Clintonville’s girls’ soccer team is moving toward the halfway point of the season, but has lost another player due to a concussion.
Freshman MaKayla Vollmer was diagnosed with a concussion May 5 after the Truckers’ 4-0 loss to Waupaca. Vollmer had been seeing considerable playing time as she became more accustomed to the speed of varsity soccer and her injury marks the sixth concussion for the team squad.
With that as a backdrop, the Truckers hosted Sevastopol May 6 for a nonconference game that ended in a scoreless tie.
Defenders Marietta Sorenson and Sarah Tourville continued their season-long strong play and freshman goalie Maddy Didier tallied 14 saves for the game.
Katie Collier had the best opportunity of the game, but her shot in the waning minutes of regular time went right. With the score 0-0, the two teams headed for overtime. Both extra periods were dominated by defense and the game ended in a 0-0 tie.
“I have never seen so many concussions in such a short period of time,” coach Roger Lupien said. “With our limited number of players, we are moving people around game after game. Our lack of offense reflects the many forced changes we have made. Defenders Sorenson, Krueger and Tourville have been pressured all year long and their consistent play has kept us in most games.
“I can’t say enough good things about Maddy Didier in goal,” he added. “She is combining game experience and her athleticism to become a top-notch keeper. I wish that we could make her life a little easier. Hopefully, we will start to get some of our ‘wounded’ back on the field and finish the season strong.”