Girls soccer team young, effective at all ages

Drew Veskauf TimesNewspapers
IVC junior goal keeper Taylor Neys prepares to send one downfield during the Regional championship game against Orion May 16.

All ages in the IVC varsity girls soccer team aided in the successful 2014 season.

The Lady Grey Ghosts finished with a 7-10-3 record but were able to outscore their opponents 52-44 and outshot their opponents on goal, 125-117.

The senior class held its ground offensively and totaled for 15 goals. Sarah Daum led with 12 goals and 10 assists and Jen Gonzalez put in two goals with one assist.

The freshman girls led the way in goals for IVC to combine for 19. Lauren Bangert led IVC with nine goals and finished with four assists. Sierra Gatz closed the season with eight goals and two assists.

Freshman Skylar O’Bryant put in two with one assist. 

Rylie Millikin led the sophomores with seven goals and two assists. Her twin sister Kylie finished the season with one goal and Sarah Dismang had three goals and three assists.

The juniors totaled for six goals throughout the year. Emilee McIntyre had five and Caitlin Duhs finished with four.

Junior goal keeper Taylor Neys was in the net for 3,200 minutes and finished with 72 saves.

Sophomore Linzee Fennell held the goal position for 300 minutes for 23 saves.

IVC fought its way to the Regional Championship, the first time in the IVC girls soccer history, after a win over Canton, 4-0, May 

 13. In the Regional title, the girls fell to Orion,0-3.

One of the highlights in the 2014 season was to hold Morton (12-8-1) to zero goals scored in the first half but came up short for the win April 12.

Throughout the season, IVC shut out Ottawa, 8-0, Olympia, 3-0, Canton, 5-0 and 4-0, and Peoria Central High School, 8-0.