Northview downs Crawfordsville in soccer action

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Kelsey Scroggins chases down a loose ball during Tuesday's match with Crawfordsville. The Knights would go on to defeat the Athenians 3-1.

The Northview girls soccer squad evened their record with a hard fought 3-1 victory over visiting Crawfordsville on Tuesday night.

The Knights scored all three of their goals in a 10 minute span of the first half against the Athenians with Ahnya Alstott getting Northview started.

At the 25:01 mark of the first half, Erin Whitmore brought the ball to the left side of the box from 15 yards out and fired a shot on net that was deflected on the first attempt. The shot caromed back to Whitmore's foot for another try, this time, the shot skipped across the goal mouth where Alstott gained possession and ripped a shot into the top right corner of the net for the first score of the contest.

Just 10 minutes later, with the Knights having the best of the offensive attempts, Natasha Barnett got into the scoring column when she took a pass from freshman forward Ashley Woodcox to make the score 2-0 at the 15:11 mark.

With play continuing to be focused mainly in the Crawfordsville defensive zone, Maureen Crispin picked up a loose ball from 30 yards out and lofted a high, arching shot that just found its way over the outstretched arms of the Athenian netminder and under the crossbar for the Knights' third goal at 14:01.

Crawfordsville got a score of their own off a corner kick with eight minutes remaining in the first half. The shot curled into the box from the corner where several players had a chance at a shot or a clearing attempt but the ball found a Crawfordville foot that sent home the Athenians' lone goal of the game.

In the second half, Northview keeper Bethany Fagg had several nice saves, including a deflection of a shot earmarked for the top of the net early in the second half. However, the Northview defense stood tall and held the Athenians to one goal.

16 different Knights had steals in the game and nine had shots with Woodcox leading in shots with three followed by Barnett and Alstott with two each. Woodcox also had four steals along with Alstott and Lexee Hayes.

The Knights 5-5-1 overall will face Washington Catholic this weekend for Homecoming/Alumni Day. Former players and their families are all encouraged to come. Kickoff is at 11 a.m.

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