The Adel-DeSoto-Minburn Tigers girls’ soccer team hosted the Carlisle Wildcats on Monday, May 15. The Tigers look like they’re back on their winning streak after they beat the Wildcats 4-2.
The Tigers immediately had control of the ball. In the first two minutes of the first half, the Tigers were able to get two shots in, unfortunately, both balls missed the goal.
The Wildcats were able to get possession for a little while and were eventually given a corner kick. The corner kick missed, and the Tigers regained the ball.
With 31 minutes left in the half, Izzy LaFollette shot the ball again. The ball looked good, but just hit the crossbar and bounced out.
This didn’t stop the Tigers from keeping control of the ball and within a few minutes Sydney Canney was shooting. Unfortunately the first goal was still not up on the board.
A few fouls were called against either team and soon the clock read 17 minutes left in the half. The Wildcats had taken control of the ball and had driven down the field, Abby Noonan had the ball in her possession and saw her opportunity. Noonan made the shot that went right past the Tigers’ keeper Josi Lonneman. The Wildcats were up 1-0.
The game restarted with the Tigers in control of the ball and they took no time to drive to the goal. The Tigers fit in another shot just four minutes later and six minutes after the goal the Tigers made their own goal.
The Tigers were given a corner kick in which Delaney Barton shot, the ball went right to the net. The Wildcats and Tigers fought over the ball right inside the net, but the Tigers were able to win and they tied it up 1-1.
The clock ticked down for a few more minutes until the Tigers were called on a foul. Wildcat Amie Berndt was given the free kick with just seven minutes left in the half. Her kick went in and the Wildcats were backup by one goal.
The Tigers weren’t going to stop there. Once again, they took control of the ball immediately. They passed the ball back and forth down the field until LaFollette was in control. LaFollette shot and tied the game up.
Even with the Wildcats gaining possession of the ball after the restart of the game, the Tigers picked up the ball quickly. Just one minute after their last goal, LaFollette was in control of the ball again and shooting. With just three and a half minutes left in the first half, the Tigers were up 3-2.
The Tigers finished the half still in control of the ball.
The second half started out well for the Tigers, or so it looked. As they had ended the first half, they began the second half in full control of the ball.
The half began with a corner kick for the Tigers, that wasn’t able to make it into the goal.
Just six minutes into the half is where it looked as though the Tigers’ luck had run out. They had an offsides call called against them allowing the Wildcats possession.
Luckily, the Tigers were able to recover and bring the ball back down the field. They were given another corner kick in which Barton shot. The shot went in thanks to Canney, but did not count due to another offsides call.
The Wildcats received the ball again, but after a few more trips and a shot at the goal again, the Tigers had the ball back in their possession.
Just as before, Barton shot a corner kick that made it into the net, but didn’t go on the board due to another offsides call.
The Tigers continued to foul and have offsides calls called against as the game went on. The Tigers were only able to get a few shots in before there was just ten minutes left.
Freshman Emily Kay was finally able to see an opening, she shot the ball into the net. Kay’s goal put the Tigers up 4-2.
The Tigers kept control the majority of the remaining game and both team’s defense stepped up to prevent more shots and goals.
The Tigers only have two losses this season and after their 4-2 win of the Wildcats have a season record of 13-2.
The Tigers have another home game against Indianola on Thursday, May 18 at 7 p.m.