2000 GIRLS SOCCER STATE FINALS
Kuntz Stadium, Indianapolis
Carmel wins fourth state title
Top-ranked Carmel won its fourth IHSAA Girls Soccer state title with a dominating 5-0 victory over first-time state finalist Chesterton. The Greyhounds, who won the inaugural IHSAA state tournament in 1994, also took top honors in 1995 and 1997. They were the state runner-up in 1996.
Carmelís five goals was a state championship game record, and the Greyhounds finished tournament play unscored upon in eight games.
Carmelís Emily Hunter named IHSAA Mental Attitude Award recipient
Emily Hunter, a senior back at Carmel, was named the 2000 recipient of the IHSAA Mental Attitude Award in Girls Soccer.
A three-year varsity member, Hunter started 32 games during her career. Academically, she ranks No. 1 in a senior class of 794 students and scored a 1,430 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test. She is a member of the National Honor Society and the schoolís student congress. Her college choice is undecided between Duke, Notre Dame or Wake Forest. Her career goal is to become a cardiovascular surgeon.
Farm Bureau Insurance, corporate partner of the IHSAA, presented a $1,000 check to Carmel High School in Hunterís honor.
Carmel 3, Noblesville 0.
Chesterton 2, Evansville Memorial 1, sudden death shootout.
Carmel 5, Chesterton 0.
Carmel, Chesterton advance
to state championship game
Top-ranked Carmel scored a decisive 3-0 victory over Noblesville and Chesterton outlasted Evansville Memorial 2-1 in a sudden-death shootout to advance to tonightís championship game at 6 p.m.
Junior forward Vanessa Schwoegler tallied the winning shot for Chesterton (22-1-0) as the Trojans prevailed 5-4 in the shootout. The victory gave them their first berth in a state championship game. After a scoreless first half, senior forward Katie Keown gave Evansville Memorial (16-6-1) a 1-0 lead with 8:31 gone in the second half. Chesterton sophomore Amanda Harsy scored at 14:14 to tie the game. Schwoeglerís heroics came after the teams battled through two scoreless overtime periods and then deadlocked 4-4 on penalty kicks. Overall, Chesterton held a 6-1 shots-on-goal edge.
In the other game, Carmel maintained its tournament scoreless string as Noblesville (14-4-4) became the Greyhoundsí seventh straight shutout victim. Carmel held an 11-1 shots-on-goal edge.
Carmel (21-1-1), the state champion in 1994, 1995 and 1997, scored all of its goals in the first half. Goals came from junior Lesley Wells (21:43), senior Emily Heitholt (32:41) and senior Keeley Dowling (37:31).