Girls Soccer: Evanston rolls past Hinsdale South
Updated: March 16, 2012 8:20PM
Evanston coach Tasha Nemo was impressed by how her team handled miss opportunities in the first half of Friday’s game against Hinsdale South.
The Wildkits led 1-0, but it certainly could’ve been a bigger lead.
“Everybody played really hard and never got down when we didn’t score on some opportunities,” Nemo said. “It was just a consistent effort across the board and we felt good about the second half.”
Evanston cashed in on plenty of chances in the second half en route to a convincing 4-0 nonconference victory in Darien.
Senior Anna Sippel had two goals and an assist to pace the victory.
“It was one of the best games I’ve played in a while,” Sippel said. “It felt really good. We did well in the first half and just got more confident. We knew we could do it and it just all came together.
“We were pretty down on ourselves when we lost 4-0 last week (in Evanston’s opener). It was pretty rough, but we knew we could play well. We’re a really young team and hadn’t played together very long. This was a good win for us.”
Sippel slipped past a defender and used a perfect angle to score into the upper right corner of the net with 6:11 left in the first half.
She then blasted a shot past Hinsdale South goalkeeper Vanessa Niestrom to put her team ahead 2-0 just 7:09 into the second half.
Sophomore Jessica Koziol put Evanston up 3-0 when she redirected a header by Sippel into the left corner of the net and Jackie Donohue capped the scoring when she took a beautiful cross from Ryan Berkley and knocked the ball into the back of the net to make it 4-0.
“We were just finally able to finish,” Nemo said of the difference in the second half. “We had a lot of opportunities to score in the first half. With so many chances we were able to see what we had to do better in the second half in order to turn those opportunities into goals. We had a great effort today.”
Senior goalie Tess Proctor needed to make just three saves to earn the shutout.
“We had some opportunities in the first half,” Hinsdale South coach Pat Wolf said. “If we would’ve gotten that one goal, maybe it would’ve been different. We were supposed to come out in the second half ready to play. We had been dominating the game, but they came out the better team.”