Tiger girls shred Tornadoes
STORM LAKE — For the second straight game to start the season Spencer’s Katie Moser pumped in four goals Thursday night against Storm Lake during a 7-0 victory for the No. 7-ranked Tigers. Through two games, Spencer has scored 17 times and barely given up even a look at the net on the defensive end let alone a goal.
However, there are always areas to improve for a team focused on a trip to state at the end of the season.
“We played OK,” Spencer girls soccer coach John Hansel said. “One of our goals was to try to finish 20 percent of our shots. Our first game we finished at 27 percent, and this game it was down again — about 18 percent, so that was a little disappointing. We weren’t taking as high quality of shots as last game, and the (Storm Lake) keeper was really good tonight.”
Moser found the net in just the game’s third minute off an assist from Mia Fank. Eleven minutes later Chrissy Anderson punched in an unassisted goal before turning around and assisting Moser on her second goal of the night with 11 minutes left in the first half.
Moser then got the hat trick just before the break for a 4-0 halftime score.
Isabella Burger got in on the scoring action in the second half, cashing in an unassisted opportunity in the 56th minute and a goal off a Moser dime in the 60th.
“We’ve been talking about getting our defenders forward, so it’s a good sign to see Bella score two goals in three minutes,” Hansel said. “It’s a good sign for us to get production from our outside backs.”
Moser finished off the game’s scoring with a effort in the 72nd minute.
“She kind of felt, and I would agree, that she had been getting fouled, and they weren’t calling it,” Hansel said. “She took the ball and dribbled about 30 yards through their back line to score. When you saw her pick the ball up, you knew it was going in the goal. I asked the girls if we can all match that intensity.”
The victory moves Spencer to 2-0 overall and in the Lakes Conference. They’re scheduled to host Sioux Center Monday.