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SL soccer wins nailbiter

Thursday, April 17, 2008

The Storm Lake girls' soccer team brought home their first win of the season on Monday, April 14 when they defeated Western Christian 1-0.

Terry Gonzalez was the girl with the golden shoe as she tapped in the only score of the game with 4:40 remaining in regulation. The Tornadoes worked the ball down field and got their break when Kyrie Butler used her head to flick the ball to Annie Brophy, who set up the score for Gonzalez.

"It was a beautiful play," head coach Ray Wiederholt said. "Throughout the game the team possessed the ball really well, they passed the ball and they moved to open spaces."

Adriana Najera, a defensive midfielder, was one of the key players who helped stave off any scoring by Western Christian. Although she has not had a lot of experience in the position, her efforts did not go unnoticed.

"She stepped in without any questions. She did a fine job of collecting loose balls and had a couple nice shots from the outside," Wiederholt said.

The Tornadoes had 12 shots on goal while senior goalie Amber Cords recorded her first shutout as a high school soccer goalie. The team played an organized game where they had possession of the ball a majority of the time, and will continue to work on keeping their defensive shape and passing as they prepare for their home game against Webster City on Friday. Storm Lake is now 2-1 in the Lakes Conference.

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