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Wins starting to mount for Northview girls

Wednesday, October 5, 2005

Carey Fox photos

Left: Tylee Graverson fires a shot towards the goal during Tuesday's win over Southmont.

Right: Christina Arvin settles the ball before looking upfield for an open teammate.

The Northview girls soccer team is hitting their stride at the right time, winning their fifth game of the last seven, taking a 4-1 win over Southmont on Tuesday.

"We played a good game," commented head coach Don Bryan. "We had some good communication, played good defensively. We're working on some stuff, but everyone got some time (on the field) tonight."

Indeed, the Knights got plenty of players into the game in the second half by which time they had accumulated a three goal advantage.

Ashley Woodcox began building that lead in the first half when she took a pass from Jennifer Woodcox and found the net with a shot at the 26:53 mark.

The Knights dominated the play, keeping the ball in their offensive zone for much of the first half.

Northview capitalized once more just four minutes later when Jennifer Woodcox received a ball from Abby Birkey and Kelsey Haring. Woodcox got free in the Southmont box and fired a shot past the Mounties keeper for a 2-0 lead.

The Knights kept the pressure on Southmont getting another quality chance with 11 minutes in the half.

Northview brought the ball up the sideline where Rachel Roeschlein served a ball into the box from about 30 yards out to Ashley Woodcox. She was bodied up by a Southmont defender and her shot went just wide of the target. With three minutes left in the half, Woodcox would get another shot when Tylee Graverson crossed the ball in from the side into the box. Woodcox would get a foot on it, but it would trickle just wide.

In the second half, the Knights would add to their lead at the 31 minute mark with Jennifer Woodcox finding the net on an assist from Graverson to put Northview ahead 3-0.

"We had a good effort tonight," commented Bryan "Sage (Graverson), Cayla (Yockey), Tiffany (Young), Emma (Reed) and Ahnya (Alstott) did a great job on defense and in the midfield."

After providing the first half shutout in goal, Christina Arvin moved up to forward and put some heat on the Southmont keeper along with Kylee Thacker. Kelsey Modesitt and Sheila Spencer provided some quality minutes in their second half stint on the field for the Knights.

With just under two minutes left in the game, Ahnya Alstott lofted a shot from the sideline that Graverson was able to settle and fire across the goal mouth. The ball caught the inside of the post and crossed the line for the Knights' fourth goal.

Southmont would get a goal with just over a minute remaining but the Knights garnered their sixth win of the season.

The Knights will wrap up their season with a home game against West Vigo on Thursday at 5 p.m.

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