Goals elusive for soccer girls
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 4:53 AM
The Caledonia girls soccer team hosted La Crescent on Sept. 10, losing 2-0.
Warrior junior Brielle Biermann scored just 35 seconds after the start of the game. She also put away the second score, an unassisted goal, with about three minutes left to play in the match.
"She was really phenomenal," Caledonia coach Tom Krinke said. Biermann leads the Lancers in scoring this season.
"We had our chances, we just couldn't get it in the net," Krinke added.
Another home match occurred on Sept. 13, when Caledonia hosted Plainview-Elgin-Millville. The Bulldogs prevailed in another low-scoring match, 2-1.
Twenty-two minutes into the first period, P-E-M broke the ice when senior midfielder Kayla Schmidt managed to put the ball in the net. Caledonia tied it with four seconds left in the half when senior forward Skylar Schoh scored with an assist by sophomore midfielder Samantha Colleran. That play began with a free kick.
With six minutes left in the second period, P-E-M took the lead off a penalty kick from sophomore forward Channing Cordova. It was enough to secure the win.
"This team has great heart. We tried hard, but did not play effectively," Krinke noted. The Warriors are currently struggling to play within a system that will work for them, he added.
Caledonia, which hosts a team that includes Spring Grove and Houston, plays six games in eight days, which began with an away date at La Crescent on Sept. 18 followed two days later with an away game in St. Charles. Two more matches are scheduled at the Dover-Eyota Tourney on Saturday, Sept. 22. The team returns home for a date with Kasson-Mantorville on Monday, Sept. 24.