Some of the 12 Regina Dodds saves were spectacular.

Yet, the two scores the Chargers sophomore yielded in the first half, were the difference in Lebanon’s 2-0 defeat of North Montgomery Wednesday evening.

Lebanon (8-6-1, SAC 5-2) controlled the ball for much of the first half, and into the second, forcing North Montgomery (6-7-1, SAC 2-5-0) on defense most of the match.

“It was a back and forth match,” Chargers head coach Julie Hodges said. “One thing that would have helped us was to have more possession [time]. They won the possession battle tonight.”

Lebanon got goals from Kirstin Byrd and Lilly Haines in the first half, and the Tigers back line, especially defender Lizzie Hart, shut down the Chargers attack, yielding just three shots on goal while consistently flipping the field.

“Lizzie is fast.” Lebanon’s first year coach Nick Hyatt said. “The keeper made great saves, or Lizzie could have had a hat trick, tonight.

Lebanon routinely pressed the ball against the Chargers’ defense, and had it not been for the play of Dodds in goal—and an exceptional save by defender Ellie Sennett to kick the ball free of the goal line, the score may have become lopsided.

“Regina was outstanding in goal.” Hodges praised her goallkeeper. “Our defense has been tight all year. When one player needs help, another steps up—defense is a big strength on our team.”