Soccer girls up against tough schedule

The Caledonia girl’s soccer team wrapped up a tough week of play as they took part in the Dover-Eyota tournament Saturday, losing 2-1 to St. Peter and beating Pine Island 5-0.

The Warriors finished the week going 2-1-1 in five days, and coach Tom Krinke made no bones about the toll the schedule is taking on his team. “Great week, ladies, in an impossible situation. To make it worse we play three games in four days this week starting with one of the best teams in the section on Monday with Kasson-Mantorville.”

The Warriors avenged a playoff loss to Pine Island last season as Trece Frank scored unassisted at the six minute mark. Haley Halverson scored on a penalty kick at 29:00, and Hannah Russert ran a ball into the net on her chest with an assist to Alyssa Albert at 32:00 for a 3-0 lead at halftime.

“We changed goalies at half with Katie Meyer sitting down and Lauren Perry coming in,” Krinke said.

Hannah Russert scored again, with an assist to Frank at 50 minutes, and Caledonia finished the scoring with an unassisted goal to Rebecca Roble with five minutes left to play, her first goal as a varsity player.

The Warriors, after Monday’s game with Kasson-Mantorville, traveled to Byron Tuesday and will host Dover-Eyota Thursday.


– Brady Ambrose