Nov. 2, 2013
Avon Battles to a 1-0 Overtime Victory over Fishers
Fishers and Avon each made school history by advancing to this year’s soccer state finals championship game for the first time at IUPUI’s Michael A. Carroll Track and Soccer Stadium.
After both teams went scoreless through regulation play, Avon got on the board thanks to a Cassidy Blacha goal in the 86th minute. Blacha was dangerous all day with a game high six shots on goal. Hope Van Wagner fed Blacha on the play and the goal would be all the Orioles needed through the remainder of extra time to take home their first state trophy.
Avon goalkeeper junior Kelsey Dossey saved seven shots en route to a state finals shutout. Fishers netminder Morgan Hammon had an impressive day as well, ending with 10 saves.
Eric Nance coached his Orioles squad to an 18-2-3 record while Tigers coach Ben Beasley led his squad to a record of 16-3-3.
Sarah Zolcak of Avon Wins Girls 2A Mental Attitude Award
Sarah Zolcak of Avon High School was named winner of the 2013 Mental Attitude Award for Girls Class 2A Soccer by members of the IHSAA Executive Committee.
A four year letter winner for the Orioles, Zolcak was named as co-captain for her senior season. Ranked 25th in her class, Zolcak is co-president of the Avon Athletic Student Council and vice president of the National Honor Society. She was named to the ISCA (Indiana Soccer Coaches Association) Academic All-State teams in 2012 and 2013.
She is the daughter of Rob and Janet Zolcak of Avon.
The IHSAA Executive Committee presented a scholarship check for $1,000 to Avon High School in the name of Sarah Zolcak. Since 1989, more than $800,000 in college scholarships has been presented to deserving high school students in Indiana.