CG-Belgium now finding the net

Rockets beat Division 1 opponent and overwhelm a smaller one; Ozaukee looks for first victory
By 
MITCH MAERSCH
Ozaukee Press staff

Missed scoring opportunities stood between the Cedar Grove-Belgium High School girls’ soccer team and a perfect start to the season.

After being unable to capitalize on 19 scoring chances in a 2-1 loss at Wrightstown to open the season, the Rockets didn’t miss on many more in their next two games.

Last Friday, the Rockets won, 11-0, against Salem, one day after Abby Kraus netted a hat trick in a 3-1 victory at Division 1 non-conference opponent Homestead.

Against overmatched Salem, Madison Bohacek, Jessica Sutryk, Genesis Ciske and Sarah Burmesch each scored two goals. Kaitlyn Henderson, Alyssa Mentink and Lizzie Luebke each had one.

Emilie Beudry and Faith Schieffer each had three assists. Mentink, Bohacek, Ciske and Abby Te Stroete each had one.

“Going back to back we decided to rest many of the upperclasswomen and were able to get many of the younger players an opportunity to play,” coach Elias Garza said.

“Despite the limited experience for the Salam program, that did not discourage their players. Salam displayed enthusiasm and respect.”

At Homestead a day earlier, Kraus scored early on an assist from Mentink for a 1-0 lead at the break.

“We did well limiting Homestead in the first half,” Garza said.

Kraus opened the second half with another early goal, this time on an assist from Bohacek.

The Highlanders pushed and got to within one on a goal by Sophia King.

Kraus scored her third goal late in the game on an assist from Haven Minick.

“Great contributions by all. Good experience for the girls that they can build on,” Garza said.

At Wrightstown on April 1, Kraus scored less than two minutes into the game but the Rockets missed on 19 other shots in a 2-1 loss.

It was 1-1 at half. Wrightstown scored the game-winner midway through the second half.

“We out-possessed and outshot them by a significant margin, but winning the statistical battle means little if we are unable to acquire a positive result,” Garza said.

The 2-1 Rockets were to host Kiel on Tuesday, Valders at 6;15 p.m. Thursday and open Big East Conference play at Sheboygan Lutheran/Christian at 4:30 p.m. Monday. They play conference rival

Ozaukee at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at Uihlein Soccer Park in Milwaukee.

The Warriors are 0-1-1 on the season after tying Mayville last Thursday, 1-1, and losing at Kewaskum on April 2, 5-1. Abby Miller scored the Warriors’ goal against Kewaskum.

Ozaukee plays at Oostburg at 6 p.m. Thursday, at Lomira at 4:30 p.m. Friday and in a Central Wisconsin Christian invite on Saturday.

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