In their first night game of the season, John Carroll defeated Aberdeen, 5-1 on Friday in non-league action.
Patriots junior Leah Pace scored the first of her two goals midway through the opening half off of a through ball from senior Devin Hogan. The Patriots took a 1 -0 lead into the half in a very even, hard fought half.
The second half saw Pace score early off of a feed from sophomore Olivia DiFonso, who pushed a through pass to Pace on a run to the goal. Later, Hogan broke down the wing and crossed a ball for her second assist to charging sophomore Jordan Clarke.
Immediately, Eagles freshman Leah Hardin answered by gathering a ball from sophomore Samara Miller and sliding it to the far post.
Not to be outdone, John Carroll senior Morgan Fraczkowski placed a perfect 35-yard through ball to freshman Kristen Kohles who gathered it and finished to the far post, scoring her first high school goal. Junior Shelby Foit finished the scoring by serving a corner kick to the far upper post.
John Carroll 5, Aberdeen 1
Goals: JC-Pace 2, Clarke, Kohles, Foit; A-Hardin.
Assists: JC-Hogan 2, DiFonso, Fraczkowski; A-Miller.
Saves: JC-Maiorana 3, Cumpston; A-Cowie 4, Bradford 2, Werni.
Half: John Carroll, 1-0.