|9/26/2019 4:17:00 PM|
Chisago Lakes stays undefeated
Chisago Lakes 9, Cambridge-Isanti 0
The Cambridge-Isanti Bluejackets must have known they were going to have their hands full when they traveled to Lindstrom to face the Wildcat girls’ soccer team. Seven different Wildcats scored goals as the Wildcats shut out the Bluejackets 9-0 Tuesday, September 17.
The Wildcats wasted no time getting on the scoreboard. At the three-minute mark of the first half, Allison Glenna intercepted a Cambridge attempt to clear a ball out of their defensive zone and rocketed a shot into the corner of the net to put the Wildcats up 1-0. Four minutes later, Estefani Hanson sent a ball through to Riann Daas without skipping a step for a breakaway goal. A minute later, Hanson connected again with Daas for goal number three. At the 33-minute mark, Kellie Higgins scored on the free kick and a minute later Avery Constant scored her first goal of the season by bending in a corner kick. With four minutes left in the half, Katherine Saueressig sent a throw in to Alyssa Hempel, who put it in the back of the net for yet another goal and a 6-0 halftime lead. The Wildcats started off the second half with more of the same. Three minutes in, Daas slipped a pass through the defense to Rayna Barrett for the finish. In the 59th minute, Ruby Dircks passed to Claire Meyer at the top of the 18 and Meyer put it away for her first goal of the season. And to top it off, Higgins scored off a free kick to make the final 9-0.
Chisago Lakes 1, Princeton 0
On the Wildcats’ Senior Night, at home against the Princeton Tigers, it was appropriate that two seniors combined for the only score of the game. In the twentieth minute, Estefani Hanson sent a beautiful ball to Riann Daas, who scored to make it 1-0. And the score held up.
Wildcat head coach Wayne Kugel said “It’s the night we celebrate the contributions of our seniors to our entire program. Our seniors become extensions of our coaching staff and mean the world to our program.” The Wildcats kicked off the match with all eight of their seniors on the field: Kayla Sorensen, Anna Kittleson-Egge, Riann Daas, Allison Glenna, Kellie Higgins, Claire Meyer, Estefani Hanson and Morgan Kiefer. The Wildcats dominated possession in this one. But even with the Wildcats keeping the ball on the Tiger end of the field for most of the match, Princeton junior goalkeeper Sydney Eckert, was effective keeping the ball out of the net – with one exception.
Chisago Lakes 3, Duluth Denfeld 0
Wildcats kicked off their first of five straight road games with a matchup against the Duluth Denfeld Hunters at Duluth Public Schools Stadium last Saturday. Even with rainy conditions, the Wildcats came prepared. In the eighth minute, Rayna Barrett sent through ball to Riann Daas for the first goal of the game. In the thirteenth minute, Kellie Higgins a corner kick into the six-yard box, and Daas leaped above the fray and headed it into the het for the Wildcats’ second goal. With nine minutes remaining in the first half, there was a weather delay of roughly an hour, but play was allowed to resume after the weather cleared. The Wildcats went into halftime with a 3-0 lead. With seven minutes left in the match, Estefan Hanson sent a through ball with surgical precision to Madison Kubalek, who scored her first goal of the season to make it 3-0 and clinched the win for the Wildcats.