The Paper photo by Lori PoteetMary Greer clears the ball from the Athenians' zone.
The Paper photo by Lori Poteet

Mary Greer clears the ball from the Athenians' zone.
Reilly Dunham scored to even the score 1-1 against No. 13 Tri-West on Monday night, but the Lady Bruins answered quickly and added two more goals late in a 4-1 victory over the Lady Athenians.

"It's a disappointing finish to a really good game," said Crawfordsville head coach Brent Bokhart. "We had a mental lapse and let them score right away and I don't think we really ever recovered from that."

The game was scoreless until Lexi Turner scored with a little more than three minutes remaining in the first half to give Tri-West the 1-0 lead.

Crawfordsville continue to battled and midway through the second half, Hannah Whicker was able obtain possession in the middle of the field and kick it ahead to the left side. Dunham ran the ball down and shot an arching shot that went over the goalie's head and into the back of the right side of the net to tie the score.

However, that only lasted for 36 seconds left as Marita VanDyke scored the go-ahead goal for Tri-West.

"We weren't where we needed to be and got pushed to one side," Bokhart said. "We just got caught on our heels."

Turner and VanDyke each scored one more goal in the game

Crawfordsville (10-5, 3-3 SAC) has one regular season game left and will travel to play Western Boone on Wednesday.