Soccer adds a win

Drew Veskauf TimesNewspapers
IVC junior Taylor Neys, left, moves down the field against Washington in a previous game this season.

The IVC girls varsity soccer team battled two teams to earn a win and received a loss.

Against Streator, the Lady Grey Ghosts won, 4-2, and put up a fight with Morton but fell 4-0.

IVC 4, Streator 2

The IVC varsity soccer team traveled to Streator April 8 for a 4-2 victory.

The Lady Grey Ghosts finished with 15 shots on goal and five corner kicks.

“It was a good game. We lucked out and got a couple penalty kicks in the second half. Because of our pressure and ability to play good defense, we kind of forced their errors,” coach Jennifer Adkison said.

“We went out hungry and eager to score goals.”

Scoring for IVC in the first half was freshman Lauren Bangert and freshman Sierra Gatz with an assist by junior Emilee McIntyre.

In the second, senior Sarah Daum put in IVC’s last two.

Goalies for the game were junior Taylor Neys and sophomore Linzee Fennell to combine for four saves.

Streator finished with six shots on goal and 11 saves.

Princeton 1, IVC 0

On Thursday, the Lady Grey Ghosts traveled to Princeton to face the Lady Tigers for a 1-0 loss.

“Against Princeton we should have come 

out a tie but unfortunately we let them come back. There’s nothing we can do about that,” Adkison said.

Neys finished the game with five saves.

Princeton edged out IVC on shots on goal to finish with six to the Lady Grey Ghosts’ five.

Both teams finished with two offsides and IVC led in corners with five to Princeton’s two.

Morton 4, IVC 0

Against a very competitive Morton team, the Lady Grey Ghosts came out to fight and were able to hold the Potters in scoring in the second half.

“We played the best, I think, we ever played against Morton ever since I’ve been in the program,” Adkison said. “We came out aggressive and the girls wanted to leave the game with their heads high and they left it all on the field.”

Morton had an early lead after its first goal at 4:25 and then another at 10:27. The last two were put in at the end of the first half.

“It could have easily been an 8-0 game but we held them,” Adkison said.

Neys was in the net for the full 80 minutes and finished with five saves.

“We had a lot of opportunities from the corners that we could have capitalized on but it just didn’t go our way,” Adkison said.

The Lady Grey Ghosts’ next home game will be at 4:30 p.m. Thursday against Canton.

“As we continue to progress and enter the next 6-7 games, they’re going to be very competitive. We can win but we’ll have to come out strong,” Adkison said.