Trinity girls soccer team tops Milan


For The Tribune

Savanna Setty scored a goal in each half to spark the Trinity Lutheran girls’ soccer team to a 2-1 win against Milan on the Cougars’ field Saturday morning.

Setty’s first goal came at 22:08 in the first half, tying the match after Sierra Lack gave the Indians a 1-0 lead at 31:11.

Coach Jeff Nolting said the Cougars had good teamwork on Setty’s goal.

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“There was a little bit of a cross pass that came in, and a little bit of a scrum with two or three players trying to take a shot in the box and Savanna was able to get her foot on it and chipped it over the keeper and into the back corner,” Nolting said.

Setty scored the decisive goal with 23:24 left in the match on a hard kick that the Milan goalie put her hands on, but was unable to prevent the ball from going in the net.

“Savanna scored her second goal on a run,” Nolting said. “We were making an attack and Maddie Bell might have crossed it out to her. It was a strong shot.

“Our defense played well in the second half. We did a lot of things we talked about as far as their shape, spacing and marking up their players. (Milan) got their goal on a missed mark. We kind of missed our spot for responsibility. The second half we tightened that up. We did a good job up top pressuring with Savanna, Maddie and Sidney Hoene. We did a nice job keeping the pressure up top and that created opportunities for us.”

Genesis Munoz was in goal for the Cougars, as starting goalie Vidalis Montanez suffered a concussion in the match at Southport earlier in the week.

“(Munoz) a softball player so she has good hand-eye coordination, and she did a really nice job coming in as a freshman, not really playing a whole lot of soccer before,” Nolting said. “She kept the ball in front of her. She had some nice stops and started a counter attack and did a really nice job.

“I’m proud of the girls. They all played a lot of minutes. We’re thin on the bench so a lot of girls had to play a lot of time, and they all gave their effort all the way through the match.”

Trinity (2-3) will travel to Bedford North Lawrence today and to Oldenburg Academy Tuesday afternoon.

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