West Vigo Soccer primed for playoffs


WEST TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – Corynn Degroote and Katelyn Fennell are two of the stars for the West Vigo girls soccer team. Corynn recorded her 111th career goal with a hat trick over Northview. Anyone who’s been around the game can tell you how impressive scoring over 100 goals is at any level. She added eight more in a victory over Brown County on Saturday.

The goal scoring is just something that comes naturally you could say… but she knows these Vikings can spread the wealth. “Definitely the team chemistry how we all bond together and we all get along that definitely helps we all are able to make good passes to each other because we just know where each other is going to be but there will be times whenever I get double teamed it is very frustrating but you just have to overcome it,” she said.

Corynn isn’t the only one setting jaw dropping numbers. Junior Katelyn Fennell is already the school’s record holder in assists. She broke the school record with her 30th assist and added two more against Northview. “I mean I just have to trust them and I know if I get them the ball they have a very high chance of scoring so team chemistry really helps with that. Me and Corynn kind of just have a special bond and we always just know where each other wants the ball,” she said.

Managing all this talent is head coach Alicia Lanham. She says the Vikings are a close group and have great chemistry. “Yeah it makes it a lot easier because they play travel and they have a lot more experience so they know how to move the ball back and forth I mean obviously Corynn has 111 goals she’s pretty hard to shut down and with Fennell you have to watch Fennell too because she can shoot from outside and make it,” Lanham said.

Of course when you win expectations go up. Here’s what the girls hope to accomplish as the playoffs draw near. “One of our goals is to win WIC we have a chance for that and definitely to win sectionals,” Degrotte said. Added Fennell: “It’s always our goal every year and this year it seems like a very possible outcome for us,” she said.

“They’re a pretty special group so we’re trying to be the best we can be this season with all of them here and see where it can take us,” Lanham said. They’re a team worth keeping an eye one when the calendar flips to October.

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