Ligonier girls soccer team closes season with 3 losses
The Ligonier girls soccer team ended the season with three losses, falling to Mt. Pleasant, Berlin and Rockwood.
The match-up against Mt. Pleasant was a case of running out of gas. Ligoner Valley played a very strong Viking team even for about two thirds of the game and just couldn't go any longer. Injuries to Jess Anto and Emily Long didn't help matters and Mt. Pleasant superstar Jordan Toohey, whom the Lady Rams kept in check in the first half, exploded in the second to lead them to a 6-0 win.
Abby Salancy and Nicole Cramer were both strong in defeat for Ligonier.
The Lady Rams played a tough Berlin squad less than 24 hours after the Mt. Pleasant game. Without the use of starters Anto and Long, Ligonier fell behind 3-0 in the first 20 minutes. A Nikki Davis goal made it a 3-1 game with LV dominating the rest of the way and somehow nearly pulling out a big upset against the 13-3 Mountaineers of Berlin.
Phebe Cornell and keeper Bekah Pleskovitch were great for LV in defeat as was defender Emmie Bucklen.
Ligonier closed out the season with a senior night home game versus Rockwood. Seniors Cornell, Jenna Collins, Davis, Cait Michaels, Salancy, Olivia Baird, Maria Plaza and Shaniah Scribe were all recognized for hard work and efforts towards the program.
Ligonier struck first when Davis played a beautiful ball to Salancy who finished and the Lady Rams went ahead 1-0. Rockwood struck twice on flukey goals to go ahead 2-1. A penalty kick was then awarded to Rockwood which they converted for a 3-1 lead. Davis got to close out her career with one more goal, 54th of her career, but the rest was unfortunately all Rockwood with a 5-2 win.
Ligonier closed out the year 6-12. They return seven starters and 11 letter winners next year as they look to head back to the playoffs.
Davis will retire with her name all over the record books, with 54 career goals and 58 career assists