A stingy defense will win a lot of soccer games and a competent goalkeeper will win some as well. However, if you combine a tough defense with an excellent keeper, you've got something special.
The Northview girls' soccer program found that out this season as their defense was one of their best and goalkeeper Bethany Fagg stood between opposing offenses and a chance at scoring.
The result? The Knights won more games than they have in the history of the program this season and advanced past the first round of sectional play for the first time as well. A big reason for that success was Fagg, who in two seasons has registered six shutouts for the Knights. She is also second on the Northview career saves list with 346, just 53 out of first place. She logged 170 saves this year after posting 176 last year.
After starting at keeper as a freshman and sophomore, Fagg should put the Northview career saves mark in the ozone somewhere at her current rate. The Knights will continue to count on her for her defensive abilities next season and with several defensive starters returning, Northview could be a force to be reckoned with next year.