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Soccer squad earns 4th place

Tuesday, September 2, 2003

Northview's Rachel Deal (right) scored the winning goal during sudden death penalty kicks during the Knight's first round soccer game at the Evansville Harrison Tourney.

\Northview's girls soccer team registered their highest finish in the Evansville Harrison Tournament on Saturday afternoon.

Despite rainy conditions for much of the tournament, the Knights picked up a win in their first match of the day, a 2-1 decision in sudden death penalty kicks over Evansville Bosse.

Northview got their goal from C.C. Latta that had the score knotted after regulation. From there, the match went to a series of five penalty kicks.

The Knights scored on three-of-five shots versus the Bosse keeper with their two misses going just wide of the net. Northview keeper Bethany Fagg stopped a pair of Bosse shots to send the game into sudden death penalty kicks.

Senior Rachel Deal sent the Knights into the winner's bracket with the game-winning goal.

"I think it's the best soccer we've ever played," commented coach Don Bryan. "I was really pleased, I feel that we matched them evenly over the entire game and played soccer the way it should be played."

In the second game, Northview faced North Posey who had beaten Wood Memorial to advance to the semifinal round. The Knights, who were playing without veteran defender Kelsey Scroggins, fell 3-0 to the Vikings.

In their final game of the day, the Knights dropped a 4-0 decision to a tough Mt. Vernon squad who took third place. Northview finished fourth in the eight-team field.

"I feel that we played very well," said Bryan. "Shot-wise, we had 10 shots against Mt. Vernon and they had 14. Against North Posey we had 12 shots to their 10. So we were right there, just a couple of mistakes made the difference."

Up next for the Knights (2-3 overall) will be Danville who visits on Wednesday evening.

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