SLHS soccer girls upend Spirit Lake

Thursday, April 24, 2008

The Storm Lake Tornadoes girls' soccer team ripped through an unsuspecting Spirit Lake Indian squad on Monday night as they walked away with the 6-2 win.

"They played fantastic," head coach Ray Wiederholt said. "They moved the ball around well, played the open spaces, passed really well, and anticipated each other's movements."

Priscilla Rebollozo kicked off the scoring with 33:20 left in the first half, followed by Kyrie Butler less than 30 seconds later. Haley Owens then curled a corner kick into the far post for an assisted goal at 22:00, with Annie Brophy wrapping up Tornado scoring in the first half with another around the 14-minute mark. Though Spirit Lake slipped one in before the end of the half, they were unable to recover from the 4-1 deficit. The second half scoring showcased Storm Lake's ability to work together as Brophy followed a Butler shot to tap in another goal and Rebollozo headed a throw-in through the defense that ultimately ended in a Butler goal.

"Other than the scorers, Terry Gonzalez did really well. She had some great chances, she stretched the field out and opened up some passing lines," Wiederholt said. "Stevie Pedersen was also playing physical and just winning the ball, disrupting Spirit Lake's attacking."

Following the indefinite postponement of Friday's game against Webster City, the Tornadoes are now 2-2 as they head into tonight's rematch against the solid Spencer team.

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