In four games last week, the Mayer Lutheran girls’ soccer team found itself battling in overtime twice. The Crusaders emerged from the week 2-2 with victories over Glencoe-Silver Lake and the International School of Minnesota.
LHS began the week with a 3-1 loss to Becker on Sept. 9. Belle Flucas scored the Crusaders’ only goal in the first half to give LHS a 1-0 lead, before Becker tied the game at 1-1 before halftime. Becker then scored twice in the second half to snag the victory.
Facing off against Glencoe-Silver Lake on Sept. 10, LHS head coach Stefan Wismar said the game proved to be a fun one, much like the 2012 match up of the teams.
Last season, the teams took the game into overtime tied at 3-3 before the Crusaders fell by a last minute goal to G-SL.
This year, the game was locked in a 0-0 stalemate at the end of regulation time, made possible by a full layout save by senior goalkeeper Krianna Boelke, according to Wismar.
The Crusaders would win the game with three minutes remaining in overtime when senior Grace Gassen made a crossfield pass to freshman Addie Luehrs who found the back of the net for the 1-0 Crusader victory.
Mayer Lutheran hosted Rockford Thursday night and again held the game at 0-0 into the second half before Rockford snagged a 1-0 overtime win.
On Saturday, LHS traveled to ISM and brought home a 7-1 victory.
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