By Bob Desotelle Sturgeon Bay traveled to Green Bay Thursday and topped N.E.W. Lutheran 5-1 on a water soaked field. This game got started quickly with Sturgeon Bay’s Maddy Starr scoring in the 4th minute assisted by Anna Fischer. NEW responded in the 16th minute tying the game, but that would prove to be the only goal for the Blazers. The “Beckham Sisters” (Maddy Starr and Anna Fischer) took over the game scoring four more goals giving Sturgeon Bay a 5-1 win and a (3-0) conference record.
This game was actually pretty even for the first 20 minutes or so. N.E.W. was able to win some 50/50 balls in the middle of the field and they transitioned quickly and got a few decent shots on goal besides their goal. As the half progressed, The Clippers took over the middle of the field and began possessing the ball more consistently which led to two more goals. The last goal was a back breaker for NEW. Sturgeon Bay’s Carlie Wodack laced a nasty cross to the back post that Anna Fischer scored on with 21 seconds left in the half. With that gained momentum, the Clippers never looked back scoring two unanswered goals in the final half.
This game showed we are improving. Every player contributed. We moved the ball purposefully with good passing and stayed connected through communication. Our players demonstrated they understand how to succeed using our system of play. The coaches were very pleased with the team after this win. Maddy Starr scored four goals and Anna Fischer scored one goal. Anna Fischer, Claire Tellstrom and Ella “The Destroyer” Pinkert all assisted on goals. Keeper McKenna Gibson had four saves and the Clippers tallied 24 shots on goal. Sturgeon Bay plays Kewaunee at home next Thursday at 4:30 PM.