Trevs come out strong to win conference title

2018 NT vs GBS

Glenbrook South is a very talented and well coached team, and the Trevs didn't overlook the Titans as they went up 7-0 before the Titans got on the board and defeated GBS 15-4 for the CSL conference title.

This game had a lot of meaning to both teams, playing in their annual cancer awareness game. GBS played for Will Power, and sported purple jerseys playing in memory of Will Hicks. The Titans were fundraising for the American Brain Tumor Association. New Trier wore pink jerseys for breast cancer awareness and raised money for the American Cancer Society.

The Trevs defense was solid, double teaming Titan ball carries to create pressure and force turnovers on back checks all night. GBS didn't get a shot off in the first fifteen minutes of the game. The New Trier attack showed poise and patience, moving the ball and cutting through a zone defense by the Titans to find some good looks on attack. Lucy Murray started out the scoring when Sophia King passed to her as she drove the crease. Charley Meier made it 2-0 on a nice backdoor cut. Courtney Kaskey scored back-to-back goals to make it 4-0. King scored two in a row to make it 6-0 and force a GBS timeout. Sabrina Rice made a big save on the first GBS shot with 10 minutes left and Murray buried a free position shot to make it 7-0. The Titans got on the board but Elise McKenna made a steal on defense and Kaskey scored to make it 8-2. After GBS made it 8-2, the defense forced another turnover and Olivia Zaban passed to Claudia Shevitz, who beat to defenders to make it 9-2 with under a minute left in the half.

In the second half, Meier opened up the scoring after another draw control by Katie Busch. Shevitz added another goal to make it 11-2. But the offensive shot of the game came by Murray, who rolled the crease and caught a feed and then shot a no look behind the back shot to make it 12-3 with 19:14 left in the game.

Rice finished with six saves. Murray had 4 goals, King had 4 assists also. Kaskey, Shevitz and King had 3 goals. Meier added two goals.

The defense was solid, led by Claire Mulhern, Sophie McGinnis, Lydia Kaup, Elise McKenna, Olivia Tragos, Clare Gottreich, Gaby Malnati and Meier.