By Will Willems Sports Editor
Zionsville Times Sentinel
---- — The Lady Eagle Soccer Invitational is annually one of the top high school soccer tournaments in the Midwest. This year was no exception, with some of the top teams in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio coming to Zionsville to participate. At the end of the day, the Zionsville girls had one of the best showings of the invite, going 2-0 against nationally ranked Strongsville (Ohio) and defending Indiana champion Evansville Memorial. "We had three really tough games this week," Zionsville head coach Ramon Aguillon said, also referencing the Eagles 2-1 win against Noblesville. "To beat Strongsville, a team ranked fourth in the nation and is good year in and year out, then to beat Memorial, which is ranked sixth and won state last year, is just a great effort by our girls. They are tired, but they played really well." Friday, Sept. 6, the Eagles took a 1-0 lead just 21 minutes into the match against Strongsville, getting a goal from Katy Keen.The lead remained 1-0 until midway through the second half, when Keen passed to Caroline Ratz, who scored a big insurance goal to give the Eagles a more comfortable 2-0 lead to which they held on to. The next night against Evansville Memorial, the Eagles dominated the flow of play for most of the game, but couldn't break through. The chances began to increase for Zionsville, when Rachael Bellefuil and Ratz nearly scored with under 20 minutes remaining. For more of this story, read Sept. 11's Times Sentinel.