Also for the Red and Blue, Taylor Coram scored three goals, Sarah Haughn scored two goals and Jania Eddington, Anh Pham and Holly Stewart had a goal apiece. Also, Stewart, Katherine Harbaugh and Taylor Sparling each had an assist.
“We’ve praised our defense a lot through this year about how well they’ve been playing and keeping us in games. ... It was great to get a game where we could apply some offensive pressure,” Kokomo coach Kevin Duggins said, adding he hopes the Kats can put it all together against rival Logansport on Tuesday as sectional play looms.
Kokomo improved to 7-7 overall and 2-2 in the North Central Conference with Saturday’s win.
Northwestern 5, Taylor 0
The Purple Tigers scored a 5-0 victory on their senior day.
“It was a solid game,” Northwestern coach Samantha Elkins said. “These young ladies showed composure and some fun creativity. Kaitlyn Daanen sent a beautiful corner to Kennedy Priday, who headed it in for our first goal. From there, we had a variety of goals from a different player every time. I think that shows this team has a true team concept that made for a great senior day.”
The Tigers also received goals from Daanen, Christine Dewhust, Michaela Bennett and Korey Price, and assists from Korey Price, Brandi Harmon and, Abby Heredos.
Taylor ‘keeper Lydia Owens had 20 saves.
Kokomo 3, Anderson 2
Philip Heilman scored two goals and dished an assist to lead the Wildkats to their first North Central Conference win.
Also for Kokomo (5-9, 1-3 NCC), Keagan James had a goal and an assist and ‘keeper Caleb Cook had 11 saves.
“We should have won this game easily,” Kokomo coach Kismet Morrison said, noting the Kats took awhile to settle into a groove on senior day. “We were the better team on the day. We had great work from Philip Heilman and S.A. Dunn.”