Girls’ soccer edges rival

Asa Saperstein

Natalie Phillips ’20 passes the ball to a teammate in a victory over Chaminade. Photo Credit: Pavan Tauh/Chronicle

The girls’ soccer team defeated Chaminade 2-1 at home Friday night in the team’s first matchup this season against the rival Eagles.

Until forward Katherine Hollis ’19, known for her strength and shooting ability, juked Chaminade’s center back and scored with left-footed 38 minutes into the match, the Wolverines got a lot of chances on goal but failed to cash in on the opportunities. Chaminade’s midfielders sat off of the Wolverines all game, giving them the space they needed to get shots on goal.

Nikki Smith ’19 and Lauren Elson ’20 set up Ariana Miles ’18 multiple times in the first half, but she had trouble capitalizing. Miles came especially close again when Lauren Elson ’21 played her the ball into the box in the second half, but she sent it over the goal.

Miles missed three shots on goals in the first half and also missed wide left on a breakaway opportunity 66 minutes with only the goalkeeper in front of her.

At the end of the first half, probing on the right side, the Eagles took two shots that hit the goal post, but defender Flynn Klace ’19 saved the goal.

At the beginning of the second half, both teams traded goals, as Chaminade scored a controversial penalty goal.

The Wolverines, looking to spread out the Eagles and trying to find passing lanes, dominated time of possession all night.