The game began with Riverside taking the early lead when Madison Swanson capitalized on a free kick by Layla Baker, deflecting the ball into the net to give Riverside an early advantage. However, the lead was short-lived, as Lakeside wasted no time responding.
A foul in the Riverside penalty box resulted in a Lakeside penalty kick, which was converted by Ayanna Tobeck, leveling the score at 1-1. Tobeck wasn’t finished yet and managed to net her second goal before halftime, giving Lakeside a 2-1 lead.
In a crucial moment, a corner kick for Lakeside led to a chaotic scramble in the Riverside box. The ball bounced off several players, and the referee signaled a goal for Lakeside, as the ball had barely crossed the goal line. With this goal, Lakeside extended their lead to 3-1.
Throughout the match, the goalkeepers played pivotal roles. Riverside’s goalkeeper, Mariah Mally, showcased her skills with an impressive 14 saves, keeping her team in contention despite the relentless pressure from Lakeside.