Zionsville Times Sentinel


August 7, 2013

Eagles, Stevens start season off with wins

Clayton — The sixth-ranked Zionsville Lady Eagles golf team opened up the regular season Monday afternoon.

Just as they did the year before, the Eagles dominated at the Plainfield Invite, shooting a 317 to win the event by 50 shots.

“I am very pleased with the girls’ efforts today,” Zionsville head coach Jeff Anderson said. “I think the pace dragged out a little bit at the end, but all-in-all, you can’t complain with the score at all; I am just very pleased.”

Greenwood placed second with a 367 and Plainfield was third with a 370.

Zionsville’s senior Lucy Stevens, who returned to ZCHS after attending Guerin Catholic the past two years, was the meet medalist with a 74.

Morgan Reid was third overall and second on the team with a 79.

Anderson was happy to have two girls break 80 in the first meet — a trend he expects to continue.

“What we are looking at this year is that we have five girls on our team that are capable of shooting in the 70s at any given time,” Anderson said. “It is a real fortunate situation to be in. We have a really solid group of kids.”

Maria Impicciche shot an 80 and Elizabeth Schuler an 84 to round out the scoring quartet.

The fifth Zionsville golfer was Siena Cornacchini, who shot an 87.

It was the first tournament in what will be an extremely busy first week for the Eagles.

The team will play in the Lafayette Jefferson Booster Invite today at Battle Ground, the Wildkat Invitational in Kokomo Wednesday and the Pre-State Meet at the Legends Saturday.

“It is fun for the girls, this is the fun time of the year,” Anderson said. “The pressure comes at the end, the fun comes at the beginning of the season. It is unfortunate that some of the schools — with the way the new calendar is — don’t get a chance to play in these big tournaments. We are fortunate that we are going to get four in this week and a couple more next week. We are looking forward to the fun of it.”

Anderson said that with a decent number of schools moving to the year-round school calendar this year, they won’t see some of the schools that they normally would this early in the season.

Anderson said the Eagles just have to focus on themselves and can’t worry about what other teams are there or not there.

“With golf, you just play your game no matter who is on the course with you,” Anderson said. “At the end, wherever you fall is where is fall. We do miss seeing some of those teams that we are used to. I know with our invitational next week, we are going to be down a couple teams.”

The Lafayette Jefferson Booster Invite starts at 8:30 a.m. today and will also include Lebanon and Western Boone.

High Expectations for Eagles

Coming in with five seniors and a pre-season ranking in the top-10, the expectations are high in Zionsville for what their girls golf team can accomplish in the 2013 season.

Zionsville has made it to state the past three seasons, finishing in a tie for eighth last year.

“I told these girls a couple of years ago that we were on a three-year plan,” Anderson said. “Most of them were on varsity as sophomores. The first year was just to see where we were. The second year was to improve on that and now we know where we were and can go after things a little bit. They are getting a feel for what to do in tournaments, how to prepare themselves, what demeanor they need on the course. It is a mature group of kids and a fun group of kids. They are deserving of everything coming at them.”

The five seniors on the roster are Siena Cornacchini, Maria Impicciche, Morgan Reid, Elizabeth Schuler and Lucy Stevens.

See Wednesday's Times Sentinel for more on this story.


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