, many scoring chances.

With 24 minutes, 49 seconds remaining in the half, Fenwick's Mackenzie Hamilton got free on a breakaway and slipped a shot past goalie Amy Mautz. The margin could have been worse, but the Falcons had hit two shots off the crossbar in the opening half.

Mautz finished with four saves.

In the second half, Alexis Herd, the Miami Valley District Player of the Year, knocked in a goal from the 30 yards for the final margin.

Bexley, which lost in a regional semifinal for the second consecutive season, came into the game missing some critical parts of its midfield. Center midfielder Deena Levey went down with a torn ACL in a 3-0 win over Hartley
on Oct. 4. Charlotte Myers, who scored 20 goals last year, has been out since a 4-1 victory over Columbus School for Girls on Oct. 11 after suffering from post concussion syndrome. Jocelyn Zadzi, a defensive midfielder
received a red card in a 3-0 win over Olentangy Orange in a district final Oct. 25.