Eltringham then stole the ball straight off Logan’s kick off following the goal, and pressed into the heart of the Logan defense. Eltringham was fouled just outside the 18-yard box right in front of goal for a free kick. Spencer Wesche drilled the freebie into the left side netting for a 3-0 lead, just six minutes after the game’s opening goal.
“We just didn’t play very well,” Logan coach Todd Reiff said. “We just didn’t come out with the intensity of play like I anticipated we would. [The Kats] did, they came out strong. It was just like I told the girls, it was a matter of intensity and we didn’t match their intensity, for the majority of the game.”
Logansport forced Kokomo goalie Becca Wade into six saves but none a nail-biter. Evanich had seven stops in the Logan net.
“I think it’s more what we didn’t do,” Reiff said, explaining the outcome. “We played a game at New Castle on Saturday which was probably one of the most beautiful soccer games I’ve seen out of a Logansport team in a long time. I told the girls maybe we peaked a game too soon.”
The Berries close the season 7-8-1.
“We had a great group of seniors,” Reiff said. “I’m not going to sugar coat it: I anticipated not being in this position [out of the sectional]. At the beginning of the season, looking at the experience we had and who we had, I anticipated that we would be in a much different position than we are today. We had some great moments, we had some great efforts at times through lots of kids but [Thursday] night, it didn’t end the way we wanted it to.”