Girls Varsity Soccer
Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- May 9, 2022
- EAGLES: 1
DAKOTA HIGH SCHOOL: 0
The Eisenhower Lady Eagles hosted their MAC Red rival Dakota High on Monday night. It was also Charity night as the girls helped raise funds and awareness for Families Against Narcotics. All season, the injury bug has prevented the team from ever being at full strength. In last night's game, this trend continued with only a few subs available able to play. Senior Captain Natalie Tangelder was late scratch at center-back, so Senior Zoya Dimovich had to step up even more to help anchor the defense, which she did.
It was a battle from the start. The Eagles controlled possession most of the first half with a lot of play in the midfield. Dakota was pressing hard to try and make something happen. The strong play of the defense continued. Despite some good runs and scoring chances, the girls went into halftime with a 0-0 tie.
In the second half, things changed. Junior Grace DeJong, who has been battling injuries, broke thru on a beautiful run and assist from Senior Captain Lexi Morrison and found the back of the net. Grace had another chance a few minutes later but hit the top crossbar. She provided an emotional spark that the girls were able to ride through to a 1-0 victory. Junior Captain Amy Sidaway kept the sheet clean assisted by a great effort in front of her on defense.
The girls are back in action on Wednesday at home with a rematch against L'Anse Creuse North. JV kicks off at 4:30pm followed by Varsity at 6pm. Come out to Swinehart and enjoy the great Spring weather