Lady Bolts tie C-J


By Ron Nunnari

Rnunnari@civitasmedia.com



Chloe Newburg and C-J’s Bea Hawthorn draw a bead on a loose ball.


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Danielle Gau fights off C-J freshman Erin McGraw.


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Jillian Naas battles C-J’s Caroline Eifert for control.


Photo by Ron Nunnari / Civitas Media

Kayte Jackson tries to clear the ball away from Northmont forward Emily Howard.


Photo by Ron Nunnari / Civitas Media

CLAYTON — Freshman Avianna Ewing scored Northmont’s only goal of the night to help the Lady Bolts overcome a 1-0 deficit Monday against Chaminade-Julienne to secure a 1-1 tie.

Ewing’s goal came with 28:20 remaining in the match. Logan Dix gave C-J a 1-0 lead when Northmont goalkeeper Taylor Pritchett misjudged Dix kick, a high looper, and came too far out to try to catch the ball. Pritchett over-ran the ball, which landed behind her and rolled into the goal.

“Our inexperience kind of haunted us,” said Northmont Coach Ted Mergler. “We fell behind early on a goal that probably shouldn’t have happened, but I still have faith in Taylor. She is a solid goalie but she is going to make mistakes. The problem is, when you make mistakes back there it shows on the scoreboard. The girls did a good job. They fought back and we had several great opportunities, one off the post and a couple of rebounds that we just couldn’t get a foot on. We created several opportunities but the bottom line is we just couldn’t get it in the back of the net.”

Northmont was also without a few of its better players. Sydney Caras is out with a non-soccer related injury and McKenzie Stefanoff was also out with an injury. During the match Jillian Naas also went down with an injury.

“Naas is a big player to have out there. She kind of controls a lot of the midfield for us,” Mergler added.

With the tie C-J’s record moved to 5-6-2 while Northmont went to 5-7-2 overall.

Chloe Newburg and C-J’s Bea Hawthorn draw a bead on a loose ball.

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Chloe Newburg and C-J’s Bea Hawthorn draw a bead on a loose ball.

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Danielle Gau fights off C-J freshman Erin McGraw.

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Danielle Gau fights off C-J freshman Erin McGraw.

Photo by Ron Nunnari / Civitas Media

Jillian Naas battles C-J’s Caroline Eifert for control.

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Jillian Naas battles C-J’s Caroline Eifert for control.

Photo by Ron Nunnari / Civitas Media

Kayte Jackson tries to clear the ball away from Northmont forward Emily Howard.

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Kayte Jackson tries to clear the ball away from Northmont forward Emily Howard.

Photo by Ron Nunnari / Civitas Media

By Ron Nunnari

Rnunnari@civitasmedia.com

Reach Ron Nunnari at 684-9124, via email Rnunnari@civitasmedia.com or on Twitter @Englewood_Ind

Reach Ron Nunnari at 684-9124, via email Rnunnari@civitasmedia.com or on Twitter @Englewood_Ind