A SCRAMBLE FOR the ball left Ozaukeeâ€™s Katie Bares (left) and Cedar Grove-Belgiumâ€™s Stephanie TeStroete turned in opposite directions during a Central Lakeshore Conference game last week. Ozaukee dominated play in a 5-0 win.
Photo by Sam Arendt
Ozaukee soccer team rallies to down Howards, stay tied for CLC top spot
A hard-fought victory kept the Ozaukee girlsâ€™ soccer team in the fight for the Central Lakeshore Conference title Monday.
Overcoming an early deficit, the Warriors scored a 3-2 road win over Howards Grove.
The victory improved Ozaukee to 5-0-1 in league play, good for a share of first place with Oostburg.
Howards Grove grabbed a 1-0 lead in the 13th minute on a goal by Brooke Schaller.
However, the Warriors rallied with an unassisted goal from Ashley Orten in the 16th minute, followed by a goal from Brooke Schueller, assisted by Bares, at 24 minutes.
The lead grew to 3-1 when Katie Bares scored with an assist from Schueller in the 65th minute. Howards Grove (4-2) got its final score from Schaller in the 71st minute.
Liebergen praised his teamâ€™s determination, singling out Ortenâ€™s score.
â€śIt was such an important goal to get just minutes after giving one up,â€ť he said. â€śAshley was decisive and showed offensive tenacity on the play.â€ť
Baresâ€™ goal gave the Warriors some breathing room on a play set up by freshman Kaylee Klopp. She kept possession before passing to Schueller for a crossing assist on the score.
â€śThis game had plenty of momentum swings in it. Both teams played strong,â€ť Liebergen said.
Ozaukee will continue CLC play with a 4:30 p.m. game at Sheboygan Lutheran/Kohler on Thursday and travel to Oostburg for a 6 p.m. match May 10.
Cedar Grove-Belgium 1, Sheboygan Christian 0
The Rockets scored their first win of the season Monday, a 1-0 decision at home.
Caitlin Hausner lofted a 25-yard bomb in the 59th minute for the gameâ€™s lone goal. Briana Weyker was credited with an assist.
The win improved Cedar Grove-Belgium to 1-6 in Central Lakeshore Conference play and 1-8 overall.
â€śWe have been on the losing end of one-goal games too many times thus far this season, so it was extremely gratifying to come out victorious,â€ť Rockets coach Elias Garza said.
â€śThe girls certainly deserved this.â€ť
The Rockets outshot the Eagles, 16-12, and got eight saves from goalkeeper Alyssa Schmitt.
Garza said Hausner, Weyker and Halie Schieffer played well offensively, as did Ashley Turnquist and Steph TeStroete on defense.
â€śWe finally started to see signs of playing collectively as opposed to individually,â€ť he said.
â€śI hope the girls are able to carry some of these positives into our upcoming games.â€ť
Ozaukee 5, Cedar Grove-Belgium 0
The Warriors pulled away in the second half for an easy conference road win April 28.
Schueller put Ozaukee ahead to stay with a goal in the seventh minute, assisted by Lizzie Janke.
The floodgates opened in the second half.
After Abbey Beck scored in the 46th minute, Orten found the net with an assist from Bares in the 52nd minute. Beck scored again in the 60th minute with an assist from Orten.
Micaela Burns capped the scoring in the 71st minute with an assist from Bares.
Howards Grove 2, Cedar Grove-Belgium 1
The Rockets were edged in a conference makeup game at home April 26.
Howards Grove jumped ahead, 1-0, when Shaina Kretchmer scored at 33 minutes.
Schieffer tied the game with a goal at 37 minutes.
But in the 42nd minute, Carmen Conrad scored on an assist by Brooke Schaller, and the Tigers hung on for the victory.
This week, the Rockets were scheduled to play Kewaskum on Tuesday, host Elkhart Lake at 6 p.m. Thursday and host a quadrangular tournament at 9 a.m. Saturday.
On May 10, Cedar Grove-Belgium will travel to Howards Grove for a 4:30 p.m. match.