Zionsville Times Sentinel

October 3, 2012

Lady Eagles place eighth at state

By Will Willems/Times Sentinel sports editor

—  The 12th-ranked Zionsville Lady Eagles finished the season on a high note Saturday Sept. 29, at the IHSAA State Meet.

The Eagles shot a 330 — giving them a two-day total of 672 — to finish in a tie for eighth place.

“The way they played the front nine was fantastic,” Zionsville head coach Jeff Anderson said. “They played really well and they were excited, prepared and ready to go.”

The Eagles started an hour later than they did in round one, and Anderson said that made a difference.

“The one thing I learned this season is that we don’t have morning girls,” Anderson said. “The extra hour of sleep made a world of difference.”

Elizabeth Schuler had the best overall finish for the Eagles.

She shot an 84 in round one and came back with a 79 in round two.

Schuler led the Eagles in scoring in all four rounds of the postseason.

“She was scared to death the first three holes,” Anderson said. “She went out with the No.1s and had the eventual individual champion with her. It was really tough to be thrown into that situation but she responded well. You could tell in her demeanor and voice she was nervous, but after the first three holes she really loosened up and played well.”

See Wednesday’s paper for the full story.