WMHS girls’ soccer routs GSL, 6-0, falls to PACT and SWC

Watertown-Mayer’s Sydney Lague passes the ball to a teammate during a game earlier this season. (Staff photo by Matt Bunke)

Watertown-Mayer’s Sydney Lague passes the ball to a teammate during a game earlier this season. (Staff photo by Matt Bunke)

The Watertown-Mayer girls’ soccer team saw its three-game winning streak come to an last week with a 3-1 loss at Southwest Christian, and went on to split a pair of games later in the week.

The Royals responded to the loss at SWC with a 6-0 win over Glencoe-Silver Lake that coach Lindsey Rague described as the “best I’ve ever seen this group of girls play together.” The Royals closed the week with a 3-1 loss to St. Croix Lutheran.

In the opening game of the week on Tuesday, Sept. 10, against Southwest Christian, the Royals surrendered two goals to the Stars off of penalty kicks, which Rague said is a coaches nightmare.

“I think we came into it a little overconfident,” Rague said of her team’s three-game winning streak up until that point.

The Royals lone goal came from Bailey Barden.

“She ripped an amazing shot from about 30 yards out,” Rague said.

It was a different story from the outset for the Royals against Glencoe-Silver Lake at home on Thursday, Sept. 12. This time, the Royals got six goals from six different players, including Barden, Katie Heilman, Allison Anderson, Claire Killian, Iffy Nwankwo and Miranda Boll, The game was never competitive as the Royals cruised to the 6-0 win.

“This was a phenomenal game for us,” Rague said. “From start to finish, offense to defense, we were solid, in control, and our intensity was up the entire game.”

The Royals closed the week with a 3-1 loss at St. Croix Lutheran. Anderson scored the lone goal for the Royals.

The Royals were also in action Monday, Sept. 16, at Mayer Lutheran, and they’ll return to the field Saturday, Sept. 21, at Heritage Christian at noon. The Royals will also host PACT Charter at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24.

The Royals had a 4-6 record on the season coming into the start of this week.

 

Contact Matt Bunke at matt.bunke@ecm-inc.com

 
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