When you are without your star player, it is considered a long shot to win a game. Instead Lake Catholic took a long shot to win a game against Avon Lake by a score of 1-0. With All-Ohio player Bella Osborne on crutches, Lake Catholic used a 40 yard shot by senior Vikki Martinis to net the only goal of the game. Martinis gathered a free ball in the middle of the field and sent a high arching shot which went just under the crossbar and turned out to be the game winner just 4:00 minutes into the first half.
For the rest of the match, the Cougars used a skilled possession game to take another 8 shots on goal as part of 21 shots overall launched against the Shoregal defense. Avon Lake was able to muster 3 shots on goal, but was never able to mount a serious scoring opportunity.
In goal for LC was junior Marissa Brannon who recorded her second shutout of the season in as many games with 3 saves. For Avon Lake, senior Amy Crooks made 5 saves and incurred an injury which brought sophomore Elise Duvall into the game for her first Varsity action and was credited with 3 saves.
On the JV front, Avon Lake scored early and often en route to a 5-0 victory over the Lake Catholic JVs. The win pushed the Shoregals record to 2-0 on the young season.