After a sluggish start, the Crusaders picked up their tempo midway through the first half after a near miss by senior Riley Kreul. The Crusaders finally converted on a late corner kick by junior Sophia Dobry which found the foot of fellow junior Stella Olson to put the visitors ahead. The second half saw the Crusaders dominate possession and keep the ball on Lakeview’s side of the field. Then, in the 71st minute, freshman Carmel Ashland played sophomore Brennan Gangnes up the line, where she beat her defender, then two more, and finally the keeper to put the game out of reach for the home team. Ashland was part of the stellar rotating defense with senior Meg Wright, junior Mia Castillo, sophomore Sofia Castillo, and freshman Reese Wright that kept the clean sheet for the Crusaders.
The Crusaders will play Illinois Valley next away on Saturday, October 19th at 10AM.