By Jon Gerardi
The Daily Item
MOUNT CARMEL -- With the ball high in the air, Warrior Run's Madison Bennett managed to head it to her right. Thankfully teammate Chloe Eisenhuth happened to be standing in the right spot at just the right time.
Eisenhuth jumped up in a sea of blue and white jerseys and had a beautiful header to the near post to break open a scoreless game with Mount Carmel at the 33:55 mark of the first half.
Less than four minutes later, Eisenhuth again found the net for a Warrior Run score.
Her two first-half goals helped Warrior Run control the game as they went on to defeat the Red Tornadoes, 3-0, in a Heartland Athletic Conference Division II game at Mount Carmel on Wednesday.
"She's aggressive and she knows this year she has to step up big," Warrior Run coach Jen Allen said of Eisenhuth. "She's our senior leader on the field and she answered the call."
Eisenhuth's header which put the Defenders (1-0) on the board first came after she had a corner kick and managed to get into position after Warrior Run kept the ball away from any Mount Carmel (1-1) defenders.
"She's the shortest person on our team and she gets the head balls. I don't know how she does it, but she just does," Allen said laughing. "Defensively she clears out the headers on corners. She just has a knack for getting the balls in the air."
Eisenhuth's second goal came with 29:47 to play when she took a loose ball from roughly 25 yards out and drilled a shot to the far post past a diving Sami Zigarski.
The Defenders scored their final goal with 14:33 to play in the second half when Lanie Urbanski stayed with the ball as it approached Mount Carmel's goalie and slid to kick it past her and put Warrior Run up 3-0, a huge deficit for the Red Tornadoes.