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Girls Junior Varsity Soccer, Girls Varsity Soccer · Girls Soccer Beats Princeton

The Thunderhawks traveled to Princeton on Wednesday to take on the Vikings in a GMC matchup and came away with a 1-0 win to even their GMC record at 2-2.

The JV team started the night with a 6-0 win over Princeton.

The Vikings’ varsity team deployed a strong defensive strategy as they faced the Thunderhawks in the second game of the evening, putting nine players behind the ball and venturing over midfield only on long counter attempts.

It took until late into the second half for the Varsity Thunderhawks to tally their lone goal, which was scored by freshman Meghan Creech.  Once the Thunderhawks scored, the Vikings launched a full-squad counter and the game was played full field.

“Any time a team ‘packs it in’ and plays for the tie, it’s frustrating,” said Head Coach Tom McEwan.  “By the same token it’s an effective strategy to limit the scoring chances of your opponent and it almost worked to their advantage.”

Next up for the Thunderhawks (3-5-1) (2-2-0) is Olentangy Liberty on Saturday at the Hawks Nest.  JV kicks off at 11 a.m., with the Varsity match following at 1 p.m.

The Thunderhawks will honor Hillary Carter, who played at Lakota East and is now part of the Olentangy Liberty soccer staff, at halftime (INFO).  Hillary was part of the successful East teams in the early 2000s.  Her father currently serves as the Chief of Police for the University of Cincinnati Police Department and her family still has strong Lakota ties.  Please offer your applause for Hillary at halftime when we recognize her for being an outstanding representative of Lakota East as a student athlete and alumna.