Girls gone from playoffsHopes were high for the Agate girl’s soccer team after they went to the section quarterfinal before losing to Esko-Carlton.
By: Matt Suoja, Lake County News Chronicle
Hopes were high for the Agate girl’s soccer team after they went to the section quarterfinal before losing to Esko-Carlton.
Last Thursday, the team started out its playoff hunt with a bang, winning 1-0 over Duluth Marshall in the first round of the section playoffs, but that’s the only win they could muster the rest of the tournament.
In the quarterfinals Saturday, the Agates lost to Esko-Carlton 5-1 as Two Harbors allowed five first half-goals. Kaila Carpenter scored the lone goal for the Agates (Ivie Brooks had the assist).
Against Marshall, Lacey Myrdal punched one in during the first half (assisted by Emily Zeimet) and that’s all Two Harbors needed. Lucy Bukowski had seven saves for Two Harbors.
“We started out strong,” head coach Jeff Peterson said about the game against Marshall. “We gave up too many scoring opportunities.”
Some of the top players who will be lost to graduation include center and midfielder Carpenter, and defenders Kristy Olson and Sierra Tietge.
“The level of soccer is rapidly increasing on the girl’s side [in Two Harbors],” Peterson said. “The potential is really strong.”