Foresters' 10 Goals Against Knox Their Most in a Game in 12 Years

The Lake Forest College women's soccer team routed visiting Knox College 10-3 on Saturday (October 3). The Foresters raised their overall record to 6-5-0 and lifted their Midwest Conference mark to 3-2-0. The Prairie Fire are now 1-8-0 after falling in their first league contest of the season.

Lake Forest's 10 goals in the game was the team's highest scoring output since netting 10 against Illinois College in 1997 and the 13 goals scored by both squad's are the most in Forester team history.

It did not take long for the home team to get on the scoreboard. Junior Bianca Greene (Santa Monica, Calif./Santa Monica) played a through-ball to freshman Becky Esrock (St. Louis, Mo./Whitfield School), who kicked it past the Knox goalie less than two minutes into the contest.

After the visitors tied the score at the 4:30 mark, the Foresters took the lead for good at 9:35 on sophomore Erica May's (Tulsa, Okla./Cascia Hall Prep) third goal of the season. Greene and junior Emily Weber (Cincinnati, Ohio/Seven Hills Upper School) were each credited with an assist.

Esrock netted her second goal of the game and team-high 12th of the season at 16:10 with sophomore Isabel Brown (Tucson, Ariz./Tucson Magnet) earning the assist.

Greene scored her first goal of the season and the official game-winner at 17:39. She was assisted by freshman Lisa Sorensen (Muskegon, Mich./Western Michigan Christian). Greene now has 14 points on five goals and four assists in three career games against Knox.

Forester freshman Amanda Greco (Savoy, Ill./Champaign Central) closed out the 4-0 run at 22:24 with her second goal this season. Freshman Hailey Schleibinger (Spring Grove, Ill./Richmond Burton) earned the assist.

After the visitors trimmed the margin to 5-2, Schleibinger assisted senior Emily Sadler (Everett, Wash./Cascade Senior) at 27:37 to regain the home team's four-goal advantage. It was Sadler's second goal of 2009.

Schleibinger then netted a pair of goals, her second and third of the year, before the end of the first half. She scored the first at 31:31 and the second on a header at 40:24. Sophomore Christine Sorensen (Norton Shores, Mich./Grand Haven) recorded the assist on Schleibinger's second goal, which gave the Foresters an 8-2 lead at halftime.

Senior Jocelyn Maneval (Fairfax, Va./James W. Robinson) added her second goal of the season at 63:54 off a pass from freshman Olivia Davis (Aspen, Colo./Aspen). It was Davis' first career point.

Knox's goal at 74:37 gave the visitors three goals for the first time in 17 meetings with Lake Forest.

Finally, sophomore Mira Trebilcock (South Porcupine, Ontario/Trinity College School) celebrated her birthday with her first career goal at 77:08. Schleibinger assisted on the play, giving her seven points in the game on two goals and three assists. Trebilcock was the 13th player on the team to record at least one point on the day.

Forester freshman goalkeeper Bri Schleibinger (Spring Grove, Ill./Richmond Burton) played the game's first 60:43 and earned the victory. She was replaced by classmate Caitlin Connors (Dover, Mass./Dover-Sherborn) with 29:17 to play in the contest.

Lake Forest will be in action again next Tuesday (October 5) when the team travels to Concordia University Wisconsin. The game will begin at 4:30 p.m.