By Coach Bob McBain
Head Girls Soccer Coach
ST/EM traveled to Grinnell on Thursday with a 5:00 start to the game. ST/EM started the game with Sam Earley in goal, Sadie Kavalier, Hailee Weiss, Cynthia Lares, and Ericka Dunning in defense, Catie Collins, Kylee Hoskins, Dani Stubbs and Kloey Fairall in mid-field, with Mona Munez and Erin Filloon as forwards. The weather was sunny but cool with a wind out of the West.
The STC girls soccer team played at home against Gladbrook Reinbeck on Tuesday April 15. The Trojans lost 0-10. Sadie Kavalier is pictured above.
Chronicle Photo/Darvin Graham
This was a game that ST/EM team learned what good passing and speed does. Grinnell had three quick people up front and very good passing from the mid-field to feed the speedy forwards. ST/EM tried to match the speed, but the passing thru the slots was the difference this evening. Grinnell controlled the flow and tempo, and kept the ball in the ST/EM end for most of the game. Grinnell opened the scored at the 9 minute mark and backed in up with another goal one minute later. Grinnell scored again at the 15 and 16 minute mark for a quick 4-0 lead. ST/EM switched goalies as Sam Earley went down with a injury. Hannah Keckler came in and took over the goalie position for the rest of the match. Grinnell scored again at the 21 and 22 minute mark. ST/EM got organized better and held Grinnell scoreless for the rest of the half. At the 25 minute mark, Catie Collins had a chance on a goal that was a 50-50 pass through ball that ended up with a tangle between the Grinnell goalie and Catie. The goalie stopped the shot but Catie went down hard and was done for the game. Dani Stubbs at the 35 minute mark had a breakaway but the Grinnell goalie stopped the shot and this is the way the half ended with Grinnell holding a 6-0 lead.
The second half was more of the same with Grinnell continuing to press the attack. Grinnell scored at the 42, 50 55 and 75 minute mark for the final score of 10-0. ST/EM defense tried to play solid defense but the speed of Grinnell kept the defense and mid-field off their game for the match. Jocelyne Veliz, Nicole Johnson, Anna Jensen, Araceli Angel, Alyssa Patro, Socorro Mendoza, and Courtney Ceasar saw action during the game and filed in with the injuries to the starters.
This was a tough game for the ST/EM team. Grinnell controlled the game and the stats showed that as well. Grinnell had 11 corners to 0 for ST/EM. ST/EM had 2 shots and 2 on goal. Grinnell had 34 shots with 20 on goal. ST/EM will need to put this game behind them and get ready for next week with three games scheduled. Benton on Monday, Vinton on Thursday on the road, and Marshalltown on Friday, again on the road.
The JV team lost 6-0 to the Grinnell JV squad. ST/EM next game is Monday, April 21 when they host Benton in a 4:30 start. Varsity followed by JV..