Lady Titans take down Forest Park in PAC matchup

The girls advance their record to 11-2.

Wyatt McEllhiney, Reporter

The Gibson Southern girls’ soccer team faced off in a conference matchup against Forest Park on Thursday, Sept. 15, for the PAC championship. Junior Ella Jones started off the game with two goals in the first half. 

“We started to work the ball around very well, and started to possess around them, which then opened up space causing us to be able to score,” Jones said. 

The Titan defense held Forest Park to no goals in the first half. 

“We couldn’t have pulled off the win without our defense,” Jones said. “They worked really hard to prevent them from scoring and did a fantastic job of everything we had practiced.”

Going into the half up two goals to zero allowed the Titans to keep their same game plan going into the second half. 

“Holding Forrest Park to zero goals in the first half was very important for us because we needed a boost of energy and holding them to zero gave them little hope which fired us up more,” junior Chloey Graham said. 

In the second half, two more goals were scored by sophomore Nola Ravellette, putting the Titans up 4-0. Throughout the remainder of the game, the Titan’s defense held Forest Park scoreless, allowing them to close out the game with a final score of 4-0: Titan’s victory. 

“The atmosphere of the game just felt different; it was a huge game and we all wanted to win,” Graham said. 

The Titans focused mainly on their defensive play. 

“Overall, the players were able to get their passing flow back and we had good possession from the back,” head coach Sylvia Adler said. “Lots of movement and quick passing made our offensive attack possible.”

The Titans came out of the matchup with a PAC championship, improving their record to 11-2. The Titans take on Tell City on Wednesday, September 21.