Trevs use ball control to defeat Montini

2018 NT vs Montini

The Trevians handled a very talented attack on senior night with tremendous play in all facets of the game, defeating the Broncos 19-4.

New Trier knew that the draw would be key against Johanna Kingsfield, Montini's talented middie and one of the best on the draw in the state. From the opening draw, when Courtney Kaskey boxed out and grabbed the ball that Katie Busch knocked away from Kingsfield, the Trevs battled for possession and won 10 of the first 16 draws. After Montini knocked down a pass, Sabrina Rice made a big save against Kingsfield on a fast break and then Montini got the ball back, only to have Charley Meier force a turnover on a check and Busch raced through the ball, which led to Lucy Murray feeding to a wide open Kaskey to get the Trevs on the board at 22:56.

From draws, ground balls, big saves and beautiful feeds, the opening few minutes captured the tone of the game as New Trier came out strong from the start.

Sophie Randle won the next draw and after Anna Resnick got the ball back for the Trevs and Olivia Zaban hit Meier on a beautiful cut through the 8 meter to make it 2-0 at 20:39. Moments later, Kaskey grabbed a lose ball and raced down the field and buried a shot on a face break to make it 3-0 with 19:49 left. On the next draw, Busch snagged the ball with one hand from Kingsfield and Murray ran past two defenders to make it 4-0 at 19:36.

On the next possession Rice made another save against Kingsfield and on the ensuing drive, Murray rolled the crease and bounced a shot past the goalie to make it 5-0. Even though Montini won the next three draws, the Trevs forced three turnovers in a row to produce scores. Shevitz checked the ball out and Mulhern got the ground ball for another turnover that led to a New Trier goal when Murray fed to Zaban on a backdoor cut. Then on the next Bronco possession, Meier knocked down a pass and then King fed back to Meier for another goal. It was Olivia Tragos' turn when she knocked down a pass and scooped up the ground ball that led to a fast break goal when Zaban fed to Shevitz to make it 8-0 at the 12:48 mark.

Murray talled two more goals, and Emma Merk fed to Sophia King cutting around the crease to make it 11-0. That's when the Trevs won the next two draws by Busch and Claire Gottriech and converted those into scores. Montini finally got on the board when Kingsfield scored on a free positon goal to make it 13-1 with 3:28 left.

The most impressive goal of the game came at 2:05 when Shevitz drove and drew two defenders and made a behind the back pass to a wide open King in front of the goal who put the ball in the top corner of the net to make it 14-1. Shevitz finished the scoring with a free position goal after being fouled on a drive.

The Trevs continued to play tough defense in the second half. Zaban and Resnick both caused turnovers that led to goals. Annie Thompson assisted on three of the four goals in the second half.

New Trier won 14 of 24 draws and Rice had four saves. Kaskey had four goals, Murray had seven goals, Meier and Shevitz each had three.