Girls’ soccer team shuts out Mosinee
Despite outshooting Mosinee 19-1, the Waupaca Comet girls’ soccer team handed the Indians a 1-0 defeat Monday, May 9.
Waupaca also battled to a scoreless tie with New Holstein, dropped a 2-0 decision to Menasha and fell to Fox Valley Lutheran 2-1.
Waupaca 1, Mosinee 0
MOSINEE – Mikaila Johnson scored the game’s only goal midway through the second half.
“The score certainly didn’t indicate how the game progressed,” coach Mark Polebitski said. “Mosinee never generated a scoring threat, getting off just one shot that (goalkeeper) Ana (McCrorey) made a routine save on. Offensively, we rushed the play and couldn’t settle down.”
Waupaca 0, New Holstein 0
NEW HOLSTEIN – McCrorey stopped nine shots in a scoreless game Friday, May 6.
“Our marker backs played tight on forward Lexi Peterson and limited her chances for 80 minutes,” Polebitski said. “Offensively, we are struggling in the final 18 yards. The girls created some excellent opportunities, but couldn’t quite pull the trigger at the right time.”
The Huskies won the Division 3 state championship last season and are currently ranked fifth among Division 3 teams in the state.
Menasha 2, Waupaca 0
WAUPACA – Menasha outshot the Comets 12-4 Thursday, May 5, and scored twice in the second half.
FVL 2, Waupaca 1
APPLETON – The Foxes scored with six seconds remaining in the first half.
Johnson tied the game six minutes into the second half off of an assist from Kirsten Fehrman, but FVL broke the tie by converting a penalty kick with five minutes remaining in the game.
“We were disappointed with the loss,” Polebitski said. “We felt we had the better team, but FVL outstepped us to the 50/50 ball. There were plenty of scoring opportunities for both teams in a typical FVL/Waupaca matchup.”