GREENCASTLE -- Just days after a tough conference loss to Sullivan at home, the Northview girls' soccer team rebounded in style with a road win on Saturday against Greencastle, 5-1.
The Knights gave up the first goal of the game at the 14-minute mark, however, the Knights scored five unanswered goals to claim the victory.
"I was extremely pleased with the way the girls played," coach Lauren Trennel said. "The first half we weren't quite playing our game. We played too direct and tried to play as individuals rather than a team."
Northview got on the board with a score off a free kick as Lauren Webster finished off a kick from Char Herr-Smith. Just two minutes later, Herr-Smith was the goal scorer unassisted to put the Knights ahead.
Krista Stearley scored the first of her two goals off an assist from Webster and then added her second score 25 minutes later as the Knights assumed full control. The final score came from Allison McWilliams off an assist by Becky Paugh.
Afterwards, Trennel was pleased with how her team played after the halftime break.
"At half, we addressed this issue and the second half was great soccer," Trennel exclaimed. "They were using each other to work the ball up-field, looked to switch more often, and were utilizing passing options to maneuver around defenders rather than trying to dribble through. We took advantage of our opportunities with regards to free kicks, and the girls played aggressively. They wanted the ball, and it showed."
The Knights play at home this evening against Monrovia at 5 p.m.
Northview 5, Greencastle 1
Lauren Webster (Char Herr-Smith)
Krista Stearley (Webster)
Allison McWilliams (Becky Paugh)