The South Side girls soccer team is built Ford tough.
As in Katie and Kelsey Ford.
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Katie Ford may not start, but she sure knows how to finish. Last season, she scored the winning goal in the state title game.
"Especially since I don't start, I try to do something to make an impact on the field," said Katie, who isn't related to Kelsey but does have a sister, Allie, who is on the team. "Having clutch goals like these means so much to me."
After Garden City's Haley O'Hanlon broke a scoreless tie on a 25-yard free kick with 21:36 left, Kelsey Ford served a perfect corner kick to the far post where Stephanie Leonardo knocked it in to tie the score at 1 with 13:31 left.
"We wanted to prove to everyone that we're as strong as we were last year but we're a new team this year and not living off the past," Klaum said. "It feels great to be a champion again."