|9/17/2021 12:39:00 PM|
Wildcats grab their first wins with shutouts over Marshall and FL
by CHUCK FITZERCloquet-Carlton 1, Chisago Lakes 0
The Cloquet-Carlton Lumberjacks scored in the first half and held off the Wildcat girls’ soccer team for a 1-0 victory Wednesday, September 1 at Chisago Lakes High School. Wildcat head coach Wayne Kugel said “This was our best outing to date. We held the Lumberjacks scoreless in the second half and started to make significant strides with our overall game. We competed. We are starting to get our game plan rhythm. The girls were fantastic. We expect to continue to get better with each match.”
Chisago Lakes 1, Duluth Marshall 0
Madison Kubalek scored against the Duluth Marshall Hilltoppers midway through the second half to give the Wildcats a 1-0 lead. The Wildcats controlled the ball well and held off the Hilltoppers until 12 minutes remained, when the game was called due to lightning and the Wildcats were declared the 1-0 winners. The game was played Tuesday, September 7 at Chisago Lakes.
After a scoreless, tightly contested first half, the Wildcats started gaining momentum in the second half, controlling the ball well and generating numerous scoring opportunities. Wildcat head coach Wayne Kugel said “Our team is gaining momentum with each and every game. I couldn’t be more proud of our girls.”
Monticello 1, Chisago Lakes 0
The Monticello Magic scored the only goal of the game three minutes into overtime and held off the Wildcats for the remaining seven minutes to top the Wildcats 1-0 on Thursday, September 9 at Chisago Lakes High School.
The back-and-forth match between the Wildcats and the Magic, one of the top teams in the Mississippi 8 Conference, remained scoreless for 80 minutes of regulation time. Since this was a conference match, the game went into overtime. In the 83rd minute, Monticello found some magic as the Wildcats were clearing the ball out of the box and Monticello was able to capitalize on a well-placed one touch shot into the net. “This was an incredible match played by two incredible teams. Well played on both sides,” said Wildcat head coach Wayne Kugel.
Chisago Lakes 5, Forest Lake 0
Madison Kubalek had a hat trick to lead the Wildcats to a 5-0 shutout of the regional rival Forest Lake Rangers Saturday, September 11 at Forest Lake High School.
It didn’t take too long for the confident Wildcats to get on the scoreboard. In the 12th minute, Ruby Dirks served a huge cross into the 6-yard box and Kubalek planted the ball into the back of the net. The Rangers were able to hold off the Wildcats for the remainder of the first half. The second half was a different story. Two minutes into the second half, Addison Barrett connected with Kubalek for another Wildcat score. The Wildcats proceeded to rattle off three more unanswered goals by Barrett, Kubalek (assisted by Katelyn Barnick) and a first-time varsity score by eighth grader Allison Smothers.
The Wildcats (2-4-0) play the Becker Bulldogs at Becker High School tonight at 7 p.m. Next Tuesday, September 21, they will head to Cambridge-Isanti to take on the Bluejackets at 7 p.m.