Seniors Lead BC Girls Soccer PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Kelly   
Friday, 07 September 2012 01:28

After three consecutive wins to start the season, the Bishop Chatard girls soccer team has been on a bit of a roller coaster ride trading wins and losses in each of its last seven matches as it heads into the heart of its schedule with little wiggle room for inconsistency.

The Trojans scored four goals in the first half against host Scecina Memorial on Thursday after two straight losses at home so it may be a good thing that their next two games are on the road against Covenant Christian and Guerin Catholic, but do not tell that to head coach Ben Reilly.

Bishop Chatard is led by nine seniors who Reilly said is the heart of the team. They are: Katie Armstrong, Ashlyn Perry, Elizabeth Bower, Marianne Sergi, Emily McNulty, Caroline Bussell, Nikkie Maexner, Hannah Parker and Taylor Poiry.

"The seniors on this team do not churn out stats which is why we need all them to step up and be leaders on this team," Reilly said. "They play a lot for us and we need them to play well for us big time for us to be successful."

Besides the two road games ahead of the Trojans, Reilly said each game remaining on the schedule will be difficult, but its offense will be led by Kirkhoff who leads the team with 13 goals and three assists.

The Trojans host Roncalli and Warren Central with a game on the road against Lawrence North before it hosts the City Tournament on Sept. 22. Results from all those games will tell Reilly if his team is ready to defend its sectional title. For the second straight year, Heritage Christian, Lutheran, Scecina Memorial, University, Herron and Triton Central, along with the host Trojans, will vie for the title.

Bishop Chatard has to win only one match to make it to the title match in the city tournament that has been dominated by Cathedral in recent years.

Reilly said his team has played well in spurts and needs consistency to win a city title.

"Anything can happen on any night, so we need to take it one match at a time and just see what happens," Reilly said.

Bishop Chatard has outscored its opponents 34-14 in nine matches so for this season on the way to a 6-3 record, but wins will become tougher in the second half of the schedule.

"The girls need to realize that we do not have any more cupcakes left on our schedule, and they will have to play very well the rest for the rest of our schedule," Reilly said. "We just cannot walk onto the field and expect to win. We will have to play well on both sides of the ball."

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1983 ─ Trojans blank Plainfield 2-0 in girls soccer.

1995 ─ Junior Joe Holland tosses three TDS to lead Trojans to 32-20 win over Broad Ripple.

2000 ─ Cathedral's defense shuts down Trojans 28-7 in football tilt.

2005 ─ Bishop Chatard posts lowest score of 15 points to capture the Division A in the Pike Hokum Karem (Girls).

2007 ─ John Sahm hooked up with Chris Barnes on 3 TD passes to lead Bishop Chatard to a 34-6 win over Brebeuf.

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