JASPER — Silver Creek came up short in its quest to win the regional title Saturday.
After knocking off Northview 6-1 in the semifinal round of the Class 2A Jasper Regional, the Dragons lost the title game 8-0 to powerhouse Evansville Memorial. The Tigers had 23 shots on goal to four for the Dragons.
In the Semi-Final win, Silver Creek’s Maggie Day netted 4 goals, to give her 103 total for her career at Silver Creek. She and her teammates were unable to get anything going in the nightcap however.
“This was a tough way to end our season,” Silver Creek coach Patrick Anderson said. “We knew they’d be really good and we’d have to play our best to have a chance at winning. They were a very determined team and they were faster in every facet of the game, which kept us on our heels. They attacked and scored in a variety of ways and our defense couldn’t keep up. Kylee Sumner played one of the best game she’s every played in goal. Some of [her saves] were spectacular, but it goes unnoticed because of the score.”
The Dragons couldn’t get going offensively and Evansville took off with the program’s 15th regional.
“I feel bad for our seniors,” Anderson said. “Especially to go out like that. Maggie Day, Kylee Sumner, Madison Gentner and Ciera May have meant a lot to this program. Two sectional titles, four MSC championships, most wins in career and undefeated at home. When they were freshman, our goal was to win a sectional game because it had never been done before. This year we were competing for a regional championship. They’ve come a long way, along with our program, and I hope we can continue to build on the success we’ve had the past few seasons.”
In their first game of the day, Silver Creek put on a offensive show. Day lead a 6-goal attack with four herself. Anna Wright and Alyssa Wright both added goals and Day, Alyssa Wright and Avery Koukola all picked up assists in the win.
CLASS 2A JASPER REGIONAL
EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL 8, SILVER CREEK 0
Memorial 3 5—8
Silver Creek 0 0—0
Goals: Memorial — Lydia Parkinson, Olivia Shakun, Hope Lensing, Grace Lensing, Isabel Alexander, Ava Edwards, Kailyn Stone, Eve Timmons.
Assists: Memorial — Parkinson, Alexander, Ryleigh Anslinger, Amy Goris, Laurie Hargis, Timmons.
Saves: Memorial — Grace Mitchell 3, Anna Alexander 1; Silver Creek — Kylee Sumner 15.
SILVER CREEK 6, NORTHVIEW 1
Silver Creek 5 1—6
Northview 0 1—1
SILVER CREEK STATISTICS
Goals: Maggie Day 4, Alyssa Wright, Anna Wright.
Assists: Al. Wright, Day, Avery Koukola.
Saves: Sumner 3.
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