Meadows win marks turnaround for girls' soccer

By Nick Stanojevic
Staff Writer
The girls’ soccer team crushed Rolling Meadows 5-1 on Wednesday off of two goals from sophomore Carly Hall, two from senior Andrea Wehrle and one from Kelly Iovino.  The win gives the team consecutive convincing victories, after defeating Wheeling 3-0 on Monday.  The victory encompassed the team’s great improvement of late. After starting off the season 1-3, the Knights have gone 2-0-1 in their last three games.

Coach Tom Froats and players say the team’s goal is to improve every game and that the performace against Rolling Meadows is a great step in that direction.
“I think that we showed good improvement and what were looking for every game is to get better and I think [Wednesday], rather than baby-steps, which we have been taking, we took a good step forward,” Froats said.
The recent surge for the team has been a result of changes and getting healthy.  Specifically, senior Lexi Glennon’s switch to center back has provided stability and better play, Froats believes. The outside play of sophomore Kelly Ziegenfus and junior Caroline Aubry, along with the rotation of Taylor Smith and junior Kelly McBride has also improved greatly.
Another reason for the rise has been the teams focus. After thrashing Wheeling and with a Prospect Invite beginning Friday, most teams would lose focus on playing a struggling Meadows team. The girls refused to lose focus, however.
“As a team we always say ‘focus on one thing at a time’ and today we just focused on beating Meadows,” junior Lizzy Robinson said.