Coming into Tuesday night, the winner between Bishop Carroll and Wichita North knew a win would put them alone at the top of the City League standings. For Carroll, being at the top is nothing new. But North's 9-1 mark entering play is a bit more surprising, falling only to Eisenhower in tournament play a month prior.
And North came out the gate quick, perhaps surprising Carroll with the league's top goal scorer Nayeli Gallo needing just 38 seconds to get by Madison Wingler and the Carroll defense.
But from there, there was a noticeable shift, with the Golden Eagles holding possession for much of the rest of the match, leveling the score at 1 goal each in the 19th minute behind the Khloe Schuckman to Anna Lasak connection. Schuckman got by the keeper off a breakaway, finding a wide open Lasak who finished to tie it at 1.
The score would remain level the remainder of the first half, but less than two minutes into the second Lauren Brooks gave Carroll a lead they wouldn't relinquish. The play looked like she should have an assist to herself, getting the ball just by Lucero Diaz and speeding by her to finish the job.
Lasak would score again on a Schuckman assist in the 69th minute before Schuckman found the back of the net herself to finish the scoring at 4-1.
The loss for North ends a 7 game win streak, dropping the Redskins to 9-2 on the season. They'll host West Thursday before North Cup play begins next week. Carroll improves to 11-0 ahead of a rivalry game Thursday at Kapaun. The Golden Eagles beat the Crusaders earlier in the season, a 2-1 match in the finals of the South Titan Classic.b