Haley Halverson, shown here during a <br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->previous match, had <br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->the rare <br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->opportunity as a defender to score with <br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->penalty kick <br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->in the Warriors’ 5-0 shutout of Pine Island/Zumbrota-Mazeppa. <br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->
Haley Halverson, shown here during a

previous match, had

the rare

opportunity as a defender to score with

penalty kick

in the Warriors’ 5-0 shutout of Pine Island/Zumbrota-Mazeppa.

With four matches in five days, the Warriors girls soccer team had a test of endurance last week.

C/SG/H at La Crecscent, 1-0

The first match was a Sept. 18 date at La Crescent. Facing a Lancer squad that had defeated the No. 7 Kasson-Mantorville KoMets the night before, Caledonia/Spring Grove/Houston turned the tables on the home team, beating La Crescent 1-0.

Warrior Ali Beardmore scored the only goal of the match at 33:00 in the first period with an assist from Tressa King.

For C/SG/H, goaltender Katie Meyer had 10 saves. Lancer saves were recorded by Ava Fox (1) and Cheyanne Carpenter (2).

C/SG/H at St. Charles, 1-1 OT

Two nights later, Caledonia traveled to St. Charles, tying the Saints 1-1 in overtime.

"They scored early and we had to fight back," coach Tom Krinke said. "Trece Frank hit a 25-yard rocket to score, again the assist to Tressa King. Their field is narrow and rough with manhole covers within it. We couldn't generate offense and settled for the tie 1-1."

C/SG/H in D-E Tourney, 1-2, 5-0

Entering the Dover-Eyota tournament on Saturday, Sept. 23, the Warriors were defeated 2-1 by St. Peter.

"We were tired and started slow," Krinke noted. "We rallied to tie, but in the second half our legs went, and nobody could move." The Saints scored the winning shot on a free kick near the goal box.

The Warriors came back after lunch, when conditions warmed up a bit. Playing Pine Island/ Zumbrota-Mazeppa, they came out firing, defeating the Panthers 5-0.

Frank broke the ice with an unassisted goal six minutes into the match. Spring Grove's Haley Halverson scored on a penalty kick at 29:00. Hannah Russert ran a ball into the net with an assist to Alyssa Albert at 32:00.

In the second half, Russert scored again, with an assist from Frank at 50:00.

"We finished our scoring with an unassisted goal to Rebecca Roble at 65:00, her first goal as a varsity player," Krinke said.

Meyer and Lauren Perry combined at goaltender in the shutout, each playing one half. The win over the Panthers was the first meeting since Pine Island defeated C/SG/H in the playoffs last year.

Krinke stated that his team should be playing no more than three games per week, so more advantageous scheduling could help the Warriors earn a better record.

The double date on the 22nd was followed by only one day of rest before the team began play again on Monday. On Sept. 24, C/SG/H hosted Kasson-Mantorville. The following night, they traveled to Byron.

On Thursday, Oct. 4, the Warriors will hit the road for Plainview-Elgin-Millville.