Manchester girls with soccer invitational

The Manchester girls’ soccer team shows off the trophy it won by capturing first place in its own invitational on Saturday. Photo by Gary Andrews

By Gary Andrews

NORTH MANCHESTER -- The Manchester girls soccer team won its own invititational Saturday, defeating North Miami and Logansport. The boys finished second, defeating North Miami before falling to South Bend Riley.

Manchester defeated North Miami 3-0 in the opening game of the tournament.  Kiera Stacy had one save to secure the shut out.  Manchester’s defense lead by Elizabeth Anguilm, Bailey Sewell, Allison Smith, Ellie Milam and Melissa Saucedo did a great job closing down runs.
Bethany Collett had two goals for the Squires.  Her first was assisted by Elizabeth Anguilm and the second was assisted by Meghan Davis.  Brooklyn Howard had the third goal to secure the win off an assist by Melissa Saucedo.

In the second game, Manchester defeated Logansport 5-1.  Kiera Stacy only gave up one goal.  Carsyn Howard scored the first three goals of the game  Her second shot was assisted by Bethany Collett and the third goal was assisted by Katelyn Andritsch.  Elizabeth Anguilm then scored off an assist from Carsyn Howard and Ingrid Borkenhagen had the final goal for the Squires off an assist from Abbey Naibauer.

The Lady Squires won the tournament for the first time, and Bailey Sewell was the tournament MVP.  Bailey defended well and shut down many runs as well as effectively moving the ball up field to set her teammates up for success.

Posted on 2015 Sep 01