by Brent HoveyReporterCuyahoga Falls -- After 40 minutes in their Division II district semifinal, the Aurora girls soccer team was dreaming about another upset, this time against the defending Division II state champion.The next four minutes put an end to those dreams.Walsh Jesuit rallied to score four second half goals to beat Aurora 4-1 on Oct. 24 at the Walsh Jesuit Soccer Complex.The Greenmen withstood a constant attack by the Warriors in the first half, but escaped with a 1-0 lead.Walsh had no less than five scoring opportunities, but couldn't convert any of them.Meanwhile, Aurora had only a select few possessions in Walsh's half of the field and only one scoring opportunity, which gave it a 1-0 lead at the 6:44 mark.Megan Bellamy controlled the ball deep in the left corner, then sent a pass to the middle of the field just short of the near goal post and about 5 yards from the endline.Walsh goalkeeper Brianna Segerson and another defender raced to the ball, but Aurora's Danielle Dobies beat them to it and put the ball into the empty net."The first half went according to script," said AHS coach Jason Bibza. "Our goal was to hold them scoreless for the first 20 minutes, then open up our attack. It was an outstanding half. We just fought and fought and fought."Any upset talk was put to bed by the time 3 minutes and 26 seconds went off the clock in the second half.Walsh scored two quick goals to take a 2-1 lead and take the wind out of Aurora's sails.The Warriors' first goal came on a header by Kelsey Smigel on a pass from Kendra Simmons just two minutes into the half.THE SECOND came a minute and a half later off a set play on a free kick. Alexis Garcia finished it off with a beautifully placed shot from the right side of the box.Walsh added 2 more goals later in the game, but the real damage had already been done. The other goals came from Maggie Andrews and Summer Dalton."In the second half, we made some adjustments," said Bibza. "We had our strongest defenders back there, but Walsh made a beautiful goal on the header and we knew they were dangerous on free kicks."It was basically a 2-1 game. We only had one shot on goal in the second half."Bibza was happy with the way his team played, as AHS never backed down.He also took time to praise seniors Dobies, Kelly Aughinbaugh, Alyssa Hale, Libby Swanson, Danielle Law, Monica Cronin and Marissa Campbell."I couldn't be prouder of them," he said. "They played their hearts out. As a coach, that's what you want to see happen. You want to see them play as a team, stick together and not crumble. "The better team won. We were underdogs and we had our shot; we almost pulled off the miracle."Aurora finished the season strong, beating St. Joseph's Academy 8-0 , upsetting a Solon team 1-0 in the sectional championship and was in position to defeat the defending state champion."They finished real strong, and I'm real happy with that," said Bibza. "The girls battled and really pulled themselves together for a great second half [of the season]."Aurora finished the season with a 7-4-8 record.E-mail: bhovey@recordpub.comPhone: 330-688-0088 ext. 3115