The Clintonville girls’ soccer regular season ended last Tuesday, Parent’s Night, with a 3-0 victory over visiting Wautoma.
The Lady Truckers had been playing a more coordinated style of soccer as injured players returned to the roster or field, and Tuesday was a continuation of that trend.
Choosing to defend the east goal and facing a 20 mile per hour wind, Clintonville had numerous opportunities to take the lead, but could not convert any of their shots in to scores. Even though they had outplayed Wautoma, the score at half-time was 0-0.
After the half-time celebration, Clintonville kept the pressure on the Wautoma defense and took a 1-0 lead when Katie Collier scored on a break-away. Line-mates Paige Lehman and Rachel Wisneski also had great opportunities, but were denied by excellent goalie play from the Wautoma keeper.
With 7:30 left in the contest, Kelsey Raasch scored her first varsity goal off of a direct kick. Four minutes later, defender Kayla Van Asten found the upper left corner of the opponent’s goal for her first goal.
Clintonville Keeper Sarah Tourville notched her third shut-out of the season as the Truckers won 3-0.
“We continue to move the ball with authority, and look for advantages. I’m really proud of this team for their willingness to keep trying. With all of the concussions and knee injuries suffered this year, the girls continued to work, and it’s starting to show on the field,” said Coach Roger Lupien. “I was thrilled that both Kayla and Mouse were able to get goals in their final home game, especially with their parents in the stands.”