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Knights celebrate Senior Night with win

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

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Northview celebrated Senior Night on Tuesday evening before a 2-0 win over Southmont. The senior Knights are (back row l-r)?Abby Birkey, Mallory Heffner, Christina Arvin and Charlie Greichgauer and (front row l-r)?Ashley Woodcox and Heather Foxx.
Finishing on a strong note to finish the regular season was a primary goal for the Northview girls' soccer team on Tuesday evening. Scoring a victory on Senior Night was even more pressing.

Consider both goals accomplished as the Knights scored single goal in each half and senior Christina Arvin added her seventh shutout of the season with a 2-0 victory over visiting Southmont.

"Tonight was all about the seniors," commented coach Tony Alstott. "They started the game tonight and they finished it very well too."

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Charlie Greichgauer tries to save a ball along the endline during Tuesday's match against Southmont.
Before the contest began, fans and parents honored six seniors that included Heather Foxx, Abby Birkey, Mallory Heffner, Ashley Woodcox, Arvin and German exchange student, Charlie Creichgauer.

All played key roles in Tuesday's win that improved the nights to 10-5 overall and finished off the program's first winning season to add to the first conference championship.

Against the Mounties, the Knights survived some early chances by Southmont before putting some of their own pressure on the Mounties.

Carlee Bell sent an early cross through the goal mouth that just evaded Jenny Woodcox' foot to deny the Knights. But it was several minutes later at the 24:02 mark when the Knights struck first.

Greichgauer and Woodcox set up a cross to the front of the net that eluded the Mounties' keeper and found Bell who chipped the ball in for the first score of the game.

Arvin kept the Knights in front with a pair of nice saves with 14 minutes left in the half as Katie Norris tried to chip the ball from Arvin's grasp in the goal mouth. The Knights' senior held tight however to preserve the shutout. Norris was at it again just a minute later when she got loose along the endline and sent a stinging shot on the corner of the net that the waiting Arvin hauled in.

Northview nearly added to their lead with a minute left in the half when Bell lifted another crossing pass by the goal mouth where Jenny Woodcox was again charging. But again she just couldn't quite catch up.

The second half remained scoreless until the 12:29 mark when Bell again beat the defense from 40 yards out and raced towards the endline. From just yards away, Bell sent a shot in from the corner for her second tally of the game and sixth in the past two games.

Arvin maintained the shutout when Southmont got their final chance off a corner with eight minutes left in the game. The lofted shot sank right into the waiting hands of Arvin in the box for the save.

The Knights will bring a three-game winning streak into the sectionals next week after posting a 5-0 win over North Knox on Monday.

Northview got four goals in the game and Ashley Woodcox added another along with an assist. Kali Watler added an assist as well. Greichgauer had five steals in the game.

After the win on Tuesday, Alstott spoke about his seniors.

"Heather (Foxx) has done a good job at controlling the center for us this season and Charlie (Greichgauer) has really been great at creating chances for us. Ashley (Woodcox) has played three different positions for us and has been effective at all of them. Christina (Arvin) had another shutout tonight and is second all-time in saves. (Abby) Birkey has been very versatile and can do anything for us and Mallory (Heffner) gave us some good minutes tonight and made no mistakes which is what we really needed."

The Knights will play North Knox again in sectional action on Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Terre Haute South High School.

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Next game: Northview (10-5 overall) plays North Knox on Tuesday at Terre Haute South.



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