MILLER CITY — Junior Madison Kreeger scored a goal with 3:05 remaining in the match to lift St. John’s to a 2-1 girls soccer victory over Miller City on a brilliant but windy Monday afternoon at Miller City.
The Lady Blue Jays (3-9-1) led 1-0 at the half on a goal by senior Alyssa Gable.
However, the heavy wind that blew throughout the match — as well as the lowering sun in the west — was now with the host Wildcats (7-7) and they tried to take advantage. They played most of the half in their offensive end, peppering shot after shot at the net and sophomore netminder Samantha Wehri (15 saves vs. 18 shots).
She and her defensive mates held up — despite not getting a lot of forays into their offensive end — but could not completely hold up.
The best chances the hosts had were at 38:10, when senior Brandy Gerschutz had an open look from the middle but her 20-yarder hit off the crossbar; at 37:40, when Gerschutz fired an 18-yard laser that Wehri denied; at 28-29, when her free kick from 28 yards was just over the top; and 25:20, when senior Dana Kohls got on a full-speed run down the middle with Wehri coming out, and Kohls tried to pooch it over the keeper to herself to the left side but the ball rolled out of bounds.
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