Ike scores 4 in second half to beat Kane, 5-1

Eisenhower’s Aniela Gesing (8) battles for possession as teammate Leah Peterson (16) looks on during the first half of the Lady Knights’ game against Kane on Monday.

Eisenhower girls soccer coach Diana Elmquist was hoping for better for her Lady Knights’ team after they lost 1-0 at Port Allegany on Saturday, a contest in which she felt her team deserved better.

They got it on Monday, as Ike scored four second half goals en route to a 5-1 win over Kane.

“I thought they did a really good job,” Elmquist said. “We picked it up in the second half and made good passes. I really can’t single anyone out because they all did a great job.”

The Lady Knights controlled play for nearly the entire first half, but scoring chances by Aniela Gesing, Tess Parmenter and Aleea Giese went for naught.

It was only a matter of time, however, as TerryLee Talasky got them on the board with just under 13 minutes left in the first half.

Eisenhower’s Patricia Bortz fires a shot in the first half during Monday’s match against Kane.

That score held until halftime, despite a strong chance from Kane in which Kate O’Hara got behind keeper Faith Johnson, but her shot sailed wide.

It may have been the best chance Kane got all game, as Ike came out of halftime in control, much like the first half. Unlike the first 40 minutes, however, more of those chances turned into goals.

Parmenter played a pass from Talasky and fired a perfect shot over the head of the Kane keeper 47 second into the half to make it 2-0.

The offensive dominance continued, with Lydia Giannini gaining control of a loose ball near the front of the net and blasting it in for a 3-0 advantage.

Less than two minutes later, a very similar play happened on the other end, with O’Hara getting her team on the board to make it 3-1.

The Lady Wolves’ momentum proved to be short-lived, however, as Talasky fired a shot off the post and Leah Peterson followed a short time later with a strike that found the back of the net with 16:56 to go.

Talasky, who created numerous scoring chances in the second half, got her second goal of the game with 2:53 left in the contest.

Peterson also added an assist.

“We’ve really been a lot better the past couple of games,” Elmquist said. “This really was a similar game to Port Allegany and I’m glad the girls got the result they deserved.”