Marquette Redettes girls soccer team wins 2 of 3 games in recent days
MARQUETTE — Marquette improved its high school girls soccer record to 6-3-3 this season after winning two of three games on the road over the weekend and on Monday evening.
The Redettes finished its recent flurry of games with a 4-0 win at Houghton as Addie Ollila had a goal in each half.
Two days earlier on Saturday, MSHS split a pair of games at the Lakeland Union Invitational in Minocqua, Wisconsin, defeating Medford 5-1 as Bella Lorens notched the “natural” hat trick with the game’s first three goals, then losing in a shootout to host Lakeland Union after the teams tied 2-2 in regulation.
Here is a synopsis of the games:
Marquette 4, Houghton 0
Lorens and Kaitlyn Des Parois scored in the first half as Marquette built a 3-0 halftime advantage. Assists on those first-half goals went to Hattie Britton and McKayla Quigley, while Lorens had an assist on Ollila’s second-half tally.
“We did what we needed to do get the win, but our team has so much potential and is so talented that I know we could have given more,” MSHS head coach Anna Bauers said. “Sophomore Addie Ollila really gave our team some energy and worked hard to capitalize on (our) chances.”
Senior keeper Sydney Lake was credited with the shutout.
Marquette 5, Medford 1
Saturday’s first game also included a goal by Paige Britton on a penalty kick, while Hattie Britton got the final goal when connecting off a corner kick by teammate Averie Kelly.
Joining Kelly in the assist department were Kyla Palomaki, Belle Lagrou and Adyson Goodney.
“We were able to get into a groove against Medford with the girls passing really well,” Bauers said. “Their goalie was good, which forced us to be more precise and creative with our shooting. It was a good way to start the day.”
Lakeland Union 2, Marquette 2
In the Redettes’ shootout loss, Lorens tied the game, then put Marquette ahead in the second half following defensive pressure applied by Lorens and Alyson McCarthy. Paige Britton got an assist on the go-ahead goal.
Lakeland tied the game late in regulation to force the shootout.
“We knew Lakeland was going to be tough with fast girls on the wings and physical play,” Bauers said. “We got out of our groove and started playing ‘kickball,’ but in the second half we (were) able to take back the middle of the field and start passing to feet.
“I was so proud of those girls. We only had 20 minutes in between games, which is tough. They worked so hard and left everything out on the field. As a coach, you can’t ask for more than that.”
The Redettes takes on Iron Mountain at 5:30 p.m. Thursday for Senior Night at the Kaufman Sports Complex in Marquette.
Information compiled by Journal Sports Editor Steve Brownlee. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.