LHS girls split week 2-2

Senior Grace Gassen drives past a Rockford defender during the Crusaders’ Sept. 12 game.

Senior Grace Gassen drives past a Rockford defender during the Crusaders’ Sept. 12 game.

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.

Contact Melissa Marohl at melissa.marohl@ecm-inc.com

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