CG-B soccer team rules own field during undefeated run with 31-1 scoring edge
There’s nothing quite like the good fortune of an entire week of home soccer games. And there’s probably not much like playing seven games in six days.
Thus was Cedar Grove-Belgium’s blessing and burden last week.
The Rockets managed to go 6-0-1, outscoring their opponents by a combined 31-1.
Cedar Grove-Belgium capped the week by winning a home four-team tournament Saturday.
The Rockets defeated Oakfield, 5-0, and Lomira, 2-0, before losing to Living Word Lutheran in a shootout after the teams battled to a scoreless tie through regulation. Even so, Cedar Grove-Belgium won the tournament title on a tie-breaker.
“I’m proud of our defense and goalkeeper (Alyssa Schmitt),” said Cedar Grove-Belgium coach Elias Garza, whose team improved to 12-3-1.
“Suffice it to say, the girls spent an incredible amount of time on the pitch this past week, and it was exhausting for them on many levels. The girls hurting, sweating and competing, and I cannot thank them enough for their hard work, dedication and commitment.”
Against Oakfield, the Rockets built a 4-0 halftime lead. Halie Schieffer scored twice on assists from Ashli von Heimburg and Alex Buechler. Caitlin Hausner and A.J. Caldwell each had a goal, assisted by Buechler and Schieffer, respectively.
In the second half, Briana Weyker scored with an assist from Schieffer.
Against Lomira, Schieffer scored off a pass from von Heimburg, and Lomira scored an own goal.
The Rockets lost a penalty-kick shootout to Living Word Lutheran, 4-2.
CG-Belgium 10, Milwaukee Washington 0
The Rockets scored five goals in each half during a lopsided nonconference win at home last Friday.
In the first period, Schieffer and Kelsey Doucette scored twice and Alyssa Sauer once. Schieffer and Buechler had two assists and Ashley DeSmidt one.
In the second half, von Heimburg netted two goals, and DeSmidt, Schieffer and Brooke Koepsell each had one. Hannah Lanser had three assists, and Schieffer and von Heimburg added one each.
CG-Belgium 8, Sheboygan Christian 0
A 4-0 lead by halftime propelled the host Rockets to a Central Lakeshore Conference win May 3.
Weyker and Caldwell each scored twice in the first half, and Caldwell had one assist. Schieffer had two assists, and Koepsell and Abby Vrubley one apiece.
In the second half, Weyker, Caldwell, Schieffer and Koepsell scored. Von Heimburg, Weyker, Sauer and Schieffer each had an assist.
The win improved Cedar Grove-Belgium’s conference record to 6-1.
CG-Belgium 4, Manitowoc Roncalli 0
A strong first half paved the way to a nonconference victory for the host Rockets on May 1.
Caldwell, Weyker and Buechler all scored in the opening period, with assists credited to Schieffer and Buechler. Von Heimburg scored in the second half off a pass from Schieffer.
This week, the Rockets resumed CLC play against Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah on Tuesday and will host conference leader Howards Grove (6-0) at 6 p.m. Thursday.
Howards Grove gave the Rockets their lone conference loss, 4-1, on April 16.
Cedar Grove-Belgium will then host Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah in a 10 a.m. makeup game Saturday and host Sheboygan Lutheran/Kohler at 6 p.m. May 14.
Image Information: OPPOSING DEFENDERS had trouble staying with Cedar Grove-Belgium’s Halie Schieffer last week, when the junior forward scored eight goals in seven games. One of her goals came in an 8-0 win over Sheboygan Christian (above). Photo by Sam Arendt