Girls Varsity Soccer
Game Summaries & Headlines.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Sophomore Mallory Gilley made two saves in a penalty-kick shootout Saturday (Oct. 17), lifting the Columbus North girls soccer team over Evansville Memorial in the semifinal round of the Bloomington South Regional.
The No. 8 Bull Dogs are credited with a 1-0 decision after outscoring the No. 7 Tigers 3-2 in the shootout. The shootout came the game after was scoreless in 80 minutes of regulation play plus two seven-minute overtime periods.
Columbus North (17-1-1) earned a spot in the regional final against No. 9 Bloomington South (16-1-1), a 6-0 winner over Floyd Central in the second semifinal.
In the shootout against Memorial, senior Lauryn Whitley, junior Claire Lyvers and junior Jenna Lang each found the net for Columbus North in the five rounds of alternating penalty kicks from 12 yards away from the goal. For the other side, Tigers senior Audrey Vonderahe and sophomore Kennedy Neighbors each converted PK opportunities.
Whitley and Vonderahe each found the net in the first round, then CN junior K.J. Ely and Memorial senior Hope Lensing both missed in the second round. Lyvers and Neighbors each converted in the third round, and Lang drilled a low liner to the left to give the Bull Dogs a 3-2 lead in the shootout. Gilley then saved a shot by Memorial sophomore Ella Hamner to maintain the edge at the end of the fourth round.
Columbus North could have clinched the shootout to open the fifth round, but Tigers sophomore Lydia Bordfeld stopped a shot by CN senior Laney Moore. In what turned out to be the shootout’s final attempt, Gilley stopped a shot by Memorial senior Kelly Bersch and the Bull Dogs survived to advance to the regional final.
In the second semifinal, Tori Kolk scored twice in the first half as Bloomington South routed Floyd Central. Mya Hall and Kenna Alexander also scored in the opening 40 minutes as the Panthers led 4-0 at intermission. Katie Majercak scored on a penalty kick early in the second half, and Sarah Wise completed the scoring with a little more than 2 minutes remaining.
Evansville Memorial completed its season at 14-4-1. Floyd Central finished 8-9-0.
The Bull Dogs are seeking their 12th crown in girls soccer under IHSAA oversight and first since 2017. Bloomington South is chasing its fourth regional title and first since 2006.
BLOOMINGTON SOUTH REGIONAL
Columbus North ………….. 0 0 0 0 3 – 1
Evansville Memorial …….. 0 0 0 0 2 – 0
Regulation and Overtimes
CN – Lauryn Whitley (good)
Mem – Audrey Vonderahe (good)
CN – K.J. Ely (missed)
Mem – Hope Lensing (missed)
CN – Claire Lyvers (good)
Mem – Kennedy Neighbors (good)
CN – Jenna Lang (good)
Mem – Ella Hamner (missed)
CN – Laney Moore (missed)
Mem – Kelly Bersch (missed)
PHOTO: Sophomore Mallory Gilley made two saves in the penalty-kick shootout, keying Columbus North girls soccer to a regional semifinal victory over Evansville Memorial on Oct. 17, 2020.