NIC hammers TVCC 9-0
North Idaho 9
Treasure Valley 0
COEUR d'ALENE — This week, the Cardinals have worked on their pressure as the season enters its final moments.
Saturday, the Cardinals put it on the Chukars, both early, and often.
Sophomore Teresa Ledezma had a hat trick for the Cardinals (11-4-2, 7-2-2 NWAC) in a win over the Chukars (2-10, 1-9-0) at Eisenwinter Field.
"We've been working on getting on the attack and everything just came together today," NIC coach Kellsi Parson said. "It was just a good, overall team effort today."
NIC, leads Walla Walla by two points for the third and final playoff spot from the East Region with three matches remaining.
"All year, we've talked about not peaking too soon," Parson said. "Right now, we feel like we're on the way up, instead of down."
NIC travels to Columbia Basin of Pasco, Wash., on Wednesday.
First half — 1, NIC, Ainsley Kerley (Kara Michaelis), 10:27. 2, NIC, Cora Anderson (unassisted), 15:25. 3, NIC, Rylee Wardle (unassisted), 22:05. 4, NIC, Alli Ellsworth (Marina Smith), 22:33. 5, NIC, Teresa Ledezma (unassisted), 22:33. 6, NIC, Ledezma (Wardle), 25:49. Second half — 7, NIC, Michaelis (McKenzie Gooch), 55:02. 8, NIC, Ledezma (unassisted), 66:15. 9, NIC, Adison Stoddard (unassisted), 70:56.
Shots on goal — TVCC 3, NIC 11.
Saves — TVCC, Katie Kaba, 2; NIC, Kaycee Chavez, 3.
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