Lady Lancers shut out CGA, 2-0
CULVER — The LaVille Lady Lancers recorded a strong victory as they were able to shut out the CGA Lady Eagles with a score of 2-0 in Culver Thursday night.
LaVille got up 1-0 with an early goal off the foot of Grace Ingle in the 21st minute. Heather Roeder chipped in with the assist on the goal.
The turning point of the game came early in the second half when Roeder got on the scoreboard herself, scoring an unassisted goal in the 63rd minute. According to both coaches, that goal changed the landscape for the rest of the game and took the wind out of the Lady Eagles’ sails.
“I have to give credit to Culver. They were well-spaced and well-coached,” said LaVille coach Steve Hodge. “I thought once the second goal went in, it was a great time to get it, I thought they dropped, especially in the back.”
CGA coach Nathaniel King agreed.
“When we conceded the first goal, and then the second goal, our heads dropped,” said King. “Mentally we were already out of the game.”
CGA was only able to manage two shots on goal and had one close scoring chance squelched with about four minutes remaining, as LaVille goalie Kyleigh Breeden dove on the ball just before one of the CGA attackers was about to knock it in. Laville was able to get six shots on goal while scoring on 33 percent of those shots.
Eagles Coach King was grateful for the stiff competition that LaVille presented as well as giving his team an early season wake up call.
“This type of game is a good game to have at this point of the season because LaVille is a physical team and direct. Many of the teams we play play that style, and we didn’t deal with it well enough in this game,” he said. “I am glad we had a game like this early in the season so we can re-group and work on how we can be effective in a game. We have a lot of work to do physically with fitness. We showed a lot of good possessions, but I think we need to sit down, re-group, find out where we are and work on the physical.”
Conversely, Coach Steve Hodge was very pleased with the Lady Lancers’ execution and performance on the field against a strong foe.
“I thought we played really well. I’m not saying we were perfect. We came off a tough loss (against Bremen Monday night), so to beat a team like Culver Acadamy is just great,” says Hodge. “They got into the game. They stuck with it. I’m just proud of them. The defense was tough. Some of the younger players came in and did the job we asked of them. They did everything we asked.”
With the win, Laville improves to a record of 3-1 on the year. The Eagles are still searching for their first win of this young season as their record now sits at 0-3-1.
• LaVILLE 2, CULVER GIRLS ACADEMY 0
Halftime: LV 1, CGA 0
LV — Grace Ingle (Heather Roeder) 20:16
LV — Roeder (unassisted) 62:55
Corner kicks: LV 3, CGA 4
Shots on goal: LV 6, CGA 2
Saves: LV (Kyleigh Breeden) 2, CGA (Lizzie Strati) 4
Records: LV 3-1, CGA 0-3-1