Times Sports Editor
Just a day after opening their home course season with a four-way win at Forest Park, Norrthview's girls' golf team struggled to maintain their consistency in falling to a solid Washington Hatchets squad, 167 to 192.
The Hatchets got a pair of 38's from Claudia Padgett and Lauren McDonald on the way to the dual match victory.
Following the loss, coach Josh Trout admitted his team's slow start was too much to overcome.
"We got off to a rocky start," commented Trout. "We got things under control, but the damage was already done.
"This was probably our second best score, but we needed some low 40's."
Mandy Thomlinson and Olivia Oehler each shot a 46 for Northview with Allie Melega adding a 49, Savanah Pursell added a 50, Hayley Miller shot a 50 and Ali Trout carded a 51.
"The girls struggled with their putting tonight, which kind of suprises me since it's our home course," said Trout. "That was our biggest downfall tonight."
Northview hopes to bounce back on Tuesday when it heads to Rea Park for a match against Terre Haute South before a Thursday match against Terre Haute North at Hulman Links.
At Forest Park
Washington 167, Northview 192
Mandy Thomlinson 46, Olivia Oehler 46, Allie Melega 49, Savanah Pursell 50, Hayley Miller 50, Ali Trout 51