Girls Soccer: Nine scorers help New Trier cruise past Steinmetz
Updated: May 15, 2012 8:46PM
Knowing the ease at which his team could defeat Steinmetz, New Trier coach Jim Burnside placed a set of restrictions on the Trevians before Tuesday’s game in order to challenge his team and respect the Silver Streaks.
New Trier junior Jess Weaver scored the Class 3A New Trier regional semifinal’s first goal 40 seconds into the first half. Although the Trevians, who defeated Steinmetz 9-0, could have easily attacked in order to pile onto their lead, they didn’t try to score for much of the first half. Instead, New Trier worked on executing what they’ve been working on in practice.
“Lately in practice we’ve been working a lot on choreography — speed of play and moving the ball around — so (Tuesday’s game) gave us a great opportunity to practice it in a game situation,” New Trier’s Molly Cahill said. “We got to move the ball around quickly.”
New Trier (17-3-1) spread its scoring around, too. Nine Trevians scored a goal during Tuesday’s game in Glenview.
“That’s hard to do, having nine different people score, and in different ways — shots outside the box, one-touch goals, a head-ball goal,” Burnside said. “There were quite a few different chances for us to score and having a lot of different people score is key.”
New Trier will play the winner of Niles North and Maine West, who were scheduled to play immediately after the Trevians and Silver Streaks. The second New Trier Regional semifinal was postponed to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, however, because of inclement weather.