Soccer girls counting on experience
Thursday, August 29, 2013 7:54 AM
First year head coach Tim Colleran takes over a girls soccer program that encompasses Caledonia (the host), Spring Grove and Houston this year. He served as assistant coach for the previous three years.
Spring Grove students Haley Halverson (left) and Kelsey Hermanson will be on the field with the Caledonia/Spring Grove/Houston girls soccer team. Not pictured is Emily Guberud.
Colleran said he's happy to have 15 upperclassmen on this year's roster. Experience may be the key to successfully competing for a Three Rivers Conference crown. "It should be a close race," he noted recently. "On any given day, any team could beat another in this conference."
The girls from C/SG/H went 5-10-1 last season overall, 1-4-1 in conference play. Returning players include senior Hannah Felten, who is listed as a fullback. Haley Halverson of Spring Grove also plays as a defender.
Classmates Rebecca Roble and Taylor Augedahl are both midfielders as is Abby Wruck. Krissy Kirchner is also listed as a midfielder while the final senior on the roster is goalie Lauren Perry.
Juniors include Brenna Werner at midfielder, Trece Frank at forward, Ella Pieper at defender, Tressa King at midfielder, Samantha Colleran at midfielder, Alison Goergen at defender, Elizabeth Stoltz at midfielder, and Ali Beardmore at forward.
Sophomores are Olivia Schmitz at goalie, Sydney Halverson at defender, and Tracy Felten at defender.
Play kicked off at Kasson-Mantorville on Aug. 27 after the Herald went to press. On Thursday, Sept. 5, Cotter visits Caledonia at 7 p.m. while Sept. 10 brings a road trip to St. Charles.