By Cole Walters
May 13, 2019
Wisconsin Rapids, WI: The Assumption Royals girls’ soccer team welcomed in the Amherst Falcons for a Monday night matchup at Washington field. The Royals seemed to have caught the scoring bug against Amherst, as the Royals came away with a 9-0 win.
“We dominated the match tonight with a well-balanced attack and a stingy defense.” Quoted Jim Wendels, head coach of the Assumption Royals. “As a team, we can look forward now to some recovery time in-between games to work on some things, and be ready come Friday.”
The Royals may not have to worry about Friday if they keep up the attacking offense they had tonight. The Royals got the scoring started in the 20th minute when senior midfielder Gretchen Reichl scored to put the Royals up 1-0. Assisting on the Reichl goal was freshman forward Kayla Kerkman. The Royals made the score 2-0 in the 22nd minute when freshman forward Clara Kubis found herself open and was unassisted for her first of 2 goals on the night. Three minutes later, freshman forward Mally Steinle scored her first of 2 goals on the night as the Royals went up 3-0.
Kayla Kerkman decided to join the scoring party for the Royals, as come the 30th minute, Kerman was able to receive a pass from senior forward Dacia Khang to put the Royals up 4-0. In the 34th minute, Kubis went on to score her 2nd goal on the night to give the Royals a 5-0 lead in the first half. The Royals finished up their scoring in the first half come the 41st minute, when sophomore midfielder Maria Hartley decided to join the action to give the Royals a 6-0 lead going into halftime. Assisting Harley was Steinle.
The second half featured more dominate offense from the Royals as Kerman, Steinle and freshman forward Izzy Jungwirth finished the scoring for the Royals to give them a 9-0 victory.
On the night, seven different Royals players scored or assisted. Sophomore goalie Kate Eithun finished with a shut-out in back-to-back games, as she finished with six saves.
The Royals now improve to 10-2 on the season, and will look to keep their winning ways going as they take on Medford on Friday in Wisconsin Rapids. The game is set for the Royals senior night with a start time set for 7:00 P.M.