Adel-De Soto-Minburn remained unbeaten in girls’ soccer play this season with a 4-0 win over perennially-strong Norwalk on the road Friday.
It was the third straight win this season for the Tigers, who are ranked No. 6 in the most recent Class 2A poll by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union.
Things get tougher this week for the Tigers as they play host to Waukee (ranked No. 6 in Class 3A) Friday at Tiger Stadium. The varsity match is scheduled to begin about 7 p.m.
Last Friday, playing in 28-degree weather and brisk winds, A-D-M and Norwalk played to a scoreless standoff for the first 26 minutes before the Tigers’ Nikki Corkrean dribbled through the Warriors’ defense and booted a low shot past the keeper.
It took only two minutes for the Tigers to scored again and Corkrean also had a hand in that one.
Caroline Maher took a through pass from Corkrean and blasted a shot past the Norwalk keeper on the breakaway.
It went to 3-0, still in the first half with 12 minutes remaining as Jessica Wilson took a cross from Madie Bertman.
For much of the second half, A-D-M protected its three-goal advantage, then added a final goal with 14 minutes to play when Lauren Hofmann scored, again on a through pass from Corkrean.
The Tigers’ defense, of Bertman, Carissa Origer, Danielle Sullivan and Natalie Harada allowed only three shot attempts during the contest and Mallory Schultze recorded her third straight shutout in goal.
Coach Al Hofmann also singled out Mgegan Burditt and Emily Hofmann for their passing and defensive play.