Braves Wrestle Madeira, Pummel Reading, Avenge Summit To Stay Unbeaten

Indian Hill began a lengthy road swing (6 of 7 games) with another shutout of neighborhood rival Madeira last week. The Braves have not lost to the Amazons since 2012 and rang up their third straight shutout against a team that fought (and pushed and shoved) hard against IH, even moving senior star Mary Englert back into goal in an effort to stop the four time CHL champs. And their efforts worked.

While the Braves dominated most of the game, they were not able to convert on a number of good opportunities in the first half. Coach Dunlap subbed sparingly, but junior Emily Moreira and freshman Lauren Frey came off the bench to make key contributions, with Frey making a late-game step for step long run with Madeira’s lightning fast wing to prevent a point blank shot.

The second half found both teams with chances, but over 20 minutes in, it appeared the Braves’ league opener might be a disappointment. But at the 16 minute mark, Anna Podojil did her thing, flying down the right side and sucking in the defense who had been keying on her all night. Ashleigh Prugh (who only minutes before had been moved up to the left wing from her normal outside back position) saw the huge gap in the defense, sprinted to fill it, and took a perfect cross from Podojil on a dead run, burying a 15 yard strike in the upper right corner for the game winner. As fantastic as the assist and shot were, the most amazing (and unsung) part of the sequence was midfielder Ellie Podojil spinning with the ball on two defenders while pulling up with a sudden cramp, but still hopping on one foot to make a crossing pass to Margo David (who then fed Anna) before collapsing in a heap.

The Braves then had something of a night off, heading down to the old Reading football field to take on an overwhelmed Reading team. The Braves scored early and often, having their way with Reading and getting lots of playing time for their strong bench players. Morgan Jackson, Anna PodoJil, and Ellie Podojil all had multi-goal nights, while Bea Fries & Margo David added one each, and freshman Meghan O’Brien got the first score of her career. The Braves could have easily added another 4-5 goals to the final 9-1 margin but they had three separate shots hit the post and a few others just miss. Even goalie Kate Marrs got into the action, with her first career assist late in the contest, as she got to play her old forward position for the last 15 minutes of the game.

The team capped off its week with a stirring win over recent state champ Summit Country Day, avenging a heartbreaking last minute loss in 2016. Though the Braves never trailed, it was a nail biter, with Summit answering goals by each of the Podojil sisters with ones of their own. Late in the game though, Bea Fries headed in an assist from Margo David off of a corner kick with what proved to be the game winner. Summit frantically tried to answer again, but the Braves held off every challenge. While she did score, Summit’s All-American Ravin Alexander only got off one other shot, as center backs Maddie Cech and Claire deHamel shadowed her all afternoon and kept the ball off her feet. Indian Hill left O’Bryonville exhausted but undefeated.

Next up is Mariemont on Wednesday 9/13, for what promises to decide the CHL championship for 2017. The IH Boosters are putting on a “Bash” event, with food trucks and other enticements, while the team will host “Future Braves Night”, inviting all the local youth players to come to the game and cheer for the team they hope to be part of one day. We hope you’ll come out too! JV at 5:00 pm, Varsity at 7:00 pm.

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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