It’s hard to succeed when you’re given so many shots, and the same can be said for the Lady Indians varsity soccer team.
Indian River assaulted Lake Forest with a barrage of shots on goal (30) in a 6-0 win on May 2 and extended its winning streak to three games.
Junior forward Molly Chamberlin led the Lady Indians with two of the team’s six first-half goals. Junior midfielders Shawnee Seitz, Michelle Giorgilli and senior Ali Ambrose each scored a goal and an assist.
Junior forward Kiarra Graves scored their last goal, and sophomore midfielders Erin Kortvelesy and Ann Marie Brown tallied assists.
Indian River’s offensive prowess against the Lady Spartans allowed them the luxury to move some players around to get some new looks.
Graves, Kortvelesy and Brown whizzed around opposing ball-handlers and played a huge part in keeping the ball in Lake Forest’s zone.
Junior defenseman Kelly Jurusik earned extensive playing time at midfielder in the second half and nearly ripped a couple goals. Goalie Bethany Beck saw limited action (four saves in five Lake Forest shots on goal) before Head Coach Steve Kilby swapped her with Chamberlin late in the game.
Chamberlin secured one save on a final Lake Forest shot.
Beck’s best chance to score came with 4.5 minutes remaining, on a Jurusik cross, but the point-blank shot attempt bounced off the far pipe, which actually suited Kilby.
“We wanted to control the game and prevent it from letting it get out of hand,” Kilby said. “We had some good looks in the second half with our reserves but there was no need to run the score up.”
Indian River (8-3) will host Polytech for Senior Night on May 4 before heading down the final leg of its regular season.
Indian River will travel to Smyrna and Laurel on May 9 and 11 before hosting Caravel for an 11:30 a.m. game on May 13. Indian River concludes the regular-season at Tower Hill on May 16.
Indian River beat Tower Hill at a Woodbridge play-day, 1-0, prior to the regular season.