Boys grab first win, both soccer teams split
Thursday, September 26, 2013 9:57 AM
The Caledonia/Spring Grove/Houston soccer girls went 1-1-1 last week with a tie vs. Plainview-Elgin-Millville before splitting a pair of tournament matches on Saturday.
The boys (1-5) scored 7 goals last week, falling at Winona Cotter before securing their first victory at St. Charles.
Girls vs. P-E-M, Sept. 17
P-E-M visited Caledonia on Tuesday, battling the lady Warriors to a 2-2 tie in overtime.
C/SG/H totaled 10 shots on goal. With an assist from Trece Frank, Ali Beardmore scored during the first half. Samantha Colleran provided the other goal during the second period. Sophomore goaltender Olivia Schmitz supplied 10 saves for C/SG/H.
The Bulldogs tied the match with a pair of second half goals. Two five-minute overtime sessions produced no further scoring in the defensive struggle.
"Both teams played very well," Caledonia Coach Tim Colleran reported.
girls at D-E Invite, Sept. 21
Entering the Dover-Eyota Tournament four days later, the Warriors were defeated in the first match by Pine Island/Zumbrota-Mazeppa, 4-1.
PIZM launched 14 shots on goal to the Warriors' 8. They scored on two penalty kicks and two corner kicks.
C/SG/H sophomore Tracy Felten scored the Warrior goal assisted by her sister Hannah Felten, a senior.
Caledonia goaltender Schmitz once again had 10 saves.
In the second match, Caledonia beat New Ulm 3-1, taking 15 shots to 11 by the Eagles.
Schmitz recorded 10 additional saves, and Tracy Felten came through with two more goals. Colleran had two assists. Sophomore Josie Wagner scored the third goal.
"This tournament included our JV players," Colleran noted. That included Josie Wagner, Sierra Bechtel, Ashley Gavin, Erin Meiners, and Kelsey Hermanson.
"They all did a fine job," Colleran added. "Tracey Felten (at) forward and goalie Olivia Schmitz played well in both games. Samantha Colleran, Erin Meiners, and Hannah Felten (did a) great job controlling the midfield in the second game against New Ulm."
Boys at Winona Cotter, Sept. 17
The boys' varsity and JV teams headed to Winona for matches with Cotter on Tuesday. The varsity squad came up short 7-3, while the JV team fell 5-0.
"This was a good game full of lots of excitement," Coach Dustin Moburg said of the varsity event. "Both teams played very well. Both teams had some beautiful shots. Unfortunately for us, more of Cotter's shots went in than ours."
C/SG/H ran up its highest shot count of the year, launching 45 attempts. Devin Schiltz scored twice while Alex Marschall got the other Warrior goal.
Caledonia goaltender Nick Strabley had 19 saves.
Senior Caleb Forst scored five times for the Ramblers.
Boys vs. P-E-M, Sept. 199
Caledonia hosted P-E-M two days later. The JV match was won by the Bulldogs, 3-1. The varsity contest was postponed due to lightning.
Junior midfielder Eli Ruesgen scored the lone goal for the Warriors. Goaltender Henry Russert had 7 saves.
Boys at St. Charles, Sept. 20
Marschall and Josh Nord each scored two goals, leading the Warriors past Saint Charles 4-3 the following night.
Strabley was in goal for the first half, while Alex Smith and Henry Russert shared goaltending duties during the second period.
"Covering for each other, man marking, and working for an open pass still need improving," Moburg noted. "With that said, it still felt good to get a win."