Girl’s soccer starts season with winThe Agates girl’s soccer squad hit the fall pitch running winning its first game of the season 1-0 over Hibbing in double overtime.
By: Matt Suoja, Lake County News Chronicle
The Agates girl’s soccer squad hit the fall pitch running winning its first game of the season 1-0 over Hibbing in double overtime.
“We played really well,” said head coach Jeff Peterson. “The team was firing on all cylinders.”
Lacey Myrdal scored with eight seconds left in the game to propel the squad to victory. Marissa Engelson had the assist.
Lucy Bukowski was solid in goal with five saves. The Agates had 11 shots on goal.
Defender Nina Bukowski left the game with a concussion. She was given the go-ahead to start playing again.
In its next game, the Agates were trounced by Osseo 5-2.
“We were back on our heels quite a bit [throughout the game],” Peterson said.
Peterson went on to say the team didn’t play with any urgency.
Kalina Pavlisich had a nice tackle in the game as well, according to Peterson.
Two Harbors’ Engelson gave the Agates the lead in the first half with an assist from Myrdal. Osseo answered back with three first half goals of their own before Myrdal punched one in (she was assisted by Pavlisich) to end the first half with a score of 3-2 Osseo.
In the second half the Agates were shut out, all the while allowing two goals.
Lucy Bukowski had 14 saves for Two Harbors.
On Monday the team went down to Andover (population 30,000) to take on its high school team.
“It was one of the most disappointing games I have ever coached,” said Peterson about his team’s 6-0 loss.
Peterson thought the team needed better focus during the game.
“We can compete with them,” Peterson said. “We have a great group of athletes.”
The Agates only had one shot on goal during the match.