ZIONSVILLE, Ind. — The Lady Eagle Invitational annually stands as the most important barometer for top girls soccer teams in the Midwest.
This year’s event, however, was a bit tempered by COVID.
The number of teams allowed to participate was limited and at the last moment, the Ohio representatives backed out of the event to leave it as an Indiana-Kentucky showcase. Still, the event’s importance remains — and Notre Dame Academy (Ky.) benefitted from what was a strong Kentucky showing at the event.
Notre Dame Academy is sure to move up in the FAB 50 rankings this week after knocking off fellow nationally ranked Carmel (Ind.) 1-0 during Friday’s opening round and completing the two-day sweep with a 2-0 win over host Zionsville (Ind.) on a rainy Saturday. South Oldham (Ky.) was the only other team to go 2-0 at the event, defeating Columbus East (Ind.) 3-0 and Brebeuf Jesuit (Ind.) 1-0 on Saturday. Assumption (Ky.) was declared its group champ, winning a tiebreaker among a collection of 1-1 teams.
|F||Macie Feldman||Notre Dame Academy (Ky.)||Sr.|
|F||Abbey Iler||Zionsville (Ind.)||Sr.||Indiana|
|F||Emily Roper||Carmel (Ind.)||Sr.||Ball State|
|M||Josie Studley||Brebeuf Jesuit (Ind.)||So.|
|M||Ellie Meyer||Assumption (Ky.)||Jr.|
|M||Kennedy Neighbors||Evansville Memorial (Ind.)||Jr.|
|M/D||Kendal Guzzardo||Assumption (Ky.)||Sr.||Cincinnati|
|D||Natalie Bain||Notre Dame Academy (Ky.)||Sr.||Xavier|
|D||Audrey King||South Oldham (Ky.)||So.|
|D||Tamara Smith||Carmel (Ind.)||Sr.|
|GK||Katelyn Feeney||South Oldham (Ky.)||So.|
|FINAL TEAM RANKINGS||Record||Group|
|1||Notre Dame Academy (Ky.)||2-0-0||A|
|3||South Oldham (Ky.)||2-0-0||A|
|5||Evansville Memorial (Ind.)||1-1-0||A|
|6||Brebeuf Jesuit (Ind.)||1-1-0||B|
|9||Simon Kenton (Ky.)||0-1-0||A|
|10||Columbus East (Ind.)||0-1-0||A|
Notre Dame Academy (Ky.) 2, Zionsville (Ind.) 0:gave Notre Dame Academy the lead and Cleveland State commit clinched it in the final minute with a breakaway goal as Notre Dame Academy completed a two-game sweep at the event.
Assumption (Ky.) 3, Penn (Ind.) 2: Assumption claimed the group title with a win over Penn. Olivia Kalil scored for Penn., who is expected to verbally commit soon to an NCAA Division I program, scored twice and netted the other goal.
South Oldham (Ky.) 1, Brebeuf Jesuit (Ind.) 0: Katie Beth May scored in the 79th minute as South Oldham edged Brebeuf Jesuit. When Brebeuf Jesuit’s keeper was unable to play Saturday’s second match,, the team’s top offensive player, stepped into goal for the first time ever and held South Oldham scoreless until the final minute. South Oldham keeper Katelyn Feeney recorded her second shutout on the day, helped by a defense that includes national prospect .
Carmel (Ind.) 3, Evansville Memorial (Ind.) 1:, and Sophie Shepherd scored to lead Carmel to a win over Evansville Memorial in a clash of perennial state title challengers. scored for Memorial.
Brebeuf Jesuit (Ind.) 2, Assumption (Ky.) 1:scored both goals as underclass-dominated Brebeuf Jesuit held off Assumption. scored for Assumption.
South Oldham (Ky.) 3, Columbus East (Ind.) 0: Betsy Huckaby, Alexis Kroneenthal andscored as South Oldham cruised past Columbus East (Ind.).
Notre Dame Academy (Ky.) 1, Carmel (Ind.) 0: Megan McGraw’s goal early in the match held up as Notre Dame knocked off Carmel in a clash of undefeated FAB 50-ranked teams.
Zionsville (Ind.) 3, Penn (Ind.) 1: Sophomore Mia Schmidt scored twice, including a game-deciding strike from distance, as Zionsville rallied for a victory. Indiana commitcapped the scoring with a goal for Zionsville. Sydney Szklarek scored for Penn.
Evansville Memorial (Ind.) 3, Simon Kenton (Ky.) 1: Jacqueline Brasseale scored twice andconverted a penalty kick as Evansville Memorial built a 3-0 lead en route to a comfortable win. Sophia Collins scored her first varsity goal for Simon Kenton.