Girls Soccer open strong/ Coach Dunlap notches 250th win!

The Women’s Varsity Soccer team opened the 2017 season looking like they’ll be the team to beat again in the CHL and the state of Ohio, with three straight strong performances in victories over Tippecanoe, Fenwick, and Ross – each perennial top 20 teams in the state. After losing only two starters from 2016 to graduation, the Braves return a loaded lineup, while bringing in some new faces to have one of their deeper teams in years (check back next week for a “meet the team” feature).

The Braves opened with a clutch win at powerful Tippecanoe. On their last visit to Tipp City in 2015, the team played to a tie in wet, freezing temperatures on a field that resembled a Game of Thrones battlefield. This year, there was plenty of grass, but Tipp left it 6 inches high in an effort to slow the Braves speed and passing attack, and it seemed to work for much of the game.

When Anna Podojil took a long pass from Claire deHamel to goal for the first score of the year at the 9 minute mark (extending her personal streak to now 11 games), it looked like the Braves would cruise. But Tipp settled in, and got even with 3 minutes left in the half. And though the team came out blasting away at Tipp’s goalie throughout the second half, they could not break through until Brynn Wirthlin found the net in the right corner off of a loose ball with under four minutes left. The Braves then played keep away at the end for a 2-1 victory, and celebrated Coach Amy Dunlap’s 250th career victory as Indian Hill’s head coach.

Back home for a pair of games with Fenwick and Ross, the Braves showed off their talent by dominating each opponent. Anna Podojil took only 20 seconds to put the Braves on top against Fenwick, and scored again midway through the second half, nicely sandwiching two Morgan Jackson scores in the first half (one 20 minutes in, and a morale-breaker with 30 seconds left).The 4-0 final score did not reflect the Braves domination, as they were in control all game, and just missed converting on many other opportunities.

The Ross game followed suit, with Jackson and Podojil putting the Braves up 2-0 at the half thanks to feeds from do-everything midfielder Ellie Podojil. But Ross came out fighting in the second half, knocking the Braves back on their heels. Rookie goalie Kate Marrs stepped up, showing off her exceptional athleticism on some great saves to keep Ross off the board.

The Braves finally started converting midway through the half, with Brynn WIrthlin scoring on a long bomb, then Anna and Morgan doing what they do best: finishing one on one (from long feeds from freshman Megan O’Brien & Claire deHamel respectively). With a 5-1 lead, the Braves bench came on to show their talents, and pushed Ross around for the rest of the game.

The team heads down Shawnee Run on Wednesday 9/30 to face Madeira in what may well be the deciding game in the CHL race.

Coach Dunlap's Practice Schedule

2017 Girls Soccer Team Photos

Girls Soccer Records

  SEASON GOALS      
Rank   Name         Season   Goals
1 Anna Podojil   2016 31
1 Brooke Rogers   2004 31
3 Annie Schenck   1997-8 26
3 Jenna Kereiakes   2001 26
3 Elizabeth Slattery   2011 26
6 Morgan Jackson   2015 22
6 Jenna Kereiakes   1999 22
6 Tricia Craig   1987 22
6 Brooke Rogers   2005 22
10 Brooke Rogers   2006 21
11 Anna Podojil   2015 20
11 Amanda McCaw   2002 20
 
  CAREER GOALS                         
Rank Name Years Goals
1 Brooke Rogers   2003-2006 77
2 Annie Schenck   1995-1998 76
3 Jenna Kereiakes   1998-2001 70
4 Elizabeth Slattery   2009-2012 66
5 Amanda McCaw   2000-2003 52
6 Anna Podojil   2015-P 51
7 Morgan Jackson   2014-P 44
8 Meredith Snow   2004-2007 38
9 Taylor Jackson   2010-2012 35
10 Paige Gloster   2010-2013 34
11 Kaeli Flaska   2008-2010 33
12 Shaedyn Cousino   1995-1998 30
  SEASON ASSISTS      
Rank Name Season   Assists
1 Lisa Tecklenburg   1998 22
2 Annie Schenck   1998 18
2 Lisa Tecklenburg   1997 17
4 Annie Schenck   1997 16
4 Meredith Snow   2007 16
4 Erin Schmitt   2001 16
7 Ellie Podojil   2016 15
7 Kristen Ellis   2001 15
7 Maddie Slattery   2011 15
10 Anna Podojil   2015 14
10 Claire Kenny   1999 14
12 Erin Schmitt   1999 13
12 Elizabeth Slattery   2011 13
 
  CAREER ASSISTS      
Rank Name Years   Assists
1 Annie Schenck   1995-1998 53
2 Lisa Tecklenburg   1995-1998 39
3 Meredith Snow   2004-2007 37
4 Erin Schmitt   1999-2001 36
4 Elizabeth Slattery   2009-2012 36
6 Paige Gloster   2010-2012 35
7 Shaedyn Cousino   1995-1998 34
8 Brooke Rogers   2003-2006 33
9 Jenna Kereiakes   1998-2001 31
10 Maddie Slattery   2008-2011 30
11 Kristen Ellis   1998-2001 29
12 Morgan Jackson   2014-P 28
         
     
  SEASON SHUTOUTS      
Rank Name Season Shutouts
1 Katie Markesbery   2010 18
2 Ellie Schaub   2015 14
2 Sarah Wiggers   2003 14
4 Olivia Ribariu   2011 13
4 Lauren Harris   1995 13
6 Lexi Carrier   2012 12
7 Missy Meyers   2000 11
8 Sarah Wiggers   2004 10
8 Liz Hilberg   1999 10
8 Lisa Iacono   2002 10
8 Ashley Daniels   2008 10
8 Katie Markesbery   2009 10
 
  CAREER SHUTOUTS      
Rank   Name   Years   Shutouts
1 Ellie Schaub   2013-2016 37
2 Sarah Wiggers   2002-2005 35
3 Katie Markesbery   2009-2010 28
4 Liz Hilberg   1997-1999 27
5 Lauren Harris   1993-1996 26
5 Ashley Daniels   2005-2008 26
7 Missy Meyers   1999-2001 23
8 Lisa Iacono   2000-2002 21
         
         
         
         

CHL Girls Soccer Statistics