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HS: Lady Eagle Day 2 standouts

Article Written by Sheldon Shealer
Published: September 3, 2017

ZIONSVILLE, Ind. – When nationally ranked teams fail to win, there’s usually disappointment.

But not on this day – not at least between these two coaches.

SIMA FAB 50 No. 1 Penn (Ind.) and No. 28 Carmel (Ind.) played to a 1-1 draw Saturday in the final and showcased match at the Lady Eagle Invitational.

“It was the second game of the day [for both teams] and there were a lot of dead kids,” Carmel coach Frank Dixon said. “A tie is probably a good thing. The only way we would play again is in the state final, and if that happens, nobody would be too cocky going into that game. But [a state final rematch] is a long way off.”

“[Carmel] outplayed us for large chunks of the game, they scored first so we faced adversity for the first time this season,” Penn coach Jeff Hart said. “But we responded. … We came here for games like this, to play a lot of kids and build toward later in the year.”

Carmel held a 16-12 edge in shots, 8-4 in shots on goal. Penn’s standout keeper Makenzie Wood made several dynamic saves to keep the game even. Meanwhile, Carmel’s defense was able to keep Penn’s scoring duo – Kristina Lynch and Brooke VanDyck – in check.

Carmel went ahead 1-0 midway through the first half when Kelsie James finished a perfect pass from Katherine Soderstrom in a play started by Tess Nihill. It was the first goal allowed this season by Penn, but Carmel’s lead was short-lived.

Lynch answered about one minute later with a shot in the upper right corner of the goal.

Despite the high-powered offensive nature of both teams, neither team could earn a second goal, leading to the first tie for both teams: Penn (8-0-1) and Carmel (6-1-1).


SIMA FAB 50 No. 1 Penn (Ind.) 1, SIMA FAB 50 No. 28 Carmel (Ind.) 1 – C: Kelsie James. P: Kristina Lynch.

Harrison (Ind.) 2, Sylvania Northview (Ohio) 1 – H: n/a. SN: n/a.

Indianapolis Cathedral (Ind.) 0, Assumption (Ky.) 0.

Mount Notre Dame (Ohio) 3, Avon (Ind.) 1 – MND: Avery Lee, Gabby Huster, Rey Riggins. A: Cassidy McAfee.

SIMA FAB 50 No. 49 Notre Dame Academy (Ky.) 3, SIMA FAB 50 No. 44 Evansville Memorial (Ind.) 2 – NDA: Maddie Wilhoite 2, Maya Decker. EM: Annah Hopkins, Isabel Alexander.

SIMA FAB 50 No. 17 Brebeuf Jesuit (Ind.) 3, Sacred Heart Academy (Ky.) 0 – BJ: Kayla Fitts, Hallie Pearson, Brianna Arthur.

SIMA FAB 50 No. 23 Noblesville (Ind.) 2, Walnut Hills (Ohio) 1 – N: Jess Hudnall, Ashlyn Morefield. WH: Isabelle Dancer.

SIMA FAB 50 No. 15 Brunswick (Ohio) 3, Hamilton Southeastern (Ind.) 1 – B: Ariella Pitty, Jordyn Wickes, Madeline Grabowski. HSE: Claire Wilkinson.

Harrison (Ind.) 4, St. Ursula Academy (Ohio) 2 – H: Olivia Geswein 2, Lindsey Ross, Lexi Fraley. SUA: Mallory Adler (Claudia Como), Madelyn Young.

SIMA FAB 50 No. 1 Penn (Ind.) 2, Simon Kenton (Ky.) 0 – P: Brooke VanDyck, Kristina Lynch.

Zionsville (Ind.) 1, Assumption (Ky.) 0 – Z: Emma Bisch.

Sacred Heart Academy (Ky.) 1, Avon (Ind.) 0 – SHA: Ashley Brangers.

SIMA FAB 50 No. 23 Noblesville (Ind.) 1, SIMA FAB 50 No. 44 Evansville Memorial (Ind.) 0 – N: Ashlyn Morefield.

SIMA FAB 50 No. 28 Carmel (Ind.) 2, Toledo Notre Dame (Ohio) 0 -- C: Morgan Parker, KatIe Soderstrom.


SIMA FAB 50 No. 17 Brebeuf Jesuit (Ind.) 2, Mount Notre Dame (Ohio) 0 – BJ: Kayla Fitts (Hallie Pearson), Alexa Holl (Hallie Pearson).

Toledo Notre Dame (Ohio) 1, Simon Kenton (Ky.) 0 – TNDA: Ashley Barron.

Walnut Hills (Ohio) 3, SIMA FAB 50 No. 49 Notre Dame Academy (Ky.) 2 – WH: Sofi Guven, Mearah Bridges, Tamar Sella. NDA: Maya Decker 2.

St. Ursula Academy (Ohio) 1, Hamilton Southeastern (Ind.) 0 – SUA: Makenna Jordahl.

Indianapolis Cathedral (Ind.) 2, SIMA FAB 50 No. 15 Brunswick (Ohio) 1 – IC: Carson Kwiatkowski, Nicole Mason. B: Ariella Pitty.

Zionsville (Ind.) 1, Sylvania Northview (Ohio) 0 – Z: Ellie Clifford.

Saturday’s Top Performers

Brianna Arthur, Brebeuf Jesuit (Ind.), Jr., F: Arthur was all around the goal and was rewarded by scoring the finale in Brebeuf’s 3-0 win over Sacred Heart.

Katherine Camper, Brunswick (Ohio), Sr., MF: Even opposing coaches pointed out Camper as a standout performer for the weekend.

Amanda Carmosino, Noblesville, Sr., GK: Carmosino was solid in net and has a big foot, helping Noblesville quickly go on the attack.

Claudia Como, St. Ursula Academy (Ohio), Sr., MF: Had one assist Saturday. Como has a high work rate.

Olivia Geswein, Harrison (Ind.), Sr., F: Geswein scored two goals to help Harrison put away St. Ursula in a morning game Saturday.

Kelsie James, Carmel (Ind.), So., F: James netted the lone goal in Carmel’s tie with Penn.

Saanika Kamat, Hamilton Southeastern (Ind.), Sr., D: An all-tournament pick two years ago, Kamat delivered two strong performances for HSE.

Carson Kwiatkowski, Indianapolis Cathedral (Ind.), So., MF: Had a strong weekend overall as Cathedral went 1-0-1.

Cassidy McAfee, Avon (Ind.), Sr., F: McAfee scored Avon’s only goal this weekend.

Ashlyn Morefield, Noblesville (Ind.), Jr., MF: Morefield delivered two game-winning goals Saturday as Noblesville defeated Evansville Memorial and Walnut Hills.

Ariella Pitty, Brunswick (Ohio), Jr., MF: The Ohio State commit scored a goal for the second straight game at the tournament.

Abby Snyder, Toledo Notre Dame (Ohio), Sr., GK: Snyder was among the top keepers in an event that featured a number of strong goalkeepers.

Katherine Soderstrom, Carmel (Ind.), Sr., F: Usually the scorer, Soderstrom served up a perfect pass that led to the team’s lone goal in a tie with top-ranked Penn.

Rachel Vernon, Avon (Ind.), Sr., MF: Vernon was solid in the midfield and Avon’s top player for the weekend.

Maddie Wilhoite, Notre Dame Academy (Ky.), Sr., D: Wilhoite scored a pair of goals in NDA’s win over Evansville Memorial.

Claire Wilkinson, Hamilton Southeastern (Ind.), Jr., MF: Wilkinson led the team in shots and shots on goal.

Mackenzie Wood, Penn (Ind.), Sr., GK: The Northwestern commit made two game-saving plays, tipping balls over the goal in Penn’s tie with Carmel. 

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