Royals girls’ soccer wins again

The Watertown-Mayer girls’ soccer team stayed red hot last week, topping Mayer Lutheran on the road, 6-1, on Tuesday Sept. 18. It was the only game of the week for the Royals, whose game against International School later in the week was cancelled.

The win was the fourth in a row and sixth in seven games overall for the Royals. Watertown-Mayer started the season 0-3 but has lost only once since then in building a 6-4 record, the best mark in school history.

The Royals may have won a lot of games in the last couple weeks, but head coach Lindsey Rague said the latest win over Mayer Lutheran was the team’s best effort so far this season.

“It’s so rewarding as a coach to watch these girls hit their stride,” she said. “As a team, we are in a place where each game we’re coming out stronger and faster then we did the week before, and we’re able to control the pace of the game.”

The Royals got goals from six different players in the 6-1 win. Lisa McCain, Katie Heilman, Morgan Menke, Annie Poikonen, Madi Anderson and Hallie Harding all tallied goals for Watertown-Mayer.
“That’s incredible to see six different players score on a given night,” Rague said. “That’s a testament to the hard work and trust the girls have put into our new system.”

Watertown-Mayer will be back in action Thursday, Sept. 27, for a 5 p.m. home game against Rockford. The Royals will also be in action at home on Saturday, Sept. 29, for a 1 p.m. home game against Glencoe-Silver Lake. The Royals will hit the road on Tuesday, Oct. 2, for a 4 p.m. game against PACT.