Soccer girls split,
boys drop pair
Wednesday, October 02, 2013 5:39 AM
The Caledonia/Spring Grove/Houston girls split a pair of soccer matches last week with a road loss at Winona Cotter and a Parents/Senior Night shutout victory against St. Charles.
The boys gave up 5 goals in each of two road trip setbacks at La Crescent and Holmen.
Boys at La Crescent, Sept. 26
Senior midfielder Ben Lassig scored three goals as the Lancers (10-3-1) shut out the Warriors 5-0.
Senior goaltender Nick Strabley valiantly recorded 16 saves for Caledonia/Spring Grove/Houston, but the Warriors were only able to launch 7 shots to 33 for La Crescent. Senior goaltender Payton Colbert got the shutout for the Lancers with three saves.
Thirteen minutes into the match, senior Jacob Fritz broke the ice for the home team. Classmate Lyn Olson scored at the 34:00 mark, and Lassig did the rest with one goal in the first period and two in the second.
Warrior coach Dustin Moburg said that the Hiawatha Valley powerhouse is always tough to play, but C/SG/H showed continued improvement on both marking and covering/recovering.
Boys at Holmen, Sept. 28
On Saturday, the gents traveled to Wisconsin to take on the Holmen Vikings. Holmen won the match, 5-2.
Moburg said the wind was a definite factor. The Vikings had a stiff breeze at their backs during the first half, scoring three goals. "During the second half, we used the wind, won balls and kept passing," Moburg said. "We came up with two late-in-the-game goals."
Josh Nord fired a shot through defenders to score the first C/SG/H goal of the week. The second score came from Justin Inglett who took a pass in the six-yard box. Official C/SG/H stats did not identify the assist.
Strabley was in goal again for the Warriors with 5 more saves on the day. The Vikings launched only 17 shots while the Warriors took 14.
Girls at Cotter, Sept. 24
The Ramblers scored first when forward Maura Michener sank a penalty kick, the only score of the first half for either team.
Trece Frank replied in the second period for the Warriors, but Michener and Mariya Swanson added two more goals for Cotter, resulting in a 3-1 final tally.
"It was a hard-fought game," C/SG/H coach Tim Colleran reported.
Olivia Schmitz had 9 saves for C/SG/H. Rambler goaltender Alex Strelow also had 9 saves.
Girls vs. St. Charles, Sept. 26
The girls improved to 5-4-1 two days later with a 3-0 victory over Saint Charles.
Thursday's home game was Parents Night/Senior Recognition. Seniors Hannah Felten, Haley Halverson, Kristina Kirchner, Rebecca Roble, Abby Wruck and Taylor Augedahl were honored.
"All of our seniors played great during their last home game," Colleran said, "with Kristina Kirchner scoring one goal during the second half.
"Rebecca Roble, Abby Wruck and Taylor Augedahl fought hard on the outside/mid with Rebecca having one shot on goal and Taylor two shots on goal. On defense, seniors Hannah Felten and Haley Halverson have been strong leaders throughout the year with both players having a excellent evening keeping St. Charles at zero."
Goaltender Schmitz recorded three saves and a shut out. Ali Beardmore scored two goals in the win with an assist going to Tracy Felton.
The boys host Saint Charles on Oct. 1. Holmen visits Caledonia two days later. On Oct. 5, Kasson-Mantorville comes calling.
For the ladies, Monday brings a trip to La Crescent. The next night, the team heads for Dover-Eyota. On Thursday C/SG/H visits Plainview-Elgin-Millville.