Northview got off to a promising start versus Western Indiana Conference opponent Sullivan in Wednesday's girls soccer match. However, Golden Arrow forward Paige Gill made sure that the Knight's beginning was quickly soured.
Erin Whitmore fired home the game's first score for the Knights on an assist from Ahnya Alstott in the first half's opening minutes. However, after that it was Gill who took over the game, scoring six goals over the remaining time of a 7-1 Sullivan victory.
Gill knotted the score at the 15:32 mark of the first half before breaking free down the middle for a score on a one-on-one with Northview keeper Bethany Fagg.
From there, Gill used her speed to track down long passes from teammates and was able to get behind Knight defenders for three more first half goals.
The Knights had the best of the early play in the first half before Sullivan was able to control the midfield and win most of the 50/50 balls versus Northview.
The result was Gill speeding down the center to gather in long passes and a handful of goals to give Sulivan a 4-1 halftime lead.
In the second half the Knights came out firing early with a couple of solid chances in the Sullivan end, but once more it was Gill who gave the Knights fits.
At the 38 minute mark a long, high Sullivan kick bounced over a Northview defenders head where Gill gathered in the ball and fired a shot on goal that Fagg stifled. However, the ball caromed free where Gill found the handle for her fifth goal of the game.
She would later add one more score along with one from a teammate as the Golden Arrows picked up the victory.
Alstott led the Knights in shots with four while Christina Arvin and Maureen Crispin each added two.
Marsha Krisenko had two steals along with Alstott and Kelsey Haring.
The Knights (3-5-1 overall) will face Greencastle in a JV-Varsity doubleheader in Greencastle on Saturday beginning at 1 p.m.