The Caledonia girl’s soccer team wrapped up the regular season with a 5-1 loss at P-E-M Oct. 4.
The Warriors ran into a hot player as P-E-M’s Channing Cordova scored three goals and added an assist in the win.
“We ran into a better more motivated team,” said Caledonia coach Tom Krinke. “We ran into a player that played her best game of the season. Channing had the game of her life. I found out later that it was her 16th birthday. Even though she took us apart scoring three goals and one assist, it was fun to watch a player at their best.”
The Warriors answered with a goal from Trece Frank off an assist from Ali Beardmore. “At that point I felt we were in the game,” Krinke said. “Channing then took over and the game was gone.”
The Warriors now turn their attention to the playoffs where they were given a #8 seed and hosted a home game in the first round Tuesday against #9 seeded Pine Island.
“Even though we are not as sharp as we were earlier, the rankings gave us credit for our early success,” Krinke said. “We beat Pine Island early in our 7 in 10 days run. They beat us at their home last year in the play-offs, so we owe them still. I struggle to know which team of ours will show up, but I am hopeful we will be there to play at the top of our game.”
A win Tuesday would more than likely send the Warriors to a meeting with #1 seeded Rochester Lourdes Thursday at Rochester.
– Brady Ambrose