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Knights can't muster the offense in loss to visiting Braves

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

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Ahnya Alstott prepares to stop an upfield kick by Terre Haute South. Alstott had two shots and had three steals for the Knights in the game.

The Northview girls soccer team know what they have to do now heading into sectional play in two weeks, find a way to beat Terre Haute South.

The Braves came to play on Tuesday night and put the majority of the pressure on the Knights' defense in a 3-0 victory over Northview.

"It was a tough order (beating the Braves)," commented Northview coach Don Bryan. "But we know that they are a team that we could see in the sectional."

Anna Pigg got the Braves on the board first at the 26:47 mark of the first half when she got free in the Northview box to slip a shot just inside the post for a 1-0 lead.

South kept some solid pressure on the Knights throughout the first half and they were rewarded with just one second remaining in the half. The Braves were awarded a penalty kick when one of their players was taken down in the box. Whitney Thomas would chalk up the goal past a diving Christina Arvin in net to take a 2-0 lead at the break.

In the second half, the Braves kept the play in the Knights defensive end for the majority of the 40 minutes. However, the Knights kept the Braves from adding to their advantage with some poised defense and a little luck.

A couple of shots went just high or wide and the Knights did a good job of getting a body on the Braves players and keeping them from getting many open shots.

South would eventually get their third goal on another penalty kick when Kelly Pohlen went down in the box. She would send home the PK with just under 19 minutes remaining for the final tally.

The Knights would get some late chances but weren't able to capitalize in the end.

"I think we played hard," commented Bryan. "It was a good physical game. Sage (Graverson), (Christina) Arvin, Abby Birkey and Tylee did a great job tonight. Overall we played a pretty good game."

The Knights took 10 shots on goal against 28 for the Braves. Graverson, Ahnya Alstott and Jennifer Woodcox each had two shots on net.

Kelsey Haring lead the Knights with four steals followed by Alstott, Jennifer Woodcox and Brittney Tucker with three apiece. Arvin had 23 saves in net for the Knights and Tiffany Young had two saves on defense. Rachel Alstott finished the game in net for the Knights.

Northview is 4-10 overall and 3-1 in the WIC and will play Owen Valley on the road Thursday.

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