Saturday, October 14, 2017
Noblesville High School
Warsaw High School
The #5 ranked Noblesville Millers Girls Soccer team defeated the Warsaw Tigers 2-1 in Saturday night’s Logansport Regional Championship game.
The Millers looked strong early and came out aggressive against the Tigers, attacking the net early and often.
Noblesville was finally able to break through in the 27th minute when junior forward Keeley Hoopingarner was able to fake out a Warsaw defender and launch the ball from 20 yards away, and the ball sailed over the Warsaw goalkeeper for the 1-0 lead.
The lead stood until the 60th minute when the Millers became complacent on defense and let their guard down. Warsaw’s Abby Steffensmeier was able to fire a shot past Noblesville goalkeeper Amanda Carmosino’s diving attempt and tied the game 1-1.
The Tigers’ goal refocused the Millers, who tightened up on defense and limited any Warsaw threat on goal.
In the 70th minute, junior Jewell Hensley assisted freshman forward Jenna Chatterton, who was able to break free of the Warsaw defense and slip the ball by the Warsaw goalkeeper for the 2-1 lead and Regional-winning goal.
With the Regional Championship secured the Millers advance to their second consecutive Semi-State.
Noblesville will play #1 ranked Penn in next week’s Kokomo Semi-State. The game is a rematch of last year’s Warsaw Semi-State, in which Penn defeated the Millers 1-0. The two teams played earlier this season in Noblesville and Penn went home with a 2-1 victory.