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Strong Patriot squad takes down Tiger Cubs

Friday, October 15, 2010

GHS senior Molli Parker moves up the field during Thursday's sectional contest against Terre Haute North. The Patriots won 12-0 over Greencastle. [Order this photo]
TERRE HAUTE -- Greencastle's second game of the sectional proved to be a tough task for the Tiger Cubs as they were defeated 12-0 by Terre Haute North Thursday.

Greencastle head coach Curt Bingman was proud that his team battled throughout the contest Thursday and is hopeful for the future of the program.

"I don't care what the scoreboard was, I'm proud of each and every one of them," Bingman said. "It's been an honor coaching the girls I have -- it's been an honor coaching the seniors and I'll miss them. They were good leaders on the field.

"The girls that I have coming back next year, they have improved by leaps and bounds. Yeah, a 12-0 loss hurts, you know what, the girls still had fun, they didn't give up, they still fought and never once did they say throw in the towel," he said.

He said in the second half his team continued to have fun and he even moved some players into different positions to mix things up a little bit.

Terre Haute North scored less than five minutes into the contest and didn't look back. The Patriots put up seven goals in the first half to put the game out of reach for the Tiger Cubs.

Despite giving up 12 goals on the night, GHS keeper Melody White was able to do what most keepers can't -- put it behind her. The freshman continued to instruct her team from the goal and didn't seem to let the score affect her play.

"She has a great attitude about herself," Bingman said. "I've told her from day one, don't you dare beat yourself up once for missing a save or having it go over your head and she doesn't. As of last week, she was fifth in saves in the state.

"They're constantly pounding her all season and for a freshman that has never played soccer or goalie, walk on my field and say 'Hey coach, I'm interested and I think I want to play keeper.'" he continued. "I have not one complaint about that girl. I'm impressed with how she's come on. She's dedicated. I've told her before I can put someone in for you and she said don't you dare pull me out and she's played every minute of every game we've played as keeper."

Looking forward to next year, Bingman believes he'll have a good core group coming back, and if 2010 has been any indication, the team should continue to improve.

"I have girls that have increased their abilities and I'm looking forward to see what I have coming in next year as freshmen and move on from there," he said. "With the two class sectional system next year, I think it will be better for schools like us and some of the smaller schools who have to compete against 4A schools. I think it will finally get down to a way that you won't have these kinds of blowouts on a regular basis."

"Like I said, it sucks, but my girls kept their heads up, they didn't gripe and complain about it -- I know it hurts and it stings especially for my outgoing seniors to end their season on a 12-0 loss. Like I said before, I'm proud of each and every one of them," he said.

At Terre Haute

Terre Haute South Sectional

Terre Haute North 12, Greencastle 0

First Half

THN -- McKee 36:58

THN -- Loebker 29:14

THN -- Loebker 25:18

THN -- Loebker 24:30

THN -- Jakaitis 14:56

THN -- Sutliff 10:54

THN -- Jakaitis 8:28

Second Half

THN -- Loebker 35:8

THN -- McKee 33:58

THN -- Thomas 23:47

THN -- Mikolajczyk 14:51

THN -- Ruark 6:02