Opening the regional tournament, the Beckman girls’ soccer team pounced on Cedar Valley Christian, 5-0, in a game played May 26 at the Beckman Field.
“We didn’t waste any time attacking,” smiled coach Greg Keegan. “Olivia Hogan made an overlapping run deep to the right side and sent the ball across the middle to Trista Schmidt for our first goal just 3:21 into the match.”
They scored again at the 12:31 mark with Isabelle Kluesner’s first goal of the night, off a cross through the gap from Schmidt. Three minutes later, Kluesner repeated the feat, off a cross from Sydnie Reitzler and the Blazers ended the half up 3-0.
More than half the second half went away before Hogan broke free just outside the near post and scored. She assisted Reitzler on the game’s final goal 31 seconds before it ended, off a rebound from the CVC keeper.
“We were attacking well in this one, taking 45 shots with 36 on frame. Isabelle was getting some good looks and was firing away and I counted at least six times she hit one of the posts or the cross bar,” said Keegan. “That was fun to watch and kept the crowd entertained. Hopefully, in our next game (at Waterloo Columbus June 1), some of those shots will deflect in instead of out.”
Taking shots on goal were Kluesner 13, Hogan and Schmidt seven, Reitzler and Kennedy Arens five, Hope Naber two, Evelyn Sadler, Emma Coohey and Kaylee Lehmann one. The Blazers were awarded 12 corner kicks. Keeper Reese Osterhaus made three saves.