By Will Willems
It took nearly 120 minutes (including the regular season) for the Zionsville Lady Eagles to score on Cathedral.
But once they did, the floodgates opened up. Zionsville scored three second-half goals and topped the Irish 4-0 in the regional semifinals.
“The girls played really well,” Zionsville head coach Ramon Aguillon said. “They knew what was at stake and knew it was our chance to go to a regional championship game. The girls really were focused and got the result. I am really, really happy with the way we played, especially in the second half.”
The two teams battled back-and-forth for much of the first half before Zionsville began to assert itself.
The Eagles finally got on the board with 3:09 to play in the opening half when a shot by Natalie Estes took a weird hop into the back of the net.
“It was huge, there was three minutes left in the half and it is a completely different game if we go in tied 0-0 instead of up 1-0,” Aguillon said. “It loosened the girls up and when you play this game, it is so complicated that all you need that one goal and things start to open up. And that is what happened. We came out and used it as motivation in the second.”
The momentum carried into the second half.
For more of this story, read the Thursday's Lebanon Reporter.