Northview pounds way past North Knox

Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Melissa Lummis (No. 16) fires a shot that found the net for one of her three goals in Monday night's win over North Knox.


Times Staff Reporter

The Northview Knights girls' soccer team hosted the North Knox Lady Warriors on Monday evening for their last home contest of their regular season. They gave their home crowd a great show, securing the victory, 8-0.

The first few minutes were defensive oriented, until junior Krista Stearley slid to kick the ball past North Knox's goalkeeper, junior Eleni Moreland, to put Northview on the board 1-0.

That goal opened up the floodgates for the Lady Knights. Senior Lauren Webster was able to slip the ball past Moreland on her right side, with Stearley recording the assist.

This game was not only Webster's last home game, but the last home game for all the other Northview seniors for their high school career. "(The seniors) have all stepped up from day one until now," Head coach Lauren Trennel said. "They have all come a long way. We're now at a point where they're all comfortable with their role."

Two minutes later, Northview continued its scoring run as Stearley added to her great game by finding a way to get the ball to sneak by Moreland. However, this time she scored on Moreland's left side. Freshman Morgan Holt recorded an assist on the play.

Holt was all over the field on Monday, using her tremendous speed to her advantage.

At the 19-minute mark, senior Char Herr-Smith assisted Webster on another goal. Webster had two goals on the evening. Webster's goal pushed the Knight's lead to 4-0.

Char Herr-Smith prepares to send a pass forward to a teammate against North Knox.

With nine minutes left in the half, freshman Melissa Lummis received the ball from the right side from sophomore Allison McWilliams. As Lummis attempted the first of her three shots on the night, the ball flew just past Moreland's outstretched hands and into the goal.

North Knox hoped to go into halftime with just a 5-0 deficit, but Lummis had other plans. She scored her second goal of the contest, unassisted, with three minutes left in the half. The goal sent the game into the half with Northview ahead, 6-0.

Trennel praised her team's play Monday night. "We worked on ball movement, which was nice to see," Trennel said. "We were making runs, which is something we've been lacking as a team."

North Knox came out of the half needing to step up its defensive game. They did exactly that, only allowing two goals in the second half.

The first goal was scored 15 minutes into the half by Lummis, on her third and final goal of the evening, assisted by junior Jacki Moore. Lummis' shot was attempted from a quarter of the field away, making the goal that much more spectacular.

Moore's name was called again in the game with seven minutes left as she too scored on a long goal. Senior Alli Thomas assisted on the goal. Other than those two goals, the Warriors played much better defensively during the second half.

Northview's sectional match is next Tuesday against Sullivan. "I know it's going to be a tough game. We're going to use the entire week to prepare," Trennel said. "At that point it's just about heart and who wants it more."

At Northview

North Knox00--0

First Period

NV -- Krista Stearley

NV -- Lauren Webster

NV - Krista Stearley

NV -- Lauren Webster

NV -- Melissa Lummis

NV -- Melissa Lummis

Second Period

NV -- Melissa Lummis

NV -- Jacki Moore