IHSAA Girls Soccer

1996-97 State Finals in Review


Evansville Memorial ended Carmel's bid for a third straight state title with a 1-0 victory over the previously unbeaten Greyhounds in the state championship match of the Third Annual Indiana High School Athletic Association Girls Soccer Championships November 2, 1996 at Kuntz Stadium in Indianapolis.

Coached by Joe Lattner, Evansville Memorial completed a 19-3 season by defeating Penn 3-1 in the semifinals and Carmel in the championship.

The championship match was a defensive battle, with Memorial recording only four shots on goal to Carmel's 12. The only goal came 6:14 into the second period when junior midfielder Holly Wimberger found an empty net.

Carmel, which had entered tournament play ranked No. 1 in the state coaches association poll, advanced to the state championship match with a 2-0 victory over Homestead. Carmel finished the season 19-1-2.

Souhaila McReynolds of Evansville Memorial High School was selected by the Executive Committee as the 1996 recipient of the IHSAA Mental Attitude Award in Girls Soccer. Farm Bureau Insurance, the IHSAA corporate partner, presented a $1,000 scholarship to Memorial High School in the name of McReynolds.

A record total of 136 schools and 2,959 participants began competition at the sectional level.


Evansville Memorial 01-- 1
Carmel00 --0

Officials: Bruce Rhodes, Gregory Bowes, Katie Bish, Karen Bakken.

Attendance: 1,562

Scoring Summary

Evansville Memorial -- Holly Wimberg, 6:14 of second period, assist by Elaine Heathcotte.

Evansville MemorialShots on Goal GoalsAssists
Elaine Heathcotte00 1
Souhaila McReynolds1 00
Emily Markwell00 0
Elaine McAdams00 0
Holly Wimberg11 0
Ashley Stofleth00 0
Kara Conger00 0
Megan McGregor00 0
Sarah Hahn00 0
Beth Csukas00 0
Jessica Dean00 0
Kate Will00 0
Totals4 11
CarmelShots on Goal GoalsAssists
Kara Bryan20 0
Allie Heyworth10 0
Ashley Fritz10 0
Colleen Sweeney00 0
Erin Riley30 0
Shauna Correll00 0
Kelly Kulsrud00 0
Missy Brouse20 0
Erin Byrne00 0
Megan Ebright00 0
Maureen Bothwell00 0
Katie Karlander10 0
Sara Ayers20 0
Jenny Handel0 00
Totals12 00