The girls’ soccer team made it to the quarterfinals before falling 0-2 to Burr and Burton on Saturday.
The Hornets were able to get past BFA-St. Albans on Oct. 21 with a 2-1 win, sending them to Manchester to take on the No. 1 seeded Bulldogs.
Essex was unable to find the back of the net, however, with the loss bringing its season to a close at 8-7-1.
“Taking on the No. 1 seed, on their turf field, after a three-hour bus trip was daunting to say the least,” head coach Bill O’Neill said. “The team responded with determination and hard work. We battled hard and played well as a team, and the girls did themselves proud.”