Busy Week Ends in a Win for Girls’ Soccer

After a string of losses, the Trojan girls have put their first win on the board.


Sophomore Katie Saluk runs to celebrate with her teammates after the first goal in the AHSTW game. The girls went on to score two more goals during the second half.

Dillon Sonntag and Ashley Wendt

Due to two reschedulings, the Trojan girls’ soccer team played three games in a row, May 7-9: Monday vs. West Central Valley, Tuesday vs. Creston and Wednesday vs. AHSTW. West Central Valley ended in a loss with a score of 4-1 and Creston with a score of 0-2. However, things turned around for the girls against the AHSTW Lady Vikings.

Wednesday’s game began with the Trojans down 0-2 and about 17 minutes left in the first half because the game had actually started on May 1 but was cut short due to weather. Junior Alyssa Ginther scored the first goal for the girls at the start of the second half, beginning the comeback for the Trojans.

Sophomore Kenzie Waters put the second goal in the back of the net from a corner kick by senior Olivia Hemphill, who also assisted Ginther for one of her goals.”We preach just hitting the ball and it wasn’t the prettiest but it went in,” assistant coach Daniel Vargason said about Waters’s goal. Sophomore Kayla Mauk is also credited with an assist to Ginther, who scored the final goal for the Trojans with around 25 minutes left in the half.

The Lady Vikings were held off for the rest of the game with an impressive save by sophomore Corri Pelzer in the last 10 seconds of the game, running out for a one-on-one against the Vikings’ leading scorer, Jordyn Holtz. Pelzer pulled it off and the Trojans got their first win of the season.

The girls are back in action Monday, May 14 against the Riverside Bulldogs.