Governor Livingston Lady Highlanders Knock Off Kent Place 2-1
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 • 6:30pm
SUMMIT, NJ - Despite the short recovery period after Monday night’s senior night, the Governor Livingston girl’s varsity soccer team battled back on Tuesday, defeating Kent Place School 2-1. As it was their fourth game in six days, the Highlanders were exhausted, yet determined to pull out another win. The Kent Place team has had a successful season and are currently 9-4-1. However, the now 13-5 Highlanders persevered to further improve their record.
Early into the game, Lauren Jankowski scored off of a free kick, leading Governor Livingston to a 1-0 lead. Within ten minutes, Jennifer French finished another goal for GL off of a cross from Isabella Bjorkeson, putting Governor Livingston up 2-0.
The score held until half time. Senior goalkeeper and captain for GL, Casey Krause, made some significant saves to maintain Governor Livingston’s lead. However, with eighteen minutes left in the game, Kent Place connected well and scored. Now with a 2-1 lead, the Governor Livingston girls played safer and smarter.
“After playing Verona last night, Summit on Saturday, and Westfield last Thursday, today was a battle against our own bodies,” explained an exhausted senior, Michelle Reedy. Meanwhile, injuries are impacting the GL team. Freshman Alice Caballero cracked her patella and is waiting to hear back about damaged ligaments in her knee. Also, freshman Lauren Soranno has been out for the past three weeks with a sprained ankle.
With one regular season game left, Governor Livingston is mentally and physically preparing themselves for this year's Group 3 state tournament.