Defense key as Tigers stay undefeated


EMILY SCHMID (right) scores Howards Grove’s second goal in Tuesday’s CLC soccer match versus Ozaukee. Morgan Edge of HGHS watches. — Review photo by Greg Ceilley EMILY SCHMID (right) scores Howards Grove’s second goal in Tuesday’s CLC soccer match versus Ozaukee. Morgan Edge of HGHS watches. — Review photo by Greg Ceilley HOWARDS GROVE – A strong defensive performance sparked the Howards Grove Tigers past Ozaukee, 3-1, in a Central Lakeshore Conference girls soccer match here Tuesday afternoon.

The Tigers raised their CLCleading record to 4-0 (4-0 overall). The Warriors slipped to 0-1 in the league (1-2 overall).

“Our defense was impressive this evening. Ashley Reinemann, Malayna McDaniel, Zyta Mueller and Katie Guse kept Ozaukee from maintaining possession on our half of the field for the majority of the game,” said Tiger head coach Kasey Smith.

“Their pressure kept Ozaukee’s forwards from getting many touches and our outside defenders came forward for some crosses. McDaniel played a very tough, physical game at stopper and was a large factor in our success.”


RAYVEN KALMERTON of Howards Grove attempts to dribble around an Ozaukee opponent in Tuesday’s CLC soccer match. — Review photo by Greg Ceilley RAYVEN KALMERTON of Howards Grove attempts to dribble around an Ozaukee opponent in Tuesday’s CLC soccer match. — Review photo by Greg Ceilley Ozaukee had only five shots on goal, with Tiger goalie Olivia Stauss making four saves. Warrior goalkeeper Autumn Smith made six saves. HGHS was credited with 12 shots on goal.

The Tigers jumped out to a 1-0 lead on goal by Morgan Edge in the seventh minute, assisted by Brittany Schaller.

HGHS went up 2-0 on Emily Schmid’s goal with an assist from Schaller in the 23rd minute.

Ozaukee made it 2-1 halftime on a goal by Brooke Bares in the 37th minute, assisted by Loren Miller.

The Tigers scored a key insurance goal in the 70th minute on an outstanding header by Schaller, assisted by McDaniel, which made it a 3-1 contest.

“I felt our outside mids also did a great job getting some throughballs past Ozaukee’s back line and let our forwards get in deep for crosses and shots.

“Brittany Schaller [sophomore forward] had two assists tonight which were crucial as Ozaukee chose to mark her after she got loose one or two times early in the game. Brittany has a great touch on the ball and can make quick passes to other athletes running off of her even if she has a defender or two on her,” Smith noted.


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