Crusaders fall to Royals twice in two weeks

Sophomore Paige Schneider (17) and junior Mackenzie Thiesfeld (5) chase down a loose ball against Watertown-Mayer.

Sophomore Paige Schneider (17) and junior Mackenzie Thiesfeld (5) chase down a loose ball against Watertown-Mayer.

The Mayer Lutheran girls’ soccer team has struggled in recent weeks, with one victory, a tie, and two losses to neighboring Watertown-Mayer.

At the International School of Minnesota on Saturday, Sept. 14, the Crusaders held a 2-0 lead after the first half, and put three more goals past the ISM goaltender in the early second half to make it a 5-0 lead. ISM was able to score one goal, but the Crusaders bounced in two more for the eventual 7-1 win.

Belle Flucas and Addie Luehrs each had a pair of goals, while Lily Schneider, Libby Baumgartner, and Hannah Zahrte each scored one.

Mayer Lutheran hosted Watertown-Mayer on Tuesday, Sept. 17, and fell in a 5-0 game.

“Watertown on Tuesday was a tough loss,” head coach Stefan Wismar said. “Played great first half … but in the end Watertown’s speed was just too much for us.”

The Sept. 19 game against Big Lake was cancelled due to weather, so LHS caught a break in time to prepare for a 1-1 overtime tie at St. John’s Prep on Sept. 23. The Crusaders put up the first goal and held a 1-0 halftime lead, but the Johnnies scored with about 10 minutes left in regulation and neither team was able to find the net in the overtime period.

Wismar said there wasn’t much to say about the Crusaders loss at Watertown-Mayer that Thursday. For the second time in two weeks, LHS fell to the Royals, this time in an 8-0 game.

The Crusaders wrap up the regular season this Saturday, Oct. 5 at St. Agnes in St. Paul. The seedings for the Section 6A tournament will be announced early next week.

 

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

 
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